Just beneath the pilgrims way

Westwell Wines Estate

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From grape to glass

Award winning wines

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A slow and measured process


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Ortega Amphora 2016

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Pruning in an
English Vineyard

March 28, 2018

Pruning in an <br>English Vineyard

Marcus Goodwin, Vineyard Manager at Westwell Traditionally, pruning in England starts at the beginning of January. This gives the vine enough time after harvest to fully ripen the canes for the following year's crop. It also allows for the transfer of carbohydrates (starch and sugars) back down from the old...

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The Harvest Report: The
Full Story

November 19, 2017

The Harvest Report: The <br>Full Story

Since planting in 2008, our yields and fruit quality have continued to rise, even with hares and pheasants enjoying the odd nibble! The trend continued in 2017 and we couldn’t have hoped for a better harvest. Many elements contribute to annual fruit quality and this year, thanks to dry and...

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The Harvest Report: Ortega Captured on Film

September 20, 2017

The Harvest Report: Ortega Captured on Film

We started our 2017 Ortega harvest on Tuesday 19th September.  As the sun gained height over the horizon, the picking team was already hard at work. Mist rolled off the edge of the North Downs and formed patches of low cloud, as dew still clung to the leaves. Photographer Ady Kerry...

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