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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sussex's Bolney wine estate

As the longest established commercial vineyard and winery in Sussex, Bolney Estate is one of the most recognised English wines not only in the UK but also internationally. This year they celebrate their 50th birthday with a programme of events running throughout the summer.

Birthday Celebration Picnic - Saturday 9th April

The first in our incredible line-up of celebratory events. Gather friends and family for an afternoon soaking up the views in the heart of the Sussex countryside, whilst enjoying a glass of our 50th Celebration Founder’s Edition Blanc de Blancs. Enjoy a delicious picnic featuring our founders’ favourite treats inspired by the flavours of our estate including a delicious goat’s cheese parcel, Parmesan shortbread, sausage rolls, fluffy scones with indulgent clotted cream & our Founder’s jam, finishing with seasonal petit fours, all to the sounds of melodic music.

Royal Jubilee Tour - Thursday 2nd & Saturday 4th June

Our Jubilee Tour celebrates the best of British in a year which marks The Queen’s 70-year reign and our 50th anniversary. Since our very start, we have been pioneers of English wine and been a part of some very special British events. Join one of our Jubilee Tours on 2nd and 4th June 2022 to discover more and celebrate this historic year with us. Begin with a 45-minute guided tour of our estate, including the chance to meander through the vines and explore our state-of-the-art winery. Then, indulge in a tasting featuring a very special line up of wines and spirits. These include the first English wines to be served at Wimbledon and enjoyed in BA’s first-class lounge, Bolney’s popular Pinot Noir, and, of course, no Jubilee tasting would be complete without The Queen’s favourite tipple, Gin. Then, enjoy a feast fit for royalty with a perfectly packed picnic to enjoy in one of our picnic areas nestled around the vines, or to take it away. Included is a bottle of Lychgate wine of your choice, and quintessential delights from classic picnic sandwiches to flavourful mini quiches & sausage rolls, and fluffy scones with indulgent cream & jam. The perfect celebration for the long weekend with friends and family in the heart of Sussex. Picnics are perfectly suited for sharing so we encourage booking in couples.

Golden Tours - Friday 19th August & Friday 2nd September -

Launching exclusively to celebrate Bolney’s 50th anniversary, our Golden Tour will offer you never-before access behind the scenes. Hosted by Sam Linter, our founder’s daughter and MD, and Cara Lee Dely, our winemaker, you will go beyond the Eighteen Acre Vineyard and discover where our story began. You’ll have the unique opportunity to sample wine from our cellar with a vertical tasting of Pinot Noir 2018, 2019 and 2020, and discover more about our current vintages on their journey from grape to glass. You will then indulge in a tantalising five-course tasting menu, each course perfectly paired with an award-winning wine. The courses will highlight the exquisite flavours of Sussex, as our chefs draw inspiration from our surroundings to bring you an immersive menu like no other.

Discover more about Bolney's history and 2022 celebrations here:


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