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Wine Garden of England

Welcome to the Wine Garden of England - a world-class wine trail through the stunning Kent countryside. Sun-kissed vines, award-winning wine, delicious food, incredible accommodation and first class service...

Plan and book your vineyard adventure today and taste the bounty of the Wine Garden of England...you'll never want to leave! 

Balfour Art and Wine Evening
£65
The relationship between wine and art is a fascinatingly intricate one and producing a portfolio of award-winning wines is an artform in itself. We are incredibly lucky to have a selection of beautiful pieces of art and sculpture from Leslie Balfour-Lynn’s own private collection on display. Join one of our knowledgeable Balfour Tour Guides who will show you around our spectacular visitor centre - The View - where you will learn the story behind our most significant pieces of artwork and sculpture, whilst enjoying a glass of Balfour Brut Rosé. As part of the evening, you will partake in a tutored tasting of three Balfour wines and indulge in a sharing Warm Winter Platter of cheeses, including a baked Kentish camembert.
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Balfour Art and Wine Tour
£35
The relationship between wine and art is a fascinatingly intricate one and producing a portfolio of award-winning wines is an artform in itself.   The importance of art and the inspiration we can take from it is reflected within our wonderful tasting room “The View” and throughout the grounds of the Estate, where we are incredibly lucky to have a selection of beautiful pieces of art and sculpture from Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn’s own private collection on display.   Join one of our knowledgeable Balfour Ambassadors who will guide you around our Cellar Door where you will learn the story behind our most significant pieces of artwork and sculpture, whilst enjoying a glass of Balfour Brut Rosé.   This will be followed by a tutored tasting, upstairs on our private mezzanine, of 3 Balfour wines, Jake’s beers or ciders.
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Balfour Wine and Dine Experience
£175
Indulge in the ultimate Balfour experience.   Your day begins with a private transfer from Marden train station (if required). Looked after for the day by one of our Balfour Tour Guides who will be your personal host during your visit.   Upon arrival at the winery, enjoy a glass of our English sparkling wine on our upstairs terrace overlooking Nannette’s vineyard.   Your host will show you hidden areas of the Estate not available on other tours and provide you with an in-depth insight into our viticulture practices, our woodland and wildflower conservation programme and the wonderful wildlife and nature that live on our 400-acre Estate, creating our own ecosystem with vast biodiversity.   After the tour you will visit our state-of-the-art Winery* where you will be given a comprehensive overview of the winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines. This will be followed by a tutored tasting, in our owner’s private tasting room, of six Balfour wines including new release and limited-edition wines.   Following your tutored tasting, relax and enjoy a delicious, seasonal three-course lunch expertly prepared by our Head Chef. Each course will be paired with a glass of wine specially selected by our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias.   At the end of your afternoon, a private transfer will take you back to Marden train station.  
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Balfour Winter Dining Club
£80
Our Balfour Dining Club will continue into winter with a series of exclusive Saturday evening dinners hosted within our beautiful tasting room “The View”, part of the Balfour Winery on Hush Heath Estate. A pre-dinner glass of our award winning English sparkling wine will be served at 7.30pm at “The View” then be seated at 8pm to enjoy a seasonal four-course gourmet dinner created by our talented head chef. Each course will be accompanied by a wine specially paired with that dish by our Winemaker which is included in the price. The full range of Balfour wines and Jake's Drinks can also be purchased on the evening from our Cellar Door bar. The evening will conclude at 10.30pm and we recommend you book a taxi well in advance if you require transport from the Winery. A table at our Winter Dining Club must be reserved in advance and as we will have a limited number of tickets available for each selected date, ensure booking early to avoid any disappointment. A menu for the evening will be sent with your ticket confirmation. We ask that you pre-order your dishes and and receive these choices at least a week prior to the event. Any food allergies must be highlighted to our team when pre-ordering.
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Cellar Door Tasting Masterclass
£25
Discover our world class, award winning wines – led by one of our knowledgeable Balfour Tour Guides, immerse yourself in a tutored tasting of six Balfour wines, Jake’s beers or ciders.   Learn the true technique of how to taste and enjoy wine in a relaxed and fun environment without the bravado.  Our Cellar Door offers beautiful views across the Estate and vineyards, a perfect way to spend an hour tasting our Balfour wines.  
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Full Estate Tour and Tasting
£45
For a truly memorable Balfour experience, join one of our knowledge Balfour Tour Guides and discover how Hush Heath Estate transitioned from a traditional pasture of arable land to beautifully maintained vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands. Learn about the history of the Estate and the secrets of English viticulture whilst exploring our 400-acre Estate.    Upon your return, you will be immersed into the world of winemaking as our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias, talks you through the process of grape to glass in our short film.  On a Saturday and Sunday * the Full Estate Tour and Tasting will visit our state-of-the-art winery where you will be guided around our incredible facility showing winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines. This will be followed by a tutored tasting of three Balfour wines.
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Oysters, Fizz and Music - December
£45
