Our Team

We are a family business with three generations currently involved including Sam, our head winemaker and managing director, the daughter of founders, Janet and Rodney Pratt.
We feel that our members of staff are family too! So who are they?

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Company Directors

Meet our Company Directors, the people who head up our wonderful Bolney Family.

Sam Linter

Managing Director & Head Winemaker

Heading up the Bolney Team is Sam Linter, our Managing Director and Head Winemaker. Sam took over the company reins in 1995.

Rodney & Janet Pratt


Rodney and Janet Pratt, purchased the land in 1972 and first launched Bolney wine Estate - what was then originally called Bookers Vineyard.


Winery Team

Our Winery Team are at the heart of all our award-winning wines here at Bolney. Their expertise and specialist skills are what make our English wine some of the best in the industry.

Cara Lee Dely

Production and Operations Manager

Tom Sutton

Assistant Winemaker

Karen Telford

Winery Administrator

Sam Neville-Towle

Cellar Hand


Vineyard Team

Our Vineyard Team work tirelessly throughout the year, come rain or shine, to care for the vines, ensuring the excellent quality of the grapes.

Sean Anderson

Vineyard Manager

David Bell

Vineyard Operative


Wine Sales Team

Our dedicated Wine Sales Team work hard building relationships with our external trade partners, allowing our wine to be enjoyed worldwide. They also look after all of our corporate customers, assisting them with event and gifting needs.

Chris Siegle

International Sales Manager

Robin Warren- Adamson

National Sales Manager

Helen Chesshire

Brand Ambassador


Tourism and Front of House Team

Our Tourism and Front of house team are always here to greet you with a smile. Providing impeccable service whether you are here for a tour, a spot of lunch, to shop, or for one of our virtual experiences.

Daniel Grispino

Head of Hospitality

Ian Brunsdon

Restaurant Manager / Executive Chef

Ed Giles

FOH Supervisor / Chef

Jack Marsh


Lewis Pierce

Commis Chef

Matt Flynn

Front of House Server

Tom Coulson

Front of House Server

Vanessa Moirano

Front of House Server

Amanda Parkinson

Front of House Server

Hannah Wood

Front of House Server

Liz Torres

Front of House Server

Debbie Reynolds

Front of House Server

John Rose

Tour Guide

Tom MacKwen

Tour Guide

Sylvie Lewis

Tour Guide

Sue Etheridge

Tour Guide

Alex Sparham

Tour Guide

Nicholas Hutchinson

Cellar Door Sales Manager

Zoe Walters

Shop Supervisor

Hannah Hyde

Sales Assistant

Emma Warren


Sarah Piercy



Marketing Team

Our passionate Marketing team work hard behind the scenes here at Bolney to support all aspects of the business.  From managing our website and social channels, working with our trade partners and curating our delicious café menus, to keeping our customers updated with all of our exciting news. You’ll often spot them around Bolney with a camera in hand getting ready to launch our latest collection or initiative!

Emma Fogerty

Senior Brand Manager

Charlotte Linter

Digital Marketing Executive


Warehouse Team

At the epicentre of all of logistics here at Bolney, is our warehouse team. Working hands on with all of our stock on a daily basis, shipping out trade, corporate and customer orders as well as managing the stock levels to ensure we always have your favourite products available.

Pete Murphy

Warehouse Manager

Ed Page

Logistics Executive


IT, Accounts & Office Teams

Our IT, Accounts and Office teams are integral to ensuring all of our systems and processes run smoothly and are there to support the wider team at Bolney. Allowing us to do what we do best… make and sell English Wine.

Graham Linter

Head of IT

Alison Fuller

Office Manager / HR Manager

Russel Williams