Join us for a Spring Wine Tour
There are many opportunities to enjoy wine at Mannings Heath and Leonardslee.
Our wines are sourced from the owners’ vineyard at Benguela Cove, South Africa. You can enjoy these wines through The Wine Club or buy them at both Mannings Heath and Leonardslee.
We have vineyards on both Sussex estates too. The most recent plantings bring the total of vines under cultivation to 66,000 across 16 hectares at Leonardslee last year and Mannings Heath in 2017 to create the UK’s first golf and wine estate.
The sparkling wine cultivar plantings are 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier. The experimental planting of 0.5 hectares for Pinotage at Leonardslee is to evaluate this grape under the growing conditions found in Sussex.
Total production is projected to be 75,000 bottles of sparkling wine annually: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier - and now the non-sparkling Pinotage. The first crop is due in 2020 and the first release of wine in 2023.
Wine Experiences this Spring/ Summer
Enjoy these South African-style wine experiences at Mannings Heath and Leonardslee
Drive a buggy along the winding pathways & over the Kingfisher Golf Course, in an area of natural beauty. Hear interesting information about the vineyards & sparkling wine. Upon return to the clubhouse, enjoy a tutored tasting of 5 estate wines from, Benguela Cove. (£15.00 p/p).
Learn all about the cultivars planted, the viticulture and the vine-to-bottle process. Find out at first hand why we have chosen to be part of the English wine growing revolution. Experience includes the tasting of 5 estate wines from Benguela Cove. (£12.00 p/p)
You will be taken through a tasting journey of five of our estate wines from our South African vineyard. Mannings Heath or Leonardslee (£10.00 p/p).
Discover a taste sensation, with locally sourced Sussex cheeses selected by our chef and paired carefully with the five wines from Benguela Cove. Available at Mannings Heath or Leonardslee (£15 p/p).
Sample five Benguela Cove wines, paired perfectly with locally produced, artisan chocolate from J.Cocoa. Mannings Heath or Leonardslee (£15 P/p).
Learn the age-old technique of opening a bottle of sparkling wine with a saber. Experience includes a bottle of sparkling wine. Mannings Heath or Leonardslee (£18.00 P/P).
Other opportunities to enjoy wonderful wines and also dining at Mannings Heath
Book a lunch or dinner at the Benguela Brasserie and enjoy an interesting and varied menu, that is regularly changed to ensure a new dining experience when you visit.
Lunch -Thursday - Sat | 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner -Thursday - Sat | 6pm - 8:30pm
Reservations - 01403 210228
Looks out over the golf course and beautiful English countryside. The Bar is open to the public seven days a week. It is the perfect place to unwind after a long day or week at work, meet friends for a bite to eat from our delicious bar menu or relax.