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17th December 2020

Biddenden launches limited edition Joyce Magnums

Biddenden Vineyards are delighted to announce the release 50 limited edition Joyce Magnums – in their 50th year it is a celebration of 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, the 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 Biddenden Vineyards’ Shop, Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden, Kent TN27 8DF.

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The vineyard has remained family owned and is today run by the second & third generation, drawing on many years of experience in winemaking at Biddenden.