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Barnsole Vineyard, fields

Barnsole Vineyard, fields

Barnsole Vineyard wine

Barnsole Vineyard wine

Barnsole Vineyard

Barnsole Vineyard

Contact

Barnsole Vineyard

07772 300 511

Address

Fleming Road,
Staple,
Canterbury,
CT3 1LG

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Details

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.

For further details see www.barnsole.co.uk

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Mobile phone coverageChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking allowed

Opening details

April to October - open every day from 10.30am to 5pm. However, we are happy to arrange group tours in the evenings during the summer months.

November to March – open every day, except Wednesdays, between 11.00am and 4.00pm, depending on the weather. Please ring to check.


Prices

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 guided tours are also available by prior arrangement at a charge of £3 per person for small groups and £5 per person for coach parties

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TR 279566  Lat: 51.26367 Long: 1.26652

Follow tourist brown signs from the Ash Bypass (A257).
From Sandwich/Canterbury - bus to Staple, then 10 minute walk.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Canterbury station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Notes

  • 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.

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