hush heath manor
Hush Heath Manor was built in 1503 and served as a pair of wealthy weavers' cottages. During the 1500s Kent was the centre of Europe's high-end textile industry, and the wealth of the region's best weavers was apparent in the scale and detail of their homes. By the time the Balfour-Lynns purchased Hush Heath Manor as a family home in the 1980s, it was in need of extensive restoration. The following four years entailed a full restitution of the roof, gardens, and interior period features.
Today, the hillside on which Hush Heath Manor sits overlooks the vineyards, apple orchards, and winery and is at the heart of Hush Heath Estate. Throughout the year the Manor hosts an array of winery events such as harvest parties and tasting dinners, welcoming some of the worlds most admired wine critics and personalities.
Throughout 2015, when Hush Heath Estate's non-vintage cuvees were in their final stages of development, the decision was taken to name the new range after Hush Heath Manor. The label, Balfour 1503, was born. The names Balfour 1503 Classic Cuvee, and Balfour 1503 Rose relate back to the wines' provenance and ties them into the rich heritage of the estate.