In 2020, Langham Wine Estate was awarded the IWSC International Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year. With a south-facing aspect, chalk soils and a unique microclimate, Crawthorne Vineyard on the Langham Estate provides the perfect terroir for ripening the classic Champagne varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Produced in the heart of Dorset, the vineyard follows a non-interventionist approach and is constantly working towards reducing chemical intervention with diligent canopy management executed at specific times. By increasing air flow through the canopy and promoting biological control organisms, the effects of disease are kept to a minimum. Established hedgerows and trees provide natural wind breaks and habitat for a large variety of beneficial organisms. Their grapes are handpicked, and rigorous vineyard selection ensures only the highest quality grapes arrive at the winery and during production, none of the wines are fined or filtered, making them vegan & vegetarian friendly. Being an English wine, the carbon footprint from grape to glass is only a fraction of imported wines.
Justin has always had a passion for wine, and in 2009 decided to make his dream a reality by planting a 30 acre vineyard site at Crawthorne Farm. Before planting the vineyard, Justin toured many of the world’s most venerable wine regions and studied viticulture at Plumpton College. The combination of these experiences gave Justin the foundations for establishing a world-class wine estate.