Water Lane Wine Fair... meet Artelium Wine Estate

Over the next few weeks, we're looking forward to introducing you to the English vineyards and wineries that will be exhibiting at our first Wine Fair on Saturday 15th June. In keeping with our ethos, we've chosen winemakers to reflect the same values: family-run, independent, and committed to organic and sustainable winemaking. Historically, England may not have been the first place to come to mind for fine wine, but over the past couple of decades, things have changed dramatically and there are now wines of world-class quality, helped in part by rising temperatures, but also because of increased knowledge and experimentation. The Wine Fair will be a chance to sniff, swirl and taste and meet the winemakers leading the charge in the English wine scene, while in the evening our wine supper is a chance to taste more examples, paired with seasonal sharing plates from Head Chef Jed Wrobel.

Today we introduce Artelium Wine Estate, a contemporary wine estate in Sussex, which fresh from RHS Chelsea Flower Show next week where they will be pouring the first ever English still wine at the public bars, is one of the vineyards at the Wine Fair. 

Artelium's vineyards are spread across two sites, one in East Sussex near Ditchling and the other in West Sussex near Madehurst, made up primarily of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris. A hub for artistic expression and innovative winemaking, Artelium is led by Mark Collins and Julie Bretland, who brought together their great passions - wine and art. Artelium is the embodiment of their long-held vision to create a space for people to come together and enjoy wine and art in a beautiful natural setting. Creativity and collaboration is at the heart of everything they do, whether that’s working with other growers or celebrated artists for exhibitions on site. With year-round tours and tastings, as well as regular art exhibitions, visitors to Artelium step away from the day-to-day to enjoy views across the South Downs, relax and reconnect. Artelieum's White Pinot, Rose and Pinot Noir are three of our favourites and we can't wait to welcome the team to Water Lane.

In the evening, stay for our Wine Supper. Cooked by Head Chef Jed Wrobel and his team, the seasonal menu of early summer produce will be served sharing plate style, with each course paired with an English wine. It's going to be delicious.