Dorset’s largest independent wine merchant, Templar Wines, has signed a new contract with the Dorchester-based Langham Wine Estate and will now be supplying their prestigious products to hospitality trade customers throughout the county.
Templar Wines was established in 2008 and since then they have imported wines from all over Europe to supply independent restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars, venues, event organisers and related businesses from their base in Poole. Now though, all Langham’s sparkling wine will be available for you to enjoy.
Max Bracher, Managing Director at Templar Wines, said: “We were going to begin in April, but due to the ongoing pandemic, a date will be announced in the future when the hospitality sector reopens, so that customers will be able to enjoy all the popular Langham products in their favourite restaurants.”
As Templar make regular deliveries to customers throughout the south coast, many of which already stocked Langham wines, this new collaboration makes environmental and logistical sense for both companies. Now that the pair of working together, Templar’s hospitality customers will be able to acquire more frequent deliveries of smaller quantities, which means they can carry less stock and run less risk of running low.
Max continued: “Langham Estate has become one of the leading winegrowers in the UK and having won various awards, it makes our portfolio stronger and enables the trade to offer an award-winning local English wine for their customers.”
Langham Wine Estate prides itself on creating terroir-driven sparkling wines using grapes grown on its own vineyard, which began planting in 2009 with a mixture of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The chalky soil which is present in the Dorchester region gives the wine a fresh, saline character really allowing for a true taste of Dorset. As their plans to open a new café and tasting room at the vineyard has had to be postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this contract will allow customers more opportunity to sample their wide portfolio of wines when Covid-19 guidelines allow.
Justin Langham, Managing Director of Langham Wine Estate, said: “I’ve known Max at Templar Wines for several years and we’re proud to announce this official association for the hospitality and leisure sector. We firmly believe it will take our wines out to the local trade, thanks to their connections and we hope the relationship will continue to flourish for many years.”
Currently, Templar Wines offers more than 600 unique, interesting wines which are not found in supermarkets. They make regular deliveries throughout Dorset and the New Forest. You can find out more about them here.