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If you’re looking for a unique location for a pre- or post-wedding get-together then head to Balfour Winery, based just outside Staplehurst in Kent.
It’s been recognised as one of the country’s top visitor attractions, and the only vineyard to receive a Gold Medal accreditation by VisitEngland according to the organisation’s Accolade Awards!
Balfour are now eyeing attracting visitors from further afield, laying down a challenge to be one of the most visited wineries not just in the country − but around the world. It hopes to welcome a new generation of consumers with a focus on sustainability at its 400-acre estate, alongside plans to open a restaurant.
Cofounders Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn planted their first vineyards in 2002 on the beautiful Hush Heath Estate, and five years later, Balfour Brut Rosé 2004 became the first English wine to win a gold medal and the trophy at the International Wine Challenge.
Now one of the country’s most innovative and highly regarded English Wine producers, the state-of-the-art winery welcomes thousands of visitors every year; it comprises 400-acres of manicured vineyards, apple orchards, wildflower meadows and ancient oak woodland, rich in flora and fauna.