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Walk, discover, experience, taste and enjoy

Along with world-class English wines, beers, and ciders, Balfour Winery is home to some of England’s most vibrant flora and fauna. For nature and wine lovers alike, the Estate offers an unparalleled experience. Guests can take a self-guided stroll through beautiful vineyards, apple orchards and ancient oak woodlands, or join an expert-led tour and tasting experience.

Winter Wine Experience

Mon-Fri 11:30am - 1:30pm £45PP • Sat and Sun £65PP 11:30am - 1:30pm and 3pm - 5pm • Booking Essential • Available November to March

Discover Balfour wines and how the land around the winery, Hush Heath Estate, transitioned from a traditional pasture of arable land to beautifully maintained vineyards, orchards, and ancient oak woodlands.

Learn about the secrets of the Hush Heath Estate history either from the edge of Nannette’s Vineyard (weather permitting) or the balcony while one of our knowledgeable tour guides brings to life some fascinating stories from our past.

On a Saturday and Sunday, the Winter Wine Experience includes a visit to our state-of-the-art winery where guests will be guided around our modern facility showing winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines.

Midweek guests will be shown to the private mezzanine level in the tasting room where guests will be immersed into the world of winemaking as our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias, talks through the winemaking process in our short film.

Finally, enjoy a tutored tasting of six Balfour wines.

Winter Cellar Door Tasting Masterclass

Mon-Fri £25PP 2pm - 3pm • Sat and Sun £35PP 1pm - 2pm • Booking Essential • Available November to March

Guests will be led by one of our Balfour Tour Guides, in a tutored tasting of six Balfour wines.

Learn the technique of how to taste and enjoy wine in a relaxed and fun environment without the bravado.  Our Cellar Door offers beautiful views across the Estate and vineyards, a perfect way to spend an hour tasting our Balfour wines.

If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance on 01622 832794.

Please note that children under 10 are not permitted to join the Masterclass and only visitors over the age of 18 will be able to taste the wines, beers, or cider available.

Art and Wine Evening

Third Wednesday of the month • 6:30pm - 8:30pm • £65PP • Booking Essential • Available November to March • Includes Warm Winter Cheese Platter

The relationship between wine and art is fascinatingly intricate.

We are incredibly lucky to have a selection of beautiful pieces of art and sculpture from Leslie Balfour-Lynn’s private collection on display.

Join one of our Balfour Tour Guides around our Cellar Door where you will learn the story behind our most significant pieces of artwork and sculpture, whilst enjoying a glass of Balfour sparkling wine.

As part of the evening, you will enjoy a tutored tasting of three Balfour wines and a Warm Winter Sharing Platter of meats* and cheeses, including baked camembert.

Please note that the tasting part of the tour will be held on our upstairs mezzanine level which is only accessible via stairs. If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance on 01622832794.

*Vegetarian alternatives available.

Wine and Dine Experience

11AM - 4.30PM • Thursday - Sunday • £175PP • Booking Essential

Your day begins with a private transfer from Marden train station (if required). Where you will be met by one of our Balfour Tour Guides who will be your personal guide throughout your visit.

Upon arrival at the winery, enjoy a glass of Balfour sparkling wine on our upstairs terrace overlooking Nannette’s vineyard.

This tour shares hidden areas of the Estate not available on other tours. You will be provided with an in-depth insight into our viticulture practices, our woodland and wildflower conservation program and the wonderful wildlife and nature on our 400-acre Estate.

After the tour, you will visit our state-of-the-art Winery where you will be given a comprehensive overview of the winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines. This will be followed by a tutored tasting of six Balfour wines including new release and limited-edition wines.

Following your tasting, relax and enjoy a delicious seasonal three-course lunch expertly prepared by our Head Chef. Each course is paired with a glass of wine specially selected by our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias.

At the end of your afternoon, a private transfer will take you back to Marden train station.

Should you wish to enjoy the Balfour Dining Experience as a private group, this is available at £195 per person and would require a minimum of 8 guests. To book please call the winery directly on 01622 832 794.

Self Guided Tour

Free • All Year Round • No Booking Required

Pick up a map from our Cellar Door and explore the picturesque Estate at your own pace. With two designed routes to choose from, enjoy tranquillity and stillness, as you stroll through beautiful vineyards, apple orchards, wildflower meadows, and ancient oak woodlands.

Cellar Door Self Tutored Tasting

All Year Round • No Booking Required • From £5PP

As an introduction to our portfolio of Balfour wines, sample three selected wines from £5 per person, this is redeemable on any purchase over £20 from our retail shop.

Cellar Door Tasting Masterclass

11:30am - 12:30pm and 3pm - 4pm • Mon-Fri £25PP • Sat and Sun £35PP • Booking Essential • Available April to October

Discover our world-class, award-winning wines – led by one of our Balfour Tour Guides, immerse yourself in a tutored tasting of six Balfour wines.

Learn the true technique of how to taste and enjoy wine in a relaxed and fun environment without the bravado.  Our Cellar Door offers beautiful views across the Estate and vineyards, a perfect way to spend an hour tasting our Balfour wines.

If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance on 01622 832794.

Please note that children under 10 are not permitted to join the Masterclass and only visitors over the age of 18 will be able to taste the wines, beers, or cider available.

Full Estate Tour and Tasting

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm • Mon-Fri £45PP • Sat and Sun £65PP • Booking Essential • Available April to October

This tour begins with a tour of our English viticulture. Explore our pristine vineyards, apple orchards, ancient oak woodlands, and wildflower meadows with an expert guide.

Following the walk, you will head back into the winery to learn about the full winemaking process from grape to glass.

Finally, there will be a guided tasting of three Balfour Wines in our stunning tasting room, The View.

On a Saturday and Sunday, the Full Estate Tour and Tasting includes a visit to our state-of-the-art winery where you will be guided around our modern facility showing winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines.

Midweek 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 winemaking process in our short film.

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