Sugrue South Downs | East Sussex

Vineyards in the South Downs, East Sussex

Sugrue South Downs is the personal project of celebrated English sparkling winemaker Dermot Sugrue. Dermot has been the winemaker behind many of England's best sparkling wines over the last 10+ years. He was previously the winemaker at Nyetimber, before leaving to establish the Wiston Estate Winery in 2006. That same year he also planted a one hectare vineyard in Storrington Priory, which has been in full production since 2009 and produces the highly acclaimed and multi-award winning sparkling wine 'The Trouble with Dreams'. In 2017, the truly exceptional 'The Trouble with Dreams 2013' vinatge took the top spot in the Independent English Wine Awards and then in 2019 the 2014 vintage was awarded Gold at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) and more recently Dermot Sugrue was given the highest rating of all English producers by Hugh Johnson in his Pocket Wine Book 2020.