Wine Tasting Under the Tipi

Wine Tasting Under the Tipi

Enjoy a Sussex Wine Tasting

Our wine tasting experience will take your through a guided tasting of 5 of our wines while seated in the shade of our tipi with stunning views of the vineyard and South Downs.   During the tasting your host will share information about Albourne Estate and our winemaking and be able to answer any of your questions.

  • The wine tasting takes place at 2.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays and lasts for approximately 1 hour
  • As this is an outside experience please keep an eye on the weather forecast and dress appropriately.   If the weather is poor, we will move the wine tasting inside.
  • Either before or after your Tasting you will have the opportunity to visit our Tasting Room & Shop to enjoy a further glass of wine or purchase some wines to take home.   We also serve local Sussex Cheese and Charcuterie boards in our Tasting Room which can be booked in advance during the check-out process or may be ordered on the day (subject to availability).
  • Alternatively, you are welcome to take a self-guided tour around our Vineyard Trail (maps and comprehensive guides are available in the Tasting Room).  This is free of charge.
  • You may also wish to make a day of it and enjoy a Vineyard Picnic prior to your Tasting.  These must be booked separately and are only available on selected weekends during the summer.   If you wish to have a picnic, please check dates and availability before booking your Tasting.
  • CANCELLATIONS:  All bookings are non-refundable.  We are happy to move your booking to a new date subject to availability provided at least 48 hours notice is given.   Please call 01273 831222 or email us on
  • We welcome private bookings for tours and tastings as well as venue hire.   Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Gift vouchers are available for our Sparkling Wine Flight & Sussex Cheese Board and make the perfect present.


What Our Customers Say

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Sophie NichollsSophie Nicholls
20:07 16 Jul 24
We had a lovely tour led by Peter. It was a great experience and I would definitely visit again.
Warren PhotographicWarren Photographic
11:10 14 Jul 24
Great place. Lovely people. Fantastic experience. I've enjoyed every visit I've made there.
Bob PayneBob Payne
10:26 01 Jul 24
Really enjoyable tour of the vineyard and tasting. Our guide was really knowledgeable and interesting which made the whole experience great. A beautiful setting on a sunny Saturday morning .
Bernard SmithBernard Smith
15:41 28 Jun 24
Must be the cleanest & prettiest winery in Sussex, the wine is very good too.
Olcay GüneyliOlcay Güneyli
07:30 23 Jun 24
We found this place randomly. But we had great experience. It is an amazing place for wine tasting. Also you can take a walk in vineyard with your glass of wine. Highly recommended.
Susan WhartonSusan Wharton
14:10 17 Jun 24
Really enjoyed our birthday present of a wine taste and tour. Interesting informative tour and wines presented with local cheeses- added to the whole tasting experience. We left with three bottles of Multi vintage and three Sussex rose- delicious...and signed up for the Wind Club!
Manuel InsuaManuel Insua
13:58 02 Jun 24
Lush ✨
Louise MilesLouise Miles
14:10 19 May 24
Wonderful vineyard tour and tasting hosted by Peter. He was very well-informed and made the experience an absolute pleasure. The vineyard is in a beautiful spot near the South Downs - well worth a visit.
Lucy O'BrienLucy O'Brien
16:19 12 May 24
Great wine, great guide, great venue and a great day. Monica was exceptional in every way and the wine was the best I’ve ever had. Was fab for my hen do!
Jessica NightingaleJessica Nightingale
12:26 05 May 24
Great location and exceptional wine. Just visited again for the vineyard tour and tasting and thoroughly enjoyed with my family. Tasted four different wines paired with local cheeses. There is another separate tasting room you can go to for additional drinks and nibbles afterwards and a pop-up raclette van also on occasional Sundays through the year. Will visit again if I can for Friday night supper club
Joe LynchJoe Lynch
15:43 11 Dec 23
Really enjoyable tasting session last Friday. A great idea to focus on pairing with very different canapes, which is very relevant for this time of year. Very knowledgeable host, lovely tasting rooms and most importantly - great wines! Thank you.
Teresa LewisTeresa Lewis
20:11 10 Dec 23
I wasn’t sure what to expect as not a great lover of white wine but it was a wedding gift and I have to say I enjoyed it more than I thought I would! I learnt a lot from the tour, Monica was engaging, friendly and informative. The pairing of wine and cheese was great (I’m not a great lover of cheese) it all made sense, the contrast of flavours, textures etc.I’m glad I wasn’t driving as I felt a bit tiddly on the way home! An enjoyable couple of hours thank you.
Ulyana GoryashinaUlyana Goryashina
14:04 01 Nov 23
Very beautiful estate! We did a perfect wine tasting))
12:16 18 Sep 23
Absolutely lovely experience this weekend visiting this beautiful estate. We had the Vinyard tour and wine tasting with cheese board. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable. Interesting to learn about the work and history of the Vinyard. Bonnie the dog joined us on our tour and we loved playing with her and her tennis ball as we wondered around. The cheeseboard was delicious as were the wines. Would highly recommend visiting here.
Maria BalandinaMaria Balandina
14:26 12 Sep 23
Excellent wine, beautiful estate! Staff was very passionate, warm and welcoming. And a cute dog Bunny!The only thing is, the tour was a bit too long and we felt like some of the things could've been said while we're sipping the wine instead of standing in the hot sun for 1hr. Also, wish picnic baskets were available.Other than that, a wonderful place to visit.
P WoolgarP Woolgar
19:04 27 Jul 23
Lovely Sunday visit with a wine tasting and purchase the White Pinot Noir. Very friendly staff member who made us feel very welcome. Recommend a visit.
06:09 22 Aug 22
Lovely place with wonderful people.Treated the wife and mother-in-law to a flight each - 3 glasses of still and 3 sparkling, cheese board and meat board.Took the self guided tour as the paid tour was fully booked 5 weeks in advance. My tour guide reading seemed a bit boring for the group.Fantastic grounds. It was quite busy with almost all tables and chairs being used.Noticed a couple had paid for a picnic basket which you can take and sit down by the lake.The route has some gentle slopes, nothing too steep and took about half an hour. It's all grass so not recommended for high heels.Even bought 3 bottles before leaving. Definitely recommend on a sunny / cloudy day.To the owner, recommend a winter weekend one maybe, festoon lighting around the vines, patio heaters on the decking.