Our Story

A little glimpse into our team, our vineyard, our winery and the passion that drives us.

Mereworth Wines: This Is Us

Here at Mereworth Wines, we proudly create exceptional sparkling wine with fruits from our Kentish vineyard, sharing with you our passion for traditional method English winemaking. The art and science of fine winemaking drives everything we do and we are determined to continually raise the bar set by English wines on the worldwide stage.

William Boscawen

Will

After a career in Finance & Marketing, in 2015 William returned to his family farm in Kent. With an ideal location to bring his passion for winemaking to fruition, William planted his vineyards within a year of his return, then promptly built his winery down the road at Brewers Hall Oast, all the while spurred on by his aspiration to make Mereworth home to the finest of drinks: English Sparkling Wine.

Over the years, William has been completely immersed in all elements of the journey with a thoroughly hands-on approach to vineyard management and winemaking. For centuries, the land on his estate and surrounding his vineyards has had an illustrious history growing ingredients for the drinks trade. As a source of continual inspiration for William, he has developed a unique understanding of these fields and strives to bring the best out of them, always looking to promote rural business here in Kent.

Scott

Born and raised in Kent, Scott’s passion for winemaking has seen him working in wine regions all over the world – Tuscany, California, Oregon, Ontario, Marlborough, Canberra and Languedoc, to name but a few. Having studied a 2 year Masters of Science in Viticulture and Oenology, Scott’s passion for traditional method sparkling wine led him to Champagne where he interned with the Comité Champagne’s vineyard research team.

After years of globe-trotting, Scott’s winemaking journey has come full circle, bringing his wealth of experience back to his home in Kent. Scott joined us here at Mereworth Wines in time for our first commercial harvest in 2018, and has proved an invaluable source of knowledge on anything and everything associated with viticulture and winemaking. It is his expertise, alongside his relentless care and attention to the vineyard throughout the year, which all comes together to make our English sparkling wines truly exceptional.

Scott Gebbie - Marourde Mead

Our Drinks

'The Tiny Table' Fine Dining at Mereworth Winery & Taproom

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'The Tiny Table' Fine Dining at Mereworth Winery & Taproom

Friday July 23rd - 7pm / Friday Aug 6th - 7pm / Thursday Aug 19th - 7pm

Join us for a unique dining experience inside a working winery with chef Julie Friend, of the acclaimed Tiny Table, hosted by Mereworth Winery & Taproom
 
Mereworth Winery & Taproom, makers of award-winning English Sparkling Wine, welcome The Tiny Table, for a fine dining experience prepared by BBC Masterchef winner Julie Friend.
 
Join us to enjoy a welcome drink and canapes, followed by 3 exquisite courses, each dish pairing perfectly with different drinks made right here at the winery. With an emphasis on local and seasonal produce, ingredients will be sourced within a few miles of the location and much will be homegrown.
 
Additional drinks will be available to order on the night.
 
Due to the nature of this event, this will be a fixed menu but we are offering a vegetarian option. Please select the relevant option when booking.


Set Menu

 

Canapés (vegetarian)

Welcome Drink of Mereworth English Sparkling Wine

 

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Garden of England Salad with 'Mereworth Oak Aged Gin' Cured Chalk Stream Trout and Homemade Bread

 

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Korean Spiced Beef Short Rib, Fragrant Rice, Charred and Pickled Vegetables

 

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Basque Burnt Cheesecake with 'Marourde Aperitif' Macerated Strawberries.

Accompanying Drink of 'Marourde' & Tonic

 

£49.50 per person

 

*All tickets are non-refundable. In the unlikely circumstances that the event has to be cancelled or postponed by ourselves for any reason, we will contact you to inform you of refund or exchange procedures. 

 

 

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Full Vineyard & Winery Tour & Tasting - Exclusive Private Group Ticket

Full Vineyard & Winery Tour & Tasting - Exclusive Private Group Ticket

A fully guided tour and tasting of Mereworth Wines' vineyard and winery with founder William Boscawen, or head winemaker Scott Gebbie.

This is a unique opportunity for a complete tour of the award winning Mereworth Wine's vineyard and winery, private and exclusive to your group of 6 people. The south facing slopes of the Kent Downs, and the Greensand Ridge in particular, benefit from perfect growing conditions, as well as providing one of the most awe-inspiring views in Kent. From this vantage point, we will walk your group around the vines where Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes are grown. You'll learn about the qualities of each of these grapes, and the dedicated work that goes into managing the vines from flowering in the Spring through to harvest in early Autumn.

Your group will then make your own way, by car, a short distance down the road to Mereworth Winery & Taproom. See for yourselves where the grapes are crushed, pressed, fermented and aged, as we talk you through the Traditional Method used to transform the grapes from the vineyard into exceptional English Sparkling Wine. You will then take part in a fully tutored tasting of our sparkling wines. The tour includes a discount in our winery shop so you can continue the tasting at home, with a 6th bottle free with each purchase of 5 bottles.

This experience is approximately 2 hours, including travel time between the sites.

Tours will be private and exclusive to your group of 6, and will be dependent on current Covid-19 regulations. Please contact Mereworth Wines directly to arrange a date and time for your tour.

Please ensure those in your group adhere to all current COVID-19 legislation.

Voucher is valid for 12 months. Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes before your booking time. Any cancellations/no-shows without 48 hours notice will not be refunded.

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