The Team

CEO - Henry Sugden


After a career in the British Army,  working with small companies in Kenya and a stint in the City, Henry set up Defined Wine in late 2018

Consultant Winemaker - Owen Elias


Owen has been making English wine for over 30 years, helped set up Chapel Down among others and has won UK Winemaker of the Year four times

Vintage Winemaker - Rob Merrick


Rob has over 20 years of winemaking experience, much of it with Accolade and more recently as senior winemaker for Robert Oatley in Australia

Office Manager - Carole Cook


Carole started her career working for Yapp Brothers, a Wiltshire based independent wine merchant and has WSET level 3. Having moved to Kent with the family, she now looks after our admin and marketing support

Cellar Hand - Peter Robinson


Having been in wine retail for the past 5 years, Peter is about to complete his WSET diploma and has now made the transition to wine production

Vintage Staff


We have a number of additional staff working during the vintage. Get in touch if you would like to be contacted if any opportunities arise