The Wine Garden of England Festival
The Wine Garden of England Festival, organised by the Wine Garden of England partnership will take place in the cathedral’s spectacular crypt – a celebration of Kent’s finest wine producers today and in honour of one of the county’s very first producers – Gundulf, a monk who championed viticulture at the cathedral more than 1,000 years ago.
The ticketed event, sponsored by Southeastern, will offer tutored tastings and talks from the wineries about their wines in sessions throughout the day. There will be two, three-hour sessions on the day, and attendees will have the chance to meet the producers themselves, hear their fascinating stories and sample up to 30 incredible Kent wines.
Tickets for one three-hour session will cost £35. Spaces are limited, and tickets are on sale now.
The Wine Garden of England is made up of seven Kent wine producers: Biddenden, Chapel Down, Domaine Evremond, Gusbourne, Hush Heath Estate, Simpsons Wine Estate and Squerreys. This friendly collective was formed to promote Kent as the Wine Garden of England, with its superb quality wines and the county’s unique and prized terroir, to both the wine trade and the wider consumer market locally, nationally and internationally.
Why not make a day of your visit to Rochester. Alongside the Wine Festival will be the inaugural Rochester Food & Drink Festival. This is a free event taking place in the Cathedral nave showcasing the finest Kent food and drink produce from across the country. Find out more here