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
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 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.
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.