For over 10 years we have been committed to producing the finest English Sparkling Wine. All the grapes are taken from the Squerryes Estate and the utmost respect is given during the winemaking process to create a unique product we are proud to put our name to.

We are the current UK National Champion of the CSWWC.

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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Tasting Room and Shop

Tasting Room and Shop


Combined EU and LEADER

The tasting room and shop are now open.  Thanks to the European Fund for Rural Development for the grant enabling us to complete the project.

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas