English Wine Profiles — hush heath

Fergus Elias, wine maker Balfour Winery Hushheath Estate

Fergus Elias, wine maker  Balfour Winery Hushheath Estate

Head Winemaker for Balfour Winery at the Hush Heath Estate, Fergus Elias (Ferg)’s passion for English winemaking is in his blood. Growing up around his father Owen’s own illustrious winemaking career, Ferg spent his childhood days on the land at Chapel Down surrounded by disgorging lines, bottling and fascinatedly watched as fruit was transformed from vine to wine.  Despite a brief foray into ancient history, with visions of pursuing a career in law, after graduating from the University of Liverpool, Ferg found his way back to his Kentish - and winemaking roots, joining the Balfour Winery in 2014. Thankfully, where...