The Gun Room on the Tye in Alfriston is our Cellar Door. It’s where you can taste and buy our wine and other wine related products, and book vineyard tours.
Situated in the heart of Alfriston, the Sussex Heritage Award winning Gun Room has proved a very popular destination for visitors to the village, partly because we gave over the entire upstairs space to create a Heritage Centre; a permanent exhibition on the history of Alfriston and the Cuckmere Valley.
I keep being told that this is ‘typical English summer’, which is defined as “two fine days then a thunderstorm”. But I have memories of the long hazy days with parched lawns and the red shoulders of my youth and somehow this doesn’t feel that typical. So I checked back and those blistering summers are certainly a rarity not the norm – 1911, 1933, 1959, 1976 (I remember that one) and 1995. Perhaps the norm is a two or three mini-heatwaves followed by a thunderstorm?