Good news everybody! it’s English Wine Week. For those of you who haven’t heard of this rather excellent nationwide event, it’s a week-long programme of activities running from Saturday May 26th to Sunday 3rd June which are all intended to celebrate the best that our very own English wineries have to offer. There’s a whole host of events up and down the country, so we at Winerist have done the hard work for you and compiled our list of seven great things to do over the course of this wonderful week. All you need to do is get there, find a glass of something delicious and have a jolly good time!
Winery Tour and Tasting at Hush Heath – Staplehurst, Kent
26th May – 3rd June
The fabulous Hush Heath, tucked away in the beautiful Kent countryside, is the producer of the award-winning Balfour Brut Rosé amongst some other truly outstanding wines. Set in the 400-acre grounds of the beautiful Hush Heath Manor (which dates impressively back to 1503, no less!) the estate’s vineyards cover 40 acres of rolling land with the three classic sparkling wine grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Throughout the week, Hush Heath are inviting you to join them on a special guided tour of their gorgeous vineyards, where you will learn all about the magical art of grape growing. You’ll be treated to a sneak peek at their state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, and a guided tasting of no less than six of their delicious wines and ciders. The tour concludes at their very own Goudhurst Inn, where you’ll be treated to a glass of their best English fizz and a sharing platter for two. All of this indulgence comes at the bargain price of £35 per couple.