Harvest is close at Biddenden

Harvest is close at Biddenden

September has arrived, with a change in temperature & an autumn feel in the air, along with the promise of grape harvest just around the corner.

Harvest at Biddenden usually begins around the 3rd week in September and runs through to the start of November, largely dependent on weather conditions.  By growing all of our grapes here on the estate we are in a position to be able to closely monitor every variety and only pick when we feel each is at optimum ripeness.  Every bunch is picked by hand, again meaning we can be extremely selective over the grapes we pick to be pressed for each wine and as the winery is on site, grapes are pressed within hours of coming off the vine, and sometimes even minutes!

It’s a great time to visit, as the vines are laden with grapes giving a real insight into the varieties which go into producing our award-winning range of wines and over the coming weeks the leaves will begin to turn to vibrant autumn colours, which is a beautiful sight in itself.  Our self-guided vineyard walks are open daily and take in our 11 varieties of grapes grown on the estate, or for those looking for a more in depth introduction to Biddenden, we’ll be running our final Open Tours of the season on Saturday 14th, 21st & 28th September 2019 (pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited).

The full range of Biddenden wines, ciders & juices are available to taste & buy in the vineyard shop, which also offers a wide selection of local & artisan food & drink and sharing platters are also available to enjoy with a glass of Biddenden, no need to pre-book, simply order in the vineyard shop and your cheese or charcuterie platter will be prepared specially for you.

Further information on visiting the vineyard may be found here.

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What our customers say

The service and delivery was first rate. The quality of the product was 5 star according to my son who likes the stronger cider. Excellent all round.

Biddenden offer a consistent and efficient in house support service and you can be guaranteed that their handling and delivery is totally commensurate with their superb wines

We ordered some wine and gifts for our friends in Scotland the items were shipped the same day and received the next. Amazing service and top class wines and products. Thank you

Ordered the fruit juices for my son, and he thoroughly enjoyed them. The delivery was amazing. Thank you for your prompt service. Will definitely be ordering again.