Simon Woodhead - Winemaking Director Tom Bartlett - Vineyard Manager and Assistant Winemaker Jamie Allen - Harvest Manager

Simon Woodhead, Winemaking Director

Simon used to design automotive sensors at TAG McLaren F1 before studying Viticulture at Plumpton Agricultural College in East Sussex.

Tom Bartlett, Assistant Winemaker

Tom also studied Viticulture at Plumpton Agricultural College, graduating in 2012. Tom has also done vintages in California and New Zealand.

Jamie Allen, Harvest Manager

Jamie is our local wagyu cattle farmer, but moonlights for us during harvest, responsible for delivering the grapes to the winery and helping out with processing.

Simon Woodhead planted Stopham vineyard in 2007 with the aim of making the best English still white wines. This is no easy task, given the rising quality of English and Welsh wines. Better viticultural practices, improved winemaking techniques and technology, international training and increasing temperatures are all contributing to these quality improvements.

Simon was joined by Tom Bartlett in 2010 just in time for the first vintage. Both Simon and Tom studied at Plumpton College in East Sussex, where they became passionate about English wine and developed the belief that we can produce something special from our land.

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Stopham Vineyard Ltd Stopham Pulborough West Sussex RH20 1EE (01798) 865666