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Visitors are most welcome to this friendly vineyard and winery.
The 7 acre vineyard was planted in two phases, 1993 and 2012. We currently produce both sparkling and still wines.
We employ a classic ‘double Guyot’ vine training system to ensure maximum grape ripeness. We make and bottle our own wine, taking great care to preserve the delicate freshness of the fruit. Use of stainless steel tanks, cool processing and protection from oxidisation are important factors in achieving the best results.
Since our inception, we have been able to achieve 'Quality Wine' status. This accreditation is awarded by the Food Standards Agency and gives us comparable quality standard to other European wine producers. These include the 'Appellation Controlée' scheme in France and ‘Qualitätswein' scheme in Germany. Our wines are independently analysed to ensure that they comply with EU Quality Wine specifications, including a sensory analysis (tasting) by an expert panel. Only wines that pass this rigorous procedure can be labelled 'English Quality Wine'.
Our wines have won many awards in regional and national competitions.
Free mini-tours, lasting about 20 minutes, are available without prior appointment. Visitors may see how our vines are grown and how the wine is produced – always followed by a free tasting. Our wines are available for direct sale.
We also offer guided group tours for up to 40 visitors by prior arrangement.
Admission and wine tasting are free.
Free mini tours, lasting about 20 minutes, are available. Visitors may see how our vines are grown and wine produced.
Full one hour guided tours with the winemaker are also available for a small fee by prior arrangement.
TR 279566 51.26367 1.26652
Follow tourist brown signs from the Ash Bypass (A257).
From Sandwich/Canterbury - bus to Staple, then 10 minute walk.
: 11 miles from Canterbury station
Barnsole Vineyard is accessible to wheelchair users. But the facilities are modest and although flat, not necessarily designed for the comfort of the disabled. We only sell wine. No other foor or drink available.