Owned by arable farmer Justin Langham, Langham Wine Estate is a family-run vineyard and winery located on south-facing chalky slopes just outside Dorchester, Dorset. Our 11 hectare vineyard was planted in 2009 with 40,000 vines of the classic varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier from which we produce a range of award-winning sparkling (and in exceptional years also still) wines. In fact, in 2019, our Blanc de Blancs Reserve 2015 won Supreme Champion from 250 English wines submitted at the leading industry WineGB Awards and won two gold medals in the 2020 awards for our Blanc de Blanc and Corallian Classic Cuvee. We are the sparkling Wine Producer of the Year from the IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Competition) 2020!
Today, Langham Wine Estate is producing world class sparkling wine, in a low intervention method. All of our base wines go through spontaneous, wild fermentation rather than using commercial yeasts, and we try to add as little as possible to the wine in the process. Our young, vibrant team are keen to experiment and push the boundaries in this exciting time for the UK wine industry.
As well as stainless steel, an array of used oak barrels from Burgundy, Champagne, and Bordeaux are used for fermentation to develop even more character and complexity in the base wines. In the vineyards we use minimal sprays and encourage strong biodiversity. We are constantly striving to minimise our environmental impact and produce honest wines that reflect our terroir
Our vineyard, tasting room and café (with indoor and outdoor seating) are open throughout the year for wine sales, food, tastings, tours and events. In 2019 we also won a silver award at the Dorset Tourism Awards and this is what the judge had to say ‘A quality experience from start to finish, that opens your eyes to the many elements that go into making a remarkable bottle of wine. Our tour guide really knew her stuff!’.
For more details on our tours, wines, events and cafe, or to shop, please take a look at our website.
If, however, you would like to visit to learn more about the fascinating process of making English Sparkling Wine or just to take some time out with family and friends in a beautiful (and dog-friendly!) setting, then we look forward to welcoming you to Langham Wine Estate very soon!