Background

I am proud to have successfully worked with many different companies, from small privately owned ventures to larger corporate wineries. Because of this I can adapt to different scopes and needs, keeping your business on budget and up to date with standard industry practice.
 
I have crafted a wide a variety of still and sparkling wines for Newton Vineyard owned by LVMH and Conway Family Wines, both in California, as well as family-owned Kluge Estate in Virginia.
 
Most recently in England, I established the prestigious winery and production facilities at Rathfinny Wine Estate where I was proud to create the first Sussex QWS sparkling wine. If you can, take a tour of the Estate and check out the wines in their amazing tasting room. 
Throughout my time in the industry helping to develop these businesses, I realised that sometimes due to the small size at the beginning or financial constraints, or simply personal choice, companies do not hire a business manager or a winemaker right away, or ever. I also noticed that there was not always consistent advice with regard to business, winery development or winemaking. I see huge potential in the wines made in the UK and I feel strongly that my skills can be more widely applied to the sector.
Becoming a producer or  a winemaker is a complex process and I have covered it all. With over two decades building wine businesses from the ground up I will work collaboratively with your viticulture experts, alongside you as your go-to winemaker or as the sounding board for your in-house winemaker. I aim to be there every step of the way. 

Ethos

A major part of the company ethos is to support the growing UK wine industry which includes owners and winemakers alike. Building financially and environmentally sustainable businesses with a focus on quality wines and service is at the heart of Oenolution. Knowing the many different challenges involved in winemaking, we endeavour to provide you with leading expert advice, but also a friendly-face, an accessible service and a hands-on approach.
 
We strongly believe that great wines can not be made from behind a desk. Collaboration is key and we aim to provide clarity to complex business situations, support with practical and technical winemaking as well as transparency to the process. 
Our pride lies in being able to help you achieve your dream from developing your business plan to sporting hi-viz and hard-hats! We're here to help you.
 
At Oenolution we evolve with your business, your winery, your wines.