The Langham Estate is steeped in history which dates back as far as the reign of Edward VI. Home to the Grade I listed Bingham’s Melcombe Manor, the estate covers an expanse of 1000 hectares.
Initially bought and established by John Langham in 1980, it was 2009 that saw John's son, Justin, take over the helm and plant the current 30 acre vineyard at Crawthorne Farm. Since planting, the estate has developed its facilities to include a state of the art winery, tasting room and cafe.
To visit, the tasting room is a warm and humble experience with atmospheric exposed wooden beams reminding us that this once was a dairy farm. The winery, also housed in a converted barn, has been restored beautifully and equipped with state of the art wine making equipment on one side and two walls of beautifully crafted Burgundian oak barrels on the other.
The team at Langham Wine Estate employ a hands on ‘grower - producer’ ethos which they believe frees them from the shackles of contract purchasing and results in a better quality wine. Head Winemaker Daniel Ham works tirelessly to soften the sometimes lean fruit by more careful, hands on vineyard management and also some more classic techniques in the winery.