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Meet the Team

Meet the dedicated team behind Poulton Hill wines 

Our experienced vineyard team have been carefully nurturing the vineyard and its wines since first planting in 2010. We take pride in every aspect of the vineyard and love to share our passion with vissitors at our Tour and Tastings events. 

Natalie 

Graduating with a degree in Real Estate on the day Northern Rock collapsed precipitating the worst property crash since 1929, Natalie went to work for Tony Laithwaite in 2008 and has never looked back.

Starting her wine industry career in Laithwaite’s sales department, somebody obviously thought that Natalie had potential as she was summarily handed a one-way ticket to Sydney and instructed to help set up the company’s Australian operation. 

Since then Natalie has worked with vineyards across the UK, Bordeaux, South Australia and New Zealand.

Under Natalie’s management since arriving at Poulton Hill Estate in 2015, the vineyard has developed vigorously, expanding its range from just one sparkling white wine to a full range of sparkling white and sparkling rosé wines, four still whites, two still rosés and two spirits. Poulton Hill Estate’s wines and spirits have now won over forty national and international awards.

Natalie’s work at Poulton encompasses every element of the enterprise from the estate’s hands-on viniculture to its sales, marketing and cellar door management. In the summer Natalie can usually be found among the vines leading Poulton’s highly regarded wine tastings which are enjoyed by over a thousand visitors from around the world every year.

Courtney 

Courtney joined the vineyard team in November 2022 having spent over a decade working within the hospitality and FMCG industry.

She is responsible for growing the business, handling orders, managing social, keeping on top of the vineyard, leading tour and tastings amongst a huge range of other things. She can often be seen working in the vineyard with her trusty for legged friend Hero. Her evening tipple of choice is our Rosé 2022 and Bulari Rosé.

Diogo

Diogo joined the estate team in 2012 as the Estate Manager. In his teens, he spent his summers working throughout vineyards in France and went onto work within the FMCG industry before changing his career to spend more time working outdoors. He is an instrumental part of the estate team, with a keen eye for detail and passion for excellence. He’s rarely seen without his quad bike and a pair of secateurs in hand. When he’s relaxing in his garden, his go to Poulton Hill favourites are our Arlington White and award-winning Bulari Brut.