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Langham Wine Estate, Dorset, England

Langham Wine Estate pride themselves in crafting English sparkling wines using only grapes grown in their Dorset vineyard.

They take a low-intervention approach to both grape growing and wine production, minimising their environmental impact wherever possible.

None of their award winning English wines are fined or filtered, making them vegan and vegetarian friendly.

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Langham Estate History


At the heart of the Langham Agricultural Estate sits the magnificent 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 first incarnation of 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 vines on their land at Crawthorne farm, a few miles from Bingham’s Melcombe House.


Crawthorne Vineyard has a south-facing aspect, chalk soils and a unique microclimate. Together these elements provide the perfect terroir for ripening the three classic Champagne grape varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Established hedgerows and trees provide natural wind breaks and habitat for a large variety of beneficial organisms. By growing their own grapes Langham Wine Estate can pick them at optimum ripeness resulting in a better quality wine.

The estate are constantly working towards reducing chemical intervention in the vineyard, employing 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. All the grapes are handpicked, and rigorous vineyard selection ensures only the highest quality grapes arrive at the winery.