Hush Heath Estate
The exquisite Hush Heath Manor is perched atop the Estate with the whole of Kent in its sights.
Founded in 1503, the Tudor timber-framed manor is soaked in English history. This is the refuge of Richard Balfour-Lynn. Busy running his luxury hotel and retail empire, the return to Hush Heath is a homecoming like no other.
Hush Heath Estate, with its luscious gardens, statue-lined terraces, Japanese ponds and ancient oak woodland is a slice of Eden and the backdrop to the most perfectly manicured vineyards and orchards in the country. This is where the Garden of England rightly found its name. Only here can Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes flourish amidst orchards blossoming with Bramleys, Cox Orange Pippin and Egremont Russets - a world away from civilization. Nurtured from flower, grown to perfection and inspired by nature, he simply wouldn't have it any other way.
When Balfour-Lynn began making the vision a reality, he did so with the same sense of tradition and single-minded attention to detail by which he carefully restored each and every one of the Manor's 5,000 original 15 th Century roof tiles.
With men like Stephen Skelton, Master of Wine (MW) and the head winemaker at The English Wines Group, Owen Elias, a regular winner of the McAlpine Winemaker of the Year trophy, Balfour's grapes are in safe hands.