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Bottling
and Tirage

June 22, 2022

Bottling<br>and Tirage

Tirage: a frantic, theatrical and intense period in any sparkling wine producer's year. Adrian preparing the wine. To explain what tirage is, we need to start at the beginning: harvest. After we have picked and pressed the fruit, the juice for our sparkling wine is fermented in tank to create...

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Chardonnay
at Westwell

May 19, 2022

Chardonnay<br>at Westwell

It's easy to see why Chardonnay is the world's most popular white wine grape. It's hugely adaptable - in hotter climes creating primary flavoured, tropical, low acid wines, and in cooler climates like ours, consistently delivering fruit full of complex flavours to create everything from crisp and linear traditional method...

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In Praise
of Ortega

May 03, 2022

In Praise<br>of Ortega

In Praise of Ortega, by Adrian Pike, Westwell Winemaker. We're huge fans of Ortega at Westwell - a highly aromatic variety which shares much with its parent varieties Müller-Thürgau and Siegerrebe. Ortega is a perfect partner for our cool climate; ripening well even in chilly conditions. Though yields can be...

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