Sussex by the sea: Tinwood Estate sparkles with Gold wine win and PDO status

A bottle of Tinwood Estate sparkling rose and two glasses, glinting in the summer sun

Move over Margaux and Champagne. The corks are popping at the Tinwood Estate in Sussex, after it was appointed a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) for wine, a first for the UK. The status is a guarantee of quality and geographical provenance. 

Currently celebrating 15 years of operation, the vineyard also recently scooped two prestigious Gold awards, and two silvers, for its Blanc de Blancs, at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) and The International Wine & Spirits Challenge (IWSC).

A fitting testament to the quality of soil near the South Downs and its proximity to the sea.

Currently celebrating 15 years of operation, the vineyard recently scooped two prestigious Gold awards, and two silvers, for its Blanc de Blancs…

Visit the Tinwood Estate and taste award winning wines

Owner Art Tukker said: “When we planted our vines here on the family farm 15 years ago, we never dreamt that we would be winning Gold medals in the world’s largest wine competitions, not just once but twice in the same month. It proves the soil and location here in Sussex allows us to grow world class quality wines. As our vines mature and our thirst for knowledge increases, we can’t wait for what the next 15 years will bring.”

Clearly there’s no better time to pay a visit, (perhaps book a stay in a luxury lodge?) and enjoy a tour of the picturesque vineyard, followed by a tasting of its celebrated booze. Daily vineyard tours and wine tasting start from £21 pp. For more, or to order some bottles online, visit the Tinwood Estate here.

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