Hush Heath Estate and Winery

Visit the Estate's beautiful vineyards, apple orchards and ancient oak woodlands.  View our state-of-the-art winery, taste and buy England's finest sparkling wines, beers and ciders.

Hush Heath Estate, the home of award-winning Balfour Brut Rosé, England's most exclusive pink fizz, has opened its doors to visitors and wine lovers.

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

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

Guided Tour Options

Winter Winery Tour & Tutored Tasting Tour - £20 per person.

Thursday - Sunday 11am or 2.30pm daily (November to March)

The complete Hush Heath Experience - £30 per person.

Thursday - Sunday 10.30am and 2pm daily (April to October) 

Our knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through our vineyard, share the history of the Estate and explain the secrets of English Viticulture. Stroll through our apple orchards, ancient oak woodlands and finally our wildflower meadows learning interesting aspects of each.  This walk will take around an hour and upon your return you will be shown to our private mezzanine level in the tasting room where 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. Finally, enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 Balfour wines, Jake’s ciders or beers. Please note that the film and tasting part of the tour will be held in our upstairs mezzanine level which is only accessible via stairs. If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance on 01622 832794..

Hush Heath Estate, the 400-acre estate comprising 100 acres of vineyards nestled amongst rolling hills in Kent, the Garden of England, has been awarded a Gold accolade by Visit England.  The only English winery attraction to achieve the highest award of Gold, Hush Heath Estate is recognised as providing an outstanding experience to visitors from around the world. 76 attractions have been recognised in Visit England’s annual assessment and only 16 achieved the highest Gold award, based on the score they obtained from the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme assessment

We are famous for producing Balfour Brut Rosé, one of the most iconic and exclusive English sparkling wines, using traditional Champagne methods and grape varieties. Our vineyards were established in 2002 and are predominantly planted with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, although more recently, plantings of Bacchus and Pinot Blanc have been added.  All our grapes are handpicked and blended in our state-of-the-art Winery.

In 2018, we underwent a large expansion, with a new contemporary style Cellar Door building, housing our Visitor Centre, which offers Vineyard/Winery tours and tastings, with space for corporate and private events.

Balfour wines are nationally and internationally award-winning and include a sparkling range under the ‘Balfour’ brand and still wines under the ‘Hush Heath Estate’ brand. The Estate has a distinct ‘house style’, producing wines of elegance and purity, showcasing a soft mousse with a fruit-forward approach and a refreshing, lively acidity. Fruit from the Estate’s apple orchards is used to make the ‘Jake’s Kentish Cider’ range and our two truly unique sparkling apple wines, which reflects a constant drive for innovation. 

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

 

 

 

Opening Times

We are open 7 Days a week, 10am to 5pm, including bank holidays, all year round.
Winter Winery Tour & Tutored Tasting Tour - £20 per person.
Thursday - Sunday 11am and 2.30pm daily (November to March)

The complete Hush Heath Experience £30 per person

Address

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