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Kent wine and fresh Green Farm food pairings

August is the perfect month for al fresco dining, socialising in the sunshine and making the most of those long summer evenings with good food and great local Kent wine.

With that in mind, we've picked out our favourite Kent wines and paired them with nourished farm fresh recipes from right here on Green Farm. Not only are these food and wine pairing delicious, the recipes are nourishing and pure delight for your inner foodie.

Before we reveal the pairings, here's a little info on our local Kent wine vineyards...

Woodchurch and Wayfarer vineyards are both in Woodchurch and only 3 miles from Green Farm; both have started in the last 5 or 6 years. Biddenden Vineyard, 8 miles away, is the oldest family-owned vineyard in England, having been in the same family for over 50 years. Simpsons Wine Estate, not far from Canterbury is making a really strong name for itself and we are just taking their Pinot Noir onto our wine list.

And now onto our Kent wine recommendations and Green Farm Kent food pairings...

​Kent wine 1: Woodchurch Classic Brut 2017

Local Kent Wine - ​Woodchurch Classic Brut 2017

51% Chardonnay, 32% Pinot Noir, 17% Pinot Meunier

Aromas of pear, honey and fresh hay. Apples and peach on the palate, this wine is refreshingly crisp and finishes with long lasting flavours of biscuits and cream.

"Elegant, light, and highly approachable, with notes of walnut, hazelnut, cherry, and red apple. The nose is excellent - glossy and ripe with some complexity, subtle autolysis and a slightly leesy note. The clean and nicely weighted palate is balanced with refreshing fruit, and soft acidity and creamy mouthfeel. With a decent length on the finish, this is a real crowd pleaser."

IEWA Judges 2023

"Developed bottle age of toast, butter, and lanolin for decent complexity. Good freshness and intensity on the palate with a savoury and fruity finish."

Decanter World Wine Award Judges 2023

Green Farm Kent food pairing

Prawn Cocktail Jacket Canapés

Simply delicious, easy to make and full of flavour.

View the recipe here

Local Kent Wine - Wayfarer Woodland Chardonnay 2020

Kent wine 2: Wayfarer Woodland Chardonnay 2020

A Fresh, fruit driven and unoaked Chardonnay. Pale lemon in colour, this well rounded Chardonnay starts with notes of honeysuckle followed by subtle hints of brioche; underlined

with a fresh dose of flint minerality. Partially aged in oak barrels for 6 months, this wine is elegant with layers of complexity.

Green Farm Kent food pairing

Goat's Cheese and Leek Quiche

The recipe is by our Resident Chef, Ian Waghorn. You can view the full recipe here.

Kent wine 3 - Biddenden Gribble Bridge Rosé 2022

Kent wine 3: Biddenden Gribble Bridge Rosé 2022

A full, well-balanced, medium-dry wine. Light pink in colour and produced with Ortega, Dornfelder and Pinot Noir grapes.

Best served chilled, this wine is refreshingly full of flavour with a hint of English strawberry. Complements spiced dishes and summer BBQ’s well.

Green Farm food pairing

Beetroot and Orange Quinoa Salad

This super-tasty summer dish is so good for you!

Check out the recipe here.

Kent wine 4: Wayfarer Hedgerow Pinot Meunier Rosé 2021

Kent wine 4: Wayfarer Hedgerow Pinot

Meunier Rosé 2021

This off-dry rosé has been created to appeal to a broad range of palates. Ruby pink in colour, the nose evokes springtime English hedgerows in full bloom. Smooth and moreish, the palate bursts with wild strawberry, ripe summer berries and candied red apple. Easy drinking, yet complex and structured.

Green Farm food pairing

Rice and Avocado Salad with Wasabi Dressing with Goats Cheese

A fantastically nourishing vegetarian food option.

You can see the full recipe here.

Kent wine 5 - Simpsons Wine Estate Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir 2022

Kent wine 5: Simpsons Wine Estate Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir 2022

Light to medium bodied, vibrant and elegant, English Pinot Noir with bright, cherry aromas, berry fruit flavours and a smooth, silky finish.

Green Farm food pairing

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Potatoes & Peppers

A Mediterranean twist on a classic Sunday roast, our Slow Roasted Lamb is an easy one-pot dish, that is quick to assemble and even quicker to eat.

Check out the recipe here.

And there you have it...

Our current favourite Kent wines and food pairings that have got us, rather frankly, feeling very hungry and incredibly 'thirsty'!

We hope you enjoy experimenting with these beautiful flavours.

Want to include wine tasting, a vineyard tour or private fine dining to your next visit to Green Farm?

We partner with Woodchurch Vineyard and Wine Tours of Kent to make this happen. So whether you're here for a Spa stay, hen party, corporate away day or a group booking in our holiday barn, we can always add extra interest to your visit.

We also collaborate with our wonderful private chef Ian Waghorn of Bear N Mind Catering, who can be booked for private dining experiences when you are staying at the Barn here at Green Farm.

To find out more, get intouch with us directly.


1 Comment

Jack Torreto
Jack Torreto
Oct 05, 2023

Kent wines have been familiar to me since childhood. Sometimes when I see these old bottles, I want to take pictures of them with Depositphotos blog After all, this is my hobby. History should know about this kind of reward.

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