Wine producer, restaurant, weddings & events venue in West Sussex
Welcome to Highdown Vineyard
Great wine, fabulous food & the perfect venue…
Highdown Vineyard nestles on the southern slopes of the South Downs between Littlehampton and Worthing. The vineyard was originally planted in 1985 with six varieties of grapes; three red – Rondo, Dornfelder and Pinot Noir, and three white – Bacchus, Schonberger and Reichensteiner. In 2005 and 2006 there were more plantings of Pinot Noir and an additional white variety – Chardonnay.
The open site enjoys free draining chalk soil and gentle westerly breezes, which ensure a good airflow through the vineyard. Its proximity to the sea means it doesn’t usually suffer from the late which beset so many English vineyards. The site also benefits from being in area with some of the lowest rainfall and highest sunshine in the country.
In terms of English viticulture it is an excellent site. The vineyard leads onto the Downs so it is also the perfect place to start a walk. Our large car park is ideal for coach parties and group visits, the vineyard buildings have disabled access and facilities.