This boutique Estate was founded by Ruth and Charles Simpson, who have been making wine at their stunning, southern French winery, Domaine de Sainte Rose, since 2002. In 2012, attracted by the quality of the terroir and the opportunity to become part of what is one of the most exciting wine producing regions of the world, they brought their expertise and savoir-faire back to the UK, establishing Simpsons’ Wine Estate in Barham, Kent. With 30 hectares (90 acres) of vineyards now established on the iconic chalk terroir of the North Downs and a state-of-the-art winery facility, the Simpsons saw their inaugural harvest in 2016. With a strong focus on provenance, Simpsons Wine Estate now produces a highly-acclaimed range of world-class still and sparkling wines, which exude a true sense of place and are marketed around the world. Situated in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty, just south of Canterbury, Simpsons offers a diverse range of vineyard and winery tours and events. Tastings are held in their elegant Glass House Tasting Room and culminate in an exhilarating ride down the world’s first winery helter-skelter slide!