About Wiston Estate
Wiston Estate Winery is a hidden gem nestled amidst the picturesque South Downs of West Sussex. With its rich history dating back to the 16th century, this family-owned winery boasts a stunning landscape, breathtaking vineyards, and an unwavering commitment to producing world-class sparkling wines.
At Wiston Estate, tradition and innovation intertwine to create an exceptional winemaking experience. The estate is blessed with a cool climate and chalky soils, providing an ideal terroir for vine cultivation. The vineyards are meticulously planted with classic grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, which thrive under these unique conditions.
The winery is renowned for its dedication to biodynamic principles. It follows an eco-friendly approach that respects nature's cycles, avoiding synthetic chemicals and using herbal treatments to maintain soil health and biodiversity. This philosophy translates into the grapes, resulting in wines that truly reflect the character of the estate.
Wiston Estate wines are crafted with painstaking attention to detail and a meticulous hands-on approach. Every vine is pruned and tended by hand, ensuring the highest quality fruit. The grapes are carefully hand-picked and gently pressed to extract the purest juice, which is then fermented in small batches using traditional methods.
Once the wines have completed their initial fermentation, they are aged in the cellars beneath the estate. These chalk cellars, originally constructed in the late 19th century, create the perfect conditions for the wines to mature gracefully. The result is an exceptional range of sparkling wines that embody elegance, finesse, and a true sense of place.
Visitors to Wiston Estate are in for a treat. The winery offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with informative tours and tastings conducted by the knowledgeable staff. Guests can explore the picturesque vineyards, soak in the breathtaking views of the South Downs, and learn about the winemaking process that goes into creating these award-winning sparkling wines.
Wiston Estate Winery is a true testament to the passion and vision of the Goring family, who have nurtured the land for generations. Their dedication to quality and sustainability has made Wiston Estate a leading producer of English sparkling wines, whose reputation continues to grow both nationally and internationally.
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