Join us for a one of a kind evening at Balfour Winery. The "Oyster Meister" provides a unique and delicious culinary experience. An expert in Oyster Shucking, James Bowles will entertain you with his expert preparation and serving of delicious oysters that will be paired with our Balfour wines. In addition, H. Forman & Son, the last of the original London smokehouses, will supply hand-carved smoked salmon. Seasonal vegetable canapés will compliment our Balfour wines, which you will be able to enjoy against a backdrop of live music from accoustic guitarists, The Barrett Brothers.
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Winter Cellar Door Tasting Masterclass
£25
Discover our world class, award winning wines – led by one of our knowledgeable Balfour Tour Guides, immerse yourself in a tutored tasting of six Balfour wines. Learn the true technique of how to taste and enjoy wine in a relaxed and fun environment without the bravado.  Our Cellar Door offers beautiful views across the Estate and vineyards, a perfect way to spend an hour tasting our Balfour wines.
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Winter Wine Experience
£45
Discover our world class, award winning wines and how Hush Heath Estate transitioned from a traditional pasture of arable land to beautifully maintained vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands with a passion for nature, conservation and sustainability. Indulge in the secrets of the Hush Heath Estate history either from the edge of Nannette’s Vineyard (weather permitting) or the balcony overlooking the Manor while one of our knowledgeable tour guides bring to life some fascinating stories from our past. Then become immersed in the world of winemaking as our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias, talks you through the process of winemaking from grape to glass in our short film.  On a Saturday and Sunday * the Full Estate Tour and Tasting will visit our state-of-the-art winery where you will be guided around our incredible facility showing winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines. Finally, enjoy a tutored tasting of six Balfour wines.  
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Private Guided Tour
£40
Join us at Biddenden, Kent's original vineyard where we have 3 generations of expertise spanning over 50 years, to learn more about the story of our family run vineyard and taste our award-winning selection of English wines. Our private guided tours are for small groups of up to 6 people, offering you an in depth insight into Biddenden Vineyards’ history and winemaking. Your own personal guide will escort you around the vineyard and winery explaining the processes and any specific areas of interest you may have. Your guide will then accompany you through a tasting of four selected Biddenden wines. Please consider the British weather conditions when you visit and bring suitable footwear, like wellies, that can be changed into for walking around the vineyard.
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A Taste of Squerryes
£28
Join us over the growing season and enjoy a tour of our vineyard and learn about the 300 year old Squerryes Estate, the fascinating history of the spirit of our house, and the story of how a disagreement with a French Champagne House led to the Warde family planting vines on the North downs at the Gateway to the Garden of England. ‍Begin the tour by walking the vines with one of the Squerryes team and learn about what grapes we grow, why we grow them, and what makes our North Downs terroir so special. This will be followed by a tutored tasting of 3 wines from our portfolio in our exclusive Cork Room where you will learn about how the wine is made and how and why each one is unique. Your tasting will include our current Brut release, our exclusive Rosé and our Blanc de Blancs.
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Standard Vineyard Tour & Tasting
£20
Guided tours include a 60 minute tour of the vineyard and winery, followed by a tutored tasting of 6/7 of our award winning sparkling and still wines. Arrive at the Chapel Down Wine and Fine Food Store, Tenterden, Kent 15 minutes prior to you tour and check in with a member of staff at the till point. Meet your guide at the guided tour assembly point at the back of the shop where your host will take you around the vineyard and winery. The tour culminates with a tutored tasting of 6/7 of our award winning still and sparkling wines. After the tasting, feel free to browse the lovely shop or take a look in our herb garden.  Notes for customers taking a vineyard tour and tasting: Please wear comfortable/suitable shoes  No dogs allowed on the guided tour or in the shop but are allowed around the vineyard on a lead No wine glasses on the tour Due to our health and safety regulations, high visibility vests must be worn at all times whilst on the tour. These vests will be provided by the tour guide.  The tour goes ahead in all weathers (rain or shine!) Soft drinks will be provided if preferred and for visitors under the age of 18.  Children are welcome on our guided tours and tastings but please note the experience is very in depth so please bring something to keep them entertained! If you require further information, please call the Retail Team on 01580 766111 or email [email protected]
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Vineyard Tour
£25
A two-hour hosted tour in which you’ll find out what makes our corner of England so special for winemaking. Enjoy a guided walk in the vines, a tour of the winery and a tutored wine tasting in our tasting room.   Our hosted Vineyard, Discovery and Estate tours involve visiting our working winery and wine tasting, so are not suitable for children.
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Discovery Tour
£75
Arrive at 11am for a hosted tour of the vineyards and winery, followed by a tutored tasting in the Nest, including some special wines that don’t feature in our standard hosted tour. We will then serve seasonal sharing platters, designed to complement the wines. We expect to be finished at 3pm.   Our hosted Vineyard, Discovery and Estate tours involve visiting our working winery and wine tasting, so are not suitable for children.
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Estate Tour
£95
Join our Estate Tour and spend an afternoon unwinding in the countryside, tasting our wines over a leisurely lunch. Your day will begin with welcome drinks, before embarking on an extended tour of the estate and vineyards. You will then enjoy a wine tasting in our picturesque tasting room overlooking the vines, including some exclusive rare release and limited-edition wines, paired with a seasonal three-course lunch.   Our hosted Vineyard, Discovery and Estate tours involve visiting our working winery and wine tasting, so are not suitable for children.
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