What is Artelium?
Artelium is a 45-acre boutique Sussex wine estate, championing an ever-evolving collective of makers, growers, artists and sculptors.
Artelium wine, made with the grapes grown in vineyards across the glorious South Downs is a celebration of contemporary vision, Sussex heritage and the craft of skilful British winemakers. We have a dedicated tasting room: a chic barn conversion with cosy corners for guests to enjoy the wines, as well as a stylish al fresco terrace.
You can book a wine tour of the estate, whicn includes detailed information about the terrior of the South Downs and the vineyard. Walk amongst the vines edged with bluebell woods and planted with wildflowers and take in the far-reaching views of the Downs, before enjoying a tutored tasting at the impressive bar or private table. You can also book lunch, savouring a menu of local produce that complements the wine perfectly.
How is Artelium supporting nature and sustainable practices in the biosphere?
Championing sustainable growing practices
Since the beginning of our venture, we have felt it essential to maintain sustainable practices throughout our operation, whilst still producing the best English wine.
Late in 2020, we signed up to the newly established WINEGB Sustainable Wine Certification. WINEGB is the trade body for British Wine Producers and we strongly believe in their mission ‘to secure environmental sustainability at the heart of the UK wine production industry’.
The vineyard has been seeded with wildflowers, including red and white clover and camomile sown between the rows of vines. Not only do these attract pollinators and biodiversity into the vineyard, but with deeper root systems and being slower growing than grass, they can help the soil structure and reduce the number of tractor movements needed.
Sheep are frequent visitors to both the Artelium East and Artelium West vineyards and do a great job during the winter months of keeping our grass trimmed and fertilised, avoiding the need for us to use the tractor to mow the grass.