Hever Castle has teamed up with Squerryes Vineyard to host ‘A Celebration of Kentish Wines Dine & Stay’ on Thursday 3rd October 2019. This is a prestigious event which offers a unique experience to combine Hever Castle’s 13th century history, now a five-star establishment, with an opportunity to learn about and taste wines from some of the worlds most exciting winemakers.
Arrive in the afternoon, settle into the Astor Wing and explore the Hever Castle Estate. In the early evening, guests will gather in the Music Room ahead of a private guided tour of the Castle, after which Squerryes will host a drinks reception in the Castle. A six-course dinner will follow, each course paired with a wine from the Wine Garden of England: Chapel Down, Hush Heath, Simpsons, Gusbourne and Biddenden. After dinner, there will be an opportunity to purchase a mixed Kentish Wines case containing the wines from the evening and enjoy an evening bar or retire to bed.
The next morning, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the Tudor Suite Dining Room before heading off to the nearby Squerryes Estate for a tour of the vineyard and a tutored tasting ‘A Flight of Squerryes’. If the weather is favourable, there may also be an opportunity to assist with the harvesting of the grapes!
Thursday 3rd October 2019
From midday: Arrive at Hever Castle to collect tickets to visit the Castle and gardens
3pm: Bedrooms will be available to check-in
6.15pm: Gather in the Music Room to be escorted to the Castle for a private tour
7.30pm: Enjoy a pre-dinner Squerryes drinks reception in the Castle
8pm: Dinner will be served with 5 Kentish Wines
Friday 4th October 2019
8.00am – 9.30am: Full English and Continental Breakfast will be served
10.30am: Guests are to have checked out of bedrooms
11am: Depart for Squerryes Vineyard for a tour and tasting flight
Tickets cost £250.00 per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe Room. Upgrades are available to a Feature Room at £20.00 per person or a Superior Room at £25.00 per person. There is one Suite, the Edward VII Suite available at £300 per person.
Full payment is requested at the time of booking and all bookings are non-refundable due to the popularity of this event.