Vineyard Description

We’re proud to own Kent’s original vineyard, producing award-winning wines, ciders and juices.

At Biddenden Vineyards, Kent’s original vineyard, we pride ourselves on being a family run vineyard with the second and third generation of the Barnes family managing the estate.

Biddenden Vineyards celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, an exciting milestone to have reached at an exciting time for English, and especially Kentish wine. The family is able to draw on 5 decades of winemaking knowledge and pair this with new methods & techniques to ensure that Biddenden is at the forefront of the English wine industry.

Originally home to a 40 acre apple orchard, the Barnes family started to consider diversifying the farm in the late 1960s as apple prices began to decline. After listening to a feature on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour programme about English vineyards being replanted, Mrs. Barnes was inspired to turn to viticulture. In 1969, one third of an acre of vines was planted and Biddenden Vineyards was born.

Opening Details

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Open all year round, but closed on Sundays in January & February.

Location

Biddenden Vineyards Ltd, Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden, Kent TN27 8DF

Address

Biddenden Vineyards Ltd, Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden, Kent TN27 8DF

Tours and Tastings

Biddenden Vineyards is open to visitors throughout the year.
For those just passing, there is a self-guided route around the vines for you to stroll at your leisure. For a more in-depth experience, to learn more about the history of the vineyard and our wine and cider making processes, visitors can pre-book a private guided tour or book onto one of our open tours.

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