Where the magic happens

Harvest Experience

Experience the harvest

Learn, see & sample

Curious to know what happens behind the scenes at the Tinwood Estate?

Get involved in the most exciting part of the vineyard’s year – the grape harvest. Join us as we hand pick the grapes, you will learn what happens behind the scenes and why our sparkling wines are so special.

After working with us amongst the vines we will sample all our wines. This is a unique original present for every wine lover and a once in a lifetime experience to come and take part in our grape harvest surrounded by the stunning Sussex countryside.


Harvest Experience voucher available as a gift:



Your day with us

Schedule of the day

  • 9 am: Art & Jody (the owners of the vineyard) will welcome you with coffee and cakes. We will start by explaining how to pick the grapes, as we only pick the perfect grapes to make our delicious sparkling wines. All the grapes are hand picked to get the highest quality for the wine.
  • 9.30 am: We start working with our experienced vineyard team for 2 hours. Working close with the vineyard team you can ask them many questions and find what makes the vineyard ‘tick’. In these 2 hours we will pick one of our different grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier.
  • 12.00 pm: A three course rustic harvest lunch will be matched with a different glass of each of our three sparkling wines. Find out which of the 3 glasses is your favourite. You will have a chance to relax and regain some energy and try what all this hard work is for! Take a seat in the sunshine on our outside patio under the heaters overlooking the vines.
  • 2 pm: We finish our experience.

Take home enough memories to fill the cellar

Learn the art and science of wine making from professionals

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Harvest Dates

Naturally, the dates of Harvest Experiences at the Tinwood Estate vary from year to year. If you would like to be kept informed of when the next events will be, please complete our simple form and you’ll always be the first to know.

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    The event is weather dependent, regrettably the day may be cancelled due to bad weather we’ll move the experience to another day, if you can’t make this day we will refund your payment.

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