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Barnsole Vineyard, Canterbury

Barnsole Vineyard, Canterbury


Barnsole Vineyard

07772 300 511


Fleming Road,

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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.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Public toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Opening details

We are open every day from early May and throughout the summer until the end of September, 10.30am to 5pm.

We can open in the evenings, but by appointments only.

In the winter months, October until April, we are open 11am to 4pm - subject to weather conditions - but always closed Wednesdays. If the weather is poor, please ring ahead.


Free entry

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.



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Map reference: TR 279566  Lat: 51.26367 Long: 1.26652

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

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Canterbury station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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


  • YesEntrance is well lit


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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