Bolney Wine Estate is one of England’s longest established vineyards. Producing award-winning wines to this day.

In the heart of rural Sussex, lies Bolney Wine Estate, one of England’s longest established vineyards. Bolney Wine Estate, located in the village of Bolney, is situated on a hill which was part of the Butting Hill One Hundred.

In 1972 the Estate was founded by Rodney and Janet Pratt, with just 3 acres of vines and a single grape variety. From our humble beginnings, the vineyard has expanded to 39 acres with over 8 varieties grown on site, including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as a state-of-the-art winery and disgorging room.

Furthermore, in the 1990s Samantha Linter (daughter of the founders) took charge of the winemaking and since then we have won numerous international awards for both our still and sparkling wines. Today three generations of the family are involved in the business.

Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, West Sussex, RH17 5NB


The first grape variety to be planted in 1972 was Müller-Thurgau, a white grape varietal originating from Germany. Over the last 40 years, they have grown 9 different varieties of red and white grapes on our Estate, comprising of; Würzer, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, Bacchus, Chardonnay, Reichensteiner, Pinot Noir, Rondo & Dornfelder.

Presently, Bolney is focusing on 6 key premium varietals: Pinot Noir, Rondo, Dornfelder, Chardonnay, Bacchus and Pinot Gris.

Wine Types

The Estate specializes in producing premium red, white, rosé and sparkling English wines that have won numerous awards. They produce 3 still reds, 4 still whites and 2 still rosés. Our sparkling wines consist of, 5 whites, 1 red, and 3 rosés.


2017 – Winery of the Year (Awarded by UK Wine Awards)

Cuvee Rose 2014

2018 Global Rose Masters (Gold)
2018 Harpers Wine Stars (4 stars)

Eighteen Acre Rose NV

2018 Global Rose Masters (Silver)

Bolney Bubbly NV

2018 Harpers Wine Stars (4 stars)
2018 Sommelier Wine Awards (Silver)

Blanc de Blancs 2015

International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 (Silver)
International Wine & Spirits Competition (Silver Outstanding)