Walk, discover, experience, taste & enjoy
Along with award-winning and 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 guest experience. See for yourself with a self-guided stroll through beautiful vineyards, apple orchards and ancient oak woodlands, or join an expert-led tour and tasting experience.
Self Guided Tour
Free • All Year Round • No Booking Required
Pick up a map from our Cellar Door and explore our picturesque estate at your own pace. With two specifically designed routes to choose from, enjoy a moment of tranquillity and stillness, as you stroll through our beautiful vineyards, apple orchards, wildflower meadows and ancient oak woodlands.
Cellar Door Self Tutored Tasting
All Year Round • No Booking Required • From £5 per person
As a little introduction to our portfolio of Balfour wines, sample 3 specifically selected wines from £5 per person, which is redeemable on any purchase over £20 from our retail shop.
Cellar Door Tasting Masterclass
1 Hour • Mon-Fri £25PP • Sat & Sun £35PP
Discover our World-class, award winning wines. Led by one of our knowledgeable Balfour Tour Guides, immerse yourself in a tutored tasting of 6 Balfour wines, Jake’s beers or ciders.
Masterclasses are available 7 days a week and run at 11.30am and 3pm each day.
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.
Balfour Art & Wine Tour
Wednesdays • 1.5 Hours • 5pm • £35PP • Booking Essential
The relationship between wine and art is a fascinatingly intricate one and producing a portfolio of award-winning wines is an artform in itself.
We are incredibly lucky to have a selection of beautiful pieces of art and sculpture from Leslie Balfour-Lynn’s own private collection on display.
Join one of our knowledgeable Balfour Ambassadors who will guide you 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 Brut Rosé.
This will be followed by a tutored tasting, upstairs on our private mezzanine, of 3 Balfour wines, Jake’s beers or ciders.
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 01622 832794.
Full Estate Tour & Tasting
2 Hours • £45PP Mon-Fri • £65PP Sat & Sun• Booking Essential
Learn the secrets of English viticulture. Explore our pristine vineyards, apple orchards, ancient oak woodlands and wildflower meadows with our expert guide.
Then head back into our Winery to discover the full process of grape to glass.
Finally, enjoy a guided tasting of 3 wines, beers or ciders in our stunning tasting room ‘The View’.
On a Saturday or Sunday the Full Estate Tour and Tasting will visit 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 bookings 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 20-minute film.
Balfour Wine & Dine Experience
5 Hours • 11AM - 4PM • £175PP • Booking Essential
Indulge in the ultimate Balfour experience.
Your day begins with a private transfer from Marden train station (if required). Where you will be met by one of our Balfour Ambassadors who will be your personal guide throughout your visit.
Upon arrival at the winery, enjoy a glass of our signature Balfour Brut Rosé on our upstairs terrace overlooking Nannette’s vineyard.
Our Balfour Ambassador will show you hidden areas of the Estate not available on other tours. You’ll be provided with an in-depth insight into our viticulture practices, our woodland and wildflower conservation programme and the wonderful wildlife and nature that live on our 400-acre Estate, creating our own ecosystem with vast biodiversity.
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, in our owner’s private tasting room, of 6 Balfour wines including new release and limited-edition wines.
Following your tutored tasting, relax and enjoy a delicious, seasonal three course lunch expertly prepared by our resident chef. Each course will be 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.
Balfour Wine Flight
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Our Balfour wine tasting flight provides the perfect opportunity to try our wines side by side. We suggest tasting the wine in the order listed to perfectly showcase each wine.
Three 125ml Tastings £15
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