This weekend we stopped by Biddenden Vineyards in Kent - which is well worth a visit. Admission is free and you can walk around the beautiful grounds, which at this time of year are displaying some truly stunning colours in the lead up to winter. The grape varieties are German which is why they do so well here, nestled in the hills of the Kent Weald. The sun cherry picked all the autumnal colours whilst we walked around and then headed to the shop for a free tasting session.
They also make cider on this farm and I honestly don't know which I love more - the medium sweet strong cider or the award winning Ortega white wine. So we bought both! Expect to pay a little more than your supermarket special, but we thought it was worth the money as we enjoyed a quality wine from the UK, which is incredibly rare and also we supported a local business.
As for the autumnal weather of late, it's been pretty good in the van. And well, word on the street says we're in for a mini heat wave - bring it on! I need to catch some rays now more than ever as my lovely Mum pointed at my chest whilst lounging outside a cafe in the sunshine this week and said 'Look, Zo, you're getting a little colour.' I then had to explain that, no, that red patch was, just in fact, where my bag had been rubbing. Rubbish.