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South Downs Heritage Centre

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Court Garden Winery


Court Garden is a family-run, single-estate vineyard and winery in East Sussex, set on a beautiful south-facing slope with the South Downs as a backdrop. They are passionate about the grapes they grow and the wine they make. In recent years, that passion has been rewarded with numerous national and international awards.

Court Gardens Farm has a long history. In Saxon times, the farm was known as the Manor of Ditchling Garden, from the middle ages to the reformation it was held by the monks at the priory in Lewes. The farm appears on one of the earliest maps of Sussex, Yeakell and Gardner's map of 1778-1783, just to the north of Ditchling. Not much has changed in the landscape since then.
 
 
Sussex shares similar geology to north-east France, the chalk of the downs runs beneath the Channel into the Champagne region. In Sussex, we have a more maritime climate which is perfect for the production of sparkling wine.

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Court Garden Winery

www.courtgarden.com

01273 844479

Court Garden Winery

www.courtgarden.com

01273 844479

Court Garden Winery


Court Garden is a family-run, single-estate vineyard and winery in East Sussex, set on a beautiful south-facing slope with the South Downs as a backdrop. They are passionate about the grapes they grow and the wine they make. In recent years, that passion has been rewarded with numerous national and international awards.

Court Gardens Farm has a long history. In Saxon times, the farm was known as the Manor of Ditchling Garden, from the middle ages to the reformation it was held by the monks at the priory in Lewes. The farm appears on one of the earliest maps of Sussex, Yeakell and Gardner's map of 1778-1783, just to the north of Ditchling. Not much has changed in the landscape since then.
 
 
Sussex shares similar geology to north-east France, the chalk of the downs runs beneath the Channel into the Champagne region. In Sussex, we have a more maritime climate which is perfect for the production of sparkling wine.

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Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

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