Vinescapes Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Rice as Consultant Winemaker. Emma is one of the UK’s most respected winemakers, with over 16 year’s experience and 21 vintages in the UK, California, Tasmania, and New Zealand. 

In her role as Consultant Winemaker Emma will be advising clients on their wine styles and strategy, production planning and equipment sourcing, winery design and winemaking consultancy.  Emma’s expertise will drive Vinescapes forward as it expands to provide the most comprehensive support for its clients from their early business conceptions, creating and managing their vineyards and wineries through to celebrating their winemaking successes. 

In her previous position as Head Winemaker at Hattingley Valley Wines, Hampshire, Emma was central to the development of the winery as an internationally award-winning wine producer, both for their own brand and their very numerous contract clients. She has a strong background in wine chemistry and analysis and created the winemaking laboratory Custom Crush at Hattingley Valley Wines supporting the whole industry with wine analytical services. 

Emma’s appointment will expand the services offered by Vinescapes enabling clients to benefit from a complete Ground to Grape to Glass provision with top quality consultancy, including: 

  • Wine production business consultancy: defining wine style and winemaking strategy
  • Wine production planning: support with strategic and operational planning and decision making
  • Advice on winery equipment, utility requirements and other winery infrastructure
  • Winemaking consultancy; from trouble shooting oenological challenges to directing production process.