Beacon Down vineyard occupies 18 acres of the beautiful High Weald in Cross in Hand. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the vineyard is set on gentle South East facing slopes with stunning views over to Eastbourne and the South Downs.
Paul & Al were living in London, having a "what if" conversation about their dream of owning a vineyard. In 2014, they took the plunge, following Paul's Diploma in Wine Production from Plumpton College.
Two fields on the site were planted with nearly 10,000 vines in May 2015 and have thrived on the sandstone slopes and Sussex sunshine. Since then, Paul and Al have created a range of award winning still and sparkling wines, including a Blanc de Noirs English Sparkling wine, and a unique medium-sweet Riesling.
Their wines are terrific and we are big fans. We think this is a vineyard that is really going places!