James Marquees Exclusive Venue
At James Marquees and Off The Line Vineyard, we work with you to create a truly bespoke marquee wedding. Our main ambition is to ensure you and your loved ones can share an unforgettable experience in a magical setting, making memories that will last a lifetime.
Off The Line Vineyard was established by the owners, Kristina and Ann-Marie, from scratch on a wonderful site in the Sussex Weald benefiting from south facing slopes. The site was prepared and the first vines planted in 2014. The focus is on growing Pinot noir, Regent, Dornfelder and Rondo, all red varieties.
Off The Line Vineyard Weddings
The name, Off the Line Vineyard was chosen because the vineyard is located beside the Old Cuckoo Line, a branch railway line that once ran between Polegate and Eridge. The steam trains once passed through Heathfield where folklore has it that spring is heralded by the release of a cuckoo from an old woman’s basket.
The idea of lines provides inspiration: the old railway line, the rows of vines in the vineyard, the power lines that transport electricity to the winery. You don’t see too many lines in the rolling Sussex landscape but those that exist are going somewhere or transporting something important; symbolising progress and a working relationship with the environment.
New Wedding Venue for 2020
30% OFF the first confirmed booking for 2020
Brand new wedding venue for 2020 Introductory offer – 30% off the first confirmed booking of 2020!
Situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside
Exclusively yours for the entirety of your celebrations
Beautiful grounds ideal for your wedding photos
Perfect for your English sparkling wine reception
Our stunning clear span marquee offers panoramic views with ivory pleated linings, a choice of flooring and mood lighting. The marquee site offers spectacular scenery and can accommodate up to 200 people for your wedding breakfast. There is also plenty of room for your guests to camp. We will also provide the power and luxury toilets.
Off The Line offers you and your guests a stunning elegant English wedding set within the grounds of our vineyard. Our Sussex vineyard is not short of spectacular views to help provide you with a magical day full of special memories. Take a look at some of our beautiful photos captured across the vineyard.
The wines are made from hand-harvested fruit left to hang until the acidity reaches naturally good levels. This is a particular challenge in England but can be achieved on the best south-facing slopes in the sunniest parts of south east England. Understanding the unique challenges that every year brings and being led by the quality of the fruit, the goal is to fashion innovative wines that stand out and impress with quality and style.
Our purpose-built cedar clad winery was designed and constructed with sustainability a high priority. Grapes are pressed on site and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and then nurtured and matured before bottling. Energy usage is reduced by a careful choice of winery insulation. Wine making relies on the latest technology, scientific understanding and creative vision. Our winery gives us the facility to create outstanding wines form each year’s harvest which have a sense of place.
Dog rosé is made from a blend of Regent, Rondo and Dornfelder grapes. It’s a pale, dry easy drinking rosé. Gentle red fruits with a really balanced finish
Dancing Dog Rosé is a dry, bold rosé expressive of the Regent that dominates the blend. It has delightful body, red fruit and sherbet notes bringing a lightness to the finish.
The Hip Rosé is Provencal in style. Dry and pale in colour. It’s a premium wine made from Pinot Noir and won a Silver medal at the inaugural UK Wine Awards 2017.
Our stand out traditional rosé a classic English sparkler perfect for wedding celebrations.
Take A Tour
You can book a guided tour and tasting on selected Saturdays and Sundays as advertised on our online shop from May until September or at other times by prior arrangement. The cost of a guided tour and tasting is £15 per person with £5 redeemable if wine is purchased on the day. Tours last about an hour and include a guided tasting of all 3 of our rosé wines. Our cellar door is also open from May until September on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. As we are a working vineyard we might be working some weekends so it’s advisable to call us ahead of your visit.
Book A Viewing
Get in touch for more information or to arrange a visit, either email email@example.com or call 01323 449944.