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Balfour Winery’s Wine Makers, Wine & Dine Experience & Overnight Stay For 4 People
This experience was kindly donated by Balfour Winery for The Cream Of The Crop Charity Auction in aid of The Drinks Trust to support drinks industry employees.
Your day begins at 11am with a private transfer from Marden train station where you will be met by one of our Balfour Ambassadors who will be your personal guide throughout your visit.
Upon arrival at the winery, enjoy a glass of our signature Balfour Brut Rosé on the upstairs terrace overlooking Nannette’s Vineyard.
The Balfour Ambassador will show you hidden areas of the estate not available on other tours. You’ll be provided with an in depth insight into Balfour's viticulture practices, its woodland and wildflower conservation programme and the wonderful wildlife and nature that live on the 400 acre Estate, creating Balfour's own ecosystem with vast biodiversity.
After the tour you will visit the state of the art winery where you will be given a comprehensive overview of the winemaking and production techniques used for Balfour's still and sparkling wines. This will be followed by a very special tutored tasting with the winemaker, in the owner’s private tasting room. You will be guided through a selection of Balfour's premium wines giving a truly unique insight into its winemaking skill and craftsmanship.
Following your tutored tasting, relax and enjoy a delicious, seasonal three course lunch expertly prepared by the resident chef. Each course will be paired with a glass of wine specially selected by head winemaker, Fergus Elias.
To conclude your experience, you will be transferred to The Tickled Trout in West Farleigh for a luxurious overnight stay and a delicious English breakfast.
Terms & Conditions
Voucher expires 1 year after printed date. Booking dates are subject to availability. This experience is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash in full or in part.
As an agricultural business and working winery, a programme of spraying is in place throughout the year. Whilst every effort is made to not disrupt the tours or detract from our guests’ enjoyment, there will be times when it is not possible to walk the Estate due to spraying. Guests are encouraged to call the Winery in advance.
Harvest time at Balfour Winery lasts for several weeks during September/October. During this time, it is not possible to enter the winery production area and therefore any tours that include this element will differ from the advertised description. In this event, a film of the Winemaker and production process will be substituted and a discretionary credit will be offered.
The Balfour Wine and dining Experience includes elements outside and are undertaken in all weathers and conditions. Balfour Winery cannot be held responsible for any injury caused by walking on the uneven or muddy ground. Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear are encouraged.
The Balfour Wine and Dining Experience may take alternative routes dependant upon the weather and other factors beyond Balfour Winery’s control.
A tasting measure is approximately 50ml.
If there are elements of this experience in which guests cannot or prefer not to participate, for example, a guest is unable to or chooses to abstain from drinking alcohol, no discount will be provided but an alternative soft drink will be offered.
Menu choices must be received at least one week prior to the event.
Guest food allergies must be highlighted to a member on submission of menu choices. A list of allergens for each dish will be available on request.
Our kitchen handles nut products.
Only food and beverages purchased at Balfour Winery may be consumed on-site. Picnics on the Estate are not allowed under any circumstance.
Children under 10 years old are not permitted on the Wine and Dining Experience and cannot go inside the Winery.
Only visitors over 18 years old will be able to taste the alcohol available. Proof of age may be required (passport/driving license/ID Pass Card).
Dogs are not allowed on tours or to walk the estate (except guide dogs).
Balfour Winery cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused to vehicles or property, howsoever caused, whilst on the premises.
Balfour Winery will offer a refund on experience tickets when cancelled at least two weeks prior to the experience date. If cancellation is requested within two weeks of the experience Balfour Winery, at their discretion, may offer a transfer to a different date or a credit note to the value paid.
If an experience cannot take place due to Government restrictions, then a full refund will be offered.
Elements of a Balfour Experience may be held on our upstairs mezzanine level only accessible via stairs. If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance.