Here in the Lewes District we have an enviable selection of vineyards. Due to our climate, we are now producing sparkling wines to rival those of the champagne region. Our county town of Lewes has also been home to Harvey’s brewery for over 200 years. Beer and wine – you’ll be fine in the Lewes District.


Award winning Court Garden , is a family-run, single-estate vineyard and winery in Ditching ,set on a stunning south-facing slope with the South Downs as a backdrop. Their sparkling English wines are hand-crafted using traditional grape varieties and bottle fermentation. If you would like to discover more about wine making and sample some of their produce, they offer two standard tours, both priced at £16 per person. For further information VISIT


Due to the ever increasing requests for brewery tours, Harvey’s Brewery regret that they can accept no more applications at present. They are committed to accommodating all outstanding requests, in strict rotation, at the earliest opportunity. Meanwhile, you can still visit one of the many pubs they supply in the Lewes District or visit their brewery shop in Lewes town. Fo further information VISIT


Breaky Bottom is an isolated farmstead set in a beautiful secluded valley in the South Downs. There are six acres of vines and a flock of 40 ewes graze the surrounding steep banks.Although Breaky Bottom is a small scale family-run business it is able to produce top quality wines which have gained a reputation for excellence in the sparkling wine and Champagne market.

Visits are by appointment and can usually be made at short notice.
Breaky Bottom Vineyard, Rodmell, BN7 3EX.
01273 476427

“There’s no more beautiful vineyard in Britain than Breaky Bottom.

Oz Clarke

Wine Critic, Countryfile Magazine


Ridgeview produce some of the finest sparkling wine in the world. Their wine has been served by the Queen, Gordon Ramsey and has recently been selected as the official supplier for Downing St receptions. Our region’s climate is semi-continental and, like the champagne region has cool nights which make it ideally suited for the growing of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for traditional method sparkling wines. Ridgeview welcomes visitors to their beautiful vineyard and winery which is situated at the foot of the South Downs in the village of Ditchling. Tours are popular, so it’s worth booking plenty of time in advance.