Balfour 1503 by Hush Heath Estate

Year founded:
Richard Balfour-Lynn
Owen Elias

Basic Info

With a history dating back to 1503, the exquisite Tudor-framed Hush Heath Manor is the family home of the Balfour-Lynn’s since the 1980s. The Manor nestles into the hill, overlooking the vineyards and estate with magnificent views across the Weald of Kent. There are 400 acres enveloped in ancient oak woodland is a veritable Eden and a fitting setting for the Balfour wines and vision. The winemaking era began in 2002, when Richard Balfour-Lynn planted his first vineyards on these clay-rich soils, with an ambition to make fine sparkling rosé. To turn his dream into reality Balfour-Lynn was helped by Stephen Skelton MW using his extensive experience with English vineyards. In charge of the winemaking and the state of the art winery is Owen Elias, UKVA winemaker of the year four times with a host of international and national awards to his name.