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Jamie Goode Reviews
Our Latest Wines

Westwell Petulant Nature 2019, available to pre-order now. Photograph by Wine Anorak, Jamie Goode. We were so pleased to be able to pour the wines for Jamie Goode at the Uncharted tasting last week - and it was fantastic to read these smashing reviews!  Here are a couple of our favourites. Westwell Late Disgorged Special Cuvee 2014 "Bright, lemony and intense with linear citrus fruit. Has some lemony focus with tart acidity. Tangy and intense." 90/100 Westwell Field Blend 2018, available to pre-order now. Photograph by Wine Anorak, Jamie Goode. Westwell Field Blend 2018 "A co-ferment of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Destemmed. Elegant and fine with sweet cherry and strawberry fruit, and a silky texture. There are some citrus notes,...

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A Muddy Start
To 2020

Marcus Goodwin, Vineyard Manager, hand pruning vines. As is usual for the time of year, we’ve been bent over double pruning young vines - this year weighed down by several kilos of glorious mud which keenly attaches itself to our boots! I do love a spin around the vineyard in the tractor, but due to the excess moisture in the soil, it’s a bit tricky at the moment. The tractor’s quite heavy and the chunky tyres make a bit of a mess of our manicured headlands and rows. Marcus Goodwin, Vineyard Manager, inspecting the vines. Despite not being able to tend to the vines as much as I would like, they should be fine. The chalky/flinty soil is really well...

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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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