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Welcome to Ashford, home to some of the most awarded vineyards and wineries in England, the perfect place to See, Find, Taste and Try Kent’s exceptional food and drink. With Ashford’s south-facing slopes, chalks soils and increasingly warm climate, it’s really no surprise the region boasts so many of England’s leading wineries, and a visit here will treat you to vineyard tours, acres of sun-kissed vines and tastings from the likes of Chapel Down, Gusbourne, Westwell Wines and Biddenden Vineyards. As each winery offers their own unique experiences, each with a story to share, Ashford is the perfect spot for a short break, with accommodation ranging from cosy shepherds huts and bougie manor houses, to boutique stays in vineyards. Ready to raise a glass to Ashford? Let’s get planning…

Vineyard visits

As the setting of some of the most celebrated wineries in the country, Ashford is the perfect spot for a foodie’s dream retreat. With vineyards across the region, you’ll be spoiled for choice, but whether you choose to tour the area’s newest boutique vineyards, like Woodchurch Wine Estate, Warehorne Vineyard, Wayfarer Wines and Brabourne Vineyard, or the established wineries that have been stealing the headlines for decades, your visit will include some of the finest English still and sparkling wines around.

Choose from guided tours and tastings accompanied with the freshest local produce or even drive-free tours with the likes of Wine Tours of Kent and Opulence so you can sample a selection of the finest wines this region has to offer without the need of a designated driver.

You’ll soon see that each of Ashford’s vineyards offers their own experiences, ranging from tutored tastings with the wine makers, harvest time tours, and picnics in the vines, to three-course lunches perfectly paired with wines produced just metres away, and live music and theatre set against those beautiful rolling backdrops. With so many unique ways to discover Ashford’s wine growing region, be sure to take a look at the vineyards’ websites for the latest exciting experiences to plan your perfect tour.

Please be sure to check the opening hours of all of the vineyards below, before you visit. 

Contact Us
Ashford Visitor Information Service. Tel: 01233 330383 Email: tourism@ashford.gov.uk