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Zoë Driver, 
Junior Winemaker, Hattingley Valley

The journey from north west London to Hattingley Valley is one that is not unfamiliar as more people realise that a career in wine making ha smuch to offer. Zoë graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in English and Drama, and then spent a couple of years travelling the world where she stopped in Australia for a year and worked for Domain Chandon where she fell in love with wine making.

Zoë Driver Winemaker Hattingley Valley Wine
Upon her return to England she tried a number of “normal” jobs which made Zoë realise that she’d not be happy until she returned to wine making.
When looking for a production role in a winery she saw the ‘First Apprentice Winemaking Role’ I knew she had to go for it. This enabled her learn on the job in the Hattingley Valley Winery whilst gaining her WSET Levels 1, 2 & 3 and studying The Principles of Vine Growing and the Principles of Wine Making at Plumpton College Wine Division.
It’s been busy year for Zoë, she’s now completed her apprenticeship…

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