Biddenden Ortega retains title as ‘Best Kent Wine’

Biddenden Ortega retains title as ‘Best Kent Wine’

Biddenden Vineyards’ signature wine, Biddenden Ortega has beaten off stiff competition in this year’s Taste of Kent awards, run by Produced in Kent, to retain it’s title of ‘Best Kentish Wine’.

The awards, which are initially voted for by the public, and then go through to a panel of judges for the final taste test are highly regarded across the county, and used as the bench mark for establishing the best food and drink products made in Kent.

Produced in Kent, Taste of Kent Awards, Oakwood Park, Maidstone.
Julian & Sally Barnes receive the award from Sarah Sturt, Editor of Kent Life Magazine.

Biddenden Vineyard’s Managing Director,Julian Barnes, commented “We are delighted to have retained our title for ‘Best Kentish Wine’ with our signature variety, Ortega. Not only does this show the great support we have from our customers, who voted us into the final 3, but also that we are producing wines which are of a consistently high quality.  We would like to thank everyone who voted for us in this year’s awards – without which we would not have made it through to the final, let alone won for the second year running.”

The award winning wine, Biddenden Ortega 2011 is available direct from the vineyard shop, online at and from selected independent farm shops, pubs and restaurants across Kent, Sussex and London.

The vineyard is open throughout the year, with FREE admission & tastings and free tours run on selected dates.  Please visit our website for further details, or contact the vineyard direct on 01580 291726.

The full list of winners can be found at 

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