Dry Extract Interview: Corinne Seely of Exton Park Vineyard, Hampshire, England

Corinne Seely of Exton Park Vineyard, Hampshire, England

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Corinne Seely

Corinne Seely of Exton Park Vineyard, Hampshire, England

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Corinne Seely is wine director at Exton Park Vineyard in Hampshire, England. As a chemistry and oenology graduate, Seely started her career at Château Lynch Bages in Bordeaux. She then became one of the youngest female head winemakers at Domaine de Chevalier, also in Bordeaux. Before working her magic in England, Seely made wine in Australia, Languedoc, France, and the Douro Valley in Portugal. 

The best advice I ever got

Create the opportunities before they become obvious. 

My life motto

What is done no longer needs to be done. 

I am currently reading

Un jour je m’en irai sans en avoir tout dit by Jean d’Ormesson 

My most played music track

Via con me by Paolo Conte 

If I didn’t do my current job I would be

A doctor without borders 

Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have 

Having the ability to write a book 

My favourite kind of exercise

Playing tennis 

I relax while

Being in the company of people I care about. 

I collect

An immense amount of press articles. 

My essential newspaper/magazine

The Week and Elle when I am in France. 

My desert-island wine

Exton Park Rosé 

I have learnt a lot from

Listening to other people’s life stories 

My last meal and sip will be

My grandmother’s recipe of ‘Poulet Marraine’ cooked by my sons with a Léoville Las Cazes 1991.