How did I not know about this Dorset Gem!

I seem to doing a lot of NOT-DRINKING at the moment. Working with Dorset food and drink clients – I sometimes wish I had a driver and was able to sample the delights of such delights that the Langham Wine Estate had on show! Wow, what a lovely surprise after taking an Instagram photograph of the road to Langham’s (grass in the middle of the road always means a fun start to my day in Dorset) I found what can only be called an oasis!

Dorset sparkling wine producer Langham Wine Estate welcomed guests this weekend as doors to the brand new tasting room were opened for the first time. Customers, local businesses and friends old and new enjoyed a guided tour of the vineyard and winery, a tasting of the full Langham range, and a sneak preview of the new space; an original barn tastefully restored into a rustic yet practical tasting room.

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This is what they say…

Langham Wine Estate opens tasting room doors to Dorset and beyond Dorset sparkling wine producer Langham Wine Estate welcomed guests this weekend as doors to the brand new tasting room were opened for the first time.

Customers, local businesses and friends old and new enjoyed a guided tour of the vineyard and winery, a tasting of the full Langham range, and a sneak preview of the new space; an original barn tastefully restored into a rustic yet practical tasting room.

Natural light is let in through floor to ceiling glass doors at one end, whilst industrial style lamps light up the bar area, complementing the traditional, provincial ambience. The décor is stylish yet timeless, with natural wood adorning the front of the tall bar, and a cool, concrete floor.

The tasting room will be used to host tours, and provides a beautiful space in which to taste Langham’s wines – for both organised visits and curious passers- by. Available for private tours, tastings and exclusive hire, eventually Justin and Daniel plan to host ticketed dinners with well-known local chefs.

Justin Langham, owner and founder of Langham Wine Estate, comments on the opening: “Dorset has everything required to produce wines of the highest quality: chalk soils, a warm climate and long growing season. Our tasting room opens up the opportunity for even more people to come and enjoy our wines just a stone’s throw from the vineyard and winery where they are produced.”

Daniel Ham, Langham winemaker continues: “We hope that it will encourage people far and wide to discover what Dorset has to offer, to taste, to visit the estate and get a personal insight into how we go about producing world-class wines.”

The opening comes hot on the heels of Langham’s recent success in two international awards this summer. As well as retaining the Vintners’ Trophy for Most Outstanding Wine in the annual UKVA awards for the Classic Cuvée Reserve 2011, Langham Blanc de Blancs 2011 won Gold in the International Wine Challenge (IWC) and Gold in the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), in the Bottle Fermented Sparkling category.

The tasting room is open 11am-5pm, Thursday to Saturday in July and September, and Tuesday to Saturday in August. Visit www.langhamwine.co.uk for directions and full opening times.

Dorset food and drink photography by www.RichardBudd.co.uk (C) 2016

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