Mayor of Ashford presents Biddenden Vineyards with Certificate of Achievement

On Tuesday 1st October, Julian & Sally attended a special reception hosted by the Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Jenny Webb, in recognition of the significant contribution made by Biddenden Vineyards over the last 50 years.

Joining the Mayor of Ashford was her husband, David Webb, The Leader of the Council, Cllr Gerry Clarkson and wife Rose Clarkson, along with Christina Fuller and Sarah Barber, Cultural Services, Ashford Borough Council.

During the Mayor’s speech, she commended the “outstanding contribution that Biddenden Vineyard has given to tourism in our area, in addition to the profile it has achieved for English wines” having “led the way in producing award-winning wines, ciders and juices.”

Cllr Webb also referenced Biddenden’s role within some of Kent’s key organisations including Produced in Kent, the Kent County Show, the Ashford & Tenterden Tourism Association as well as being a founding member of the Wine Garden of England.

Praise was also given for the hard work & dedication put into the business and the fact that the next generation in Julian & Sally’s sons are following in their footsteps as part of the family business.

It is a privilege to receive recognition of this kind and we will be displaying the certificate proudly in the vineyard shop, do look out for it next time you visit.

Julian & Sally Barnes accept Biddenden Vineyards’ Certificate of Achievement
Pictured (L-R) Sally Barnes, Sarah Barber, Christina Fuller, Mayor of Ashford Cllr Jenny Webb, David Webb, the Leader of the Council Cllr Gerry Clarkson and Rose Clarkson.