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Dermot Sugrue in winery

THE WINE - Winemakers

From our first harvest in 2009 our wine has been made for us at the Wiston Estate winery in Sussex, perhaps the leading maker of English sparkling wine and Wine GB's Winemaker of the year in 2020. The chief winemaker up to 2022 was Dermot Sugrue, whose own wines have won many awards, and the winemaking team that he led continues at Wiston. Dermot says:


"What I enjoy most about making the East Meon Berrygarden wines is the moment each year the fruit arrives at the winery, it is always so pristine! 

I have never known such rigorous selection at harvest, every bunch delivered is quite literally perfect – with no trace of disease or underripe berries – and this is a fantastic starting point for making fine sparkling wine. 

This meticulous attention to detail is only possible on a small vineyard, and is more akin to Grand Cru Burgundy production than most English vineyards."

Dermot Sugrue, Winemaker

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