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Don’t miss The Food Fest at The Mount Vineyard – plus there’s a chance to win an award winning tour and tasting for two in our free to enter competition

ENGLISH Wine Week (Saturday 26 May – Sunday 3 June) heralds the start of the vineyard touring season here in Kent and The Mount Vineyard in Shoreham will once again be offering its award winning tour and tasting experiences from now until harvest time in October.

The vineyard is also the venue for The Food Fest (2 & 3 June) again this year which will be a fitting finale to English Wine Week. It is being organised by Clairey Hearnden with the help of Jay Scott to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. As well as a range of fantastic food, they have arranged for a whole array of talented musicians to perform during the two-day event. Tickets can be purchased on the gate on in advance on the website:

The Mount Vineyard in Church Street has breathtaking views of the Darent Valley and, according to the owners, the area benefits from similar conditions to those of the champagne region thanks to the chalk stream and micro climate in the valley.

The stylish, state of the art vineyard produces still and sparkling wines and was the winner of Kent wine of the year 2017 and a finalist in 2018. The Mount Vineyard’s tour and tastings also won the title of Wine Tasting Experience of the Year 2018 for the UK from the people at The Luxury Travel Guide.

Members of the team at the vineyard pride themselves on providing an informative but very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for tastings, which is accompanied by cheese and charcuterie platters to help soak up the sparkling and still wines.

The Mount is also open for food and the menu includes stone baked pizzas from their Italian oven and drinks from 12-6pm Thursday to Sunday (plus bank holiday Mondays). This means you can still enjoy the beautiful setting with friends without joining a tasting session if you wish.

Tours & Tastings are available most Thursday to Sunday afternoons as well as selected Wednesday evenings throughout the summer months. Visit for more details.

WIN a free tour & tasting for two at The Mount Vineyard

The Mount Vineyard in Shoreham is a busy place all year round with Jake, the estate manager, currently mid ‘bud rubbing’ and ‘shoot thinning’ the 10 acres of vines which produce eight different grapes. If you’re interested in learning more about how a dormant vine wakes up and begins its production of the grapes that will eventually make their way into your bottle – or just keen to sample a few glasses of the local tipple – then make sure you enter our competition to win a tour and tasting for two.


To enter simply choose an answer from the question below and then email it with your name and a telephone contact number, plus The Mount Vineyard in the subject line, by email to:

The winner will be the first correct answer chosen at random by My Sevenoaks Community.

What is the name for the process of adding sugars to a wine during its production?

A. Sweetening

B. Dosage

C. Sugaring



The closing date of the competition is Friday 8 June 2018. The competition is restricted to one entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified. The competition is open to UK residents only and entrants must be 18 years of age or over. The winning entry will be picked at random after the closing date from all valid entries and the winner will be contacted via email. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to. There is no cash prize alternative. Mountain Marketing Ltd, the publishers of, is compliant with the ICO data protection act and will not pass on entrants’ details to any third party without prior consent.

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