Fiona Shiner
Founder
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 wines from our oldest vines.
Jeremy Mount
Winemaker
Originally from near Canterbury, Kent, Jeremy’s family were top fruit farmers (apples and pears); this has naturally evolved for him to grapes and the wine industry. He studied for a BSc (Hons) in Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton College and since then has worked at prestigious wineries in some of the great wine regions of the world, gaining knowledge of the varieties and production methods required for the challenges of making fine wines in England. His winery experience includes Bluebell Vineyard (England, three harvests as Assistant Winemaker); Chablis (Burgundy); Franconia (Germany); Franchooek (South Africa); Napa Valley (California); Delegata(Malta). Prior to returning to England and starting work at Woodchester Valley in August 2016, he worked for two years as Senior Laboratory Technician at an ISO 17025 accredited winery lab in Marlborough (New Zealand). The climatic variability and relative youth of the modern day winemaking industry in England is what intrigues Jeremy so much about producing the finest possible still and sparkling wines in England.
I’d recommend a glass of the Pinot Rosé with a ray of vitamin D! 
Simon Taylor
Sales & Marketing Manager
Simon has always had a passion for tasting and learning about great wines. After relocating to the Cotswolds from London in 2006, in 2012 he decided to leave his television production career and began working for a local wine merchant while studying for his WSET Level 3; passing with Distinction.
He joined Woodchester Valley Vineyard in 2015 as Sales and Marketing Manager. He is never happier than when he is hosting a wine tasting or visiting a vineyard and winery – especially in the Rioja region of Spain.
One of my favourite Woodchester wines is the Bacchus, which is especially good when served with pan fried salmon and English asparagus. 
 
Carlos Lopez
Vineyard Supervisor
Carlos has been part of the team from the very beginning and is the primary care-taker of the vines. Coming from a farming background, he has a natural affinity for growing things and has built up his knowledge of English grape varieties over the past 10 years. 
When he’s not busy in the vineyard, Carlos is a big sports fan and an avid supporter Manchester United!
Carlos’ wife Marife is very partial to a glass of the Rosé on a warm summer's evening.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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