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Stockist Focus:
The Small Holding, Kilndown

The Small Holding Farm & KitchenRanters Ln, Kilndown, Cranbrook TN17 2SG Named as one of the best restaurants in Kent, The Small Holding restaurant and bar at Kilndown is nestled in one acre of beautiful countryside. With growing, foraging and cooking at the heart of everything they do, The Small Holding kitchen maintains a unique connection between farm and plate. Pop along and enjoy a glass (or bottle) of our Amphora or Westwell Pink to pair with their ever evolving menu of seasonal produce. 

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Pruning in an
English Vineyard

Marcus Goodwin, Vineyard Manager at Westwell. 2020 Update We’re deep in the midsts of pruning our 48,000 vines. Our new plantings from 2018 and 2019 also need to be pruned and trained although they are not yet productive. The early life of a vine is key to its future health and with an estimated life span of 50-100 years, we do all we can to give our plants a good start! We’ll also be making some changes and additions this year to the soil to compensate for the unprecedented size of the harvest from 2017 and 2018. A huge crop inevitably takes its toll on the soil so we’ll be adding nutrients and compost to prepare and re-feed the ground...

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Christmas at Westwell
Saturday, 7th December

This Saturday, we’ll be opening the vineyard gates and offering tastings, tours, mulled Ortega, mince pies and cellar door sales from 10-4pm. If you haven’t booked on one of our free hourly vineyard tours, we still have a few spaces left so do get in touch to secure a place. Book Now » The Vyneyarde, Westwell Ln, Charing TN27 0BW

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Harvest Report 2019:
Beautiful Fruit & High Hopes

Nestled between seemingly endless days of driving rain, the sun sets on a dry evening for our last week of harvest. Harvest kicked off at the start of October with our Ortega and we finished with Chardonnay on the 25th. As we type, it’s fermenting slowly and gently in our chilled tanks. Now we’ll be taking a step back while the juice transforms. Co-fermenting Regent & Ortega. So far so delicious! This year had some very tricky patches thanks to the general wetness. Rain at flowering meant less bunches and rain at harvest meant slower ripening. In the end though, through the usual combination of careful management and sheer luck, we were able to collect some really beautiful tasting fruit...

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A Few Moments from
our Vineyard Feast

Amazing weather and a golden sunset with a dessert course by candlelight made for a truly incredible event. Thank you to all who joined us and to Fire + Wild for our foraging walk and the delicious five course meal cooked over the vines! A few moments from last weekend’s Vineyard Feast expertly captured by Fire + Wild’s Daisy Saul. Fire + Wild will be putting on two further events this Autumn - to find out more, visit Fire + Wild.

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