Our Story

Sustainability, passion and precision are at the heart of our operation.

Stopham Estate Vineyard’s story began in 2007 when winemaker Simon Woodhead planted 21,000 vines on the six-hectare (15-acre) estate following the successful completion of a Viticulture course at Plumpton Agricultural College in East Sussex.

Joined by Assistant Winemaker Tom Bartlett in 2010, just in time for the first vintage, the pair today share a common passion for English wine and work hard to raise the bar crafting inspired, sustainable wines from Sussex land.

Each vintage from Stopham Estate tells the story of the changeable Sussex countryside, with all of its unique trials and tribulations. We only use grapes grown on the estate and nurture our hand- picked vines to craft white wines that offer fruity flavours and a crisp natural acidity that’s good enough for royalty – genuinely.


Our sustainability is important to our business and our customers - not just from an ethical perspective, but also to maintain a natural ecosystem that is best for our vines and our wine.

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Meet Our Team

To make great wine takes great people.

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