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

www.hushheath.com


Open to the Public

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 "England's most exclusive Pink Fizz", Balfour Brut Rosé, is grown on Hush Heath Estate from three classic Champagne varieties - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

 

Hidden from the world by a giant cordon sanitaire of ancient woodland, the flavour and philosophy of our Rosés owes much to its historic setting. The fine soils, mild climate and long history of fruit
growing, has made the Weald of Kent home to the finest vineyards planted in the UK in the last 50
years.


With viticulturist Stephen Skelton MW, consultant winemaker Owen Elias and winemaker Victoria Ash, Balfour’s and Nannette’s grapes are in safe hands. The only UK vineyard dedicated to the creation of Rosé sparkling wine, the aim from the outset has always been to produce a taste of world-beating quality -‐ one that can stand on its own as a modern classic.
 

Grape Varieties:

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

Wines:

  • Balfour Brut Rosé (sparkling rosé)

  • Balfour 1503 Classic Cuvée NV (sparkling white)

  • Balfour 1503 Rosé NV (sparkling rosé)

  • Nannette’s English Rose (still rosé)

  • Skye's English Chardonnay (still white)

  • Hush Heath Manor Pinot Noir (still red)

  • Apple Juice

  • Jake's Kentish Cider (sparkling)

  • Jake’s Orchard Kent Cider (still)

 

In June 2008 the Balfour Brut Rosé was awarded a Gold Medal and Trophy by the judges at the International Wine Challenge, the World Cup of wine tastings and the biggest blind tasting in the world. This is only the second time an English wine has received such an accolade during the 25-year history of the competition.

In May 2008 the Balfour 2005 was awarded both a Gold Medal and the South East Wine of the Year Trophy.

In May 2009 Balfour Brut Rosé was awarded a Gold Medal and the first Trophy ever awarded to an English wine in the Decanter World Wine Awards, the biggest wine competition in the world this year.

In May 2012 the Balfour 2008 was awarded a Gold Medal by the Decanter World wine awards.

In May 2013, Balfour Brut Rosé 2010 was awarded a Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

In May 2014, it was given 18/20 points by Richard Hemming for www.jancisrobinson.com – the highest score awarded to any English wine in the tasting. It is the only English Quality Wine served on the Orient Express and British Airways First Class.

Over the summer of 2014, Balfour Brut Rosé 2010 also won a Gold Medal at the The Drinks Business Rosé Masterclass.

In 2015, Balfour Blanc de Blanc 2010 was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Champagne & Sparkling Wine Awards.

In May 2015, Balfour 1503 Classic Cuveé won a Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

The exquisite Hush Heath Manor is perched atop the Estate with the whole of Kent in its sights. Founded in 1503, the Tudor timber-framed manor is soaked in English history. Hush Heath Estate, with its luscious gardens, statue-lined terraces, Japanese ponds and ancient oak woodland is a slice of Eden and the backdrop to the most perfectly manicured vineyards and orchards in the country. This is where the Garden of England rightly found its name.

Only here can Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes flourish amidst orchards blossoming with Bramleys, Cox Orange Pippin and Egremont Russets – a world away from civilization.

Our new state of art winery's first harvest was in 2010.

 

Estate/Visitor Facilities:

Hush Heath Winery is open for tastings and sales 7 days a week, 11.00am – 5.00pm all year round.

Come along and taste our current releases of wines and ciders and take a stroll along our vineyard, orchard and woodland trail. Tastings and self-guided tours are FREE and available without booking.

Guided Tours
Guided tours of the estate include a walk through our beautiful vineyards and orchards before a detailed explanation of the sparkling winemaking process and viewing of our state of the art winery. To conclude there will be a tasting of our 3 current wine/cider releases.

Duration – 2.5 hours
Cost – £15 pp
Minimum/Maximum number of people – 6 / 30


All tours must be pre-booked, and are availble throughout the week and weekends, as well as Bank Holidays. Please contact Hush Heath Winery via email info@hushheath.com or phone 01622 832794.

Please note that there is at least 30 minutes walking in the tour, suitable footwear must be worn. We cannot accommodate dogs (except guide dogs) or children under 12.

Sales:

Please contact Hilary Green: hilary@hushheath.com or Mobile: +44 (0) 7824 434647.

For Kent & Sussex Sales contact Sheryl - sheryl@hushheath.com

Our wines are sold directly to trade through Bibendum Wine Ltd  Tel: 020 7449 4120.

Availability is also through retailers such as Majestic Wine, M&S, Harrods, Waitrose, Hedonism Wine, The Sampler, The Wine Pantry and Adnams Cellar and Kitchen. Or you can enjoy a glass at many restaurants, pubs and bars including St Bart’s Brewery, Roast, The Goudhurst Inn, Bistro Union, The Bull & The Hide, The Hand and Flowers, Searcys Champagne bars, Pollen Street Social, Hakkasan, HKK, L’Enclume, Roganic, The French by Simon Rogan, The Fox and Anchor, Trinity and The Harwood Arms.