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August Wine Focus
and Harvest Update

This month, we’re beginning to prepare for harvest - we’re expecting to be brandishing our snippers from third week of September. It’s looking like another good vintage here at Westwell. Ortega Classic Ferment 2017 - now only £150 for 12 bottles. Photograph by Ady Kerry. We’re bottling some of our 2018 still wines including our Amphora Aged Ortega and Ortega Classic Ferment. In readiness for this, our August focus wine is our 2017 Ortega which we’re now coming to the end of. We’re offering it at a special 12 bottle case price of £150 - that's 12 bottles for the price of ten! Shop Now »   We’ll be sharing Pinot Noir 2017 with you soon! Photograph by @westwellwines. We’re also...

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Fire + Wild Feast
at the Vineyard

We still have a couple of tickets left for our collaboration with off-grid local chefs and foragers Fire + Wild. The weather is looking absolutely smashing. Join us this Saturday, 24th August 2019 for a wild feast! A foraging walk and vineyard tour followed by a five course tasting menu from Fire + Wild. Photograph by @fireandwild. We’ll begin at 3.30pm for a foraging walk and vineyard tour where you’ll learn to identify some of the wild plants and fungi that grow here at Westwell. We’ll follow this with a five course tasting menu made with hyper-seasonal dishes cooked over fire using wild food from the coast, sea and vineyard. Each course will be paired with a Westwell wine. Book now...

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Theatre of Wine
Tasting - Leytonstone

Adrian’s going to be at Theatre Of Wine in Leytonstone this Thursday 22nd August tasting through our latest vintages alongside some fun recently-bottled treats - all served with some top English cheeses. Join us from 7.30pm. Book now »

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Wine Focus:
Field Blend 2018

Our Field Blend in motion, expertly captured by @greatbritishwine. Our Field Blend is this month’s focus wine. A light blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a luscious glowing red hue, our Field has been fermented naturally with indigenous yeasts. The label features a cross section of our beloved Westwell soil and a hand dipped wax mouth. Limited to 1,000 bottles and available online for £19.50. Shop now »   Westwell Field Blend 2018. Photograph by @westwellwines. Westwell Field Blend at @fireandwild’s forest supper. Photograph by @westwellwines.

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The Vineyard & The Weather
Throughout the Year

Wherever in the world you do it, growing grapes is something of a rollercoaster; but perhaps none more than in the UK. Even with careful planning, nature has its own momentum and we can’t always anticipate its next curveball. The key dates in the vineyard diary change from year to year, but thankfully they always follow the same order - pruning, budburst, flowering, ripening and finally harvest. We employ a low intervention approach in the winery but our wines start firmly in the vineyard. Vines need careful maintenance throughout the year - and we always listen to what they tell us. PRUNINGNOVEMBER - MARCH Pruning can take us up to 4 months. Photograph by Ady Kerry. Pruning is the beginning...

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