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We are a boutique, family-run vineyard nestled in the heart of the Garden of England. We are passionate about growing scrumptious fruit and producing unique and delicious English wines with integrity.
Our four acre vineyard is situated just north of Folkestone on the Kent North Downs, with fabulous views over the English Channel to France. All our wines are made from only the grapes grown by us here at Terlingham.
We grow Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Bacchus, Dornfelder and Rondo grapes in the wonderful chalky terroir, which is very similar to that found in the Champagne region of France.
Three years ago we embarked on the exciting journey of using exclusively natural farming techniques and producing natural wines under the knowledgeable and enthusiastic guidance of our winemaker, Kobus Louw. Our third year went exceptionally well, with a record yield, no disease and absolutely minimal harm caused to our vineyard and surrounding environment due to our natural farming methods.
A great deal of time, effort and love is poured into the cultivation of our vines which in turn make the beautiful grapes that go into our wines. We can pick and choose the exact grapes we harvest, when we harvest them, how we press them and exactly when the optimum time is to bottle our wine. Because of this, each harvest produces exciting and varied wines, each with a unique character and it’s own story. This is a true luxury for us and we believe it’s one of the reasons our wines are so special!
Terlingham is a family affair. Graham and Lorna Wilks, along with their three daughters, all pitch in and help the wine making process at every step of the way. Recently the trio of daughters (all currently London professionals) have been dedicating some additional energy and time into the vineyard and are passionate about sharing this little piece of heaven with a wider local community.