Walk, Discover, Experience, Taste & Enjoy.

Hush Heath Estate. Proud members of the Wine Garden of England and accredited Gold award 2018 by Visit England.

Wine Garden of England
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Hush Heath Estate Since 1503

Year-round tours and tasting experiences.

Along with award-winning and world-class English wines, beers and ciders, Hush Heath Estate is home to some of England’s most vibrant flora and fauna. For walkers and wine lovers alike, the Estate offers an unparalleled guest experience. See for yourself with a self-guided stroll through beautiful vineyards, apple orchards and ancient oak woodlands, or join an expert-led tour and tasting experience in our Winery.

Any commercial tour operators looking to visit the Estate must contact us in advance.

Please call us for more information:
+44 (0)1622 832 794

Self Guided Walk

Self Guided Walk

We welcome guests to enjoy a self-guided walk; simply pick up a map from one of our team at the Cellar Door.

With two specially designed routes to choose from, explore our picturesque 400-acre Estate at your own pace with a stroll through our beautiful vineyards, apple orchards, wildflower meadows and ancient oak woodlands.

The chance to enjoy a moment of tranquillity and stillness and become absorbed in the flora and fauna of the beautiful Kent countryside.

  • Free
  • All Year Round
  • No Booking Required

CELLAR DOOR SELF TUTORED TASTING

CELLAR DOOR SELF TUTORED TASTING

As a little introduction to our portfolio of Balfour wines, sample 3 specially selected wines from £5 per person, which is redeemable on any purchase over £20 from our retail shop.

Only visitors over the age of 18 will be able to taste the wines, beers and cider available.

We operate Challenge 25 when tasting and selling alcohol and proof of age may be required (passport/driving license/PASS ID card).

  • From £5pp
  • All year round
  • purchase on the day

CELLAR DOOR TASTING MASTERCLASS

CELLAR DOOR TASTING MASTERCLASS

Discover our world class, award winning wines. Led by one of our knowledgeable Balfour Tour Guides, immerse yourself in a tutored tasting of 6 Balfour wines, Jake’s beers or ciders.

Learn the true technique of how to taste and enjoy wine in a relaxed and fun environment without the bravado. Our Cellar Door offers beautiful views across the Estate and vineyards, a perfect way to spend an hour tasting our Balfour wines.

If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance on 01622 832794.

Please note that children under 10 are not permitted to join the Masterclass and only visitors over the age of 18 will be able to taste the wines, beers or cider available.

  • Mon-Fri £25pp
  • Sat- Sun £35pp
  • 1 Hour
  • 7 days a week
  • 11.30am or 3pm

Includes 6 tastings of wine, cider or beer

BALFOUR ART AND WINE TOUR

BALFOUR ART AND WINE TOUR

The relationship between wine and art is a fascinatingly intricate one and producing a portfolio of award-winning wines is an artform in itself.

The importance of art and the inspiration we can take from it is reflected within our wonderful tasting room “The View” and throughout the grounds of the Estate, where we are incredibly lucky to have a selection of beautiful pieces of art and sculpture from Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn’s own private collection on display.

Join one of our knowledgeable Balfour Ambassadors who will guide you around our Cellar Door where you will learn the story behind our most significant pieces of artwork and sculpture, whilst enjoying a glass of Balfour Brut Rosé.

This will be followed by a tutored tasting, upstairs on our private mezzanine, of 3 Balfour wines, Jake’s beers or ciders.

Please note that the tasting part of the tour will be held on our upstairs mezzanine level which is only accessible via stairs. If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance on 01622 832794.

Please note that children under 10 are not permitted on guided tours and only visitors over the age of 18 will be able to taste the wine, beer or cider available.

  • Wednesdays
  • £35pp
  • 1.5 hours
  • 5pm
  • Booking Essential

FULL ESTATE TOUR AND TASTING

FULL ESTATE TOUR AND TASTING

For a truly memorable Balfour experience, join one of our knowledge Balfour Ambassadors and discover how Hush Heath Estate transitioned from a traditional pasture of arable land to beautifully maintained vineyards, orchards and ancient oak woodlands. Learn about the history of the Estate and the secrets of English viticulture whilst exploring our 400-acre Estate.

This walk will take around an hour and upon your return, you will be shown to our private Mezzanine level in the tasting room where you will be immersed into the world of winemaking as our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias, talks you through the process of grape to glass in our short film (Mon-Fri).

On a Saturday or Sunday the Full Estate Tour and Tasting will visit our state-of-the-art Winery where you will be guided around our incredible facility showing winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines.

This will be followed by a tutored tasting of 3 Balfour wines, Jake’s beers or ciders.

Please note that the film and tasting part of the tour will be held in our upstairs mezzanine level which is only accessible via stairs. If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance on 01622 832794.

Please note that children under 10 are not permitted on the guided tour and only visitors over the age of 18 will be able to taste the wine, beer or cider available.

  • £45pp Mon-Fri
  • £65pp Sat & Sun
  • 2 Hours
  • 10.30am or 2.00pm
  • Booking Essential

BALFOUR WINE AND DINE EXPERIENCE

BALFOUR WINE AND DINE EXPERIENCE

Indulge in the ultimate Balfour experience.

Your day begins with a private transfer from Marden train station (if required). Where you will be met by one of our Balfour Ambassadors who will be your personal guide throughout your visit.

Upon arrival at the winery, enjoy a glass of our signature Balfour Brut Rosé on our upstairs terrace overlooking Nannette’s vineyard.

Our Balfour Ambassador will show you hidden areas of the Estate not available on other tours. You’ll be provided with an in-depth insight into our viticulture practices, our woodland and wildflower conservation programme and the wonderful wildlife and nature that live on our 400-acre Estate, creating our own ecosystem with vast biodiversity.

After the tour you will visit our state-of-the-art Winery where you will be given a comprehensive overview of the winemaking and production techniques used for our still and sparkling wines. This will be followed by a tutored tasting, in our owner’s private tasting room, of 6 Balfour wines including new release and limited-edition wines.

Following your tutored tasting, relax and enjoy a delicious, seasonal three course lunch expertly prepared by our resident chef. Each course will be paired with a glass of wine specially selected by our Head Winemaker, Fergus Elias.

At the end of your afternoon, a private transfer will take you back to Marden train station.

  • Thurs-Sun
  • £175pp
  • 5 Hours
  • 11am- 4pm
  • Booking Essential

Indulge in the ultimate Balfour experience

PRIVATE AND CORPORATE ENQUIRIES FOR TOURS, TASTINGS AND EXPEREINCES AT THE BALFOUR WINERY

PRIVATE AND CORPORATE ENQUIRIES FOR TOURS, TASTINGS AND EXPEREINCES AT THE BALFOUR WINERY

We welcome enquiries for private Tours and Tastings, Events and Corporate experiences here at the Balfour Winery. These can be tailor made to suit your group’s requirements, please do get in touch with one of our team on info@hushheath.com or 01622 832794 for more information.

Create your perfect sharing platter to pair with our wines

6 Item Platter

Choose 6 selections of local cheeses, Moon's Green charcuterie or seasonal vegetable dishes to create your perfect sharing platter.

Served 7 days a week 12pm-5pm.

To download the sample sharing platter menu,
please click
here.

£35

Create your perfect sharing platter to pair with our wines

9 Item Platter

Choose 9 selections of local cheeses, Moon's Green charcuterie or seasonal vegetable dishes to create your perfect sharing platter.

Served 7 days a week 12pm-5pm.

To download the sample sharing platter menu,
please click
here.

£45

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Hush Heath Estate

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

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