Just beneath the pilgrims way
Westwell Wines is perfectly located by the Pilgrim’s Way on the chalky slopes of the North Downs. This gives our English sparkling and still wines a fresh mineral character from the grapes grown on our estate. As a small family company we strive for excellence in everything we do to produce handmade wines of great quality.
Ortega Amphora 2016
"Aside from being the finest Ortega I have ever tasted, this wine is blessed with epic purity and floral tones that summon up the perfume of the prettiest bridal bouquets at your favourite weddings. It is exquisitely balanced, with hints of tropical fruit, yearning to be set free, but kept quietly under control by the pin-sharp acidity. It is a dramatic and extremely rewarding wine."
March 28, 2018
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...
November 19, 2017
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...
September 20, 2017
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...