The Ultimate Hiver Experience (rural beekeeping, honey beer tasting, vineyard tour and wine tasting) - Voucher for Two


Due to Covid-19 crisis, all vouchers purchased in 2020 will be valid for a minimum of 12 months, and sessions will restart on 1st August 2020. If you have a voucher expiring before that, please contact

The Ultimate Hiver Experience is a full day, immersive experience of beekeeping, beer and wine tasting.

This is the ultimate luxury experience for any foodies, beer or wine enthusiasts or someone with a love for the great outdoors.

After a first sold-out season of the Rural Hiver Experience, we’re delighted to announce a second season of the Ultimate Hiver Experience in partnership with the wonderful award-winning Sussex Winery, Albourne Estate .

At The Ultimate Hiver Experience, the day is yours but you can expect:

  • A tea or coffee on arrival to enjoy
  • Then it's time for a tour of the vineyard and winery, followed by a tutored wine tasting from one of the Albourne wine experts
  • Take a picnic hamper of carefully selected artisan produce for lunch at your leisure somewhere on the winery grounds, such as in the boathouse or the woodland dens
  • After lunch you can suit up for an hour of hands-on beekeeping
  • Relax with a tutored beer and food matching session

We kick-off the Ultimate Hiver Experience with wine-time; a vineyard tour and masterclass from with a dedicated wine guide from the Albourne Estate team, before leaving you to enjoy a hamper lunch. We'll then get you suited up for a hive inspection and the chance to help the Hiver Beers Beekeeper in handling the frames and checking the health of the hive. After the fun of getting up close with the 'ladies', we'll retreat to the tasting room to relax over a tutored honey beer and food matching session. Finally, you're free to explore the rest of the vineyard and onsite shop and ask any other questions you might have. The vineyard is part of the Sussex wine route with many pubs and sights of interest nearby to enjoy.

LOCATION: Under 1 hour from London (train from London Bridge to Hassocks is 54 minutes) Albourne Estate, Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne, BN6 9DX

VOUCHER DELIVERY. An e-voucher will be delivered to your registered e-mail address once your order has been accepted by the seller (normally 24-48 hours after purchase). If you choose an optional gift voucher pack, this will be sent by post to your chosen delivery address. 

The Ultimate Hiver Experience runs alongside the Rural Hiver Experience on selected Saturdays between the end of May and mid-September. Your voucher will be valid for the current/upcoming beekeeping season.

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