The light morning mists of late Summer and early Autumn, combined with the relatively cool microclimate which exists at the foot of the gently sloping North Downs Way, allows our grapes to develop wonderful aromas that are part of the unique personality and ‘terroir’ of Godstone Sparkling Wines. Imagine a cloudless day in June, when the ditches are creamy with Meadowsweet and Cow Parsley, the air heavy with all the scents of Summer, aromas of splendour which we aim to encapsulate in every bottle of our English Wine.
Godstone Vineyard is set in fifty acres of glorious countryside, within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the vines are grown on a gentle south-facing slope with free-draining Upper Greensand soil. Two varieties of grapes are grown - Seyval Blanc and Bacchus. We harvest by hand and only select the very best fruit.
At Godstone the vines are grown and vinified in the ‘Traditional Method’ used in the Champagne region of France: the wine is fermented once on the barrel and then undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle after the addition of yeast, nutrients for the yeast, and sugar (known as tirage). The second fermentation results in a natural sparkling wine.
A bottle of Godstone Sparkling Wine epitomises the fresh floral bouquet, and crisp acidic finish which you have come to appreciate in English viticulture. Straw-yellow in colour, a rich nose of orchard apples, followed by exquisite citrus fruits delivering a burst of minerality on the palate, this is England in a glass!
Our single estate Sparkling Wines are only available for purchase directly from the shop at Godstone Vineyards. They are limited edition, boutique wines and the availability is determined by the vagaries of the English climate! For details of current vintages and prices either visit our shop during opening hours or contact email@example.com
Discover the quality of our wines prior to making a purchase; our staff will be pleased to help you make your choice. We also have a wide selection of gifts and local produce, whilst our cafeteria serves light lunches, teas and coffees. Click here for our Main Menu. We have indoor seating plus a covered terrace for ‘al fresco’ eating and drinking with splendid views towards the Weald.
Our opening hours vary according to the season, so please do check before visiting.
Godstone Vineyards is situated within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We can provide a glorious day out in spectacular countryside. Celebrating a special occasion with friends, family, work colleagues, or an organised group? We have a tailored package for you!
We are delighted to bring you a choice of Tasting Packages which combine single estate English wines with delicious British food.
Start your visit with a short, self-guided walk through our vineyard and see how we use the unique English climate to grow our distinctive, easy drinking wines. Then move into our Cafeteria/Tasting Room and arouse your taste buds!
Group visits require advanced booking. Once you have a preferred date please make your enquiry via firstname.lastname@example.org
Our self-guided vineyard tour is free of charge and available whenever we are open throughout the year. Please call in at our shop and collect a leaflet which will guide you. The best time of year for a vineyard walk is between April and October. Please bring suitable footwear! We regret that we are unable to offer guided tours or evening tours.Click here for Group Visits information
Our vineyard is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and if you enjoy walking there are some marvellous walks through gentle hills and sweeping valleys, with stunning views across the glorious North Downs and Wealden countryside, and yet just 30 minutes by train from London Victoria !
The walk which we highly recommend is the Woldingham Countryside Walk
This is a stunning trail in an unfrequented fold of the North Downs. Through shady woods of beech and whitebeam, across flowery swards with common spotted orchid, twayblade and sky-blue milkwort, then home past the grand convent mansion that houses Woldingham School, tucked down under the slopes of Marden Park.
How long is the walk?
6 miles, tracks and field paths.
OS Explorer 146
Start & Finish:
Woldingham Station CR3 7LT (OS Ref TQ 360563)
A glass of English Sparkling Wine and a Platter of British Cheeses at Godstone Vineyards!
A glass of English Sparkling Wine and a Traditional Cream Tea at Godstone Vineyards!
At Point 3 on the map, walk around the automated barrier which serves as an entrance to Woldingham School; then instead of turning left - as shown on the map - walk straight ahead (to the right hand side of South Lodge), and follow the bridlepath. Our vineyard is a 10-15 minute walk from Point 3. It will be easy to retrace your steps back to this point after your detour!
(It is advisable to phone ahead to make absolutely sure that our Vineyard Cafe is open on the day of your intended visit - 01883 744590)
January - December : Weekends 10.30am - 4.30pm
(We are closed between Monday - Friday throughout the year)
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We are only ½ mile north of M25 (Junction 6), from the A22 (Caterham by-pass) follow the brown tourist information signs for ‘Godstone Vineyards’ and turn into Quarry Road. If using a SatNav please enter the postcode RH9 8DQ.
The easiest route by bus is from Caterham Railway Station. Take Metrobus Number 400 (information below) and ask the driver for the 'Quarry Road' request stop which is at the bottom of Godstone Hill. Our entrance is a five minute walk from this bus stop. For your return journey there is a bus stop on the other side of the road. Please take care when crossing due to the fast moving traffic.
Our nearest stations are Caterham (2 miles), Woldingham (2 miles), Oxted (2 miles), and Godstone (which is actually in South Godstone, 3 miles).
Please telephone us on: 01883 744590
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