Having grown up in rural Rutland, Simon always wanted to get back to the countryside after living in London for 15 years. Whilst still working in the financial services industry, Simon’s primary passion is viticulture and creating a welcoming environment in which to host people. The vineyard is also Simon’s home which he shares with his wife Sarah and their young daughter, Ellie. With the support of his wife and the wider team, Simon has overseen the growth of the business from serving the odd cheeseboard and a couple of glasses of wine to catering for several hundred customers in any given day. Simon is always looking to grow the business and is very excited about his next venture, the recent acquisition of his local, a 15th century inn, making him a 5th generation publican.