Hush Heath Winery

Tonbridge and Malling

Type:Vineyard

Five Oak Lane, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 0HT

Tel: 01622 832794

Hush Heath Winery

About

Open from 4th July 2020

Hush Heath 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.

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.

Self Guided Tour of Hush Heath Wines and Nature Trails 

Pick up a map from the Cellar Door and explore our picturesque 400 acre Estate at your own pace. Stroll through the Estate visiting our beautiful vineyards, apple orchards, wild flower meadows and ancient oak woodlands. Enjoy the tranquillity and become absorbed in the flora and fauna of the beautiful Kent Countryside. Upon returning to our tasting room and spacious outside terrace, sample 3 of our Balfour wines for £5 per person which is redeemable on any purchase over £20 from our retail shop

No booking required, Free, Allow 1 1/2 hours

Guided Tour

Our knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through our vineyard, share the history of the Estate and explain the secrets of English Viticulture. Stroll through our apple orchards, ancient oak woodlands and finally our wildflower meadows learning interesting aspects of each.  This walk will take around an hour and upon your return you will be shown to our private mezzanine level in the tasting room where you will be immersed into the world of winemaking as our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias, talks you through the process of grape to glass in our short film. Finally, enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 Balfour wines, Jake’s ciders or beers.

Now to Oct, £30pp, Allow 2 hours, Thurs-Sun

Private Group Tours

Enjoy an exclusive, private tour with your own expert guide, a tailored experience to suit your groups’ needs. On arrival you’ll be welcomed by your dedicated guide and enjoy a glass of our signature Balfour Brut Rosé before exploring our pristine vineyards, apple orchards, ancient oak woodlands and wildflower meadows. The walk will take approx. 1.5 hours. Head back to the tasting room where you will be immersed into the world of winemaking as our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias, talks you through the process of grape to glass in our short film. Finally, enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 Balfour wines, Jake’s ciders or beers. 

Year Round, £50pp, Allow 3 hours, Minimum 12 people

Further details of the what Hush Heath are doing to keep you safe can be found here

Guide Prices

Our self-guided walks are free of charge, no need to book and available seven days a week year round during opening hours. Please come and see us at the winery shop before you set out to collect a map of the estate and speak with us about recommended routes for the day. Upon returning to our tasting room and spacious outside terrace, sample 3 of our Balfour wines for £5 per person which is redeemable on any purchase over £20 from our retail shop.

Pre-Booked Tours £30 per person, for a Full Estate Tour and Tutored Tasting – Must be booked in advanced

Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Our Pub The Goudhurst Inn is situated a few miles from the Winery

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • One way system
  • Open now
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue - Private hire is available for corporations and individuals hosting between 25 and 200 guests. Requests are considered independently.
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Parking is available next to the winery and train services from Marden and Staplehurst run regularly.

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1.5 - 3 hours
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 10
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Drive time from central London approx. 2 hoursMarden station to Hush Heath Winery, 5 mins by car

Public Transport Directions

Train time from London Charing Cross to Marden approx. 55 mins Transfer from Marden or Staplehurst station is approx. 5 minutes

Please remember masks must be worn on all public transport

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Bronze Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Bronze 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Open daily 11am-5pm including Bank Holidays

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