English Wine Profiles

James Mead, General Manager - Roebuck

James Mead, General Manager - Roebuck

Roebuck English sparkling wines click here James Mead, General Manager - Roebuck Estates I’m lucky enough to have spent all my working life surrounded by wine in one way or another.  From part-time roles with some of the high street greats of Threshers, Oddbins and Bottoms Up, to my first full-time wine role with Majestic Wines as a Graduate Trainee Manager.  It was this job that truly cemented my passion and interest for great wine.  Since then, I’ve been very fortunate to travel to, work in and call home to some incredible cities around the world, each with their own...

Dermot Sugrue + Ana Dogic - Sugrue English Sparkling Wines

Dermot Sugrue + Ana Dogic  - Sugrue English Sparkling Wines

  Sugrue English Sparkling wines - click here. Dermot Sugrue Born in Ireland in 1974 where he grew up and lived until moving to the UK in 1992. He attained an Honours Degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England in 1996 - Europe’s leading centre for climate research – and then qualified and worked as an Independent Financial Advisor throughout the east of England. Having made wine, beer and spirits throughout his adolescence, and obsessed by wine, he then studied Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton Agricultural College, Sussex. Following vintages in the UK he completed two...

Ruth and Charles Simpson - Simpsons' English Wine Estate

Ruth and Charles Simpson - Simpsons' English Wine Estate

Simpsons' Wine Estate was established in 2012 by Ruth and Charles Simpson in Barham, Kent, amid the pristine beauty of the Elham Valley – an unspoilt seam in the North Downs where the contours of the land, climate and soil could scarcely be improved upon for viticulture. At Simpsons', they believe that 'the finest wines convey a rich sense of provenance and integrity, firmly rooted in the characteristics and exquisite nuances of their terroir.'   In September 2016, Oz Clarke opened the state-of-the-art winery, located within walking distance of the two vineyard sites and equidistant between them. The proximity of...

Jonica and Gerard Fox - Fox & Fox Mayfield 

Jonica and Gerard Fox  - Fox & Fox Mayfield 

Jonica and Gerard are united in their love for fizz.  Since they planted their vineyards and established their Fox & Fox Mayfield brand together, they have focussed on delivering top quality English Sparkling Wines that are as good with food as they are on their own. They both have past, careers in banking and advertising before they started to grow grapes and make wine. Both have used their skills to pursue their drive for quality. Jonica says:  I am constantly impressed by Gerard’s skill set, he’s key to our blending and dosage trials as he has a good palate and...

Corinne Seely (Wine Director) and Fred Langdale (Vineyard Director) Exton Park

Corinne Seely (Wine Director) and Fred Langdale (Vineyard Director) Exton Park

  Philosophy- The secret to perfection is patience  We believe there is only one way to make world class sparkling wine in the UK.  Our Reserve Blends are crafted, almost exclusively, from a library of wines curated, stored and aged over the past decade. Our winemaker composes our blends from a huge variety of flavours captured from our 60 acre vineyard each year.  This completely unique approach sets a new standard for contemporary winemaking. We guarantee excellence in every sip across each wine, year-after-year.  We are, and always will be, a single vineyard producer offering a level of quality, consistency...