I do love to get parcels and presents and this one was superb. I even got a rose to keep.

I had a super surprise the other day when I received a parcel from the lovely people at Terlingham Vineyard, I felt so bad from not knowing we had a vineyard just up the road towards Hawkinge. So my aim is to put them in the spotlight as I am sure the many new bars and restaurants that are opening here would like to stock their wine and keep it all local. I have visions of sitting on the Harbour Arm drinking a glass of Terlingham wine in the summer.


This vineyard is owned and run by Graham and Lorna Wilks, along with their three daughters. They have four acres of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Bacchus, Dornfelder and Rondo grapes.

By using only natural methods and hands on approach they have created a superb vineyard that is flourishing in an unspoilt part of Kent. They produce still and sparkling wine, also doing vineyard talks and tastings, I will be following this up with a tour as it all looks so interesting.


I guess I should get to the tasting, this was a family affair at my daughter Jodie’s with Sam and Megan the chief tasters and myself of course.


This wine was fruity and refreshing on the palate, so would go with many dishes. It is dry but the rich taste of berries takes away that harsh dryness you get with some wines, I prefer sparkling wine and this did not disappoint.

They have a superb website here, where you can order your wine and book the vineyard talk and tour.

I am looking forward to trying their red wine when I do the tour.


What a superb present that makes for someone special.


I would like to thank Graham and Lorna for giving me the opportunity of trying their wonderful sparkling wine and I really hope more local businesses start to stock these superb wines.


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