Wiston Estate Winery – Wines & Tours

The Wiston wines are made from the three traditional grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, all are sourced from the Wiston home vineyard on the South Downs. The different years dictate the range of wine that will be made and therefore they are all unique and limited. The chalk minerality of the vineyard and low levels of dosage at disgorging give these wines fantastic aging potential and wonderful structure.

Description

The Wines
The Wiston wines, including award winning sparkling wine, are made from the three traditional grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, all are sourced from the Wiston home vineyard on the South Downs. The different years dictate the range of wine that will be made and therefore they are all unique and limited. The chalk minerality of the vineyard and low levels of dosage at disgorging give these wines fantastic aging potential and wonderful structure.

Cuvée Brut 2010
This wine has been maturing for several years and is made up of 33% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir,  and 22% Pinot Meunier and has been extremely popular with the critics.
“Cuvée Brut 2010” was Jancis Robinson’s personal favourite in a recent blind tasting- Financial Times

Rosé Brut
This is made up of 57% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier. This wine has a taste of fresh strawberries balanced by the crisp profile of the Chardonnay and is one of England’s most awarded Rosés. Wiston Estate Winery, now only sell this to Private Clients and is no longer available on the website.

Awards
DECANTER: Best Sparkling Wines of 2016
Wiston was delighted to have been chosen by Decanter experts from around the world to be amongst the bottles of sparkling wine and Champagne that impressed them most this year. Chosen alongside the some of the greats- Veuve Cliquot, Gusbourne, Henriot, Wiston.

Wine stockists
You can buy all Wiston wines online directly from Wiston Estate website or one of their carefully selected stockists. Wine selection varies by stockist and may change over time, so we suggest that you check with them first if making a special journey.

Winery Tours

The beautiful 6,000 acre Wiston Estate of West Sussex has been owned and managed by the Goring family since 1743.

It is here, nestled right in the heart of England’s rolling South Downs, that one finds the estate’s original 16 acre chalk vineyard now complete with a stunning new Wine Barn.

We are delighted to be offering Vineyard & Winery Tours by appointment.

The tours begin with tea, coffee and biscuits, followed by an informative walk through our vineyard, then a visit to our winery with our traditional Coquard Press (unique to the UK) where one can follow the journey of a grape from harvest to finished bottle.

The tour concludes with a tutored tasting of 4 of our award-winning Sparkling wines in our Wine Barn overlooking the vines.

We offer scheduled tours from May to October, mornings & afternoons, which are £15 per person and last approximately 2 hours.