Dermot Sugrue and Goring Estate
Dermot Sugrue is not exactly a new name in the English wine industry but he is certainly a winemaker at the top of his game. Born in Ireland in 1974, he studied Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton Agricultural College before completing two seasons working at Chateau l'Eglise-Clinet and Chateau Leoville-Barton.
In 2003 he joined Nyetimber and was appointed winemaker in 2004. Over the following years he oversaw Nyetimber's emergence as one of the world's greatest sparkling wine producers. From Nyetimber he moved to Wiston Estate in 2006 to work with the Goring Family of West Sussex. There he makes his own signature Sugrue-Pierre wines and the sparklings of Goring Estate.
Sugrue-Pierre is the personal project of the celebrated English sparkling winemaker. Sugrue has been the winemaker behind many of England's best sparkling wines over the last 10 years and his 'Trouble With Dreams' Brut won top spot at the 2017 English Wine Awards.