I am searching for English Wine Kent in today’s video. Publicity lady, Vikki Eames, escorts me around Biddenden Vineyard explaining the wine maker’s remarkable achievements and curious past.
Originally home to a 40 acre apple orchard, the Barnes family started to consider diversifying the farm in the late 1960s as apple prices began to decline. After listening to a feature on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour programme about English vineyards being replanted, Mrs. Barnes was inspired to turn to viticulture. In 1969, one third of an acre of vines was planted and Biddenden Vineyards was born.
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