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Chris Haywood, Astley Vineyard winemaker

Chris Haywood,  Astley Vineyard winemaker

Chris Haywood is winemaker, sales, events and online manager at Astley Vineyard. He began his working life in the music industry, but transitioned to food and drink shortly after finishing a BA in Business Management & French at the University of Nottingham. His parents (and owners of the vineyard) say they first realised Chris's passion for food and drink when they took their 10 year old son to Nathan Outlaw's restaurant, where he enjoyed the full tasting menu and cheese course! Chris's knowledge and understanding of wine blossomed during his time working at Harvey Nichol's Knightsbridge store where, within one year, he...