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An unforgettable getaway that showcases the very best of the Kent countryside. 



The Wine Garden of England is a magical place where visitors can spend an afternoon or several days sampling award-winning wines and indulging in fantastic home-grown seasonal produce. Whether you're planning a luxurious break with a loved one, a group adventure with friends, or a day trip with a difference, here are some wine trails and itineraries to inspire.


Of course, the possibilities and combinations are almost endless, so we’re here to help you plan and book all aspects of your trip just complete the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.

Popular experiences


Browse through a selection of our most popular experiences and book direct through our online booking system.

Estate Tour & Tasting

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Balfour Winery at the Hush Heath Estate

• 1 hour tour
• Wine tasting

A 1 hour tour experience with our knowledgeable tour guide, explaining our precious eco system and how we’ve intertwined our vineyards and winemaking to create this stunning Estate. Concluded with a tutored tasting of 3 carefully chosen wines.

Chapel Down Guided Tour

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Chapel Down

• 1 hour 45 min tour
• Wine tasting

Join us for a visit to the Chapel Down vineyards and winery where your experienced guide will take you on a journey from grape to glass, followed by a tutored tasting of our award-winning range of sparkling and still wines.
Each tour takes approximately 1hr 45mins, £25 per person.

Simpsons Vineyard & Winery Tour with Tasting Experience

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• Vineyard & Winery tour
• Wine tasting

Discover the charm of Elham Valley with a tour of Simpsons' Wine Estate. Begin with a scenic walk through the Roman Road vineyard, followed by a guided tour of the winemaking process in the world-class winery. Conclude your experience with a delightful wine tasting session in the Glass House Tasting Room, offering exquisite English still and sparkling wines for purchase at the Cellar Door.

Private Tour

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• 1 hour tour
• Wine tasting

Join one of our open tours which take place on Saturdays from April to September. The perfect introduction to Biddenden Vineyards and our wines, ciders and juices. Arrive at 10.15am for a complimentary cup of tea, coffee or juice in the vineyard shop. The tour will begin at 10.30am and last approximately 1 hour. Your guide will take the group around the vines, into the winery and then back into the vineyard shop for tastings. Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

Sparkling Tasting Flight

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• Wine tasting
• Additional 1 hour tour available

This relaxed and informative tasting of our four classic sparkling wines is the perfect introduction to the Gusbourne range. Your host will pour each wine in turn, sharing winemaking insights, vintage details and answering your questions. The experience will last around an hour and takes place at The Nest.

A Taste of Squerryes

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• Vineyard tour
• Wine tasting

Stroll through our beautiful vineyard discovering how our terroir makes our sparkling wine unique. Finish with a tasting experience of our vintage wines in our 'Cork Room', designed to reflect the spirit of our house, surrounded by the colourful characters that have defined Squerryes from the last 300 years. Choose to get a step closer to Squerryes through membership to the estate or simply extend your stay with a visit to The Bottle Store restaurant for lunch or dinner


Trails & itineraries

Whether you're planning a luxurious break with a loved one, a group adventure with friends, or a day trip with a difference, here are some wine trails and itineraries to inspire. Of course, the possibilities and combinations are almost endless, so we’re here to help you plan and book all aspects of your trip - just complete our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.


The Weekend Escape

The Weekend Escape

• 2 Days & 1 Night
• Self Drive
• Great for Couples

Spend the weekend based in the charming and historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, perfectly located to visit some of Kent’s most beautiful vineyards. While away the weekend exploring three of Kent’s finest wine producers, tasting some delightful English wines and sampling some of the region’s premium local produce along the way.

Restore & Explore Short Break

Restore & Explore Short Break

• 4 Days and 3 Nights
• Spa Accommodation
• Perfect for Couples

In need of restoration and relaxation? Let nature work its restorative magic as you walk the picturesque vines at Kent’s most beautiful wineries, before indulging in a range of luxurious treatments at a selection of Kent's finest hotels. During your tour, you will also sample some of the fantastic home-grown seasonal produce at a range of award-winning restaurants. Relax, explore and restore, whilst indulging in the best hospitality that Kent has to offer.

Touring Vineyards on E Bikes

Touring Vineyards on E Bikes

All Fitness levels
Fun between vineyards
Beautiful countryside

At the UK Electric Bike Centre we offer our customers the unique opportunity to travel between vineyards on an electric bike. Our award winning tours and self-guided tours are a fun and easy way to travel. See the Kent countryside, as you take the quiet back lanes between several vineyards. Try award winning wines in beautiful surroundings and view oast houses, medieval hall houses in pretty villages as well as passing Sissinghurst Castle and gardens. All our bikes are easy to ride and come with helmets, locks, panniers and easy to read route maps.

Luxury 4 Day Wine Trail

Luxury 4 Day Wine Trail

• 4 Days and 4 Nights
• Chauffeur Driven
• Great for Groups - Up to 8

Gather some friends and head to the countryside to enjoy a luxurious, chauffeur-driven weekend in the Wine Garden of England. Visit five of Kent’s most beautiful wineries, taking in the picturesque vineyards and tasting delicious English wines. During your tour sample some of the counties fantastic home-grown seasonal produce at a range of award-winning restaurants, and stay in a variety of 4 and 5-star accommodation options. Relax, explore and indulge in the best hospitality that Kent has to offer!

English Wine Tasting Tour

English Wine Tasting Tour

• 3 Day Tour
• Chauffeur Driven
• Great for Couples

Explore in style with a chauffeured English wine tasting tour around some of Kent’s most acclaimed vineyards, tasting award-winning sparkling wines. along the way. Stay in historic accommodation with Norman cellars dating back to the 12th Century and enjoy seasonal, British and locally sourced cuisine during your stay.

The 1 Day Trail

The 1 Day Trail

• Full Day Out
• Self Drive
• Great for Individuals / Groups

This full day trip is a stunning rural escape to the Kent countryside, allowing you to relax and explore, taste some delicious English wines and learn the fascinating stories of two picturesque vineyards.


Bespoke Itineraries


Whether you have a few hours or a few days to spend with us, if you’re a wine expert, an enthusiastic novice or just want to get closer to nature, then we can offer you a special and enjoyable time in the Wine Garden of England.


Visit us by train

Visiting the Wine Garden of England couldn’t be easier by train. Not only can you sample and enjoy the wine tastings,  you can relax and enjoy the Kent countryside as you travel.  

Southeastern operates the train service between London and Kent, running frequent trains to the stations across the Wine Garden of England, including the UK’s first domestic high speed service from St Pancras International.


Southeastern stations closest to each vineyard

Biddenden -  Ashford International or Headcorn

Chapel Down - Ashford International or Headcorn

Simpsons - Canterbury East, Canterbury West, Dover Priory

Squerryes - Sevenoaks or Orpington 

Hush Heath - Marden, Staplehurst or Tunbridge Wells

Gusbourne – Ashford International

Westwell - Ashford International or Charing


What's on

Keep up to date with all our latest news on our blog and see what's going on in and around Kent with our exclusive events calendar.

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