Many of our vineyard and wine businesses are starting to pass down through the generations, thriving on inter-generational cooperation and sharing of skills and ideas. To celebrate Father’s Day, meet some father and son/daughter teams that are at the heart of this modern and innovative industry.

IAIN & NED AWTY

Oatley Vineyard, Somerset

Oatley Vineyard was planted in 1986 by Iain and Jane Awty, who are now joined by son Ned and his family. Meet the Awtys...

JULIAN, TOM, SAM & WILL BARNES

Biddenden Vineyards, Kent

Biddenden: The Barnes Family

Biddenden Vineyard is now on second and third generation, and boasting 50 years as a vineyard and family business. Meet the family...

SIMON BLADON & CAMILLA JENNINGS

Jenkyn Place Vineyard, Hampshire

Simon Bladon planted his first vines on his land in Hampshire in 2004 and his daughter Camilla joined Jenkyn Place in 2013. Meet the Bladons...

THE COWDEROY FAMILY

Rock Lodge & Bevtech, West Sussex

David started his career at Rock Lodge with his father Norman but now calls upon his three daughters for assistance! Meet the Cowderoys...

DAVID & DONALD EALAND

Chiltern Valley Vineyard, Oxfordshire

Ex city maritime lawyer David bought Old Luxters pig farm near Henley in 1980 and planted his first vineyard in 1982. Meet David & Donald...

OWEN & FERGUS ELIAS

Balfour Hush Heath, Kent

Owen Elias is a renowned winemaker in the GB wine industry and son Fergus is now Hush Heath’s resident winemaker. Meet Owen and Fergus...

THE GLADWIN FAMILY

Nutbourne Vineyards, West Sussex

Peter and his 3 sons run an integrated family business from Farm to table; Livestock, Wine production and Restaurants. Meet the Gladwins...

HARRY & RICHARD GORING

Wiston Estate, Sussex

Wiston Estate has been owned by the Goring family for over 250 years; its vineyard is now run by the latest generation. Meet the Gorings...

TIM, CHRIS & DAISY HAYWOOD

Astley Vineyard, Worcestershire

Astley is very much a family-run vineyard with both generations involved in every aspect of the business. Meet the Haywoods...

BOB & SAM LINDO

Camel Valley Vineyard, Cornwall

Camel Valley Vineyard and the Lindo family can deservedly take their place in the English Wine Hall of Fame. Meet the Lindos...

TAMARA & SIMON ROBERTS

Ridgeview, Sussex

Ridgeview Estate is now run by the second generation of the Roberts family, Tamara and brother Simon. Meet the Roberts...

IAN & REBECCA SARGENT

Laurel Vines, Yorkshire

Ian Sargent and his wife Ann started the vineyard in Spring 2011, with daughter Rebekah assisting since the start. Meet the Sargeants...

TONY SKURIAT & HELENKA BROWN

Eglantine & Hanwell Vineyards, Notts

Tony began his journey into wine in the early 1970s  with a single vine in a dilapidated greenhouse. Meet Tony & Helenka..

MARTIN & CLIVE VICKERS

Halfpenny Green, Staffordshire

Martin looks after the Vineyard while Clive, his son, looks after the winery & the running of the business. Meet Martin & Clive..

NICK WENMAN & LUCY LETLEY

Albury Organic Vineyard, Surrey

Nick Wenman planted Albury Vineyard in 2009 and is now joined by daughter Lucy in this family operation. Meet Nick and Lucy...