Established in 1969, Biddenden Vineyard is a single estate vineyard spanning 23 acres of gentle south facing slopes, situated in a sheltered valley, just outside the picturesque Wealden village of Biddenden.
All vine work on the estate is still carried out by hand, including pruning, canopy management and the picking of the eleven different grape varieties, grown to produce their array of award-winning White, Rosé, Red and Sparkling English wines.
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. Production now stands at approximately 80,000 bottles a year.
Admission and tastings are free and the vineyard is open to the public all year round. There is also a coffee shop on site.
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