We are pleased to welcome Squerryes Vineyard who will be creating a tasting bar for their internationally award-winning English sparking wine.
In 2004, a champagne house visited the estate to research the possibilities of expanding their English production, finding that the lower chalk band and upper greens bore similarities to the Côte des Blancs region of Champagne. When the house pulled out of negotiations, the Warde family decided to continue with the endeavour, planting 35 acres of grapes in 2006. The initial Champagne clones planted were Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier. In 2008 the vines began to fruit, and the estate took its first reserves in 2010. Squerryes is one of the last vineyards in Europe to harvest its crop, and the wine is left on the lees for at least 30 months.
In May 2015, Squerryes’ 2010 Brut won two gold medals in two of the most competitive and esteemed international blind tasting competitions, the Sommelier Wine Awards and International Wine Challenge. In 2016, Squerryes Brut 2011 won the National Trophy for Best English Sparkling Wine in Tom Stevenson’s ‘Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships’. The label currently sells two styles of the sparkling wines: brut and rosé. The brut is composed of 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier. The rosé is composed of 75% Pinot noir and 25% Pinot Meunier.
Come and enjoy a glass or two with us.