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.
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 an expert-led tour of the vineyards, apple orchards, ancient woodlands and wildflower meadows. Guests will learn about the winery and discover the winemaking process from grape to glass.
The tour is followed by a guided tasting of six Balfour Wines.
On a Saturday and Sunday, this tour includes a visit to our state-of-the-art winery where guests will be shown the winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines.
Midweek- guests will be shown a short film featuring our Head Winemaker Fergus Elias as he talks through the winemaking process used by Balfour Winery.
Cellar Door Tasting Masterclass
11:30am - 12:30pm and 3pm - 4pm • Mon-Fri £25PP • Sat and Sun £35PP • Booking Essential • Available April to October
Guests are led by one of our knowledgeable tour guides in a fun and relaxed tasting of six Balfour Wines, where they can learn the technique of wine tasting without the bravado.
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
Guests will be led by one of our knowledgeable guides to explore the artwork in the winery,
whilst enjoying a glass of Balfour Sparkling Wine. This will be followed by a tutored tasting of three Balfour Wines and a delicious sharing platter.
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.
Wine and Dine Experience
11AM - 4.30PM • Thursday - Sunday • £175PP • Booking Essential
This luxury all-day tour and tasting experience begins with a private transfer from Marden train station (if required) to Balfour Winery in the heart of the Kent countryside.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your host for the day with a glass of our signature Balfour Brut Rosé and led upstairs to the balcony to take in the breathtaking views overlooking Nannette’s vineyard.
Your guide will give you a brief history of Balfour Winery and the 400-acre land surrounding it, Hush Heath Estate, before taking you on an exclusive guided walk through the vineyards.
On your walk, you will be shown hidden areas of the estate not accessible on other tours and given insights into our viticulture practices, and our woodland and wildflower conservation program.
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.
A delicious, seasonal three-course lunch, expertly prepared by our talented Head Chef will then be served. Each course will be paired with a glass of our wine specially selected by Fergus Elias, our Head Winemaker.
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.
*Winery tours only available at weekends and this is subject to change.
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.