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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

Available November - April | Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 11.30am - 1pm, £45pp | Saturday, 11.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 3.30pm, £65pp

Join us at Balfour Winery and learn about our wines, our history, and the surrounding Hush Heath Estate.

On this tour, you will discover the secrets and history of the winery and learn about how the estate transitioned from a traditional pasture of arable land to beautifully maintained vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands.

Depending on the weather you will experience the tour either from the edge of Nannette’s Vineyard or the balcony overlooking the Manor while one of our knowledgeable tour guides brings to life some fascinating stories from our past.

After the tour, you will be seated to watch a short film, in which Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias, talks you through the winemaking process from grape to glass.

Finally, enjoy a tutored tasting of six of our wines.

If you require a taxi it is essential that you book well in advance for both journeys. See phone numbers here.

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Winter Nannette's Tour, Tasting and Lunch

Available November - April | Monday - Wednesday | 11.30am - 1pm | £60pp

Join us at Balfour Winery and learn about our wines, our history, and the surrounding Hush Heath Estate.

On this tour, you will discover the secrets and history of the winery and learn about how the estate transitioned from a traditional pasture of arable land to beautifully maintained vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands.

Depending on the weather you will experience the tour either from the edge of Nannette’s Vineyard or the balcony overlooking the Manor while one of our knowledgeable tour guides brings to life some fascinating stories from our past.

After the tour, you will be seated to watch a short film, in which Head Winemaker Fergus Elias talks you through the winemaking process from grape to glass.

Finally, enjoy a tutored tasting of three of our wines accompanied by a delicious mixed platter of cheese and charcuterie, selected by our chef.

If you require a taxi it is essential that you book well in advance for both journeys. See phone numbers here.

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Balfour Wine Estate Tour and Tasting

Available May - October | Monday - Friday and Sunday, 11.30am - 1.30pm, £45pp | Saturday, 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm, £65pp

Nestling in the heart of the Kent countryside lies Balfour Winery. The Balfour Wine Estate Tour and Tasting experience takes you on a walk of our vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands where our history and viticulture practices are brought to life by your guide. Discover how we work alongside nature to produce our award-winning wines and continue to nurture the diverse ecosystem on the estate.

Upon your return to the tasting room, you will be immersed into the world of winemaking as our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias, talks you through the process of winemaking, from grape to glass, in our short film. 

On a Saturday and Sundayas part of this tour, you will visit our state-of-the-art winery where you will be guided around our incredible facility where the winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines will be explained. *

Conclude the day with a tailored tutored tasting of six Balfour wines that will reflect our diverse range of still and sparkling wines. 

A truly unique and memorable wine experience that guarantees you’ll feel all the passion and dedication that goes into making our Balfour wines.

If you require a taxi it is essential that you book well in advance for both journeys. See phone numbers here.

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Balfour Wine Tasting Masterclass

Available all year-round | Monday - Sunday, 2pm - 3pm | £25pp

Our knowledgeable tour guides will lead you in a fun and relaxed tasting of six Balfour Wines, where you 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.

If you require a taxi it is essential that you book well in advance for both journeys. See phone numbers here.

 

Wine and Dine Experience

Available all year-round | Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 4.30pm | £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 provide 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.

This experience can be arranged for private groups of eight or more guests, please call 01622 832794 for more details.

*Winery tours only available at weekends and are subject to change and availability.

If you require a taxi it is essential that you book well in advance for both journeys. See phone numbers here.

Self-Guided Tour

All Year Round | Free | No Booking Required

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

Throughout the summer months, we periodically spray in the vineyards to keep our vines in the best condition. This activity may restrict the route available for walking. Please call 01622 832794 to check. We remain open for platters, tastings and wine sales as normal.

Cellar Door Self-Tutored Tasting

All Year Round | No Booking Required | From £12.50pp

As an introduction to our portfolio of Balfour Wines, sample three selected wines from £12.50 per person.

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