At Hush Heath Estate, we believe strongly in the mantra that the finest wines can only be produced from the finest fruit. Winemaking, therefore, starts in the vineyards. Nestled among the rolling hills, within The Garden of England, our vineyards enjoy quiet serenity and a favourable microclimate supporting optimal ripening conditions for our prized grapes. In our wines and ciders, we use only fruit grown within Hush Heath Estate, so we understand the history of each and every bottle.
We feel that the best flavours and characters for sparkling wine production come from the three classic Champagne grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. At Hush Heath we have 37 acres of land planted with this classic trio. Our vineyards are designed and planted under the meticulous eye of one of England's leading consultants and Masters of Wine. Our vines and wines benefit from our outstanding soil; deep Wealden clay, unique to our corner of Kent, which provides dense structure in our wines and vibrant, lively acidity.
Viticulturalists at Hush Heath have been working the land for three generations and have an innate understanding of the soil as well as each and every row of vines. We 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. Over the course of 2017/18 we will be planting three new vineyards on Hush Heath, taking our total acreage to 50 acres.