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Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Hawkhurst Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5SA

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Head north from Sedlescombe village on the Hawkhurst Road to discover the oldest organic wine producer in England: Sedlescombe Organic vineyard. First established in 1979 by Roy Cook, a pioneer in environmentally friendly viticulture, this destination has grown into a 20-acre site comprising three distinct blocks of vines, a tasting room and café and a winery that produces 30,000 bottles per year.

East Sussex is home to several vineyards but few can match Sedlescombe’s vegan-friendly, gluten-free range: still red, still white, still rose, sparkling white and sparkling rose wine are all currently available. Previous vintages have won gold and silver medals from several different industry bodies such as Decanter, WineGB and the International Organic Wine Awards.

In 2010 Sedlescombe became England’s first biodynamic vineyard, in 2013 it won the first ever international award for an English red wine and in 2018 the business was purchased by a local couple who planted 42,000 new vines in their first three months.

Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard celebrates its 40th birthday in 2019 and will re-open, newly refurbished, to the public this summer offering vineyard tours, wine tasting sessions and a new menu of hot and cold meals from Tuesday to Sunday every week.

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child ticketFree
Adult drop in wine tasting£5.00 per ticket
Adult tour includes wine tasting£15.00 per ticket

Tours run 10:30, 13:00, 15:30. Booking advisable.

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    • Very Good
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    • Average
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Libby C
      Amazing wines, Great food and friendly people.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th September 2019
      Amazing wines, Great food and friendly people. Lovely in-depth tour and tasting. Overall a fantastic day out with the added bonus of being able to take the dog. Highly Recommend. Read full review
    • Dutchmum01
      Westerham, United Kingdom
      Great wine with lovely tea
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th September 2019
      Had a lovely wine tasting with our guide Hazel. Weather could not have been better for our afternoon tea had a very enjoyable afternoon tasting some very nice wines. Read full review
    • keith s
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Mr K Scrimshaw
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 21st September 2019
      This is a small vineyard but with a fantastic feel to it. The staff are the best I have come across. I visit many vineyards in Kent and Sussex. 5stars is not enough. 100% the best vine yard in Kent... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is A21. On the B2244, 8 miles north of Hastings.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest station is Battle. Look for Sedlescombe Village. We are 1.5 miles outside the Village, towards Hawkhurst.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp/Level Access

    Catering

    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Dogs Accepted - On leads
    • LGBT Friendly
    • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - some French speaking
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)

    Payment Methods

    • Delta accepted
    • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None.
    • Maestro Accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Max group size - 50
    • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Preferences

    • Forest Location
    • In countryside
    • Outdoor Attraction
    • Smoking Some Areas
    • Village Location

    Specialist Features

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed Towards Families
    • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
    • Marketed towards student/youth

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Opening Times

    2019 (1 May 2019 - 24 Dec 2019)

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