Sam Harrop MW
Sam is a co-founder of Peninsula and our director of winemaking. Sam has spent more than 20 years working in the international wine industry, with a diverse career that bridges the gap between the technical and complex world of wine making and the consumer’s appreciation of the end product. From creating profitable wine ranges for retailer Marks and Spencer in the UK, to consulting for small vineyards in Europe; judging and co-chairing the International Wine Challenge in London and establishing the competition’s flourishing Sake category, Sam’s blend of technical expertise, commercial insight and commitment to preserving wine diversity have earned him the reputation as one of the most influential wine making consultants in the world. Sam holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a post-graduate diploma in Oenology, and became one of the youngest Masters of Wine, after passing on his first attempt in 2002. In 2011, he co-authored the book ‘Authentic Wine’ with Jamie Goode, focusing on concepts of naturalness and sustainability in winemaking. As well as his expertise and reputation, Sam brings to Peninsula his shared commitment to preserving diversity and sustainability in wine.