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Vineyard Trails in Sussex

A New Year

As 2023 begins, the New Year’s resolutions have slowly begun, and we have started ours: after taking a little break from writing our journals, we are bringing them back. Many exciting changes are happening at the estate, and we want to bring everyone along for the experience.

To restart our journal, we thought it would be best to explore and influence those New Year’s resolutions. Many of us at the estate say we resolve to become fitter and healthier. This appears to be a common theme that we are sure many of you have experienced yourself. In the UK, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to improve fitness. Therefore, we thought this would be a great place to start our 2023 journal.

Whether this is your New Year’s resolution or you just fancy a stroll around the estate, explore our vineyard with our vineyard trail map.

Breath Taking Views

Experience the breath taking views over Tinwood Estate, located at the bottom of the picturesque South Downs. With extensive trails around the 200-acre estate, enjoy the beauties of the 160,000 vines planted on the four vineyards at the estate. Follow the footpaths to discover more about Tinwood, learning through the various signposts dotted around.

Discover the gorgeous Boxgrove Priory Ruins, located at the edge of the vineyard. The Priory was founded in the 12th century and is a visually stunning building with much history. Visit the interior to appreciate the pure beauty. If you fancy something slightly different, there is a footpath leading to the local pub, the Anglesey Arms, where you can enjoy a glass of Tinwood or perhaps a Sunday roast (maybe even both).

Download the Tinwood Vineyard Trail Map.

The Vineyard Trail

The neat rows of vines may be dormant for now, but there is still plenty to see around the vineyard. With our beehives located near the tasting room, the two adopted owls, and the numerous deer often seen around the vineyard, it is a hub for wildlife. In between each vine row, we have planted wildflowers: including sunflowers and daisies. These wildflowers greatly impact the insect lifecycle. They provide our honeybees, butterflies, and the other pollinators on the estate with food.

When walking around the estate, see each grape variety grown at Tinwood: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. To learn more about what is happening during your vineyard trail at the estate, download our map. The vineyard trail map has information to help you learn more about Tinwood on your stroll.

Sit Back and Relax

After enduring a lengthy vineyard trail around the estate, pop back into the Tasting Room to rehydrate with a bottle of fizz or join one of our daily Tours and Tastings. In the spring, we are releasing our new Vineyard Kitchen, where you can recharge with some delicious food paired with our Sussex sparkling wine.

We are open every day from 9 am to 5.30 pm and will always take walk-ins.