Hush Heath Estate and Winery

Visit the Estate's beautiful vineyards, apple orchards and ancient oak woodlands.  View our state of the art winery, taste and buy England's finest sparkling wines and ciders.

Hush Heath Estate and Winery, the home of award winning Balfour Brut Rosé, England's most exclusive pink fizz, has opened it's doors to visitors and wine lovers.

The Estate produces one of England's most iconic and exclusive sparkling wines using traditional Champagne methods.

Guided Tour Options

Winter Winery Tour & Tutored Tasting Tour - £20 per person.

Thursday - Sunday 2.30pm daily (November to March)

Full Estate, Winery & Tutored Tasting Tour - , £25 per person.

Thursday - Sunday 11am and 2.30pm daily (April to October) 

The Full Hush Heath Experience -  Includes specially prepared 3 course lunch or dinner, with a flight of Hush Heath wines at our locally owned Goudhurst Inn.  Can be booked with either tour above - additional £30 per person.

Hush Heath Estate, the 400-acre estate comprising 100 acres of vineyards nestled amongst rolling hills in Kent, the Garden of England, has been awarded a Gold accolade by Visit England.  The only English winery attraction to achieve the highest award of Gold, Hush Heath Estate is recognised as providing an outstanding experience to visitors from around the world. 76 attractions have been recognised in Visit England’s annual assessment and only 16 achieved the highest Gold award, based on the score they obtained from the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme assessment

We are famous for producing Balfour Brut Rosé, one of the most iconic and exclusive English sparkling wines, using traditional Champagne methods and grape varieties. Our vineyards were established in 2002 and are predominantly planted with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, although more recently, plantings of Bacchus and Pinot Blanc have been added.  All our grapes are handpicked and blended in our state-of-the-art Winery.

In 2018, we underwent a large expansion, with a new contemporary style Cellar Door building, housing our Visitor Centre, which offers Vineyard/Winery tours and tastings, with space for corporate and private events.

Hush Heath wines are nationally and internationally award-winning and include a sparkling range under the ‘Balfour’ brand and still wines under the ‘Hush Heath Estate’ brand. The Estate has a distinct ‘house style’, producing wines of elegance and purity, showcasing a soft mousse with a fruit-forward approach and a refreshing, lively acidity. Fruit from the Estate’s apple orchards is used to make the ‘Jake’s Kentish Cider’ range and our two truly unique sparkling apple wines, which reflects a constant drive for innovation. 

An exciting tourist attraction, Hush Heath has a friendly and passionate team who enjoy welcoming guests and sharing with them their extensive knowledge of viticulture, wine making and tutored tastings.

Winter Winery Tours run at 2.30pm from November-March, Thursday-Sunday. This experience includes a tour around our sophisticated Winery, where the fascinating art of winemaking is explained. Following this you will enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 of our delicious, award-winning wines.

Full Estate Tours run at 11am and 2pm from April-October, Thursday-Sunday. This includes a guided tour around our stunning vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands where you will learn about the estate and our viticulture. The tour continues in our modern Winery where the art of winemaking is explained. Following this, you will enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 of our award-winning wines and ciders.

Alternatively, self -guided tours and tastings are free and available without booking. We also have charcuterie, cheese and vegetarian sharing platters available as the perfect accompaniment to our wines.

We are open 7 Days a week, 11am to 5pm, including bank holidays, all year round.

Opening Times

Winter Winery Tour & Tutored Tasting Tour - £20 per person.
Thursday - Sunday 2.30pm daily (November to March)

Full Estate, Winery & Tutored Tasting Tour - , £25 per person.
Thursday - Sunday 11am and 2.30pm daily (April to October)

Address

Five Oak Lane
Staplehurst
TN12 0HX