The vineyards are situated 1.2 miles from the lovely Wealden village of Biddenden, with it’s High Street flanked by half timbered housesonce used for the weaving of cloth, and its 13th century grey stone church. The legend of the 11th century Biddenden Maids – twins Eliza and Mary Chulkhurst, born joined at the hips and shoulders in 1100 – is world famous and the charity in their name still exists today.
The area affords a great variety of attractions to make a great day out or a weekend away, these include Castles, Historic Gardens and a Steam Railway. For more information see visitkent.co.uk
Visitors are welcome to stroll around the 23 acres of vines, set in the beautiful Kentish countryside. There are two routes marked out around the vineyard for you to follow at your leisure. Dogs are welcome on leads. See the presses and bottling line in the winery and visit our shop to enjoy free samples of our wines, ciders and apple & pear juices. Please note that on occasions the vineyard walks may be closed for essential spraying during the summer & harvest.
Our shop also stocks ranges of locally produced goods such as honeys, chutneys, jams and biscuits. We also have a wide selection of local and regional beers, as well as a cheese chiller stocked with a variety of locally produced cheeses. Every week a different local product is available as a free guest tasting.
Our home reared ‘Dangus’ beef is available to buy frozen from the vineyard shop. A cross of Aberdenn Angus & Dexter, grazed and finished on our own fields to produce the finest Kentish beef. Hung for 28 days for full flavour. We offer a wide range of cuts as well as burgers, pies & pasties.
Teas, coffees and ice-creams available. It is the perfect place to buy a gift and at Christmas is a treasure trove of goodies. You are welcome throughout December to a free glass of warmed Monks Delight Cider and a mince pie as you choose your shopping.
The vineyard is open throughout the year and admissions and tastings are FREE for private individuals – please see below for our opening times.
Our coffee shop is open daily and there is a marked walk around the vineyard for customers to wander at their leisure. Please note that on occasions the vineyard walk may be closed for essential spraying during the summer & harvest.
Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 11.00 – 17.00
We are closed on Sundays throughout January and February and from noon 24th December to 1st January inclusive.
FREE Guided Biddenden Vineyard Tours 2014
We also offer free guided tours on selected dates throughout the year – Learn more about the history of the vineyard & how we make our award winning wines, ciders and juices.
Arrive at the vineyard at 9.45 for a free cup of coffee and your tour to begin at 10am. Taste our wines, ciders and juices in our vineyard shop after the tour.
These tours are for individuals, families and friends – pre-booking is essential. Call us today: 01580 291726
Selected 2014 dates
|Sat 25th January||Dormant||Wed 20th August||Varaison|
|Sat 22nd February||Pruning||Wed 27th August||Ripening|
|Sat 29th March||Kent’s Big Weekend||Sat 30th August||Ripening|
|Sun 30th March||Kent’s Big Weekend||Weds 3rd September||Ripening|
|Sat 12th April||Sap Rising||Sat 6th September||Pre-Harvest|
|Sat 26th April||Sap Rising||Weds 10th September||Harvest|
|Sat 3rd May||Woolley Bud||Sat 13th September||Harvest|
|Sat 10th May||Bud Burst||Weds 17th September||Harvest|
|Sat 17th May||Bud Burst||Sat 20th September||Harvest|
|Sat 31st May||Bud Burst||Weds 24th September||Harvest|
|Sun 8th June||Food & Drink day (no tours)||Sat 27th September||Harvest|
|Sun 15th June
10.30am & 11.30am
|Father’s Day||Weds 1st October||Harvest|
|Sat 4th October||Harvest|
|Sat 28th June||Young Shoots||Weds 8th October||Harvest|
|Sat 5th July||Flowering||Sat 11th October||Harvest|
|Sat 19th July||Fruit Set||Weds 15th October||Harvest|
|Sat 26th July||Fruit Set||Sat 18th October||Harvest|
|Sat 2nd August||Bunch Growth||Sat 25th October||Harvest|
|Weds 6th August||Bunch Growth||Sat 1st November||Leaf Fall|
|Sat 9th August||Bunch Closure||Sat 8th November||Leaf Fall|
|Weds 13th August||Bunch Closure||Sat 15th November||Ramble|
|Sat 16th August||Full Bunch||Sat 22nd November||Ramble|