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Wildwood Vineyard is owned by three families - Paul and Andrea Olding, Paul's mum Enid Olding and Andrea's parents Carol and Vic Greenway. Paul is the vineyard manager and was trained at Plumpton Wine Division, subsequently taking further qualifications at NIAB EMR East Malling and WSET. During the week, Paul is a tv writer/director. He has also taught viticulture and wine business as a Lecturer at the Plumpton Wine Division

Our adventure started in 2014 with the purchase of a barren plot of grassland and a shaw of ancient woodland. Having ameliorated the site nutritionally and physically, in 2016 we planted our field with Bacchus, two clones of Pinot Noir (FR1801 and GM1-11), and Regent. That year the vines all burst into life and we were on our way. While our vines established, we took no fruit and so 2018 was our first harvest

For such a small vineyard, we produce a wide range of premium quality, award-winning still and sparkling wines. From our aromatic Bishop Odo Bacchus white, our mouth watering Eagle Ridge Pinot Noir rosé and our light bodied fruity Thieving Badger Regent red, to our Blanc de Noirs and Rosé de Noirs Traditional Method fizz, plus a cheeky Pink Vermouth

Our wines are made under contract by Defined Wine of Canterbury, a founding member of the Sustainable Wines of Great Britain initiative

Wildwood Vineyard wines are available to buy direct at the vineyard during the summer months from our fully licensed Cellar Door. We are also present at various markets across East Sussex and Kent, plus some exclusive cafes, restaurants and pubs, and also year round from our online shop. We offer tours & guided tastings plus we have a children's nature trail to keep the kids occupied while you enjoy our wines

We are accessible by foot, car, taxi, bus, cycle and train (modern and steam)

Wildwood Vineyard is an active member of WineGB and the Explore Wealden Wine Trail initiative, and proudly employs a wide range of sustainability measures

The Wildwood

As well as the vineyard, we look after and manage a small shaw of ancient woodland, which is where we get the name 'Wildwood'. The story goes that William the Conqueror's half brother Bishop Odo once used to hunt through these woods.


The woodland is made up of a wide variety of native trees, particularly Oak and Ash standards with a Hazel coppice. At the bottom, is a narrow stream which is populated by tiny trout smallfry washed down from the trout lake at Eridge. Dip your toes in and they will nibble your feet.


The wood boasts a rich fauna, including Roe Deer, Badgers and Rabbits. We also have Buzzards and Kites, a Barn Owl, Pheasants, Voles, Shrews, Slow worms, Frogs and Toads. Once we even spotted a large male Peacock which was visiting from the nearby estate.

cosy cabin
edible hedgerow
Eco Toilet
campfire area
nature trail
tours & tastings
solar shower
volunteer opportunties
bluebell woods
physic garden

A wonderful day out in beautiful country side with the benefit of the woodland attached. A walk in the woodland reveals seating areas and all kinds of other experiences. Can't wait to try the wine!

There are a variety of neatly tended, productive vines. Friendly owners on site on open days to give lots of information and advice. The unspoiled woodland adjoining is lovely especially in spring-time when the bluebells are flowering.

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at one of Wildwood's open days in the Summer and followed that up by joining their adopt a vine scheme. Very interesting for wine lovers and family friendly too, we are looking forward to tasting the first vintage.

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