‘We are delighted to join forces with our fellow Dorset vineyards to welcome visitors and help promote the diversity and quality of English Wine from these unique soils.’ Steven Spurrier (Bride Valley), Rebecca Edwards (Furleigh Estate), Justin Langham (Langham Wine Estate)
Bride Valley (established 2008), Furleigh Estate (2005) and Langham Wine Estate (2009), have a combined planting area of 35 hectares which reflects the diverse soils and microclimates of Dorset. The three vineyards produce a range of still and sparkling wines from the classic varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier.
The West Dorset Vineyard Trail aims to encourage the public to visit all three vineyards (possible within one day or can be enjoyed over the week). They can offer guided tours (and self-guided tours at Langham Wine
Estate) and do tastings at each winery. There will also be a competition open to all visitors over 18: you can simply answer a few questions on each vineyard to win 3 bottles of award-winning fizz. Questionnaires can be collected direct from the wineries.
English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country. There are a wide range of activities which take place to celebrate English Wine Week, involving both retail and leisure outlets, and at the vineyards themselves. English Wine Week starts over Spring Bank Holiday and it marks the start of the tourist season. The vineyards themselves are waking up to the new growing season – there is plenty to see and enjoy.
Find out more about English Wine Week 2019: https://www.winegb.co.uk/trade/english-welsh-wine-week/
Bride Valley Vineyard, Stable Cottage, Court House, Litton Cheney DT2 9AW
Furleigh Estate, Salway Ash, Bridport DT6 5JF
Langham Wine Estate, Crawthorne, Dorchester DT2 7NG
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