Our Heritage

Discover more about Squerryes history and learn about our beautiful, busy home that sits within a productive 2,500 acre estate in the Kent Downs.

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Humble Beginnings

My family is the 8th generation of Wardes to live here, with many colourful characters preceding us, all with their own story to tell.

These stories, our history I suppose, are one of the things that makes Squerryes so special. Equally so is the glue, our family motto, that has bound all these chapters and all these people together over the centuries:

‘Licet Esse Beatis’: it is permitted to be joyful.”

Squerryes Estate

Est 1718

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Our Family Motto

‘Licet esse beatis’

It is permitted to be joyful.

Unique Grapes

Back in 2004, a Champagne house visited Squerryes to try and buy some of it. A geological survey had confirmed that our chalk escarpment had qualities similar to the esteemed “Cote des Blancs” region of Champagne.  Along with the soils, the long, moderate summers and cool evenings provide the perfect growing conditions for the vines.

Cote des Blancs


Thankfully, good sense prevailed and at the last minute Henry Warde said “thanks, but no thanks” to the Champagne House, and set about planting his own vines, on his own land.

The rest, as they say, is history.

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...or come a visit us.

Squerryes Winery,
Beggars Lane, Westerham,
Kent, TN16 1QP

T: 01959 562345

Creating joy for nearly 300 years!

Henry Warde


Vintage sparkling wine that reflects the amazing spirit, rich heritage and the
beautiful territory of our North Downs Estate.


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"A very, very warm welcome to Squerryes - a name that means a great deal to me, so it’s a real pleasure introducing it to you. Thank you for paying us a visit."


A few words from Henry Warde of the Squerryes Estate

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creating joy for the last 300 years


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