Fiona spent much of her childhood in Gloucestershire, growing up in Frampton-on-Severn from the age of 6. Following a 'brief stint' of 18 years living in Hong Kong, she returned with her family to the Cotswolds in 2002 and currently lives in Amberley. Although she has long appreciated a good glass of wine, coming from a legal background she never expected to be growing her own.
On hearing of the history of wine in the area as mentioned in the Doomsday book, and following her own research, she planted Woodchester Valley's first acre in 2007. Viticulture and wine-making courses followed, and the first vintage in 2010 showed good potential for the further plantings of what is now a 45 acre vineyard. Fiona's priority is always the vineyards themselves and she can often be found tending to the vines.
Try a glass of the Orpheus Bacchus; a delicious wine from our oldest vines.