Hush Heath Estate & Winery

Type:Vineyard

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

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Hush Heath Estate has been producing England's most exclusive pink fizz, Balfour Brut Rosé, since its award winning 2004 vintage.

The family-owned winery uses traditional Champagne grape varieties and methods in the production of its sparkling wines and also crafts small batches of traditional method Sparkling Ciders, and still wines from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Hush Heath is a 400 acre family owned estate in the heart of the "Garden of England", Kent , with vast ancient woodland, vineyards, apple orchards and wild flower meadows. With family values at its core, the estate combines conservation with an unrivalled spirit of hospitality and generosity.

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. Hush Heath 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 has a friendly and passionate team who enjoy welcoming guests and sharing with them their extensive knowledge of viticulture, wine making and tutored tastings. Winter Winery Tours run at 2.30pm from November-March, Thursday-Sunday. This experience includes a tour around our sophisticated Winery, where the fascinating art of winemaking is explained. Following this you will enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 of our delicious, award-winning wines. Full Estate Tours run at 11am and 2pm from April-October, Thursday-Sunday. This includes a guided tour around our stunning vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands where you will learn about the estate and our viticulture. The tour continues in our modern Winery where the art of winemaking is explained. Following this, you will enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 of our award-winning wines and ciders. Alternatively, self -guided tours and tastings are free and available without booking. We also have charcuterie, cheese and vegetarian sharing platters available as the perfect accompaniment to our wines. We are open 7 Days a week, 11am to 5pm, including bank holidays, all year round.


 With a Cellar Door shop, guided tours and complimentary self-led tour options available, Hush Heath has become a destination for both wine lovers and those simply looking to explore the beautiful Kentish countryside.

Guided Tours must be prebooked. £25 per ticket.

Join Hush Heath’s knowledgeable team for an introduction to the estate, followed by an hour long exploration of the vineyards, apple orchards, and ancient oak woodland. Tour the winery and enjoy a lesson in sparkling wine making. Each visit is rounded off with a complete tasting of the Hush Heath’s wines and ciders.

A new Wine-and-Dine option includes dinner at Hush Heath's local village restaurant, The Goudhurst Inn. Wine tours include discounts for diners and special wine pairing menus.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Guided Tour per person£25.00 per ticket
Self- Guide TourFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Other

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Disabled facilities (please call for details)
  • Facility for service dogs

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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    Recent Reviews:

    • marieacox
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
      Fantastic Day
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 5th July 2021
      We booked the Wine and Dine Experience for my husbands 50th. There were fourteen of us and we all had an absolutely fantastic day. From the glass of bubbles on the balcony over looking the vineyard... Read full review
    • MonkeyHunterX
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great Wine, Great Atmosphere
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 5th July 2021
      Very knowledgeable guide, really friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Even though we went during some restrictions so we missed out on going to the cellar itself, we still got to taste a wide range of... Read full review
    • neavsie57
      Cambridge, United Kingdom
      Beautiful Winery - recommended
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 28th July 2021
      Fantastic winery - one of the best I've visited. Beautiful lay out and the tour was very informative. The food outside on the patio with the sun shining topped a perfect day. Bought some lovely wine... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    2021 opening hours (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
    2021 opening hours (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*

    * Open for tastings and self-guided tours, seven days a week, including Bank Holidays, from 11am – 5pm.

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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