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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.

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.

We recommend booking taxis in advance. See phone numbers here.

Please note that due to Harvest, the winery and some areas of the Estate may not be accessible throughout September and October.

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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.

We recommend booking taxis in advance. See phone numbers here.

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.

We recommend booking taxis in advance. See phone numbers here.

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.

We recommend booking taxis in advance. See phone numbers here.

Please note that due to Harvest, the winery and some areas of the Estate may not be accessible throughout September and October.

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.

Throughout the summer months, we may be spraying in the vineyard, if this is happening on the day of your visit, you may be unable to walk in the Estate. We remain open for platters, tastings and retail as normal. Please call 01622 832794 to check.

Please note that due to Harvest some areas of the Estate may not be accessible throughout September and October.

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.

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.

We recommend booking taxis in advance. See phone numbers here.

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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 three of our wines.

We recommend booking taxis in advance. See phone numbers here.

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Balfour Wine Tasting Masterclass

Available November - April | Monday - Sunday | 2pm - 3pm | £25pp

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.

We recommend booking taxis in advance. See phone numbers here.

 

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