Steam and Vine: Train, lunch and vineyard tour

The Bluebell Railway and Bluebell Vineyard are delighted to have joined forces to offer the ideal gift for any wine connoisseur and steam train buff.

The Bluebell Vineyard is only five minutes down the road from the world-famous Bluebell Railway. When the railway is running, the glorious chuff, chuff, chuff of a steam locomotive can often be heard from the slopes of the Estate.

Enjoy a morning tour of the vineyard, followed by a tutored-wine tasting, with the opportunity to purchase your favourites to take away with you. Then pop over to the railway, climb on board, sit back, and tuck into a traditional Ploughman’s lunch while you enjoy a journey through the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Bluebell Vineyard Estate

“Set amidst bluebell-strewn woods from which the vineyard derives its name, Bluebell Vineyard Estates is a family run vineyard and winery with a passion for producing world-class sparkling wines. Established in 2005, the vineyard has more 70 acres under-vine stretching across East and West Sussex and produces award-winning English sparkling wines under the Hindleap name.

The Estate offers visitors offer a true ‘grape to glass’ experience, with an insight into grape growing and winemaking in England. The relaxed, fun and informative tours take visitors through the art and science behind winemaking, before a tutored tasting of the award-winning wines in the Estate Tasting Room.”

Bluebell Railway

“The Railway is nearing it’s 60th anniversary this year. From its modest beginnings in 1960, the railway has grown into one of the largest heritage railways in the country. Whilst being an extremely popular tourist attraction, it stills holds the traditional values of a small branch line railway.”

  • The vineyard tour and tasting lasts around 1 ½ hours.
  • Your Ploughman’s lunch can be collected from the Bessemer Arms restaurant on platform 1 at Sheffield Park Station upon your arrival at the railway.
  • The Ploughman’s Lunch will consist of a crusty roll, cheese, salad and pickles (Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please advise at your time of booking. Please note, this may include substitution of some items)
  • Your return trip on the railway takes around 1 ¾ hours.


Individual Gift vouchers can be purchased from the Railway and packages for 2 people from the Vineyard

To book your experience please contact Bluebell Vineyard Estates on 01825 791561

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