About Tim Haywood

Astley Vineyard - Tim Haywood

Tim Haywood is Astley's Vineyard manager, Estate manager and owner.

Tim has an extensive background in sustainability and business, combining his unique roles as Finance Director and Head of Sustainability in a FTSE 250 global company to champion new ways of doing business that benefit the environment and the community. He was recognised for this work by being chosen as HRH Prince of Wales Ambassador for Responsible Business, and was the Chairman of Sustainability West Midlands. He has brought this approach, on a much smaller scale, but with equal passion and commitment, to Astley Vineyard.

He has also been an organic gardener for over 30 years. Trained in viticulture by Plumpton and Harper Adams Colleges, he is not afraid to challenge conventional thinking. He has pushed hard for the adoption of environmentally friendly techniques in viticulture, culminating in our becoming organic in 2021.

Favourite wines: Ripe New World reds
Other drinks: Craft beer

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