Members saw rain and sunshine during a visit to Squerryes winery for the CLA's summer social and AGM.
They enjoyed tastings, a tour, drinks reception and two-course dinner at the event, which was kindly supported by Kreston Reeves.
Squerryes Estate, in Westerham, Kent, is a traditional family-owned mixed agricultural estate. In 2006 following a visit from a Champagne House, the estate planted 20 acres of vines, and has spent the last 15 years building up a wine brand. In 2021 Squerryes had a top-rated UK wine in each of the Decanter, International Wine Challenge and Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.
The family’s long-term vision is to create places on the estate for consumers to enjoy alongside the Squerryes wine. One such place is Westerham Valley, which is fast becoming a well-known tourist destination which houses the Westerham Brewery, Squerryes Winery restaurants, Squerryes Deli and cellar door.
Attendees heard from estate owner, Henry Warde, and were also given an update on the CLA's recent work and projects by Vice President Gavin Lane.