The secret to perfection is patience.
After a decade of development and testing, our belief is that there is only one way to make world class sparkling wine in the UK.
Reserve Blend is our signature style. The RB range draws on our 10 year library of reserve wines that we have curated and stored in our winery at Exton Park since 2011. Our winemaker, Corinne Seely, composes our blends from a huge variety of flavours captured from our 60 acre single vineyard each year.
This unique approach sets a new standard for contemporary winemaking. We guarantee excellence in every bottle, year-after-year.
We are, and always will be, a single vineyard producer, offering a level of quality and consistency rarely seen in our industry. We’ve spent ten years on a journey of innovation, and our Reserve Blends are a direct product of that journey. Coming soon will be a number of exciting Limited Release wines, separate from the RB range, that further showcase our flair for innovation.
An Eclectic Family
Every member of our eclectic partnership of viticulturists, winemakers and business minds brings something unique to our community. Meet the team below.
Robin McMillanChief Executive Officer
Robin joined Exton Park as Chief Executive in July 2022 and brings with him 30 years commercial experience, primarily in the wine business and at Board level. He was most recently the Managing Director at Decanter and prior to that was Chief Executive at The Wine Society for six years and Chief Operating Officer at Berry Bros & Rudd.
Kit EllenCommercial Director
Kit started his wine journey in 2010 as a Majestic Wine graduate passing his WSET Level 3 and winning the prestigious González Byass Scholarship, before moving onto the Level 4 Diploma. After four years at Free Run Wines importing grower Champagnes, Kit pursued his interest in English sparkling wine and joined Exton Park in 2017 to grow the commercial side of the business.
Corinne SeelyWine Director
Corinne’s winemaking approach marries art and science, drawing on experience gained in Bordeaux at the prestigious grand cru classé Domaine de Chevalier before becoming consultant winemaker around the world. She spent time in Australia, the Languedoc and the Douro before finally discovering England. In 2011, she joined Exton Park where she has been instrumental in developing our philosophy, creating imaginative and unexpected wines that flourish out of an English climate.
Fred LangdaleVineyard Director
After gaining experience at Davenport Vineyards and then pursuing a Viticulture certificate at Plumpton College, Fred worked in New Zealand and South Africa, for a year in each, before heading back to the UK to focus on his passion – cool climate viticulture. He went on to supervise one of Nyetimber’s larger sites before moving to Exton Park in 2008. Fred has spearheaded Exton Park’s sustainability initiatives and won the Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2020 to further his research into cool climate viticulture, with a focus on frost protection and ecological sustainability.
Lindsey EmberleyHR Director
Lindsey’s cool head, practical nous and flawless organisation is fundamental to the day-to-day running of Exton Park. She ensures the smooth running of our business operations while looking after the wellbeing of the team.
Karl McCullochBrand Ambassador
Karl has extensive experience working with independent wine merchants, with expertise across private sales and buying. With a Wine and Spirit Educational Trust diploma under his belt, Karl’s responsible for developing our business, speaking for our brand and supporting our valued clients.
Caroline BrosnanMarketing Manager
A seasoned marketing specialist with almost 20 years’ experience in the UK’s top advertising agencies, Caroline swapped city life for the vineyard in 2020. Caroline’s responsible for managing and growing our brand.
Ben AdamsVineyard Manager
Ben studied Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton College, before launching his career at Earl Les Clos Perdus in France’s Languedoc-Roussilion. After moving back to the UK, he spent a year in Langham Estate, Dorset, before taking over as Exton Park’s vineyard manager in 2018.
Elise WilcoxEvents Coordinator
Having excelled as a wedding and events manager, Elise joined the team in 2022 to become the face of Exton Hall, greeting our guests and organising events with flair and passion.
Denton van NiekerkWarehouse Supervisor
Originally from South Africa, Denton’s passion for wine had led him to Exton Park. He plays a pivotal role in managing the warehouse, overseeing all orders and ensuring seamless fulfilment.
Nicholas KnightAssistant Winemaker
A budding winemaker keen to visit as many vineyards across the world as possible, Nick is with us for a year to gain valuable experience and training in the winery.
Malcolm Isaac MBE is Exton Park’s visionary and our inspiration. Part of the pioneering cohort of post-war entrepreneurs, Malcolm and his brother were largely responsible for the resurrection of the flagging watercress industry. Following a Nuffield Farming Scholarship to the USA, Malcolm introduced baby leaf salads to the UK market and completely modernised the UK salad industry. Farms in Portugal, Spain, Kenya and the USA soon followed – creating a highly successful and profitable business, Vitacress Salads Ltd.
Rupert YoungerNon-Executive Chairman
Rupert works at the University of Oxford where he is a leading thinker and bestselling author on reputation, activism and trust. He lives in the Meon Valley, close to the Vineyard, and is a former High Sheriff of Hampshire (2013-14). Rupert is a Trustee of the international mine clearance and humanitarian charity The HALO Trust, and is a member of the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen’s Bodyguard in Scotland. He was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in 2018.
Lucy StanfordNon-Executive Board Member
After many years at Christie’s Auction House, Lucy started working for the founder of Exton Park, Malcolm Isaac, in 2008 shortly before he purchased the vineyard. She acts as liaison between Malcolm and the vineyard and is integral to the day-to-day running of the business.
Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler, MWNon-Executive Board Member
Nicola is a Master of Wines who is currently Director of Buying for Private Cellar, a personalised luxury wine business. She passed the prestigious Master of Wine exam in 1996 and joined our board in 2021.
David PhelpsNon-Executive Board Member
David is the co-founder and CEO of Mahiki. He is an entertainments and luxury lifestyle entrepreneur who has dominated the London and UK night life scene for the past three decades, having owned over 75 venues (bars, restaurants and clubs) as well as operating outdoor high end events. He joined the Exton Park board in 2021.
Guy LawrenceNon-Executive Board Member
Guy started his career at Guinness before moving to Bacardi in various consumer marketing and sales roles, both in the UK and internationally. He went on to become the UK CEO of Jägermeister overseeing the repositioning of the brand to phenomenal commercial success. He is now CEO of Brockmans Gin and a Trustee of The Drinks Trust, the drinks industry charity.
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That’s why sustainability is woven into the roots of Exton Park by design. We’re a founding member of WineGB’s Sustainable Wines of Great Britain accreditation, and we take the most natural approach possible to growing, managing and harvesting our fruit. As a sustainably minded wine producer, we have already reduced our carbon footprint by offsetting much of our energy usage through solar power.
We are committed to developing the biodiversity of our vineyard – with birds, bees, sheep, and wildflowers all playing a part in fertilising, controlling pests, and enhancing our natural ecosystem.
Head over to our News to learn more about our sustainability initiatives.