A warm welcome awaits you at Biddenden Vineyards

Free admission & tasting. Open throughout the year.

Biddenden Vineyard is Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard, having been established by the Barnes family in 1969 to produce wines and ciders. The vineyards are set in 23 acres on a gentle south facing slope in a shallow sheltered valley, 1.2 miles from the lovely Wealden village of Biddenden. Eleven varieties of grapes are grown to produce White, Red, Rosé and Quality Sparkling wines. Traditional Kentish ciders have also been made here for over 30 years together with farm pressed apple and pear juices.

Visitors are welcome throughout the year. Our coffee shop is open daily and there is a marked walk around the vineyard for customers for you to wander at your leisure.  Please note that on occasions the vineyard walk may be closed for mechanical operations.

Opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 11am – 5pm
Closed Sundays in January & February and from noon on 24th December – 1st January inclusive.


Free Guided Tours 2015

2015 FREE tour dates are now available visitors are welcome to stroll around the 23 acres of vines set in the beautiful Kentish Countryside. See the presses and bottling line in the Winery then visit our shop to sample our wines, cider and apple juice.

Find out more about our Private Individual, Group Guided or Joint Group Tours.


Sparkling Wines

Our multi-award winning English sparkling wines.
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Still Wines

Distinctive Biddenden Red, White and Rosé still wines.
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Ciders

Ciders and apple juices all pressed and bottled on-site.
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Juices

Farm pressed juices produced from locally grown fruit.
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The Vineyards

The vineyards were established by the Barnes family in 1969. Starting with one acre the vineyards has grown to 23 acres with eleven varieties of grapes grown. Set on a gentle south facing slope in a shallow sheltered valley, ideal conditions for vines. Predominantly German varieties are grown including Ortega, Huxelrebe, Bacchus, Schonburger and Reichensteiner.

Together with Pinot Noir, Gamay and Dornfelder the vineyards are able to produce White, Red, Rosé and Sparkling Wines. Harvest of the grapes takes place late September, visitors can see the presses in operation in the winery. Bottling of the wines commences early in the following year.

Great effort is made to ensure that the Estate wines produced are of the highest quality, which is reflected by the number of awards we receive.

Alongside our wine making we also produce Biddenden Strong Kentish Ciders and Farm Pressed Apple and pear juices made using locally grown culinary and dessert apples and pears.

Opposite picture:
Sally and Julian Barnes receiving the Berwick Trophy and Jack Ward Memorial Salver for Best Wine ‘Ortega 2008′ at the English and Welsh Wine of Year Awards at the House of Lords, July 2009.