PEOPLE

The people behind this blossoming industry. 

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Gavin Monery - Vagabond Wines

I’ve always been taught that experimentation is integral to the gradual improvement and evolution of a winery.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on Urban Wineries in London.

Chris Haywood - Astley Vineyard

Chris Haywood -  Astley Vineyard

Things are changing and all it takes are a few passionate people to break the mould and make wine fun again.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers.

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Tommy Grimshaw - Sharpham

No two days are the same and no two wines are the same, so it’s pretty hard to get bored or stop learning something completely new.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers.

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James Snowden - Plumpton Postgrad

The best winemakers, viticulturists, and vineyard managers, whom I aspire to join, have all done their time studying and working hard to understand and master their craft.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers.

 
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Charlie Brown - Sharpham Vineyard

Caustic soda crystals cause a lot of pain when exposed to skin.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers.

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Will Perkins - Hattingley Valley

I’m fortunate enough to have seen the Hattingley Valley project from the very beginning. My interest in wine began then and has continued from that point onwards.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers.

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Zoe Driver -  Hattingley Valley

I would encourage absolutely anyone and everyone to work a wine harvest, either in the UK or abroad – it is amazing fun, and gives you a real flavour of winemaking!

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers.

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Nathaniel McConnell - Bluestone Vineyard

I wasn't always destined for a career in wine making or grape growing. Straight out of uni I worked as a research scientist. But here I am now and I'm in the very early days of my wine making journey.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers.

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Olly Shaw -  Lyme Bay

My inspiration came at a young age, watching my family socialize around the dinner table. I instantly wanted to understand wine and how it was made.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers. 

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Lewis Whitfield - Exton Park

I have managed to work my way up to assistant winemaker with my brother as the winemaker; I have to say I think we make a pretty good team.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers.

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Oliver Whitfield  - Exton Park

It all starts in the vineyard. If you neglect the vineyard, you will never make a good wine. It all starts with the vines and knowing them and their fruit.

This is a part of a series of interviews focusing on young English winemakers.