Wiston Estate is a 6000-acre rural estate in the South Downs made up of working farms, vineyards, a winery, and Wiston House and gardens which date back to the 16th Century. Wiston house is currently rented to Wilton Park, an executive agency of the foreign and commonwealth office. The settlement was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086). Wiston House was originally built 1573 but the gardens and some of the surrounding buildings are older, with some artefacts dating back to 1426.
The tour will begin with refreshments in the grounds of Wiston House. Then guests will enjoy a guided tour of the gardens hosted by the Senior Gardener. Discover these beautiful and secluded gardens, hear the history and stories behind them, and learn how they are maintained today. Part of the tour will include the walled garden which today produces some of the fruit, vegetables and cut flowers used in Wiston’s restaurant Chalk, which focusses on local and seasonal produce. Guests will then drive the 10-minute drive to Chalk Restaurant and the Wiston Estate Winery. Here they will be served a glass of Wiston’s award-winning sparkling wine in the winery and learn about the winemaking and viticultural side of the estate. This will be followed by a light lunch at Chalk Restaurant.
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