Visit Kent has joined forces with a diverse collection of top Kentish wineries to form a brand-new partnership to support and develop the county’s wine tourism offering.
The Wine Garden of England represents the diversity of top-quality producers and wineries located in Kent – a group of industry pioneers, many already delivering award-winning English wines around the world. The seven wineries have now collectively committed to use their combined strength to create a world-class wine trail and visitor experience in Kent.
With a combined 120,000 visitors a year, the seven founding members of the Wine Garden of England are: Bidden Vineyards, Chapel Down, Domaine Evremond, Gusbourne, Hush Heath Estate, Simpsons Wine Estate, and Squerryes. Each producer is situated within its own unique part of the county – picturesque spaces closely linked to London (from 15 to 30 minutes away) by some of the best transport links in the country, including Southeastern’s high-speed rail network. Visitors can discover these established vineyards in stunning Kent countryside, and taste their award-winning ranges of sparkling, white rosé and red wines.
As part of the launch, a new website will provide a range of inspirational visitor itineraries for recommended day and weekend trips to Kent. These include a range of wine tours – each winery experience is different from each other, with the opportunity to discover some delicious food and wine from all corners of the Garden of England. The site aims to eventually allow visitors to purchase wines from all the partners, and also create and book their perfect days out, building a personalised wine trail around the county.
For more information regarding the Wine Garden of England, please visit the website.