Hush Heath Estate
Hush Heath Estate comprises 400 acres of countryside in Staplehurst, Kent, the Garden of England. When Richard Balfour-Lynn purchased the property in 2000 he had a vision to transform the derelict farmland to produce a traditional method sparkling Rosé which would rival the best of Champagne. He achieved his first great stride toward this goal by winning a Gold Medal at the International World Wine Awards for the first, 2004 vintage Balfour Brut Rosé.
Today, Hush Heath Estate includes 30 acres of vineyards which have been planted in stages since 2002.The soils throughout Hush Heath Estate are Wealden Clay over Tunbridge Wells sand. Clay is a major factor in quality grape production - in this case Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier - and is also found in fine wine production areas such as Pomerol and the Cote de Nuits. Minimal sprays and no fungicides or chemicals are used in the vineyards and all fruit is hand tended and hand picked.
Find our more about Hush Heath Estate from their website at http://www.hushheath.com.