A few weeks ago I was given a rare opportunity to visit Squerryes, former local attraction, and landmark to taste what is hoped will be the jewel in the crown of the Squerryes Estate. This weekend brings to fruition, literally, plans that began in 2004 with a conversation with a French vineyard.
And now, ahead of it’s release, the 2010 Brut has a trio of awards to bear proudly on the label. Made exclusively from grapes grown on the Squerryes Estate in 2010 – 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier – has produced a classic, well balanced blend. And it is jolly good:
If you head to Squerryes this weekend, not only will you have the chance to tour the gardens of the fabulous Westerham Estate which has been closed to the public since 2012. It will undoubtedly be the best time to see them, not least because the Squerryes Estate- which hosts the British Family Fayre again this August- will also showcase a number of local artisanal purveyors of food and drink.
Squerryes: A Celebration is from 11:00 to 17:00 on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June.
£8 per adult, children under 18 free.
Included in the ticket price will be a free glass of Squerryes Sparkling Wine, 1/3 pint of Westerham Brewery beer and cup of Blends for Friends tea. There will be the first opportunity to buy Squerryes Sparkling Wine. Single bottles will be available to take away on the day and £8 will be deducted from the sales price. Larger quantities will be available to order on the day.
Tickets will be available on the day, or tickets can be purchased in advance on the Squerryes Celebration website.
*Disclosure: I was invited to a tasting event and given a bottle of Squerryes Brut 2010 to try. All opinions are my own.*