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Fergus Elias, head winemaker at Balfour Hush Heath - Ep3

Fergus Elias is one of the country’s youngest Head Winemakers. He first joined the Balfour Hush Heath Winery in Kent as a cellarhand in 2014 and, after studying at Plumpton College, has worked up the ranks, quickly following in the footsteps of his father, Owen, who with 30 years’ experience is considered one of England’s top winemakers.Recently Fergus has been involved in some exciting projects for the Hush Heath’s Balfour brand including The Winemakers Collection and their first sparkling wine in a can. Listen to find out more about his English wine journey and what he thinks about the future of the industry. You can keep up to date with what's going on at Balfour Hush Heath, as well as the latest wine releases by following @Balfourwinery on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Follow Fergus on Instgram @FergElias and Twitter @FergusElias. Thank you for listening to today's episode of The English Wine Diaries. If you enjoyed the podcast then please leave a rating or review and to hear future episodes as they are released, hit subscribe on your podcast listening platform.To find out who's joining me next week, follow @thesouthernquarter on Instagram and for more regular English wine news, visit and sign up to my newsletter.  

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The English Wine Diaries is a weekly interview series with Rebecca Pitcairn, editor, journalist and founder of The Southern Quarter, an online lifestyle magazine about English Wine. Each week Rebecca is joined by a special guest from the world of wine (and beyond) to talk all about their English wine journey. From sommeliers to vineyard owners, hoteliers and some rather familiar faces too, discover how a love of wine – particularly that made on British soil – has helped shape their lives and careers.