Elham Valley Vineyard


  • Café / Restaurant
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Tours Available
  • Venue Hire
  • Vineyard Trail
  • Weddings


  • Open all year


  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday


  • Booking advisable


  • Yes


  • Vineyard Shop


  • Charity Vineyard


Postcode: CT4 6LN

Tel: 01227 831052

Not only does Elham Valley Vineyard, in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, produce some fine wines, it does so for a good cause. It’s the home of The Fifth Trust charity which provides valuable work experience for around 140 adults with learning disabilities. As well as the work the vineyard, there are opportunities to work in the Trust’s garden centre, woodwork and pottery studios and on-site café.

The vineyard was originally planted in 1985, but after many years of decline was replanted in 2011. It now produces still and sparkling wines from Seyval Blanc, Bacchus and Pinot Noir, all expertly crafted by Ulrich Hoffman at Vivid Wines. The first of this new generation of wines came from the 2014 harvest, with a still Bacchus, a Blanc de Noirs and a refreshing sparkling Seyval Blanc, with good acidity and green apple and gooseberry aromas. In 2015, a delicious still rosé was also produced, from the Pinot Noir and Seyval Blanc.

A well-tended garden walkway leads through the neat rows of vines, 1,500 in total, and a climber-covered pergola faces on to the welcoming café, open daily for lunches, snacks, teas and coffees, and wine sales. Proceeds all go towards supporting the work of the Trust, which was first set up in 1990

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