Stopham Vineyard

We are specialists in the production of aromatic still white wine and traditional method sparkling wine.

About the winery
Stopham Estate's 15 acre vineyard enjoys a favourable position at a low altitude within the South Downs National Park and was established in 2007 when Simon Woodhead , the vineyard owner and winemaker, planted 21,000 vines on south facing slopes on free draining sandy soil. The grape varieties planted are predominantly for the production of still, aromatic white wines (Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris & Bacchus) and varietals for sparkling include Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Sustainability and passion are at the heart of our winemaking. Our position within the South Downs National Park means that we are very respectful of our environment. We have to protect the natural ecosystem and ensure sustainable vineyard practice such as soil management, minimal spraying of pesticide and use our water and energy supply efficiently. The Stopham wines are hand crafted and have won many awards including the IEWA (Independent English Wine Awards) trophy for best English still wine for the 3rd year running.

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West Sussex

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00Friday: 09:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:30 - 16:00Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 18:00Tuesday: 09:30 - 18:00Wednesday: 09:30 - 18:00Thursday: 09:30 - 18:00Friday: 09:30 - 18:00Saturday: 09:30 - 15:00Sunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
Children friendly
Disabled access
West Sussex
Wines produced
Still white wine, Traditional method sparkling wine
Grape varieties
Bacchus, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot GrisPinot Noir
History & Geography
Stopham Vineyard is set in a beautiful location near Pulborough in West Sussex in the peaceful hamlet of Stopham, a rural idyll steeped in history. We are positioned close to the River Arun and the vineyard is adjacent to an arboretum. The Domesday Book of 1086 records a manor of Stopham or Stopeham and the same family, the Bartletts or Barttelots, has held the manor since the Norman Conquest of England. The neighbouring church, St Mary The Virgin dates back to the 11th Century and is a Grade 1 listed building. The beautiful Victorian barn which houses our winery at Stopham Vineyard is a Grade II listed building and is a stunning example of the old and the new working in harmony. Our high tech wine making equipment sits beneath rustic wooden beams which gives our tours and tastings unique charm and make it an unforgettable experience.
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