Surrey Homes | SH57 | July 2019 | Summer supplement inside

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Left: Beautiful views over the lake to the west

of Squerryes. The family motto immortalised in

stained glass Below: The formal back garden was

designed by Henry’s mother Anthea to a more

formal design she found on old plans

beating heart of the brand, with the

family name and history is on it.”

To have a taste of all that in a very

appealing setting, you can now go to the

Squerryes Winery, which is a kind of food

and wine hub in the tradition of Californian

wineries – where Henry and Claire have

been to visit on a fact-finding mission.

Just outside Westerham, this is a cluster of

appealing buildings that includes an (unrelated)

craft brewery and the excellent Flint Oak Farm

Shop, alongside the purpose-built Squerryes

tasting room, seafood restaurant and private

dining room, looking out over a field of vines.

Beautifully designed with a lot of timber,

wallpaper made from the plans Anthea used

for the garden and chic banquettes, this is

sure to become a major venue in the locale

and beyond, with its excellent links up to

London and across Kent and Surrey.

For Claire and Henry it is part of the slow rise

they want to take their wine on, building its history

year on year, just as his ancestors have at the house.

“We are going slower out of the blocks,” he

says, “because we want it to build and last. We

planted on faith and only launched after 10

years, when the bottles were ready to release.

“Eight generations of the family

have lived at Squerryes and I want the

next eight to live here too.”


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