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Balfour Winery

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Nestled in the heart of Kent on Hush Heath Estate, in an area known as the Garden of England, you will find Balfour Winery, one of England’s leading wine producers.

A sanctuary from the bustle and stress of the city, the Estate 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.

Our stylish and contemporary tasting room, The View, offers panoramic breath-taking views of Nannette’s Vineyard and the Tudor Estate beyond. An ideal setting for hosting vineyard tours and wine tasting experiences.

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.

Winter Wine Experience - Available November - April | Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 11.30am - 1pm, 45pp | Saturday, 11.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 3.30pm, 65pp

Join us at Balfour Winery and learn about our wines, our history, and the surrounding Hush Heath Estate.
On this tour, you will discover the secrets and history of the winery and learn about how the estate transitioned from a traditional pasture of arable land to beautifully maintained vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands.
Depending on the weather you will experience the tour either from the edge of Nannette’s Vineyard or the balcony overlooking the Manor while one of our knowledgeable tour guides brings to life some fascinating stories from our past.
After the tour, you will be seated to watch a short film, in which Head Winemaker Fergus Elias talks you through the winemaking process from grape to glass.
Finally, enjoy a tutored tasting of six of our wines.

Balfour Wine Tasting Masterclass - Available November - April | Monday - Sunday | 2pm - 3pm | £25pp

Guests are led by one of our knowledgeable tour guides in a fun and relaxed tasting of six Balfour Wines, where they can learn the technique of wine tasting without the bravado.
If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance on 01622 832794.
Please note that children under 10 are not permitted to join the Masterclass and only visitors over the age of 18 will be able to taste the wines, beers, or cider available.

Balfour Wine & Dine Experience - Available all year round | Thursday - Sunday | 11am - 4.30pm | £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.

Winter Nannette's Tour, Tasting and Lunch - Available November - April | Monday - Wednesday | 11.30am - 1pm | £60pp

Join us at Balfour Winery and learn about our wines, our history, and the surrounding Hush Heath Estate.
On this tour, you will discover the secrets and history of the winery and learn about how the estate transitioned from a traditional pasture of arable land to beautifully maintained vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands.
Depending on the weather you will experience the tour either from the edge of Nannette’s Vineyard or the balcony overlooking the Manor while one of our knowledgeable tour guides brings to life some fascinating stories from our past.
After the tour, you will be seated to watch a short film, in which Head Winemaker Fergus Elias talks you through the winemaking process from grape to glass.
Finally, enjoy a tutored tasting of three of our wines accompanied by a delicious mixed platter of cheese and charcuterie selected by our chef.

Visiting 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.

Corporate Visits
We love entertaining and would be delighted to host your tailor-made company away day or special event. We are well-practiced at delivering stress-free days out for groups of all sizes. Whether you’re looking for a gathering of a small group, or to organise a large all-day event, we are happy to accommodate your requirements.

Access the peace and tranquility at Balfour Winery in just 55 minutes from London Bridge. A direct train from the city brings you to Marden Station, only two miles from the winery, where we can meet you with a private transfer to the winery.

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.

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Address

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

Opening Times

Open daily 10am-6pm April-October. 10am-5pm, 7 days a week from November-March.