The seven wines that tell you everything you need to know about Kent.
I’ve tasted hundreds of bottles of wine and this is my pick of seven fantastic wines produced in Kent.
This county is the powerhouse of English winemaking. Home to some of the best-known wine brands such as Chapel Down and Gusbourne, it produces more wine than any other part of the UK.
From super-elegant English Sparkling Wine to opulent reds, there is something to suit every taste.
Marasby has teamed up with Wine Garden Of England to bring you the definitive Kent wine tasting. In our fun and interactive wine tasting you’ll discover 7 amazing wines and learn everything you need to know about this pioneering English winemaking region.
Kent Wine Tasting
From a classic English Sparkling Wine that smashes French Champagne for taste and value, through crisp whites and full-flavoured reds, there will be something for every set of taste buds to enjoy. Along the way, you’ll learn about the most exciting new English wine producers and the brilliant winemakers whose wines you won’t find in the supermarket.
Plus, we’ll have tasty platters of English cheeses and charcuterie on hand to make sure that you don’t get peckish while you’re sipping.
Suitable for wine novices and seasoned wine lovers alike, this will be a relaxed, informal tasting where you can ask any question – no matter how simple or complicated! Bring a mate, or a date, or just come by yourself – at Marasby wine tastings, you’ll find a friendly group of English wine lovers all helping to grow the 1%.
You can taste all seven wines from Kent at our fantastic space at the Tap and Bottle in London Bridge. Tickets are on sale now at £45 per person (inc booking fee) and include tasty platters of British cheeses and charcuterie.
I’m a firm believer that the best way to discover Kent wine is to taste it. That’s why we’re now running deep dive tastings into the most exciting cool climate wine region in the world. The tastings are fun and relaxed with nuggets of useful info so you can impress with your knowledge. Hope to see you there. Book tickets for our Kent Wine Tasting here.
The 7 Wines We’ll Be Tasting
Squerryes Vintage Rosé 2020
Squerryes Vintage Rosé 2020 is a rich, robust English Sparkling Rosé which offers ripe aromas of redcurrants and cranberries, with an added dimension of creaminess from the superb 2020 growing season.
Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2020
Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2020 is a vibrant golden colour, and offers superb balance between crunchy red apple skin and rich less-aged notes of freshly-baked cinnamon buns. Easily exceeds similarly-priced Champagnes for quality, finesse, and depth of flavour.
Chapel Down Bacchus
Chapel Down Bacchus 2022 is a crisp and fresh white wine with notes of elderflower, grape fruit and melon. The quintessential glass of English white wine.
Westwell Chardonnay 2020
A bright textural wine, easy to drink on it’s own as much as with food. The mid-palate has some lovely apricot and white peach flavours that compliment the classic citrus and saline finish.”
Balfour Nanette’s Rosé
A pale pink rosé using the traditional champagne varieties (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay). Brimming with delicious summer berry and a zesty freshness this is a dry elegant rosé that gives Provence a run for its money.
Biddenden Gribble Bridge Dornfelder
Fresh raspberries and summer fruits abound in this refreshing, light red wine. Dornfelder is an ideal accompaniment to Mediterranean style meals. Best served chilled.
Simpsons Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir 2022
Simpsons’ Wine Estate Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir is one of England’s best examples, made from the same types of Pinot planted in Burgundy. Beautifully perfumed damson, hints of mocha, and soft, caressing tannins.