Squerryes in Kent Launches Summer Vineyard Experiences

The summer months are the perfect time to visit Squerryes in Westerham near Sevenoaks in Kent to enjoy a relaxing time outdoors with family and friends.

Choose from coffee or lunch at the Garden Café with superb views across the vines, Jazz evenings, lunch or dinner on the terrace of the Winery Restaurant, or a picnic among the vines.

The Estate Deli offers superb wines, local produce, and wine tastings flights.

New for summer 2023 – Picnic among the vines

Spend a lazy afternoon amongst the vines with a delicious picnic put together by The Estate Deli. Each box comes with savoury and sweet treats, your choice of Neal’s Yard cheese, locally grown strawberries, and the option to upgrade to include a bottle of chilled Squerryes sparkling wine.

Just grab your picnic blanket and call The Estate Deli to purchase a bespoke picnic. Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten your picnic blanket, as Squerryes have some available. Picnics are also available to take away.

Al-fresco dining at The Winery Restaurant

Book a table to enjoy freshly prepared summer dishes in the award-winning Winery Restaurant with chilled sparkling wine. Whether you prefer a selection of sharing plates or a meal for one, the menu has a relaxed feel to complement outdoor dining this summer.

Summer is also when we stay open later on select Friday and Saturday evenings from late afternoon into the evening to allow visitors time to enjoy drinks on the terrace overlooking the stunning countryside. We also have some delicious new sparkling wine cocktails on the drinks menu, and there is no need to prebook the terrace for drinks.

New family Vineyard Trail

We have also launched a new Vineyard Trail in time for the school holidays to raise funds for Hospice in the Weald. A series of questions will be placed around the vines, and once completed, participants can return to the Garden Cafe to claim their lollipop prize. The trail will run from Wednesday to Friday from Wednesday 19th July to Friday 1 September, between 10 am–3 pm.

There is a suggested donation of £2 per child, and visitors can collect a map and answer sheet from The Garden Café before heading off into the vineyard to start the trail. The hospice has challenged local businesses to grow £50 donated by the charity. All money raised from the trial will be given to the Hospice.

Squerryes Summer Tours and Tastings are available all summer (subject to availability) from Friday to Sunday and continue until the harvest in October.   The tours and tastings last approximately 90 minutes for £32 per person.

The experience begins with a guided tour of the vineyard where everyone can hear about the 300-year-old Squerryes estate, the fascinating history of the spirit of the house, and the story of how a disagreement with a French Champagne House led to the Warde family planting vines on the North Downs at the Gateway to the Garden of England. After discovering what makes Squerrye’s award-winning sparkling wine so exceptional.

Guests will then enjoy a tutored tasting of three of the best vintage sparkling wines; the signature vintage Brut release, vintage Blanc de Blancs, and late disgorged 2013 vintage Brut, which has had 10 years ageing in the cellars.

Squerryes also offers private tastings for groups of 25 people, including tasting three sparkling vintage wines: the 2019 Rosé, Signature 2018 Brut, and 2015 Blanc de Blancs.