At the heart of the Langham Estate sits the magnificient Bingham's Melcombe Manor house, Grade I listed and little changed since the reign of Edward VI. Acquired by John Langham in 1980, Bingham's Melcombe became the centre point for the Langham Agricultural Enterprise, today comprising over 1,000 hectares.
The Langham vineyard was originally established by John Langham on a very small scale. In 2009, John's son, Justin Langham, decided to develop his father's rudimental vineyard into a commercial venture and planted 30 acres of land at their Crawthorne farm.
Housed in a characterful old barn, the winery provides the perfect fusion of old and new. With a selection of temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and used French barriques, Langham Winery have all the tools required to produce exceptional wines. With the winery located within metres of the vineyard, the grapes that are so carefully nurtured throughout the year are picked and processed within a few hours, avoiding the need to transport the grapes and risk compromising the quality.
Their Classic Cuvee 2014 is bursting with red apple and brioche flavours made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Barrel fermentation and ageing adds richness and depth. Aged for 24 months on yeast lees and 6 months on cork before release. Delicious! If that's not enough for you, their low intervention approach means that all their wines are vegan to boot!