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

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 up to 15 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. 

Includes Exclusive Tour Discount - £25 off the cost of 6 or more bottles of our sparkling wines.*

*Discount applicable once per individual, not applicable on existing case deal prices. Must be used on the day of your tour.

This experience lasts approximately 2 hours, including travel time between the sites. Travel between sites is not included so own transport will be required.

Tours will be private and exclusive to your group of up to 15 people, 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.

**Please note tours will be unavailable on certain dates in October due to harvest and winemaking**

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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Julie's May Supper Club at Mereworth Winery

Julie's May Supper Club at Mereworth Winery

Friday May 27th - 7pm

Join us for a unique dining experience inside a working winery with acclaimed chef Julie Friend, hosted by Mereworth Winery & Taproom
 
Mereworth Winery, makers of award-winning English Sparkling Wine, welcome you to a delicious dining experience prepared by BBC Masterchef winner Julie Friend.
 
Join us to enjoy a welcome drink, followed by 4 exquisite courses. With an emphasis on local and seasonal produce, ingredients will be sourced within a few miles of the location (including our very own drinks used in some dishes) and much will be homegrown.
 

£60.00 per person - Bookable by the table (see drop-down menu)

Additional drinks will be available to order on the night.
 
Due to the nature of this event, this will be a fixed menu (see below for Set Menu and Vegetarian alternatives) but allergies can be catered for. Please email us at admin@mereworthwines.co.uk after booking to let us know if there are any vegetarians or any other dietary requirements we need to cater for in your party.


Set Menu

Welcome Drink of Mereworth English Sparkling Wine

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Breads with whipped Kentish Blue Cheese Butter and Radishes (v)

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Local Asparagus, Wealden Smoked Trout Rillettes, Citrus Dressing

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Local Asparagus, Truffled Graceburn Feta, Wild Mushrooms (v)

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Z'atar & Lemon Chicken, Courgette Pilaf, Roast Tomatoes & Yoghurt Dressing

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Z'atar Summer Squash, Courgette Pilaf, Roast Tomatoes & Yoghurt Dressing (v)

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Mereworth Mess with Marourde Soaked Strawberries & Berry Granita (v)

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*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. Menu is subject to change, according to availability of ingredients.

 

 

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Winery Tour & Tasting

Enjoy a fully guided tour of Mereworth Wines’ winery followed by a tasting of our English Sparkling Wines and spirits

Let us introduce you to the story of Mereworth Wines. See for yourselves where our 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 and 2 of our spirits. 

Ticket price is per person. Includes Exclusive Tour Discount - The price of your individual tour ticket will be refunded off the cost of 6 or more bottles of our sparkling wines.*

*Discount applicable once per individual, not applicable on existing case deal prices. Must be used on the day of your tour.

This experience is approximately 1 hour. Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes before your booking time. Any cancellations or postponements without 48 hours notice will not be refunded. Tours will follow current COVID-19 regulations. 

Our tours currently run on Saturdays, but we may be able to arrange tours on other days. You can select your date from the dropdown menu above. New dates will be added throughout the year. If you are unsure of a date, or you are looking to gift a tour for a further ahead date than is listed below, you can purchase a gift card for a Tour & Tasting from our Shop - click the dropdown menu under Mereworth Gift Card for the different options.

**Please note tours will be unavailable on certain dates in October due to harvest and winemaking**

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