Vineyard Tours & Tastings in Kent

Kent boasts the UK’s largest vineyard area, fueling its burgeoning food and drink scene. Explore it all with day trips, weekend breaks, day trips or longer tours, featuring Kent vineyard tours. Whether you seek a lunch-included tour, picnics, cheese and cake experiences, a self-guided ramble, or child and pet-friendly options, Kent delivers. Our Vineyard & Winery Tours & Tastings in Kent highlight the best wine tasting experiences in the Garden of England. Find the perfect Kent vineyard. Uncork your Kentish adventure!
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By Julia Roy

Top Tips
For wine tourism visits, here’s our checklist for top tips for vineyard tours and tastings in Kent
Be sure to check the opening hours and availability before your visit.
Some vineyards may require reservations in advance, especially for private tours or special events.
Many can accommodate group vineyard visits and bespoke bookings.
Dress comfortably for your tour, and keep an eye on the weather!
Check if children and dogs are allowed before you visit.

Click on the vineyards heading for their listing to find more details and a direct link to their website under the main image to book a tour and tasting.

Wine Tasting near Ashford, Kent
Wine tasting near Ashford offers experiences for wine beginners to aficionados, with children and pets allowed for your vineyard visit.

Westwell Wine Estates
Charing, Ashford
Tours for all seasons with a guided two-hour tour around the estate. You can learn about their approach to sustainable viticulture and winemaking, at £25. During the Winter, you’ll be able to taste the vintage wines as they progress – direct from the tank during an indoor tour of the winery.
Time: Friday & Saturday: 11am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.
Child-friendly? Children under 18 years are allowed on the tour when accompanied by an adult, but cannot participate in the tastings.

Wayfarer Wines
Woodchurch, Ashford
On this vineyard tour, you will meet the owners and can ask questions about viticulture, sustainability, and winemaking. Tours, wine pairings and food options from £15 to £35. The venue is open Friday to Sunday, 11pm to 5pm.
Dogs: Allowed, but inform the vineyard at the time of booking and must be kept on a lead at all times.

Brabourne Vineyard Tours & Tastings
East Brabourne, Ashford
At this small, very friendly family vineyard in the heart of the Kent countryside, at the foot of the North Downs, enjoy a tour of the vineyard with a tasting. This 1-hour tour is personal and tailored to your interests. Whether owning a vineyard is a secret ambition, or you prefer to put your feet up whilst enjoying a glass overlooking the vines, they can adapt the tour to suit your needs.
Child-friendly? Children are welcome.
Dogs Allowed?: Well-behaved dogs are allowed. If trusted not to chase chickens can be off lead, if not will need to be on a lead.

Appledore, Ashford
In the Garden of England, Gusbourne offers vineyard tours and tastings in Kent. They produce exclusively vintage wines that are unique to each growing season. They offer several experiences throughout the year. Tastings from £30 to £60. For a romantic vineyard tour in Kent, they offer a picnic for two experience, £90. Their popular Estate Tour includes a tour of the estate, followed by an extended guided tasting of Gusbourne wines. The experience is rounded off with a seasonal three-course lunch, paired with more delicious Gusbourne wines, £100. Their hosted vineyard tours last around 2 hours, and the hosted Discovery tours last around 4 hours.
You can also take a free self-guided tour around the estate.
Child-friendly?: Children are welcome on the self-guided tours only.
Dogs Allowed?: Assistant dogs only.
Accessibility:  Those with mobility issues contact the vineyard in advance as they have golf buggies to take you around the vineyards, the tasting room is accessible and registered carers are welcome free of charge when they are accompanying visitors with special needs.

