We were delighted to join our local MP, Nus Ghani MP and other winemakers from across Sussex at a parliamentary reception to celebrate Women in the Wine and Spirits Industry yesterday, organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Wine and Spirit Group. 

Commenting after the event, Nus Ghani MP said: “In Wealden we are hugely lucky to have some fantastic vineyards, and I’ve loved my visits to both Sussex Vineyards and Bluebell Vineyard Estates. I am especially proud that both of these vineyards have strong and successful women at the top, with Jonica and Joyce both leading their businesses from strength to strength.

“I was very pleased to be able to welcome them both to Parliament yesterday, where it was reinforced what a huge contribution women make to the wine and spirits industry. Wealden alone is showing that France no longer has a monopoly on outstanding wine, and Wealden’s women are showing that men no longer have a monopoly on running successful vineyards.”

Sussex Women Winemakers have got bottle!

Joyce Tay, Bluebell Vineyard, meets Nus Ghani MP, MP for Wealden 

Joyce Tay, Bluebell Vineyard, meets Nus Ghani MP, MP for Wealden