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Woolton Farm cider and wine tours

It all starts with apples. Kentish Pip is based at Woolton Farm near Canterbury, where the Mount Family has been growing apples for four generations.

Our products are a window into the lifestyle and ethos of our family business: working with nature and never satisfied to settle for second best.

Founded by Herbert Mount over 100 years ago growing fruit and vegetables. Now diversified into a thriving mixed crop farm, business hub and drinks business.

We produce Kentish Pip cider and our own wines from our small vineyard.

Kentish Pip started out in 2012 by Mark Mount, who milled and pressed the apples by hand in his garden.

Working with his wife Rosie they developed the original range from extensive trials and old family recipes, such as hedgerow jelly and elderflower cordial.

An early run of awards and growing sales set the business on its way.

Kentish Pip has come a long way since the early days but the journey is far from over.

Too many people still think of cider in negative terms and it is our mission to shine a light on the potential of this mysterious and wonderful drink.

Our cider is now available as far away as Hong Kong and produced in cans, bottles, kegs and bag in boxes.

We are an M&S approved producer with SALSA accreditation since 2017.

Our core range includes six different ciders and we have a special range with very small batches of limited editions released throughout the year.

Woolton Farm Wine

There must have been something special in the water in 2011. Hobbies and passions lead our family business down two new paths: planting a vineyard and bottling our first cider for sale to the public.

As a family business we pride ourselves on an absolute passion for taste and flavour. From the fruit to the glass, we set out to make drinks that excite your imagination, challenging ourselves and collaborating with others.

Ten years on and drinks are at the heart of Woolton Farm. Our wines are winning some of the most prestigious awards in the world and our cider is a leading player in the craft cider market, distributed across the UK and available in Kent and London’s best venues, from Michelin Starred restaurants to indie bottle shops, M&S, Shepherd Neame, Co-op and Eurostar.

Our Vineyard:
We grow Bacchus, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

South facing aspect, on river gravel soils with sandy clays beneath. At only 145 feet above sea level and tucked beneath the top of the ridge, the vineyard enjoys a distinct and beneficial micro climate.

We only grow for ourselves meaning we can focus on quality over high yields and adapt to natural conditions with ease.

Our approach is all about small batches. We treat each year independently leaving room for creativity and spontaneity over formulation and consistency.

Stay with us on Woolton Farm in Ellen’s Cottage in the heart of the farm

or in The Old Tannery and The Oast a gentle 15-minute walk away.

All our accommodation within easy distance of Woolton Farm Vineyard and Cider Press