The Best Wine Tasting
Vineyards For Your Hen Party
Wine & hen parties were made for each other. One does not exist without the other. Moreover, wine tasting is becoming one of the more popular hen party ideas as the years go by, with vineyards and wine-tasting tours popping up all over the place. Just make sure you’ve booked transport home in advance!
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Gusbourne Vineyard, Kent
Address: Kenardington Road, Appledore, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2BE
Gusbourne is a stunning English wine estate made up of 61 hectares in Kent and a further 32 in West Sussex near to the Goodwood estate. The first vines were planted in 2004 by Andrew Weeber who saw the potential of the existing farm land and the Kent climate.
Hush Heath Vineyard, Kent
Address: Five Oak Lane, Steplehurst, Kent, TN12 0HT
Hush Heath is a gorgeous, award winning vineyard based near Staplehurst in the Weald of Kent established by entrepreneur Richard Balfour-Lynn in 2010. You can visit seven days a week to take a self guided tour around their vineyards and apple orchards followed by a tutored tasting.
The Vineyard, Kent
Address: The Down, Lamberhurst TN3 8EU
Not technically a vineyard, but nestled by the historic Lamberhurst vineyards in the rolling Kent countryside, The Vineyard pub and restaurant is a rustic 17th century inn, exuding the influences of its surrounding environment. The Vineyard has an eclectic mix of natural materials, solid wooden furniture and vibrant leather armchairs.
Rathfinny Wine Estate, Sussex
Address: Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TU
Rathfinny Wine Estate is situated on the west side of the wonderful Cuckmere Valley, just three miles from the sea and half a mile south of Alfriston village. The vineyard is 600 acres, with most of the vine slopes enjoying the sun from the south throughout the day.
Kingscote Estate, Sussex
Address: Farm Mill Cl, Vowels Ln, East Grinstead RH19 4LG
The 150-acre Kingscote Estate, is an English wine producer and a venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties. With vineyards, apple orchards and a winery, it produces Kingscote wines and ‘cyder’. The shop sells Kingscote products, as well as a wide range of Sussex sparkling wines.
Bolney Estate, Sussex
Website: Foxhole Ln, Bolney, Haywards Heath RH17 5NB
Bolney have been making wine on their Estate since 1972. Since then, they have been recognised on an international stage, to be makers of world class red, white and sparkling wine. The estate remains a family run business by Samantha, the daughter of the owners and founders, Janet and Rodney Pratt.
Address: Ditchling Common, Fragbarrow Lane BN6 8TP
Ridgeview is a family run vineyard, located near the quaint village of Ditchling. Views over the South Downs Ridge give the vineyard its name. Ridgeview pride themselves on producing the highest quality sparkling wines, using traditional methods. They have received multiple awards for their great wine.
Bluebell Vineyard, Sussex
Address: Glenmore Farm, Slider’s Ln, Furner’s Green, Uckfield TN22 3RU
The Bluebell Vineyard celebrated their 10th birthday last year, and seem to be going from strength to strength. They are located next to the Bluebell Railway and a few minutes drive from Sheffield Park. Their wine growing estate is expanding in size and they have recently opened an on site tasting room.
Wyken Vineyard, Suffolk
Address: Wyken House, Wyken Rd, Stanton, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 2DW
Wyken Vineyard is set within some of Suffolk’s finest countryside and has bountiful character. With its beautifully converted 14th-century barns, lush gardens and farmland grazed by llamas, Red Poll cattle and Shetland sheep.
Adgestone Vineyard, Isle of Wight
Address: Upper Rd, Brading, Sandown PO36 0ES
Adgestone Vineyard is the oldest continuously operating vineyard in Britain having been established in 1968. Since July 2013 Russ and his family have expanded and developed the wonderful Adgestone Vineyard. Today, the vineyard produces up to 30,000 bottles of wine each year as the chalky earth and sunny location are ideal for grape growing.
Setley Ridge Vineyard, Isle of Wight
Address: Lymington Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7UF
Setley Ridge is a family-run vineyard, garden centre and farm shop set on the outskirts of Brockenhurst, where they grow the grapes, make the wine and bottle all on site. The traditional garden centre offers a treasure trove of plants and unique garden ornaments and adornments.