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Hush Heath Estate Since 1503

A FAMILY-RUN ESTATE BUILT ON HERITAGE, HARVEST AND HOSPITALITY.

Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn bought the 16th-century Manor near Staplehurst in 1986. But it wasn’t until 2001 that the family acquired the 400-acre estate that surrounds the house. The Estate, originally a working farm, was put up for auction unexpectedly and, having looked over the land for many years, Richard felt it was too good an opportunity to miss. So with little more than avid interest in vineyards and a genuine passion for wine he bought the land and planted the first vineyard with Leslie in 2002.

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OUR MISSION

PUTTING ENGLISH WINE ON THE MAP

When 10,000 bottles of Balfour Brut Rosé, made from the first harvest in 2004, won a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in 2008, the Estate was officially on the wine map and there was no turning back. An exciting journey to create England’s finest wine had begun.

Over the following years Richard formed a team of experts in the field who in turn assisted him with creating a state-of-the-art Winery and tasting room on the Hush Heath Estate, which opened in 2010. This later was developed further with the addition of an award-winning visitors centre overlooking the landscape. This now functions as a centre for English wine excellence and discovery, with production, education and winemaking at its heart.

From the vineyards through to the wine-making and presentation, Hush Heath stands for premium quality in all aspects.

Richard Balfour-Lynn, Producer, Hush Heath Estate & Winery

OUR ENVIRONMENT

WOODLAND & WILDLIFE

Hush Heath Estate is a living, breathing exhibition of some of Kent’s finest flora and fauna. Barn owls, fallow deer, and buzzards among other indigenous insects and animals have all made their home in the ancient oak woodland and wildflower meadows of the Estate.

OUR SURROUNDINGS

VINEYARDS & APPLE ORCHARDS

Our Estate is maintained by The Turner family, who have an innate understanding of our soil and climate and a love for every vine planted. They take a hands-on approach in the vineyards, inspecting them daily, and being careful that each decision for the current vintage supports the best possible outcome for the following year. Using our own team ensures that our viticulture is of the highest quality and precision, giving us clean and wonderful tasting juice. Conserving today for the future of tomorrow is Hush Heath’s promise.

Our Nature

HUSH HEATH BEES

There is an industrious and irreplaceable colony of honeybees helping to provide us with delicious Hush Heath Honey- which is available to purchase from the Cellar Door on the Estate.

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Discover our state-of-the-art Winery and Tasting Room ‘The View’.

Our newly renovated building offers spectacular facilities, with sweeping views across the estate. Enjoy a tasting of our award-winning wines in the comfort of our new tasting room, browse the Cellar Door shop and discover the mastery of English wine in our Winery.

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Hush Heath Estate

Five Oak Lane, Staplehurst, Tonbridge TN12 0HT
+44 (0)1622 832 794

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