We are delighted to release 50 limited edition Joyce Magnums – in our 50th year it is a celebration of our founders, Richard & Joyce Barnes.
Originally home to a 40 acre apple orchard, the Barnes family started to consider diversifying in the late 1960’s as apple prices began to decline. After listening to a feature on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour programme about English vineyards being replanted, Joyce Barnes – Julian’s mother and Tom & Will’s Grandmother – was inspired to turn to viticulture.
In 1969, one third of an acre of vines was planted and Biddenden Vineyards was born.
Equivalent to two bottles of sparkling wine, our Joyce Magnum is produced using single varietal Pinot Noir, which are some of the oldest, original plantings at Biddenden from 1972. Each bottle features a foiled reproduction of Joyce’s signature and is presented in a hand branded wooden Biddenden box.
Available exclusively from our Vineyard Shop, Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden, Kent TN27 8DF.