John – the blonde one!
Loves drinking whatever’s open, hates, well nothing really.
Before opening the Vineyard 16 years ago John managed wine bars and restaurants, but decided that too many late nights weren’t good for his complexion and so came to Dorking to open a retail shop. Enjoys meeting customers and talking about anything… no wine, wine!
Phil – the grumpy one!
Loves Amarone, hates everything that isn’t over 15% alcohol!
Before joining the Vineyard 10 years ago Phil worked in banking and then computers. He also taught Wine Appreciation classes for Surrey County Council. Phil does the figures, but hasn’t got one! He has more spreadsheets & graphs on the system than we know what to do with.
Lesley – the girl!
Loves wine, and thinks the saying “life is too short to drink bad wine” just about sums it all up. Lesley joined the Vineyard 9 years ago from the distributor side of the wine business. Lesley is the organiser of the team. If anything needs organising Lesley is the one to do it, even if things don’t need organising she does it anyway.
Steve – the musical one!
Steve started his wine career with Wine Rack and swiftly moved on to a small independent near Guildford where he picked up a good working knowledge of how small businesses operate. Prone to the odd breakage!!
Jon – the golfing one!
Enjoys white wine in the sunshine and Port in the rain! A keen golfer and ex Food and Beverage Manager for Manning’s Heath Golf Club, Jon decided on a career change to more sociable hours – VERY debatable!