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Biddenden Vineyards

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Address: Little Whatmans Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden TN27 8DF, England
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+44 1580 291726
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Biddenden Vineyards is Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard having been...

Biddenden Vineyards is Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard having been established by the Barnes family in 1969. Original plantings of 1/3 acre have now grown to 22 acres, producing award winning White, Red, Rosé and Sparkling English Wines. The famous Biddenden Cider is also produced at the vineyard; a strong, still cider produced from a blend of Kentish culinary and desert apples, along with Biddenden Farm Pressed Apple & Pear juices.The vineyard is open to visitors throughout the year and admission and tastings are FREE of charge. Free guided tours are run on selected dates, giving visitors the chance to learn more about the history of the vineyard and more.

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Set a mile and a half out side the picturesque village of Biddenden..it has 23 acres of vines which the visitor can stroll around or go on a guided tour...finishing at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 11, 2015
Chatham, United Kingdom
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Set a mile and a half out side the picturesque village of Biddenden..it has 23 acres of vines which the visitor can stroll around or go on a guided tour...finishing at the processing plant ..We arrived on a over cast day but it did not stop us enjoying the experience of seeing the vineayards to the end product which was... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Never knew there were vineyards in the UK until a fortnight ago.... And what a pleasant surprise it was..... Awesome white wine and rose. We are not quite hot here for the reds I think.... Lovely, friendly staff. Great experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

A lovely tour of a British vineyard. We visited on Saturday to take advantage of their free guided tours. The guide, Karin, was very friendly and the tour was insightful about the process of winemaking. We were able to taste many of the wines and ciders at the end of the tour and were made to feel welcome by staff... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Informative wine tour with a very pleasant guide in a beautiful setting. Well worth a visit. Good choice of excellent wines and ciders.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited the vineyard on the way back from the Tintenden Railway. The lady in the shop was very friendly and helpful. We tasted almost all that was on offer and enjoyed it immensely. So much so that I bought a few bottles. Unfortunately it was raining hard so we couldn't go for the walk around the vineyard but it... More 

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Biddenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

A treat awaits you on a warm sunny day,walk the circular walk around the vines full of ripe grapes,end up at the shop,ice cream.enjoy tasting the wines and take your pick of many Kentish treats in the shop to take home. I bought Honey,a cider jug and sweets as a gift for my German friends,Im pretty shure there are tours,but... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Friendly little shop. We were already familiar with the brand and some of the ciders but it was nice to taste a few more! Bought a few ciders, postcards, and jams. I don't think they were giving a tour at the day and/or time we were visiting but it would be nice to see.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

Down from Scotland visiting family and wanted to take back some local produce. Unfortunately missed the tour but had a nice walk through the vineyard and stocked up on cider for home! Very lovely cake from cafe!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

Small vineyards in Biddenden are simply lush. The tour around the vineyard is free, so is the tasting. The people are amazingly nice - we managed to have a nice chat with couple people who work there (not just in shop), damn we chatted to the owner himself!:) Managed to buy couple bottles of their award winning Ortega (superb wine),... More 

Thank Fran M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

You really can't argue with a free vineyard tour and wine tasting, I'm sure once you realise this you'll go anyway, but let me see if I can give you a little more information. The tour lasts around 40 minutes, it's really just a quick once around the nearest field and a look around the bottling plant. Our guide was... More 

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