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Phil Harris, Vineyard Manager, Davenport Vineyards

No two journeys into the English wine business are the same and Phil Harris the Vineyard Manager at Davenport Vineyards proves this. Originally from Oxfordshire, via archeology and copper mining in North Wales! Phil had always wanted to work on a farm as he enjoyed the work and opted for viticulture for a more scientific approach and glamorous end product.



Phil Harris
Vineyard Manager  Davenport Vineyards
Phil joined Davenport Vineyards in 2007 whilst studying at Plumpton College Wine Division for his BSc Viticulture & Oenology. The structure of the course at Plumpton allowed flexibility to study whilst working in the vineyards 2-3 days a week.

Davenport Vineyards is one of a handful of certified organic vineyards in Britain producing still & sparkling wines, growing nine grape varieties and a multitude of soil types and micro-climates on five separate sites mostly around Horsmonden in Kent. They also make wine for Forty Hall and Fox & Fox In keeping with the organic ethos muc…

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