Wine Tasting

Wine tasting experiences are ideal enjoyed as a group - pre-booking is essential.

Please note: Sorry no cash accepted. For security reasons Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens is a cash free zone. We only accept payment by card.

We have an outlet at reception and the Stable Block gift shop that can accept cash and you will be given a card that can be used throughout Leonardslee. Simply return your card at the end of the day to receive a cash refund of any remaining money.

Ultimate Leonardslee

A whole day experience for 2 people


Join us for the ultimate day out at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens. Upon arrival you will be taken to the mansion house where you can enjoy a tasting of five of our estate wines followed by an informative tour of England's first Pinotage vineyard.    

A Sabrage demonstration will take place in the mansion, when you will see at first hand how to open a bottle of sparkling wine using a sabre. Then it will be time for Afternoon Tea: a sumptuous event, served in the grand drawing room, while the self playing piano in the atrium entertains and you enjoy your recently sabred bottle of bubbly.   

What better activity after tea than to take a wander down into the spectacular Grade 1 Listed gardens; the displays of Rhododendrons, Camellias and Azaleas are a magnificent sight to behold and the gardens are stunning whatever the time of year. This whole experience will take approximately 6 hours.  

Sabrage Sparkling Wine Experience

£18.00 per person

Learn the age-old technique of opening a bottle of sparkling wine with a sabre. Experience includes a bottle of sparkling wine.

Tutored Wine Tasting Experience

£10.00 Per Person

Enjoy a wine tasting experience at Leonardslee Mansion, you will be taken through a tasting journey of 5 of the estate wines from our South African vineyard at Benguela Cove.

Cheese & Wine Pairing Experience  

£15 Per Person

Wine and cheese are a perfect pairing; enjoy hand-selected local Sussex cheeses that when paired with our Benguela Cove Estate wines create a wonderful taste sensation.   Experience includes the tasting of 5 estate wines and 5 cheeses.

Chocolate & Wine Pairing Experience  

£15 Per Person

Chocolate & wine offer you a special pairing, a timeless symbol of love, indulgence and happiness. Experience includes the tasting of 5 estate wines and 5 chocolates.  

Walking tour of England’s first Pinotage Vineyard

£12.00 Per Person

On a sunny day, why not take a short walking tour of England’s first Pinotage vineyard? Learn all about the cultivars planted, the viticulture and the vine-to-bottle process, which will culminate in a Sussex Sparkling wine.  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