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Carr Taylor Vineyard

Rother

Type:Vineyard

Wheel Lane, Westfield, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 4SG

Tel: +44 01424 752501

Carr Taylor Vineyard

About

David & Linda Carr Taylor established the vineyard, in the beautiful 1066 countryside just north of Hastings, more than 30 years ago and quickly gained international recognition for their award winning English wines.

In 1985 they were one of the first to pioneer commercial English sparkling wine for which their reputation is now firmly established, winning many awards.  In 2017 The Brut sparkling wine won a Silver in the Independent English Wine Wards and the Bacchus won a Bronze.

Their son, Alexander, has joined the company as winemaker, after gaining winemaking experience in New Zealand and Oregon. In 2004, he won the Vintners Scholarship and Vintners’ Cup, the highest award of the International WSET wine diploma. His passion, in England’s cool climate, is producing fresh, clean, fruit driven English wines.

Varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as Bacchus, Pinot Blanc and Schonburger provide a magical blend of old and new flavours. Situated in the picturesque heart of rural Sussex, the vineyard also has its own traditional winery and visitor centre,

The Carr Taylor Estate is open to the public every day and visitors can take a vineyard trail, which gives information on the vineyard and vines. This is then followed by a visit to the winery and bottling room to see the vats and presses and learn some of the wine-making techniques.

Finally, visitors can return to the shop to sample some of the wines and browse in the well-stocked gift shop. Open daily 10am-5pm.

 

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Please ask for assistance in shop
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Please ask for assistance in shop
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Not in winery
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Tea, coffee and cakes.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 45
  • Min group size - 15
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    296
  • Very Good
    128
  • Average
    28
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    16

Recent Reviews:

  • bexhill74
    Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Vineyard tour, wine tasting & lunch
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th March 2019
    Had a very enjoyable time at Carr Taylor, which was booked as a Birthday gift through Travel Zoo. It was a very windy day, however this did not affect our humerus host, David “the hat” who adapted... Read full review
  • bluenose70
    Bedford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Vineyard tour.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th March 2019
    This was excellent. A rustic small vineyard with an excellent tour guide, David. The wines are so nice Inc sparkling made in the style of champagne and we bought quite a bit afterwards. Will... Read full review
  • wendy h
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    thanks, Dave the Hat
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th March 2019
    I didn't know what to expect. the weather was rough but dave the hat made it work, despite this. he is such a character. the tour was informative and interesting. the wines were nice. the afternoon... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the A21, three miles north of Hastings, turn left onto the A28. After 2 miles, in the centre of Westfield, turn left by the New Inn pub. The vineyard is 1 mile down the road on the left.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Battle. (5 miles).

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