Our favourite vineyards in the area
In the last 20 years over 50 new vineyards have opened in Kent, some of which are right on our doorstep. Many of them you can visit, tour and see the wine making process in action. Plus you’ll get to taste a glass or two as well!
We’ve put together a list of our favourite vineyards in the area. Grab yourself a bottle and pour a glass after a long day on the vineyard trail.
Based close to the picturesque market town of Tenterden, Chapel Down produces a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, as well as spirits, beers and ciders. All of which is created from fruit grown in the South-East of England.
The vineyard itself boasts a number of tours and experiences, a cellar door store and a two AA Rosette and Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant specialising in modern British cuisine.
The original and oldest vineyard in Kent is in Biddenden that produces award-winning wines, ciders and juices. It's a family run vineyard that's able to draw on 5 decades of winemaking knowledge, allowing them to be at the forefront of the English wine industry.
The vineyards itself has private and open tours (worth checking on the website before hand) and a shop that stocks its own drinks as well as a specially selected range of local and regional products.
Along the Saxon Shore Way to Appledore sits Gusbourne. A winemaker who makes some of the best English sparkling wine enjoyed in some of the finest restaurants and stocked in esteemed retailers all over the world.
At the vineyard is 'The Nest'. A base for Gusbourne tours, picnics and cellar door purchases. Enjoy a guided walk in the vines and a tasting to get the true experience.