After many months of lockdown, we are absolutely delighted to be welcoming visitors back to the vineyard for our 'new format' Tour and Tasting.
Single groups of up to 6 people can now book 2 hours of Anthony's time, for a private tour and guided tasting of our current range of Sussex sparkling wines and our soon-to-be launched still wines.
The tour starts at the recently built winery, where you can park your car, drop your bags and freshen up, prior to the 45 minute walk and talk around these beautiful fields.
Anthony provides a relaxed, fun and informative tour, taking you through the back story of him retraining as a viticulturist, setting up and planting the site from scratch, the highs and lows of running a working vineyard, and the science and principles of how Tickerage wines are made.
A gentle circular walk brings you back to the winery, where you are taken through the stages and steps of production (in as much or little detail as you would like!) From harvesting and pressing, fermentation to bottling, then corking, labelling and packing, you will be provided with a complete picture of how the wines reach the glass from the grapes.
Following the tour, you are invited to Anthony and Zena's terrace overlooking the largest field of vines, for the tasting and some nibbles. With fantastic views of the Sussex countryside as a backdrop, you are given the story of each of the wines and the year they were grown, with plenty of time given for questions, answers and anecdotes.
All in all, a lovely way to spend a day in the countryside.
Please note that ticket holders are entitled to a one-off 15% discount on cases and collections.