The Home of the Bombus Studio
Introducing BRENLEY WINE!
The Bombus Studio sits here...
Right in amongst the gorgeous Brenley Farm. I mean just look at it!!!
We completely love our rural location. Our Oast house studio is huge, and at this time of the year we can throw our windows open wide and let the summer breeze cool us all down. (As for winter…let’s just say we wear a LOT of knitwear.)
Bombus Studio, Well Oast, Brenley Farm
Brenley Farm is a working farm. The farmed land includes hops and vineyards, apples and pears, cereal crops and a horse livery.
It also houses a remarkably beautiful B&B, café, and wedding venue. For such a peaceful and rural location, it seriously has a lot to offer.
The Newest Kent Vineyard!
And who said 2020 was all bad? Happy things are happening at the farm… because this year Brenley Farm have, for the very first time, produced their own wine!
It’s exactly the pick-me-up we all need, and I can testify from personal experience (…) that it is not only delicious, but the perfect chilled beverage for these long hot summer days stuck in your garden…not going on holiday.
Here’s what our Bombus Studio neighbours have to say about it:
Our first release is the Brenley Bacchus 2019. Made exclusively from estate grown grapes from the farm. Notes of lime peel and wet stone characterise the nose and palate. To be enjoyed in the sunshine with friends.
In 2021 We will be releasing a 2019 Blanc de Blanc as well as our 2020 vintages - watch this space!
We want our wine to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone. We take a light hearted approach to growing and making wine and feel the wine world should be accessible and most of all, fun!
Now I don’t know about you, but “accessible and fun” is exactly how I like my wine.
At Bombus we’ve sampled a couple of cases (we’re a big team – honest!), and it really is worth a try.
Buy Brenley Wine!
The bottles are on sale for £15.99, or you can treat yourself to a case of 6 for £95. Brenley Farm say...
Buy direct from us by the bottle or case. Whether you are a retailer, restaurant, pub or just after a bottle or two for a dinner party, It’s very much done with a personal touch here at Brenley, so please email Jules & Tom for price lists and delivery arrangements @ email@example.com
The Garden of England
Kent has become a world leader in producing fantastic wines. We have vineyards all over the place producing some of the finest varieties you can buy. We’ve had sparkling wines compete in competitions against the French champagnes – and WIN! (For the record, I wouldn’t turn down a bottle of Tattingers, if the opportunity arose….)
The weather is warming, and so the conditions for grape growing is ripe (hehe). If you’re not local and fancy a visit to Kent, you can tour lots of independent vineyards and taste all sorts of delights.
Here are a few of my favourites:
Across the verdant flats from Barnsole stand the mighty crumbling walls of the Roman fort of Richborough. It is here, in the garden of England that the first Pinot Noir vines arrived with the Legions in 44 a.d. Barnsole perpetuates this viticultural tradition of two millennia by growing Pinot Noir, along with other grape varieties, to make quintessential English wines.
At Biddenden Vineyards, Kent’s original vineyard, we pride ourselves on being a family run vineyard with the second and third generation of the Barnes family managing the estate.
Biddenden Vineyards celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, an exciting milestone to have reached at an exciting time for English, and especially Kentish wine. The family is able to draw on 5 decades of winemaking knowledge and pair this with new methods & techniques to ensure that Biddenden is at the forefront of the English wine industry.
The increase in vineyards in our area means that, like in France, smaller and more niche producers are making wine. Research your trip and see what other hidden delights are being made in the Garden of England.
Whatever you do -Buy British!
But obviously – choose BRENLEY WINE first.
Tell your friends, your family, and support our British suppliers. (And dare I mention the C word? Just sayin’… a unique wine made in the UK in small batches sounds like the PERFECT Christmas gift for 2020 to me.)
Oh - and that question you wanted to ask? They’ve answered it:
What’s with the ducks?
We love watching the wild ducks on the pond here at Brenley Farm. Their playful nature, sense of fun & understated beauty represent what we are aiming to achieve with our wines. There is a Mallard duck weathervane atop the old barn dating back to the 1800s, so ducks have always been a motif for Brenley and now they are front and centre on our wine labels.
And while we're talking about Christmas - we've started making all sorts of map gifts in the Bombus Studio, ready for the 2020 holidays. Visit us at www.bombus.co.uk to find the perfect personalised map gift, made by hand in the Kent countryside!
Let us know what you think about the Brenley Wine on our Instagram and Facebook pages! And keep an eye out for announcements regarding new product launches.