Sam Linter

MD & HeaD winemaker, Bolney Wine Estate

Sam is the Managing Director and Head Winemaker at Bolney Wine Estate. Her parents, Janet and Rodney Pratt, founded the vineyard in 1972, making the estate one of the first vineyards in England. Sam spent her childhood living on the vineyard and took over the family business in 1990 at 22.

There have been plenty of challenges over the years including wine tax, the weather and attitudes towards English wine. However with Sam’s passion, enthusiasm, leadership and the support of the English wine community, the vineyard continues to grow and has created a portfolio of ten award-winning wines. Today, over 120,000 bottles of wine are produced each year for customers across the UK and the rest of the world.