Biddenden's is probably the best known and biggest of the Cider producers in Kent although the main part of their business is concerned with the production of English wine.
Biddenden Vineyard is Kent's oldest commercial vineyard, having been established by the Barnes family in 1969. The vineyards are set in 22 acres on a gentle south facing slope in a shallow sheltered valley, 1.2 miles from the lovely Wealden village of Biddenden. Ten varieties of grapes are grown to produce White, Red, Rosé and Quality Sparkling wines. Traditional Kentish ciders have also been made here for over 20 years together with farm pressed apple juices.
The Vineyard and shop open daily. Closed Sundays during Jan/Feb and Dec 24-Jan 2.
- Strong Kentish Cider
The main one is the basic Kentish cider, in dry medium and sweet, bottled or draught.
- Biddenden Strong Kentish Cider (Vintage)
8.4% Vol A strong, medium-dry cider produced from a blend of Kentish culinary & dessert apples.
This is a spiced cider ideal for mulling, or can be used to add a dash of extra flavour to the basic dry cider.
Monk’s Delight Strong Spiced Cider 7.5% Vol A strong cider spiced with a blend of honey & cinnamon – ideal for mulling.
- Special Reserve
Biddenden's Special Reserve is an over strength cider matured in whisky vats.
Biddenden Special Reserve Cider 13% Vol A strong, port-like cider matured in oak whisky casks
- Biddenden Sparkling Cider
A sparkling cider, bottle fermented by the traditional method. Dry and fruity. Second place International Cider & Perry Competition 2012
Address: Biddenden Vineyard, Little Whatmans, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent TN27 8DH. Tel: (01580) 291726.