All in the name
Highweald Wine Estate was established in 2016, with the planting of 120,000 vines in the beautiful Sussex High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With an ambition to create the finest sparkling wine with no compromises, we produced our first crop in 2018.
Committed to quality from the first step of our journey, our first release was awarded Best Wine in First Year of Production, as well as the English Sparkling Trophy and the Non-Vintage English Sparkling Trophy at the 2022 International Wine Challenge.Find out more
Together We Celebrate
Our dedicated team of viticulturalists and winemakers are committed to creating the finest wine to enhance every one of life’s most important milestones. By focussing on the special characteristics of our unique terroir, Highweald creates truly unforgettable occasions. Every time.
The finest grapes. The most trusted methods. The most sustainable innovation. Our vision is clear: to deliver of exceptional experiences with absolutely no compromises for those who value the highest-levels of quality.Shop Our WInes
Dedicated to Perfection
Meet Our Team
Robin Langton, Managing Director
Robin has a unique combination of winemaking and commercial management experience and has contributed to the success of several of the world’s most exciting wine businesses. As Chief Operating Officer at Ridgeview Estate, he reinvigorated the commercial and production focus of the of the business. As Wine Director at Nakedwine.com, he drove the establishment of the USA operation and winery and, at Laithwaite’s, he revolutionised range and purchasing to deliver increased profitability. Robin’s qualifications include BSc. (Hons) Management Science, PG. Diploma Oenology & Viticulture, Wine & Spirits Diploma (WSET). Robin is currently concluding his Master of Wine (MW) Dissertation on English Sparkling Wine.
Colm Evans, Winemaker
With a background and degree in Chemistry and a passion for taking a hands on approach to everything in life, Colm was led to the world of winemaking at an early age. Completing a BSc in Viticulture & Oenology in 2013 gave him a golden ticket to travel the globe, learning a plethora of traditional and modern winemaking techniques in New Zealand, California, Australia, and France before settling back in the UK. A passion for innovation and development ensures that experimentation is hugely important to Colm’s winemaking philosophy. His steadfast belief that it is pivotal in improving quality at all times and in bringing something new and interesting to the blending table drives our award-winning winemaking efforts.
Charlie Conrath, Vineyard Manager
Studied Viticulture & Oenology at Plumpton College, then worked at Rathfinny for 4 years in the vineyards and assisting in the winery during harvest. Following this, he went to Mornington Peninsula in Australia where he spent a season working for the main contractors in the area -Peninsula Vinecare - working on the majority of the vineyards in this hugely important region. Upon returning to the UK, Charlie then worked at the Pommery-owned vineyard in Hampshire during the 2020 season, before spending a significant amount of time working in Champagne, France. Sussex born and bred, Charlie returned to his home county to join the team here at Highweald Wine Estate in order to lead the vineyard management in line with his personal passion and philosophy which centres on innovative environmental sustainability.
Jessica Sauter, Customer Experience Manager
Jessica hails from South Africa and was educated at the University of Witwatersand before attending the University of South Africa. After qualifying as a teacher and completing positions at a host of the country’s most prestigious colleges, Jessica moved abroad to follow her passion for delivering exceptional customer service, and she thrived as a flight attendant for world-renowned Qatar Airways. Arriving in the UK in 2021, Jessica combined her love of customer service with her love of fine wine and took up the position of restaurant supervisor at Wiston Estate’s Chalk. Jessica joined the Highweald Wine team in October 2022 and providing customers with unforgettable experiences remains her biggest passion. She is looking forward to welcoming guests to our brand new facilities.
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Our award-winning English sparkling wines are perfect for any celebration. Explore our collection with free delivery to the UK mainland on case orders.Shop our wines
Tours & Tastings
From Vine To Bottle
During our Tours & Tastings experience, you will be able to live the journey from vine to bottle first-hand. Experience just what makes Highweald one of the finest sparkling wines in the world.Book a Tour & Tasting