Our winery shop and taproom provides a space where you can come and enjoy our drinks at our indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a cellar-door shop from which you can purchase our drinks to take away.
Mereworth, a settlement listed in the Domesday Book, is found in the heart of Kent. Dating back 500 years, Mereworth boasts a long association with fruit and hop growing, with some of the first hops in the country planted here. Brewer’s Hall used to be a working farm and our Oast itself would have been filled with pickers bringing in hops from the fields to be dried, cooled and pressed, whilst apples were collected from the neighbouring orchards. It is reported that George Orwell was even amongst the hundreds of pickers to have graced our Oast, in its former days of preparing the ingredients for many of England’s finest drinks. With the scaling down of hop-growing in more recent years, Kent has now made a name for itself with its suitability for viticulture – it seems the future is in grapes.
It is within this very Oast, underneath the prominent spire of Mereworth Church, that we look to continue this legacy. William set to work renovating and breathing new life into Brewers Hall Oast in 2017, converting this significant space into our winery. To here, our grapes travel just a stone’s throw from our vineyard to be transformed into traditional method English sparkling wine. Now, we are proud to call it home and we love nothing more than welcoming our Mereworth family to the special place where the winemaking magic happens.