Corinne Seely was born in France, and took a Masters degree in mineral chemistry and soil formation at the P&M Curie University in Paris. To complete her wine education, she then qualified as an oenologist at the Institute of Oenology in Bordeaux. At 24, she became one of the few Frenchwomen to break into this male-dominated world, and joined the team making the first white wine at Chateau Lynch Bages. After that, for the next four years, she was the winemaker at Domaine de Chevalier, one of the great white wine chateaux in Bordeaux. Since then, Corinne’s career as a freelance consultant has taken her to Australia, the Languedoc and the Douro, where she made the first table wines at Quinta da Romaneira, Recently, her winemaking career has focused on England with the launch of Coates and Seely – and now at Exton Park, where her skill and dedication to producing elegant sparkling wines with character and finesse is very evident. ‘Thanks to my training and experience, I have a real passion for terroir, and how to express its true potential. I believe that we have something extremely special at Exton Park – and the team and equipment to realise our ambition to make the very best wines we can’ she says.