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Tim Chafor

Wine Grower

Emma Rice

Winemaker - Sparkling Wines

Stephanie Chafor

Brand Ambassador

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Meet the Team

With a world-class winemaking team to back his ambition Tim is successfully growing (to the highest quality standard Protected Designation of Origin) the classic Champagne varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, alongside more delicate and aromatic varieties such as Madeleine Angevine and Bacchus - which is widely becoming recognised as England’s signature grape.

Tim Chafor

Wine Grower

Tim has a genuine passion for his work.

A keen gastronome, one time movie star and a self-confessed ‘mad inventor’, Tim has devised some weird and wonderful contraptions around the estate: from a hand-built frost buster alarm system, which rings his mobile once the air temperature reaches -0.5°C to an authentic wood-fired pizza oven and giant paella stove (with the flavour subtly enhanced by vine clippings from the vineyard).

Tim has even been known to fly back part way through family holidays to tend to his precious vines!

Tim Chafor

Emma Rice

Winemaker - Sparkling Wines

Emma is the UKVA Winemaker of the Year and boasts an impressive CV.

She was an early graduate of Plumpton College with a BSc in Viticulture and Oenology whilst working for Nyetimber Vineyard in Sussex, later becoming an oenologist for Cuvaison Estate Wines in the Napa Valley, California.

Emma gained cool climate vintage experience in Tasmania before returning to establish her wine analysis laboratory and winemaking consultancy Custom Crush based at Hattingley Valley, Hampshire, where she is their multi award-winning winemaker.

Emma Rice

Stephanie Chafor

Brand Ambassador

Stephanie Chafor

Fran Bridgewater

Brand Guardian and Head of Marcomms

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Traditional winemaking excellence

Tim and his family have carefully and passionately planned all aspects of the development of their wine estate … from the original positioning of the vineyards in the thriving Buckinghamshire villages of Gawcott and Weedon, to the planting of quality root stock on undulating south-facing slopes, sheltered from prevailing winds.

Tim tends meticulously to the vines all year round, with a team focus on hand-harvesting only the ripest and juiciest grapes, whole bunch pressing to gently extract the finest juice and combining the wisdom and experience of our world-class winemaking team to produce our premium range of still and sparkling wines.

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