Winemaker Charles Simpson tells us the story of his winemaking adventures in rural England.

Winemaker Charles Simpson tells us the inspiring story of his winemaking adventures in rural England.


A few months back we spoke with Vigneron Charles Simpson about the impacts of the ongoing pandemic upon life in England and the day-to-day work at Simpson Wine Estate, the highly acclaimed Kentish winery he runs with his wife. 

This week we publish our full extended interview where Charles explains the origins and evolution of their lives in the world of wine, and the pros and cons of making wines in his very particular part of the world.

And if you get your skates on you may be able to pick up some of his wines through the LCBO Destination Collection! 

There a very few bottles of Chalklands Classic Cuvée still in stock, plus Derringstone (sparkling) and Roman Road (Chardonnay). 

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Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And he hopes he’ll have the opportunity to visit Charles sometime in the future (if international travel ever comes back!)