Making sustainable wine in Wales, with Ancre Hill’s David Morris

By Tobias Webb

David Morris, winemaker at the Ancre Hill, talks about sustainable winemaking in Wales, the wines they make, and how easy it is – or otherwise – to avoid using chemicals and pesticides in UK agricultural conditions. Listen below.

We also discussed the unique micro-climate surrounding his vineyard, the history of Ancre Hill, the wines he makes, and various aspects of bio-dynamic wine making, cover cropping and other sustainable wine making practices. All audio interviews from this blog are available on your podcast app, just search for “sustainable wine blog” and you’ll find them all. Happy listening!

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About the author

Tobias Webb

Toby Webb is co-founder of Sustainable Wine. He is also founder of Innovation Forum, a leading platform for change in sustainable supply chains. He has spent 20+ years working in business and sustainability and has spent ten years teaching the subject at various London universities. He advises a number of companies large and small on sustainability. Businesses he has worked with include Patagonia, Interface, Bayer, SOK Group, Boots/Walgreens, Metro, Unilever, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, Sainsbury’s, and many others. He co-authored the UK’s national CSR strategy for David Cameron from 2006-10. He has been organising events, advising, teaching writing, blogging and podcasting on sustainable business since 2001. His (non-wine) blog is at