Update: From 15th Nov 2016, all new membership applications will be added to our waiting list until the 2013 Brut is released in March. To ensure new members don’t have a ‘dry’ Christmas, you’ll receive a bottle of Brut 2011 on joining and the remaining 5 bottles in March.

Non-members/new customers will be able to purchase wine in March 2017.

Terroir

Terroir


Squerryes Court Vineyard, Gaysham Farm, Westerham.

The philosophy behind the wine making process is to express the ‘terroir’ as clearly as possible and at Squerryes, we are fortunate to have a unique combination of rock, soil and microclimate which can grow some of the finest sparkling wine in the world.

In 2004, a Champagne House visited Squerryes and tried to buy a section of the south facing escarpment of the North Downs.  Their research of the lower chalk band and upper greensand found similarities with that of the Cote des Blancs region of Champagne.  Based on this rare geological combination, we were able to select a suitable area of the Squerryes Estate to plant vines.

The long cool summers provide the perfect growing conditions for the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines that combine to make our sparkling wine.  However, we have discovered that we cannot rush our vines at Squerryes.  We are one of the last vineyards in Europe to harvest our crop and the wine only truly starts to express itself after 30 months of lees aging giving time for the elegant nuances to develop.

Reviews

Reviews


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‘What lovely, satisfying, linear wine this is.  It has bright fruit aromas, fine, focused, yeast-complexed fruit on the palate, and is as clean as a whistle, with a lovely, fluffy mousse and a laser-like finish.  I think it is fair to say that we were all totally surprised by the National Trophy result as soon as we discovered its identity, but equally we were pleased as punch that yet another new English sparkling-wine name has hit the heights’. Tom Stevenson.

‘My first ever tasting note for this wine simply said, ‘stunning’.  Made from 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier, this is a superbly stylish wine which will impress even the most ardent of Champagne stuck-in-the-muds.’  Matthew Jukes.

What makes Squerryes different

What makes Squerryes different


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At face value, our sparkling wine has similarities to that produced in the Champagne region.  This is no surprise given that we use the same grape varieties, vine clones and complex bottle fermentation process.

However, those who take the time to enjoy our sparkling wine start to notice the differences.  The balance of fruit and yeasty characteristics on the nose, complexity and depth on the palate and the long straight finish combine to give a distinct flavour that is unique to Squerryes.

Our life’s ambition is to understand and respect the Squerryes terroir.  We promise never to introduce grapes from anywhere other than the Squerryes vineyards in our blend – that’s our promise to you.

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