 Warehorne Vineyard Tour
Warehorne, Ashford
At this Kent vineyard, learn more about the vines grown, the wine-making process, and everything else that comes with the grape growing seasons. You’ll gain an insider’s perspective of the craft on this guided tour around the estate. Finish the tour with a wine flight to sample their current still wines, £15. Time: Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Biddenden Vineyards
Biddenden, Ashford
In addition, for Vineyard Tours & Tastings in Kent, Biddenden Vineyards offers a variety of guided tours, self-guided tours, and seasonal family trails where children can navigate their way around the vineyard following clues for a themed treat. Self-Guided Tours run from May to September, £10 for a tasting flight of three of their wines (for an additional £5, they offer six wines), £5 of which is redeemable against purchases of Biddenden products over £20 from their vineyard shop. Two routes to choose from, one takes 20 minutes the other 40 minutes.
Private tours run Wednesday to Saturday from May to September, £40 (minimum of 2 people per booking), and take 1 hour and 45 minutes. They also offer Meet the Winemaker Tours – contact the vineyard for prices and more details.
Child-friendly?: Only 18 years + can attend guided tours and tastings.
Dogs Allowed?: Assistance dogs only.

Woodchurch Wine Estate
Woodchurch, Ashford
This family-run vineyard produces English still and sparkling wine and offers self-guided and guided tours of their vineyard. The self-guided tour is free, taking around 20 minutes. During their guided tour, £25, you will meet the founder and owner, and learn the history behind the vineyard and the wine. Time: Thursday to Sunday: 11am-5pm, the guided tour takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes, usually from 11 or 12Noon.
Child-friendly?: Children are welcome to attend free of charge – just let them know when you make a booking.

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Don’t miss boutique vineyards, wine and cider tastings and lots more for ideas for things to do in Canterbury.

Barnsole Vineyard
Staple, Canterbury
This boutique vineyard is one of the oldest in Kent and produces award-winning English wines. They offer tours and tastings, £20 from May to September, that last an hour. Bespoke group tours can also be arranged.
Child-friendly?: Children are welcome
Dogs Allowed?: Dogs are welcome too.

Woolton Farm Tours
Bekesbourne, Canterbury
Offers regular wine tours from April to September, where you can learn about the types of grapes grown in the vineyard and the different styles they make, for £20.
Woolton Wine Tour and Tasting 2024 2.30pm. Guided vineyard walk where you can learn about the different types of grapes grown in the vineyard- and the different styles the vineyard in Kent makes.
Tutored tasting for six Woolton wines in total, with flight tastings from £15 to £22. They also offer a  Kentish Pip Cider Tour and Tasting 2024: £20 at 12Noon.
Child-friendly?: Under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Simpsons’ Wine Estate
Barham, Canterbury
The estate offers tours and tastings, including sunset sessions. Their Vineyard & Winery Tour & Tasting Experiences are on
Saturdays & some Friday afternoons, £45. Join this fascinating vineyard and winery tour, followed by a guided tasting of the vineyard’s range. In addition, they also offer their Wine Tasting Experience on weekday afternoons, £24 and Sunset Sessions, £65.
Child-friendly? Children are not allowed
Dogs allowed?: Dogs are not allowed.

Chartham Vineyard
Chartham, Canterbury
During this Vineyard Tours & Tastings in Kent learn how their traditional farming values are combined with modern, eco-friendly techniques at one of Kent’s newest vineyards. From April to October, you can take a tour and enjoy a tutored tasting. From November to March, you can see a demonstration vineyard, and enjoy an illustrated talk followed by a tutored tasting. £15. They also run regular art exhibitions.
Child-friendly?: Children welcome, but they request that you let them know in advance.
Accessibility: Let them know in advance if you have any mobility issues, they have an accessible demonstration vineyard within easy access of the farmyard.
Dogs Allowed?: Well-behaved dogs on lead are welcome.

 Elham Valley Vineyard
Barham, Canterbury
Take a tour of the vineyard at this garden centre and day centre for adults with learning difficulties run by the Fifth Trust Charity. You can stroll along a beautiful garden walkway through rows of around 1,500 vines, take time out for tea and cake, and see their nursery range. Time: Monday to Saturday: 9am-4pm and Sunday: 10am-4pm.

Red grapes on a vine branch.

Wine tasting in Sevenoaks in Kent includes tutored tastings, vineyard walks, and exploring the grape-to-glass process.

