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Hush Heath Launches an Exclusive Wine Club

Kent producer invites people to enjoy an English winery experience

FINAL Hush Heath Wine Club launch Apr17Hush Heath Estate, one of the top premium wine producers in England and a hospitality business born out of the winery in Staplehurst, Kent, is launching Hush Heath Wine Club, which invites its members to get involved in an English winery experience.
Late March, producers Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn hosted a launch party with the winery, vineyard and hospitality teams from across the Hush Heath group at the garden marquee in the grounds of Hush Heath Estate.
With many exclusive offers available to its members, the Hush Heath Wine Club invites wine lovers to private events, to participate in the grape harvest and to join blending panels.
“The Hush Heath Wine Club is launching at an exciting time and what we really want to do is involve people from the local community and beyond in what we are doing at the estate,” comments Richard Balfour-Lynn.
“We are tucked away here in Kent amongst 400 acres of The Garden of England and we have been considering what will be exciting for people to enjoy as part of an English winery experience.
“We are exporting to America, Hong Kong, Japan and other countries but we are also doing very interesting things here at home, and even as we look to extend our state-of-the-art winery it’s important to all of our passionate team that we retain Hush Heath’s charm.
“Taking all of this into account we are inviting people to become part of our family – the Hush Heath Wine Club is dedicated to those interested in joining us in our English wine journey.”
Guests at the Hush Heath Wine Club launch event sipped Leslie’s Reserve, which is named after Richard’s wife, and sampled English wines and Kentish ciders from across Hush Heath’s product range. This included a first taste of Nanette’s English Rose 2016, which is a still wine named after the Balfour-Lynns’ youngest daughter and was bottled only earlier this month. Canapés that championed the best suppliers of food in the county were prepared in front of attendees by Chefs Fabio Vinciguerra from The Tickled Trout in West Farleigh and Bradley Knight from The Goudhurst Inn. These two pubs with dining rooms and boutique hotel rooms are Hush Heath’s locally-owned venues.
Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn hosted a launch party at the garden marquee in the grounds of Hush Heath Estate
For media enquiries including interviews and media review visits, please contact:
Natasha Najm, Public Relations for Hush Heath Estate on me@natasha-najm.com or 07921 618191
Since the first vines were planted at Hush Heath in 2002, the Estate has grown its offering substantially and now produces a selection of wines and ciders all made from fruit grown in 400 acres of immaculate vineyards and apple orchards.
Annual membership to the Hush Heath Wine Club is £150 – for enquiries please call the winery team on 01622 832 794 or visit http://hushheath.com/wine-club/.

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