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Highweald Wine Estate

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Our Vineyards


Planted in 2016, our West Sussex vineyard has a beautiful south facing aspect with views of the South Downs.

The soils, originally laid down when Sussex was sub-tropical, are what remains of the ancient Weald-Artois Anticline. This now-eroded dome stretched from south-east England deep into France, and today is topped by the geologically younger Chalk ridges forming the North and South Downs on either side.

The silts, sands and clays are residues of sedimentation and fluvial erosion, and they shape the land in a series of imposing ridges and stunning valleys.

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Our Vineyards


Our Lakestreet vineyard in Mayfield is situated on the southern edge of the Sussex High Weald on its own ridge in the sheltered rain-shadow of Crowborough Hill, the Weald’s highest point.

With stunning views of the surrounding countryside, our vineyard rolls down the ridge line from 120m above sea level to 85m.

The soils range from clay loam and silty-sandy clay where the Chardonnay is planted, to greensand over clays and sandstones for the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. We also grow some Pinot Gris here, mostly on the steepest slopes.

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The Beauty of Exclusivity

Garden Bar & Tasting Room

The Garden Bar and Tasting Room at Highweald Wine Estate offers a modern and sustainably constructed environment in which you can enjoy panoramic views over our Chardonnay vines. Screened by the mature woodland beyond, it is the perfect location from which to enjoy our award-winning Sparkling Wine. Available for you to visit for a relaxed drink in the seclusion of the Sussex countryside, or available for exclusive hire as a stunning venue for your private celebration. Contact us to find out more or to reserve today.

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Tradition Meets Innovation

Highweald Winery

Creating wines deserving of international awards is a process founded in expertise, experience and patience. Here at Highweald, our combination of our exquisite natural terroir, traditional winemaking techniques and ultra-modern equipment in a state of the art facility enables us to produce some of the finest sparkling wine in the world. Soon to feature an exclusive visitor centre enabling our guests to get up close and personal with our winemaking process, Highweald Wine Estate boasts one of the finest wineries anywhere in the country.

Environmental Sustainability

Here at Highweald, environmental sustainability is of the utmost importance. We adhere to strict protocols regarding all aspects of environmental sustainability in our viticulture and oenology.

We are proud members of SWGB, a group of vine-growers and winemakers with the aim of securing sustainability at the heart of the UK wine industry.

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Sustainable Practices

Working within WineGB (the national professional association) the ambition of SWGB is to create a strong and vibrant community within the English and Welsh wine industry that actively promotes sustainability through information sharing and a certification scheme that is inclusive, effective and well-respected by customers. WineGB recognises that our industry has a shared responsibility to minimise environmental impact and maximise contribution to conservation and biodiversity.

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Sustainable Actions

We strive to maintain the highest level of grape and wine quality whilst a) instilling sustainability at the heart of wine production, b) managing vineyards with minimal pesticide and fertiliser inputs, c) reducing water, non-renewable energy consumption and carbon footprint, and d) protecting soils, conserving the environment and promoting biodiversity. The majority of our vineyards are separated by ponds and nature reserves, helping us contribute to our home's natural biodiversity.