A SHOP selling homegrown wine from a huge UK seller has opened.

National wine retailer Majestic has launched its 203rd shop on August 4, this time in Haywards Heath. 

With domestic vineyard visits on the rise, Majestic was expecting the shop to have record sales of the homegrown sparkling wines during its first weekend.

The area is already home to some of the leading names of English Wine, including Nyetimber and Bolney - both of which will be stocked. 

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Customers were invited to try a glass of English sparkling for themselves during the opening weekend. 

The opening has brought an additional five jobs to the area. 

Majestic provides all new workers qualifications to ensure they have the expertise in wine that “enhances the Majestic shopping experience”. 

The new shop is managed by Johnny Vickers, who has four years of experience in customer service as he moves over from Majestic Bangor. 

It is in the new residential development in the centre of Haywards Heath, at the back of the Waitrose car park, and features "all the recognisable customer experience aspects that Majestic is known for", including tasting counters, a fine wine offering and click-and-collect services. 

It is serviced by electric delivery vans and has electric charging points in the customer car park to encourage sustainable shopping.

Majestic chief executive John Colley said: “We’re excited to continue growing the Majestic estate, with the opening of our newest store in Haywards Heath, to bring more wine expertise to the already booming English sparkling area."

The retailer already has stores across Sussex including in Brighton and Hove, Lewes, Horsham, Worthing and Crawley.