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Biddenden Vineyards

Kent’s original vineyard, established by the Barnes family in 1969.

Biddenden Vineyards Ortega Tasting

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.

Eleven varieties of grapes are grown across 23 acres, producing award-winning white, red, rosé and sparkling English wines. Ortega, Biddenden’s signature wine, accounts for approximately half of the vineyards.

Approximately 80,000 bottles of wine are produced each year and all the grapes are estate grown, with all vine work & picking carried out by hand to ensure that the very best quality grapes are selected to produce Biddenden’s wines. Pressing, fermentation and bottling is also carried out on site, and the majority of wines are sold directly from the cellar door.

For up to date information on opening times and visiting Biddenden Vineyards, please see our website.

Awards & Accreditations

These are some of our recent awards and accreditations

Wine GB 2020 Silver
Great Taste Award 1 Star 2021
Great Taste Award 1 Star 22
TOKA 2023 Gold
TOKA 2023 Silver

Sustainability at Biddenden Vineyards


Renewable energy, Water conservation


Ethical sourcing, Local sourcing policy


Biodegradable packaging, Recyclable packaging


Living wage employers

Regenerative farming

Biodiversity & wildlife conservation, Soil conservation, Whole crop use

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