Barnsole Vineyard

Barnsole Vineyard, Staple: Hours, Address, Barnsole Vineyard Reviews: 4.5/5

Barnsole Vineyard
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Visitors welcome to this small, but beautifully formed vineyard and winery. Barnsole Vineyard produce sparkling English wine, still white and red wines that are available for tasting and for sale directly from the winery door.
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ADW31
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A Lovely boutique English wine vineyard
Aug 2021
The campsite we were staying at recommended Barnsole vineyard for sampling local wines. We booked the '1 hour vineyard tour with the winemaker' and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Brandon was very knowledgable and taught us lots of interesting facts about the vineyard, the process and wine tasting. We got to sample most of the wines on offer so we could make a selection to take home. Would thoroughly recommend!
Written 16 August 2021
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Ron L
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Barnsole Red Reserve 2014 Awful
Jun 2021 • Friends
Possibly the worst wine I have ever tasted, I know my wines, I spend half the year in the Rhone Valley.
Written 29 July 2021
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Sorry to hear that you didn’t like our 2014 Red wine. It’s not easy to make Red wine in England. But this is a speciality wine. Over macerated. Not filtered. No pesticides used. Wild ferment and low sulphites. It was always intended to be different and unusual and a wine that English wine enthusiasts might enjoy as it is intentionally different. On the plus side, at least your tasting was free. Not many vineyards offer that.
Written 16 August 2021
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Kev
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Poor
May 2021
Wine didn't taste the same as to what was given as a tester, feel scammed, and it's a shame really, tastes are the same as you'd expect in Tescos.
Written 16 June 2021
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Sorry to hear that you didn’t feel the love. We take great care to make the best wine that we can and my hard working team certainly wouldn’t like anyone to feel scammed. We will endeavour to do better.
Written 16 August 2021
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Rebekah I
London, UK17 contributions
A unique and fascinating experience with delicious English wine!
May 2021 • Couples
If you want to do something a bit different when visiting Canterbury, highly recommend Barnsole Vineyard! We had an excellent tour with Brandon, and while we knew next to nothing about wine, he thoroughly educated us on English wine, and made the tour really friendly, interesting and enjoyable! The wines are delicious, and you get a real appreciation understanding the process behind them. We will have to come back in 2024 when the sparkling rose is ready!!
Written 30 May 2021
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Mariel V
20 contributions
Perfect
May 2021 • Couples
A small, family-owned vineyard a very short drive from Canterbury and Dover, this humble gem delivers both delicious wine and lovely atmosphere. Brandon walked us through a tasting of one sparkling and two still wines grown, aged, and bottled on the vineyard. Exceptionally informative and COVID safe, the tasting allowed views of the vines in an idyllic Kent countryside location. The visit was a treat!
Written 15 May 2021
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Stef
3 contributions
Lovely vineyard
Sep 2020 • Friends
We visited on a lovely summer's day, sitting out on the picnic benches with great views of the vines and small winery.
We had a really enjoyable tasting with one of the owners and bought a bottle to enjoy there! They were all so friendly and knowledgeable. It was so lovely to support a small vineyard too (compared to others in Kent). Will definitely be going back! And we ended up buying a couple of boxes 😁
Written 7 October 2020
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A lovely review. Thank you.
Written 8 October 2020
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Drew R
Rochester, UK130 contributions
Hidden gem
Sep 2020 • Couples
We visited here after my partner completed the 10km race in nearby Wingham. We were greeted with a smile and a full array of tastings to sample what this vinyard had to offer. We had a fabulous hour or so drinking and talking to the owner who was very knowledgeable on her wines and the wines of other vineyards across Kent. Would 100% recommend a visit if you're nearby.
Written 13 September 2020
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A lovely review. Thank you. Sally.
Written 16 September 2020
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Flyer771468
8 contributions
Excellent welcome and tasting
Sep 2020
Very welcoming owners and staff. Free wine tasting with plenty of info re the wines and production.. Wine tasted good and was a reasonable price purchased nine bottles and am sure will not be disappointed.
Written 5 September 2020
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Great feedback. Thank you from the Barnsole team.
Written 6 September 2020
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Mark C
London, UK13 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2020
Beautiful spot. Lovely to sit tasting the gorgeous wines next to the vineyard. Very friendly and helpful advice given by one of the staff.
Written 1 September 2020
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Great that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you from the Barnsole team.
Written 6 September 2020
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bowie_harrison
Walmer, UK37 contributions
Good tour let down afterwards....
Jul 2020 • Friends
A group (5) of us visited during a cycle ride. We had booked online and Phil had been very helpful.
The tour was informative and something that we all found very interesting and took a lot away from this. COVID has impacted on what we could see and where we could go - which was totally understandable. The weather took a serious turn so we ordered some wine to have there and we are left alone to enjoy this in our own company. We left (unable to purchase any due to us cycling- but I had previously made an order) and I even e mailed Phil to thank him.

This is when it turned sour.
Friends of ours have since also visited and asked Phil about the tours and clientele. Phil remarked that typically people are fine apart from a “group of lads who cycled”. He described us (it could only be use due to time elapsed) as unhygienic (not washing our hands after using the toilet) and non COVID aware due to social distancing. These comments are incorrect and unprofessional. The weather was poor hence we sat under shelter very close together - in fact Phil sat with us! Also we used the toilet (as offered) and obviously cleaned our hands.

There is a certain snobbery attached to wine tours that I felt that this tour did not treat us indifferently. That was until I received this feedback. We were polite throughout, engaged and spent some money - so these comments were unjust.
The tour was enjoyable and the (white and sparkling) wine is very good - do not let your after-sales and comments ruin this.
Written 29 August 2020
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Sorry to hear of your concerns. I will reflect upon the content and endeavour to do a better job in future.
Written 30 August 2020
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