In 2018 the UK enjoyed a bumper harvest of grapes. This would normally be great news, but the shortage of wineries and storage facilities has caused growers and producers a problem, with many not sure what to do with the fruit of this year’s harvest. Penn Croft winery will initially cover 1,000 square metres and offer a “vineyard to glass” service incorporating pressing and processing, bottling, riddling, disgorging, labelling and packaging.
We are a contract only winery; we do not have our own vines or brands, so everything we do is about adding value for our clients. We are totally focussed on supporting our clients and working with them to define their style of wine and involving them (as they want) in winemaking decisions.
Dermot Sugrue was born in Ireland in 1974 where he grew up and lived until moving to the UK in 1992. He attained an Honours Degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England in 1996. After working for several years as an Independent Financial Advisor, he studied Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton Agricultural College, Sussex.