Squerryes Winery
Westerham, Sevenoaks
Take a tour of the vineyard and learn about the history of the estate dating back 300 years. They are currently offering Winter Tutored Tastings – A Taste of Squerryes: £32, Summer Tours and Tastings, £32 and the Squerryes Estate Experience: £50.
For a self-led tour, you are welcome to walk around the vineyard, but please bear in mind that it is a working vineyard.
Child-friendly?: Children under the age of 12 years are not allowed. Children aged 12 years + are welcome, but a ticket must be purchased for them. They must be accompanied at all times.
Dogs Allowed?: Not allowed.

Mount Vineyard
Shoreham, Sevenoaks
On these Kent vineyard tours learn about their range of wines and their process from grape to glass. You can also experience tastings and events. Tastings are run all year, with tours from the end of May to the end of September. Time: Tastings take place on Friday to Sunday at 12.30pm and 2.30pm, and last around an hour and a half,  £35 per person. From late May to late September, enjoy a vineyard tour and tastings at 4.30pm, £40.
They have also introduced a new international tasting experience on Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, they’ll whisk you away to another land with tastings of wines from around the globe, accompanied by cheeses paired specifically, from £50.

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Kent winery tours and tastings in Tonbridge include a variety of experiences, from masterclasses to meeting vineyard families.

Balfour Hush Heath Estate
Staplehurst, Tonbridge
This vineyard is set across 400 acres enveloped in ancient oak woodland, where visitors can enjoy a self-led tour, just pick up a map from their cellar door and explore the picturesque estate at your own pace. They offer two routes to choose from through beautiful vineyards, apple orchards, wildflower meadows and ancient oak woodlands.
Or, take one of their guided experiences, for instance, their 2-hour Tour and Tasting experience, on weekdays and Sundays, 11am, £45 and Saturday at 11am or 2.30pm, £65. Walk the vineyards, orchards and woodlands with one of their experienced guides, f
ollowed by a tutored tasting of six Balfour wines. They also offer a Wine Tasting Masterclass, Monday to Sunday from 2pm to 3pm, £30, with a guided tasting of six Balfour Wines, where you can learn the technique of wine tasting. Additionally, they offer a Wine and Dine Experience, Thursday to Sunday between 11am to 4.30pm, £175.
Child-friendly?: Children under 12 are not permitted on tours or tastings. Only visitors over the age of 18 will be able to participate.
Accessibility: If you have access requirements, contact them 24 hours in advance of your visit.

Another fantastic vineyard tour and tasting in Kent! Here, you can learn about natural farming techniques and enjoy cheese and cake.

 Terlingham Vineyard
There are tastings and a guided walk at this vineyard, which uses natural farming techniques, £35. Meet the family, and enjoy a gentle walk in the vineyard for a behind-the-scenes view of how they use these methods to grow the grapes. Following that taste a selection of their still and sparkling wines, complemented by a cheese board and a
cake of the day at this relaxed and fun-filled 2-hour experience.
Child-friendly?: The minimum age for wine tasting is 18 years, there are non-alcoholic alternatives available for those under 18 years.
Accessibility: Please note the walk from the parking into the vineyard is about 500m long, on an uneven farm track. Please let them know if anyone has any mobility restrictions.

Maidstone boasts vineyards offering the journey of vine to wine through tours, tastings, and even seasonal family trails.

 Yotes Court Vineyard
West Peckham, Maidstone
For Vineyard & Winery Tours in Kent, enjoy a tour and guided wine tasting, taking you on a journey from vine to glass. They offer tours and tastings, private tours with lunch, and garden tours, from £30.  March to October they offer The Vineyard Tour, a guided tour through the vines where you can learn about their grapes and the vine lifecycle. Their Guided Wine Tasting includes a tour, followed by a guided tasting of a selection of Yotes Court fine wines, learn about wine tasting,
their winemakers, and the winemaking process
. They describe their style as unfussy, inclusive and fun during this tour which lasts for around an hour and a half! From April to September, you can also enjoy one of their garden tours, £40, lasting 2 hours.
Dogs Allowed? : Assistance dogs only.

Brissenden Vineyard
Little Brissenden, Maidstone
Take a private tour to learn about the year in the life of the vineyard, led by one of the team. At this vineyard with seven acres of vines, nestled in the heart of Kent, they also offer seasonal family trails where children can follow clues for a themed treat. Another great vineyard for Vineyard & Winery Tours in Kent.

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