In the lovely bucolic village of Shoreham in Kent lies a tucked-away surprise one wouldn’t quite expect to find here—a beautiful vineyard with an elegant, modern tasting room crafting award-winning wines from innovative blends. Lesser-known grapes like Siegerrebe (grown mostly in Germany and similar in flavor to Gewürztraminer) Seyval, and Bacchus are utilized at The Mount Vineyard  to create inspired expressions like the crisp Sparkling Rosé and the citrus-forward Flint Key.

Some noteworthy reds are also on offer; the velvety smooth texture and ripe berry-rich flavor profile of The Mount Vineyard‘s Cellar Key are the result of a blend of Rondo, Regent, and Pinot Noir grapes and earned this wine a bronze medal at the 2015 International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Owners Simon and Lyssa Greenwood are happy to chat wine and conduct tastings every weekend, now offering nibbles of local cheese and charcuterie to complement the vineyard’s five well-crafted varietals. Enjoy an afternoon sipping Rosé or Pinot in the sunshine on the Greenwoods’ gorgeous 28-acre property, complete with blooming English gardens, baskets of lavender, and grazing sheep—a perfect Sunday in Kent.

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