- Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
- Online Shop
- Organic / Biodynamic
- Tours Available
- Open by appointment
Check the Terlingham website for dates when tours are running
- Booking required
- No Self-Guided Tour
- Cellar Door
Postcode: CT18 7AE
Terlingham Vineyard is a boutique, family-run enterprise nestled in the heart of the Garden of England, near Folkestone. The owners are passionate about growing scrumptious fruit and producing unique and delicious English wines with integrity.
Terroir and vines
The four acre vineyard is situated just north of Folkestone on the Kent North Downs, with fabulous views over the English Channel to France. All wines are made only from grapes grown at Terlingham. Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Bacchus, Dornfelder and Rondo grapes are grown in the chalky terroir, very similar to that found in the Champagne region of France.
A Family Business
In 2014, new owners Graham and Lorna Wilks embarked on the exciting journey of using exclusively natural farming techniques and producing natural wines under the knowledgeable and enthusiastic guidance of winemaker, Kobus Louw. Graham and Lorna’s daughters Ashleigh, Caroline and Jackie are all actively involved in the business, too!
Their third year went exceptionally well, with a record yield, no disease and absolutely minimal harm caused to the vineyard and surrounding environment due to our natural farming methods.
History of Terlingham
Records for Terlingham Manor tell of a colourful history that dates back as far the 13th century, with the manor even getting an honourable mention in the Doomsday book. Now home to English Wine enthusiasts, Graham and Lorna, this beautiful ancient red brick farmhouse embarked on its next historical triumph when the vines were planted in 2006. The first Terlingham wine was produced in 2008, with the business raising its profile ever since.
Terlingham Vineyard is certainly an intriguing and unique find, but the historical connection goes back further for Graham, as he has returned to the corner of Kent that has been home to generations of his family. Together with Lorna, they have set their hearts on producing top-class English wine from the mild climate and chalky soil of Kent’s North Downs.
Label Design & The Folkestone White Horse
On each of the bottles you will find the Folkestone White Horse by local artist Charles Newington. He designed and executed this incredible piece of art in 2003 on the hill above the Channel Tunnel entrance.