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Where to Drink and Eat in Kent, the UK’s Destination Wine Region

Betting on wine tourism in south England.

Visits to UK wineries such as Westwell Wines rose 57% in 2021.

Visits to UK wineries such as Westwell Wines rose 57% in 2021.

Source: Westwell Wines

In recent UK wine news, Sussex has been grabbing headlines. It was the big winner at the WineGB Awards on June 24, coming away with 61 medals. The county has also just won its own Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) for wines, a guarantee of quality like the French Appellation d’Origine Controlee (AOC) that confirms the authenticity of bottles from such high-value places as Champagne.

But the UK’s most noteworthy wine region right now, especially when it comes to a food and drink escape, is Kent. (It scored 60 medals at the WineGB Awards.)