Rochester Cathedral reinvented a thousand year old tradition by hosting the first Wine Garden of England festival on 17th November 2018. As a founding member Domaine Evremond was proud to be part of this historic event, despite its unique position of having no wine for guests to taste.
The Tasting, sponsored by Southeastern, was set in the hallowed halls of the stunning Rochester Cathedral, and honoured Kent’s top producers, and one of the county’s very first – a monk who championed viticulture at the cathedral more than 1,000 years ago. This is the first time in a millennium that the cathedral played host to an English wine festival.
Hosted by the Dean and Chapter of Rochester and the Wine Garden of England, the event was the first public outing for the Kentish partnership which features seven of the county’s top wine producers – Biddenden, Chapel Down, Domaine Evremond, Gusbourne, Hush Heath Estate, Simpsons Wine Estate and Squerreys.
Here at Domaine Evremond, even though our story is just beginning with our first wines due for release in 2023, it was great to talk to visitors and share our exciting journey so far from planting our vineyards in May 2017 to our first ‘mini’ Harvest in 2018 and give guests an opportunity to register interest in our first bottles to be produced.
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