Hush Heath Estate is a 400-acre family owned estate in the heart of the ‘Garden of England’, Kent, with vast ancient woodlands, vineyards, apple orchards and wildflower meadows. With family values at its core, the Estate combines conservation with an unrivalled spirit of hospitality and generosity.
Kent’s original vineyard, Biddenden was established by the Barnes family in 1969, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. The vineyard has remained family owned and is today run by the second & third generation, drawing on many years of experience in winemaking at Biddenden. Eleven varieties of grapes are grown across 23 acres, including both Germanic and French varieties, producing award-winning white, red, rosé and sparkling wines.
Chapel Down is England’s leading wine producer with a world-class range of sparkling and still wines. Based in the picturesque market town of Tenterden in Kent, Chapel Down sources fruit across the South East of England and produces traditional method sparkling wines, crisp, aromatic white wines, delicate rosés and elegant light red wines.
Champagne Taittinger along with their UK partner Hatch Mansfield Ltd and friends have set up Domaine Evremond, purchasing 69 hectares of farmland at Selling Court Farm in Kent. 40 hectares of this will be planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes to produce sparkling wine made in England. This unique collaboration marks the first time that a Champagne house has invested in the UK with the intention of producing a range of premium sparkling wines.
At Gusbourne we embrace tradition but readily challenge convention, even to make what might seem like minor alterations to the finished wine. Attention to detail is often the difference between great and exceptional. The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410, when it was owned by John de Goosebourne. In 2004, Andrew Weeber took over the estate with a clear vision and a single goal: to create wines that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the globe.
Simpsons' Wine Estate was established in 2012 by Ruth and Charles Simpson in Barham, Kent, amid the pristine beauty of the Elham Valley – an unspoilt seam in the North Downs where the contours of the land, the climate and the soil could scarcely be improved upon for viticulture.
Above our front door at Squerryes Court sits the family motto: Licet Esse Beatis, which means: ‘it’s permitted to be joyful’. Today we say we’re in the business of creating joy. It has been the spirit of the 2,500 acre Squerryes estate for 300 years, influencing all we do, from bottling that joy in the form of fine vintage sparkling wine, to the places we have created for people to enjoy the simple pleasures of life through delicious food and wine or the spaces to hire.
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