Elham Valley Vineyard
Established in 1985, our Elham Valley Vineyard is the oldest vineyard in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, producing a collection of elegant wines.
New vines were planted in 2011, since then the grapes have been carefully tended and harvested by The Fifth Trust’s horticulture students, staff and volunteers. We have grown Bacchus, Pinot Noir and Seyval varieties over the years to produce a still white, a sparkling white, a Blanc de Noirs and a sparkling rosé, and we continue to review new grapes, many of which are more resilient.
Our wine is made by local producer Defined Wine, making its journey from vine to bottle less than two miles.
Visitors are invited to stroll along a beautiful garden walkway through rows of around 1,500 vines and visit our welcoming café to enjoy delicious homemade food, including afternoon tea, as well as the chance to taste and purchase our wine.
As the home of The Fifth Trust, the vineyard helps support our day care service for 170 adults with learning disabilities, where we provide the best possible quality and breadth of activities for our students.
You can now also buy our wine from our online shop.
Elham Valley Vineyard Wines
Still white - Clean and bright Seyval blend displaying pretty stone fruit and green apple on the nose followed by white peach and grapefruit.
Blanc de Noirs - A savoury expression of hay contrasted by red fruits and white peach on the nose leads to a broad weighty palate with a gentle foam.
Sparkling white - Fresh nose of apple and brioche with a crisp, dry palate offering a gentle mousse and flavours of fresh bread, lemon and yellow apple.
Sparkling rosé - A really fresh attractive nose with gentle raspberry notes with hints of brioche. The wine delivers a mouthful of bright fruits with fine mousse and a silky finish.