Our Story

Just outside Groombridge, East Sussex, and only 45 minutes from London, you’ll find Birchden Vineyards. It’s a little slice of heaven; a family-run, 23-acre working farm where we work with nature and our community to lovingly produce mouth-watering wines, honey and apple juice. 

Co-owned by us – Tom & Andrea Lindeyer and Ralph & Jane Lindeyer – Birchden Vineyards became home to our families in 2019. Blissfully unaware of the magnitude of our undertaking, between young families and a pandemic, we embarked on a steep learning curve. We were determined to revive the unruly vines and surrounding farmland, and reveal all the magic that our beautiful farm had to offer. 

From day one, we’ve been committed to responsible and sustainable farming, in harmony with nature and the local community. The orchard, beehives, a wildflower field, a lake teeming with wildfowl, and a diverse wildlife habitat all reflect our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship.

We are passionate about raising our family in an environment filled with exploration and magic.  

how do we make our wines?

Click on 'Our Process' below to learn about the Vineyard Vixens who tend the vines, meet our amazing wine maker and learn the difference between making still, sparkling wines and rosé wines.