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Langham Wine Estate: Counting Fifteen Years

The award-winning Dorset wine estate, Langham, marks its fifteenth year in production with a party to mark the occasion.

In 2009 Jutin Langham turned his father’s hobby into an enterprise beginning the estate’s story with 30 acres of vineyard.

To mark the anniversary of the vineyard a further 10 acres of vines are to be planted to join the flourishing 75 acres that already exist.

The Crawthorne Vineyard, of Langham, holds a unique microclimate and south-facing position with chalk soils that see a healthy crop produced year by year.

One particularly good year was 2022 and from that comes a vintage still chardonnay which is named after a sculpture by local sculpture Simon Gudgeon, ‘Search for Enlightenment’. The recycled bottle captures the image of the sculpture and the hand-picked grapes from rows 17-34 have been fermented in four used French oak barrels from Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, which offers a very light oaked taste.

Langham Wine Estate describes the wine as: “The light, yet complex Chardonnay is pale gold in colour. On the nose are aromas of cantaloupe melon, tangerine, granny smith apple, gorse flower and rolled oats. Melon carries through on the palate with orange citrus on the finish. There is good weight on the mid palate and a vibrant acidity which elongates the finish.”

In 2020 Langham won the award for Best Sparkling Wine Producer at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), this was ahead of some of the World’s greatest French champagne houses and sparkling wine makers. The estate’s high calibre wines include Corallian, Culver, Rosé and Blanc de Blancs.

To find out more about Langham Wine Estate and its 15th Anniversary Party on Sunday 19th May, please visit