WWC: You produce award-winning sparkling wine and you’ve also ventured into still wines.
More people are turning to traditional method English Sparkling instead of champagne for celebrations and weddings, it is lovely to see that gradual shift. Still wine is also seeing an increase in popularity, we are selling out of our still wine ranges both at the cellar door and via our trade customers. There is no longer a need to buy wine from anywhere else in the world!
WWC: What would you suggest we match with your still wines?
Our still Chardonnay is crisp with fresh fruit flavours, soft butter notes and a hint of almond followed by a generous and well-balanced finish. It pairs well with any type of seafood – our favourite is fish pie. Our still rosé is packed with fruit flavours with a long and savoury finish and makes a great match with chicken dishes.
WWC: Favourite wine movie?
Let’s go with Sideways! If you love wine and visiting vineyards, this is a must-see film.
WWC: Which local wine producer (other than Woodchurch) should we be watching right now?
We have three producers who have recently planted close to us. Wayfarer wines intend to concentrate on still wines, Hamstreet Wines are biodynamic, and Warehorne Vineyard have planted grape varieties for still red wines. It will be exciting to taste all their wines when they are released.
WWC: Desert Island wine, other than your own?
I might have to choose something from Kent that I haven’t tried yet as I love discovering new wines. Perhaps a bottle of the limited edition Biddenden Ortega late harvest.