- Café / Restaurant
- Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
- Online Shop
- Tours Available
- Vineyard Trail
- Winery on Site
- Open all year
See vineyard's own website for opening hours and off-peak opening.
- Booking advisable
- Cellar Door
Postcode: DT2 7NG
Tel: 01258 839095
The vineyard at Langham Estate covers 30 acres of a sizeable working farm between Dorchester and Blandford Forum in Dorset.
Terroir and Vines
The soil construction of chalk, clay and flint is as found in the Champagne region; Langham Wine Estate have therefore planted the 3 classic varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and their focus is on sparkling wine.
We’ve enjoyed watching the facilities for visitors grow since our first visits a few years ago. An original barn has now been restored to provide a rustic yet practical tasting room. At one end is a bar where you can taste and buy from the cellar door; at the other end is a café with delicious local produce. This makes it the perfect vineyard to pop into, have a bite to eat and stock up your wine rack.
If you have the chance to plan your trip, a variety of tours is available from a self-guided tour with tasting to bespoke tours for larger groups.
Winemaker Daniel Ham trained at Plumpton College, graduating in Viticulture & Oenology with Distinction and being awarded the Top Student Award. After several years gaining valuable experience both in the UK and abroad, Daniel joined Langham Estate; he strongly believes that great wines are made in the vineyard and as result likes to split his time between the vineyard and winery.
Prior to Daniel’s arrival, the winemaker was Liam Idzikowski, who gained recognition with the very first Langham Estate vintage and is now just down the road at Lyme Bay Winery, showing the strength in depth of wine in this corner of Dorset.
The vineyard is well signed from the A354
From the west take A35 direction Poole / Bournemouth. Take A354 / B3142 slip road to Blandford Forum / Milborne St Andrew. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A354.
From the east take M27 then continue on A31 and A35. Turn right onto A354; the vineyard will be on your left.
From the north A350 / A354 direction Blandford. After you have passed through Milborne St Andrew you will find Langham Wine Estate on the right hand side.
Look out for events pairing Langham Estate wines with delicious local food.
- Langham Estate, Dorset
- 27 Apr 2018
- 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join Langham Estate for an educational and hands-on evening of blending. Winemaker Daniel Ham will guide you through the blending process of producing a traditional-method sparkling wine.
Starting with a welcome drink in the winery, where all the magic happens, Daniel will give an introductory talk on the art and science of blending, truly setting the scene. You will then move to the tasting room to taste a few different base wines and be guided through the subtle, and not-so-subtle, differences between varietals and treatments.
You will create several of your own ‘trial blends’ and once you're happy we'll have a comparative tasting with the finished Langham wine. Your hard work will be rewarded with a Winemaker's platter prepared in the Vineyard Café, and you will get a bottle of the 2014 wine to take away.
- Langham Estate, Dorset
- 04 May 2018
- 7:30 PM
Mixed platter starter served with freshly baked bread, butternut hummus, marinated feta and dukka, chorizo ragout
Spring lamb koftas with a cannellini bean, caramelised onion and apple cassoulet or marinated vegetable kebabs (v) served with a baby spinach, lemon and wild garlic salad
Spanish orange honey cake served with Catalan creams
Price includes 2 glasses of Langham Estate fizz of your choice
Vegetarian option available - please select when booking your ticket.