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Many of us would not normally reach for a bottle of English Wine when deciding on our usual tipple, but the English Wine industry is not only thriving, its producing international award winning wines which is silencing the critics.

One county in the United Kingdom which has more vineyards than many areas is East Sussex. Not only has it got a wide variety of its own vineyards, it also has a high proportion of the best in the country.

With East Sussex growing in to a hugely popular holiday destination, there has been a rise in wine tourism, with many visitors taking the opportunity to seek many of local vineyards. The advantage of this is that you will be able to meet the wine producers, have a personal tasting and discuss the wines at first hand.

Many English vineyards and wine producers are also making a name for themselves in the Sparkling Wine industry, with many of these chic sparklers becoming a big hit in the wine industry and giving their French neighbours something to think about.

Some of the best and highly regarded vineyards worth seeking out in the area are; Ridgeview Estate at Burgess Hill, Breaky Bottom Vineyard at Lewes, Carr Taylor Vineyard near Hastings, Nyetimber Vineyard in West Chiltington and Plumpton Estate near Ditchling and their sparkling wine The Dean.

So if you are planning a Rye holiday or looking for looking for hotels in Sussex make sure you book your local rural accommodation soon, so you will be well placed to explore the local vineyards and the East Sussex countryside.

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