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.