Chet & Waveney Valley Vineyard

John Hemmant is a graduate chemist and proprietor vigneron, using a combination of influences of the new world winemakers and researchers, (particularly Professor Amerine of Davis University California) and old-world winemaking wisdom gained from numerous visits to winemakers of Germany, France, and Italy. John also periodically attends courses at the Plumpton Wine College to keep up with the latest techniques and developments in the wine industry.

At the Chet and Waveney Valley Vineyard they grow grapes of the highest quality and treat them with sensitivity in the winery by maceration, control of oxidation, cool temperature fermentation, cold stabilisation; and carefully controlled fining and filtering.