Albourne Estate

Albourne Estate is a family-owned boutique vineyard and winery overlooking the beautiful South Downs, just 8 miles from Brighton. They craft small quantities of exciting and distinctive still and sparkling Sussex wines using only their own carefully grown hand-picked grapes.

They selected the site of the vineyard not only for its stunning views of the South Downs, but for its slope, aspect, altitude and geology: tracing the beautiful south-facing slope of a low ridge created by underlying Cretaceous green sandstone.

They grow seven grape varieties planted across multiple clones and rootstocks. For the sparkling wine they use the classic ‘champagne’ varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. They use Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Bacchus and Ortega for our still wines.