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Kent Vineyards

The wine trail

The wine trail

Tenterden is ideally situated in the centre of the UK’s wine growing area. The UK wine trail down winding country lanes and quaint villages has its own rewards in new wine discoveries and delicious lunches.

 

The regions climate is semi-continental and, like the champagne region just 88 miles to the south, has cool nights which make it ideally suited for the growing of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for traditional method sparkling wines. The cooler climate enables the grapes to retain high levels of natural acidity when they are fully ripe which is crucial to producing sparkling wines with fine flavours. Some of the UK’s best vineyards are to be found within an hour’s drive of Tenterden.

Sandhurst

Sandhurst Vineyard, Sandhurst TN18 5PA

The vineyard consists of Bacchus, Reichensteiner and Schonberger grapes for white wine production and Rondo and Dornfelder for red wine. The wine is made by Owen Elias, the winemaker at New Wave Wines, Tenterden, Kent. The current range comprises sparkling, dry and medium dry white, red, rose and dessert wine

www.sandhurstvineyards.co.uk/

Sedlescombe

Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard - Sedlescombe, TN32 5SA

Award-winning organic red, white and sparkling English wines, all grown and bottled at England's oldest organic vineyard, established 1979. A woodland nature trail forms part of the vineyard self- guided tour. Watch organic farming in practice and taste wine, juices, liqueurs, cider and beer.

 www.englishorganicwine.co.uk/

Hush Heath

Hush Heath Estate Cranbrook, TN30 2NG

"England's most exclusive Pink Fizz", Balfour Brut Rosé is grown on Hush Heath Estate from three classic Champagne varieties - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier

www.hushheath.com/

Chapel Down

Chapel Down Winery Tenterden, TN30 7NG

The largest UK wine brand growing their own grapes as well as using grapes grown in smaller local vineyards in its award winning sparkling wines - good enough to rival genuine champagne and please the most discerning wine drinker. A huge selection of red, white, rose & sparkling wines.

 www.englishwinesgroup.com/

Biddenden

Biddenden Vineyard - Biddenden, TN27 8DF

One of the oldest commercial vineyards in Kent - grows and produces both wine and apple cider at its on-site winery.

www.biddendenvineyards.com/

Harbourne

 Harbourne Vineyard - Wittersham, TN30 7NP

A small family owned and run vineyard and winery using traditional methods and minimum intervention to produce handmade wines. All wines are produced traditionally by hand and are suitable for vegetarians or vegans and contain no genetically modified products.

www.harbournevineyard.co.uk/

Battle

Battle Wine Estate Leeford TN33 0ND

Established in 1983, Battle Wine Estate prides itself on producing English wines of a consistently high quality. Only the very best grapes are sourced from the extensive vineyards. All the wines produced by Battle Wine Estate are Estate grown.

The Estate’s wines are known as the ‘Saxon’ range of wines. In addition to these wines the Estate now produces a range of delicious fruit liqueurs and kir.

www.battlewineestate.com/

Davenport

Davenport Vineyard  Rotherfield TN6 3RR

Their aim is to make wine of the highest organic quality possible and to make wine that is a true expression of the grape varieties, soil and climate of the vineyards. They believe that the best way to achieve this is by interfering as little as possible and letting nature take its course.

www.davenportvineyards.co.uk

Ridgeview

Ridgeview Wine Estate  Ditchling Common BN6 8TP

Ridgeview was founded in 1994 by Mike and Chris Roberts and is dedicated to creating world class sparkling wines in the South Downs of England. Their vineyards specialize in growing classic grape varieties to make the highest quality bottle fermented sparkling wines.

http://www.ridgeview.co.uk/

 
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