Welcome to the Bardingley Vineyard website. Our vineyard is attached to our home – a 13th century Wealden Hall House, in the Garden of England, Kent, just a few miles south of the county town Maidstone but a million miles away from 21st Century stresses and strains. We first moved to Bardingley in the summer of 2005, at which time the ‘vineyard’ was a jungle of brambles, wild roses, saplings, hawthorn, poplar and rabbit holes! In fact it was hard to believe from the estate agent’s details that there WAS a vineyard!
We have no intention of becoming a big vineyard – or of producing the same as everyone else – we feel we have a rosé to stand amongst the best produced in the UK. But the intention, long term, is that alongside this we will produce a good red wine – the combination of grapes has already, in experimental form, produced a very drinkable red. When we have full red grape production we hope to be able to offer the two alongside each other, thus fulfilling Harold’s dream all those years ago of producing a good English Red Wine.