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Balfour Winery

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Balfour Winery produces one of England's most iconic and exclusive sparkling wines using traditional Champagne methods.

Hush Heath Estate, the home of Balfour Winery, comprises 400-acres of manicured vineyards, apple orchards, wildflower meadows and ancient oak woodland, rich in flora and fauna. Balfour Winery combines conservation with an unrivalled spirit of hospitality and generosity with family values at its core.

Wildflower meadows are declining in this country with sadly only 3% of the ancient wildflower meadows remaining. We are very proud that we have introduced them next to Nannette's Vineyard. Watch our video where our co-founder, Leslie Balfour-Lynn, gives an insight into how are our wildflower meadows are thriving and why they are so important to our Estate.

Tour Options

Self Guided Tour - Available all year round, free to enjoy, and no booking required.

Pick up a map from our Cellar Door and explore our picturesque estate at your own pace. With two specifically designed routes to choose from, enjoy a moment of tranquillity and stillness.

Balfour Art & Wine Evening - 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm £65pp

Guests will be led by one of our knowledgeable guides to explore the artwork in the winery, whilst enjoying a glass of Balfour Sparkling Wine. This will be followed by a tutored tasting of three Balfour Wines and a delicious sharing platter.

Balfour Wine & Dine Experience - Thursday-Sunday £175pp 

Indulge in the ultimate Balfour experience. On arrival, enjoy a glass of Balfour sparkling wine before heading off on a tour of the hidden areas of the Estate not available on other tours. 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 wines. Followed by a tutored tasting and a seasonal three-course lunch with each dish paired with a glass of wine specifically selected by our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias.  

Full Estate Tour and Tasting

10.30AM - 12.30PM AND 2PM - 4PM • MON-FRI £45PP • SAT AND SUN £65PP • BOOKING ESSENTIAL • AVAILABLE APRIL TO OCTOBER

This tour begins with an expert-led tour of the vineyards, apple orchards, ancient woodlands and wildflower meadows. Guests will learn about the winery and discover the winemaking process from grape to glass. The tour is followed by a guided tasting of six Balfour Wines. On a Saturday and Sunday, this tour includes a visit to our state-of-the-art winery where guests will be shown the winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines. Midweek- guests will be shown a short film featuring our Head Winemaker Fergus Elias as he talks through the winemaking process used by Balfour Winery.

An exciting tourist attraction, Balfour Winery on Hush Heath Estate has a friendly and passionate team who enjoy welcoming guests and sharing with them their extensive knowledge of viticulture, winemaking and tutored tastings.

You are welcome to visit Balfour Winery, taste and buy England’s finest sparkling wines, beers and ciders then take a stroll through Hush Heath Estate and its beautiful vineyards, apple orchards and ancient oak woodlands.

Visit on Friday Evenings as we are open until 9pm throughout the summer months. No need to book, just come along.

 

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Address

Five Oak Lane, Junction of Snoad Lane, Staplehurst, Kent
TN12 0HX

Opening Times

10am-6pm, 7 days a week from April-October 10am-5pm, 7 days a week from November-March. Please note – no picnics are allowed on the Estate. No dogs are allowed for walks on the Estate. However, well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome on the terrace. Our Cellar Door does is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day) for any retail purchases you may require.

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