Chardonnay<br>at Westwell

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 blanc de blancs to beautifully buttery, oaky stills. Chardonnay growing at Westwell To mark international Chardonnay day on 21st May, we thought we would tell you a little more about how we grow and process Chardonnay here at Westwell. Wherever you do it, making wine with Chardonnay always involves creating...

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In Praise<br>of Ortega

In Praise
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 high, the fruit maintains depth of flavour and possesses a good balance of sugar and acidity. Those are two of the reasons that it's becoming established as an excellent grape to grow and make wine from - but for me, where it excels is in the flavours it produces. It’s...

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Cheese, Meat,<br>Bread & Wine

Cheese, Meat,
Bread & Wine

It’s been great to welcome guests this spring for our first foray into food. Working with exceptional Kentish producers Moons Green Charcuterie and Cheesemakers of Canterbury, we are now able to serve delicious cheese and charcuterie plates from producers who care as much about their produce as we do about our wine. We have also just been granted a full licence, so you can now stay and enjoy glasses and bottles of the wines that we produce at Westwell alongside your tutored tasting too! As well as Saturday tours, we are also now open for Friday afternoon tastings so you...

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Our First<br>Pink Pet Nat

Our First
Pink Pet Nat

We’re very excited to be releasing our first Pink Pet Nat this year - made with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay macerated on skins for a long weekend. This is a an untamed and fruity affair with a palate of ripe red apple, raspberries and sherbet. It’s an easy drinker which is just as at home with oysters or chips as it is on its own. We’ve been enjoying it as an aperitif or with anything salty, potato-y and hearty. Winemaker Adrian explains “The Pet Nats are real favourites at Westwell. The first to be released each year, they’re...

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