Published: 15:00, 15 May 2015
With English Wine Week just around the corner, it’s time to enjoy a tipple and top up those glasses at a variety of events around Kent.
The national campaign is in its third year of raising awareness for English wines - as in the last 16 years English sparkling wines have won 14 international sparkling wine trophies a feat which hasn’t been achieved by any other country.
To celebrate English wines a week of events, which run from Saturday, May 23 until Sunday, May 31, will be hosted around the county.The newly refurbished Goudhurst Inn will be offering a selection of Hush Heath wines and ciders, free tastings and self-guided walks are available without charge at the Hush Heath Estate in Staplehurst, just five miles from the Inn.
The estate is open seven days a week, from 11am until 5pm. Including bank holidays.
Groups of six or more people can book a guided tour, with tutored tastings, for £15 per person. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01622 832 794.
Other events which will take place around the county include a special gourmet Wild food and Kentish wine evening, on Tuesday, May 26, at Saltwood on the Green restaurant.
Tickets for the gourmet dinner cost £65 including service. £55 if booked in advance, with a £10 deposit.
For more information, and to book tickets, call 01303 237 800 or visit www.saltwoodrestaurant.co.uk
Some more events taking place around the county include:
A morning at the vineyard followed by two course lunch at The Milk House village pub, in Colliers Green on Saturday, May 23. Tickets are £95 per person with limited spaces.
Free tastings of Westwell wines in store during the week at Hercules Wine Warehouse on Selling Road, Faversham, to find out more call 01795 530050 or visit www.herculeswines.co.uk
Hartley Farm Shop in Cranbrook will be offering English cream teas to be served with Westwell Special Cuvee 2010 throughout the week, along with exclusive free tastings of other Westwell wines on Sunday May 24 - to find out more contact 01580 712546 or visit www.hartleydyke.co.uk
The Cellar in Lenham High Street will also be allowing customers to sample Westwell wines all week free of charge, for more info visit www.facebook.com/Lenhamwine or call 01622 858318.
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