At Yotes Court in Kent, Susannah has merged two of her passions – racehorses and English wine
Today my guest is Susannah Ricci, who has transformed Yotes Court, near Mereworth in Kent, from a tired house with an overgrown garden and fruit farm into a magnificent Manor House, vineyard and Cellar Door.
Susannah released her debut wines this year and they have already won a whole host of awards but you may recognise the name Ricci for other reasons as Susannah and her husband, Richard are successful racehorse owners.
The majority of their horses are trained by champion trainer Willie Mullins and their famous green and pink silks drive the Yotes Court branding, while racing terms have been used to name the wines.
We talk about the restoration of Yotes Court and how Susannah made the decision to turn some of the land into a vineyard; their new tasting room, which opened earlier this year and overlooks the vines; and what’s next for this burgeoning wine brand.
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