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The English Wine Diaries: Episode 8 Camilla Jennings

Camilla and her father, Simon Bladon, run Jenkyn Place Vineyard in the Hampshire village of Bentley

Today my guest is Camilla Jennings from Jenkyn Place in Hampshire. Camilla’s father, Simon Bladon, planted the first vines at their family home in 2004 and Camilla joined the business 10 years later.

We talk about her decision to join the family business following a career in property, how English wine got under her father’s skin (and in turn hers) and the vineyard’s other-worldly visitors which has given it a reputation as one of the spookiest places in England. 

“I’ve never seen any but my mum says she thinks she might have,” she says. “We’ve certainly never had any bad experiences – they’re happy ghosts!”

Jenkyn Place opens for tours at weekends – visit and follow @Jenkynplace on Instagram and @Jenkynplacewine on Twitter for more information