Mereworth Wines – Interview With Scott Gebbie

21st June 2024

Interview with Scott Gebbie Mereworth Wines -

There is no denying that English Sparkling Wine is on the rise, becoming an undeniable contender to Traditional Method Sparkling Wines around the world. To the English, it’s becoming a fan favourite and a go-to Glass of Bubbly, its quality is improving year on year and thanks to innovators and those willing to follow their dreams, the choice of English Sparkling Wine is expanding.

In this exclusive feature we speak with Scott Gebbie, the Head of Production of Mereworth Wines, in England, let’s find out a little about his life in the English wine industry.

It’s Great To Speak With You, Scott, Can You Tell Us A Little About Yourself & Your Journey Into The Wine Industry?

“My journey into the wine industry began by volunteering at an organic vineyard in the south of Portugal. Fresh out of an undergraduate degree in food science, I was looking for a way to work and travel the world. Wine can be a great way to do that.”

Do You Remember Your First Experience With Sparkling Wine? When It Was And What Kind Of Wine It Was?

“My first experiences with sparkling wine were simply something enjoyable at celebrations. It was probably during my time with Domaine Chandon in Napa that I realised quite how fun the sparkling wine category is. We were making method traditional sparkling from the three classic varieties.”

When It Comes To Pairing Sparkling Wine With Food, Do You Have Any Favourite Combinations That You Would Personally Recommend?

“My favourite food pairing with sparkling wine that I would personally recommend is breakfast. After that, it’s brunch, lunch, and then dinner.”

What Future Plans Can Enthusiasts Of Mereworth Wines Look Forward To In The Coming Years?

“While quality grape growing and winemaking is at the heart of what we do here at Mereworth, the team is made up of wine, food, music, cocktail, and coffee enthusiasts. 2024 at Mereworth will see our in-house food come on board and our speciality coffee offering a step up to the next level.”

Can You Share With Us One Of The Most Memorable Experiences You’ve Enjoyed With A Glass of Bubbly?

“Magnum of bubbles, with wine-loving friends, on a sunny day in the park.”

Thank you Scott, for sharing your story and experiences with us and we at Glass of Bubbly wish you the very best for the future!

Images belong to Scott Gebbie & Mereworth Wines. Glass of Bubbly was granted permission to use them.

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.