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Five minutes with Sion

Sion Barnsley



Sion is our General Manager and he’s also a shareholder. His name is a Welsh form of the given name John, pronounced in English identically to the Irish name Seán.

When not in his office, Sion likes to be at his bach in the Sounds, or even better, out on his boat (or somebody else’s!)



Summer or winter? Summer
Mornings or evenings? Mornings
Rice or pasta? Rice
Sparkling or still? Still
Fiction or non-fiction? Non-ficton
Cook or clean up? Cook
Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling? Sauvignon Blanc
Cheese or dessert? Dessert
Beanie or cap? Cap
Soccer or rugby? Soccer

5 minutes with Sion


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Gold Medal & Trophy Winner

We’re delighted that our Reserve Chardonnay was awarded a Gold medal and the Marlborough Chardonnay Trophy at the recent 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Now in its 39th year, the IWC is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.

Well done team!