Vineyard and vines growing

Management Advisory Committee

Our Management Advisory Committee supports the board in decision making and drives forward key initiatives and policies of through the working groups.

Each working group has an appointed leader, and consists of volunteers who possess a range of skills and expertise relevant to the various projects.  The committee meets six times a year, and is currently chaired by Peter Gladwin.  The working groups operate mostly by email, Skype or conference calls to keep costs down.

The current project topics and working group leaders are:


Chair: Peter Gladwin. Small producer, Nutbourne Vineyards, West Sussex

UKVA Chief Executive: Barry Lewis. Owner of  Amber Valley Wines, Derbyshire. Political adviser.

UKVA General Secretary: Jo Cowderoy. Member Services and Internal Communications.

Jane Awty: Small producer, Oatley Vineyard, Somerset. Leading on Member Services and Internal Communications.

Dominic Buckwell: Law specialist. Leading on Regulation


Mark Harvey MD, Wines, Chapel Down Group. Leading on oenotourism.

Tony Milanowski, manages the Wineskills programme at Plumpton College. Leading on Training.

Emma Rice,
Consultant Winemaker,
Hattingley Valley Wines.
Leading on winemaking.


Geoff Taylor: Wine chemist, founded  Corkwise, UK’s largest wine analyst, now part of Campden BRI. Leading on R&D.

Stephen Skelton MW: pioneer vinegrower, consultant viticulturist and English wine author.  Leading on viticulture.


Julia Trustram-Eve: English Wine Producers Marketing Director. Leading on Marketing.







Sam Linter, Winemaker and Owner, Bolney Wine Estate, West Sussex. Leading on Export.