My career in viticulture began in 1987 at Denbies Wine Estate where I played a key role in the vineyard’s transition from 40 to 250 acres. Realising I was passionate about pursuing a career in wine, I enrolled at Plumpton College and studied for an HND in Wine studies, gaining a distinction and the top student award. I went on to attain a Bsc (Hons) in Wine Science and a WSET Diploma.
In 2001 I set up a business providing management and consultancy services to vineyards in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset. As a result of this work I was offered the post of Vineyard Manager at Nyetimber. Inspired by the prospect of developing my craft while working on this innovative and ambitious project, I accepted. Under my management Nyetimber increased from 35 to over 400 acres and is now the leading sparkling wine producer in the UK.
Since 2011, inspired by the dynamic future of UK wine, I have dedicated myself to providing a first class service to wine growers around the UK, offering expertise gained from over 30 years in the industry.
Paul Woodrow Hill – BSc Hons (Wine Science)
Before coming to the UK in 2006, Mihaela gained considerable experience working with vineyards in Spain and Portugal. After accepting the vineyard manager role at Squerryes Vineyard in Kent in 2007, Mihaela recognised that there was a shortage of experienced vineyard workers in the UK and from this Vine Care UK was born.
“What makes us unique is that we’re part of a very large family, which means that the team all know each other and subsequently have a camaraderie not found elsewhere. This really makes a difference as we are proud people who are passionate about our work. We are all working towards the same goal of completing tasks quickly and most importantly carrying them out to the highest of standards.”