Hush Heath Estate joins Liberty Wines

02 November 2015

Hush Heath Estate joins Liberty Wines

We are pleased to announce that Liberty Wines has been appointed agent within Ireland for boutique English winery Hush Heath Estate. The estate’s still wines, newly released Balfour Leslie’s Reserve NV and Balfour Brut Rosé are available to the market from 1st November 2015.

Southern England is emerging as an increasingly reliable source of exciting, top quality sparkling and still wines as plantings mature and producers achieve higher quality year on year. With this is mind, we are delighted that the addition of Kent-based Hush Heath Estate strengthens our English wine offering and complements our existing portfolio, both in terms of price point and geographical location. We have enjoyed tremendous success with Hattingley Valley (Hampshire), Nyetimber and Stopham Estate (West Sussex) over recent years and believe that there is plenty of scope for further growth within the premium wine sector.

The Hush Heath Estate still and traditional method sparkling wines are made from 100% estate grown fruit, sourced from 15 hectares of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines surrounding Staplehurst in Kent. Richard Balfour-Lynn planted his first vineyard in 2002, harvested his first crop in 2004 and released his first wine, the Balfour Brut Rosé, in 2007, which went on to scoop England’s first gold medal at the 2008 International Wine Challenge. A state-of-the-art winery, laboratory and bottling line was built on site in 2010 to enable Hush Heath to be more self-sufficient, flexible and experimental as an estate.