Biddenden Vineyard

13th February 2014

Biddenden Vineyard

Biddenden Vineyard is Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard, having been established by the Barnes family in 1969 to produce wines and ciders.

The vineyards are set in 23 acres on a gentle south facing slope in a shallow sheltered valley, 1.2 miles from the lovely Wealden village of Biddenden.

Eleven varieties of grapes are grown to produce White, Red, Rosé and Quality Sparkling wines. Traditional Kentish ciders have also been made here for over 20 years together with farm pressed apple and pear juices.


The vineyard produces several varieties of wine grapes that thrive in English conditions. Most varieties grown are of Germanic origin including Ortega, Schonburger, Huxelrebe and Dornfelder from which we produce single variety wines. Ortega, which accounts for almost 50% of the vineyards wine grapes, produces Biddenden’s most distinctive wine.

Wines from other varieties of wine grapes are blended to produce our Gribble Bridge, Rose and Sparkling wines. Great effort is made to ensure that the Estate wines produced are of the highest quality. This is reflected in the number of awards our wines have received in both national and international competitions.

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