The Team

CEO - Henry Sugden

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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