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Lockton Marquee – First Headline Speaker Announced!

7th February 2019

Mark Driver – owner of Rathfinny Wine Estate

“I’m honoured to be part of the country’s FIRST Viti-Culture Event at what is an extremely exciting time for English and Welsh wines, ” said Mark Driver, who founded Rathfinny with his wife Sarah. “English and Welsh wines have come a long way in the last few years but there is still a long way to go before they achieve what I believe is their true potential. Events like Viti-Culture are an essential part of this process”.

The Rathfinny Wine Estate Vineyard will develop to become one of the most significant single vineyards in England and one of the largest in Europe. The RIBA nominated, state-of-the-art Winery is capable of producing over one million bottles of Sussex Sparkling wine annually.

Throughout the day, visitors can take advantage of a lively and informative programme taking place in the Lockton Marquee. Eight high calibre speakers including Mark Driver, owner of The Rathfinny Wine Estate in East Sussex, will be covering a broad range of topics from “venturing into viticulture”, to “sustainable growth in a changing climate” and “investing in the winery”.

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