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Business Leaders Lunch with Mark Driver

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Hilton Brighton Metropole

King's Rd

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BN1 2FU

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Business Leaders Lunch- Going for gold with wine

From hedge fund manager to vineyard Co-owner, join us for a delicious two course meal and a glass of wine at the Hilton Brighton Metropole to hear Mark Driver's fascinating business journey.

Wine-making has become serious business in the UK with Sussex wines achieving international acclaim. The chalky soil and balmy climate allow for a long growing season: the grapes ripening to produce wines with deliciously fresh and floral notes.

Mark Driver established the Rathfinny Wine Estate with his wife Sarah in 2010. Rathfinny occupies the perfect south-facing slope, just 3 miles from the sea. Boasting a state-of-the-art winery, capable of producing over one million bottles of sparkling wine annually, it’s set to become one of the largest vineyards in Europe. The wine is being crafted by a locally skilled workforce using the Traditional Method and the first vintage is due in 2018.

Mark’s passion for wine was born during a trip to New Zealand in 1990. His dream ever since has been to own his own vineyard and produce award-winning wines. Having begun his career at Fidelity Investment Management, Mark went on to work for Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Société Générale and Merrill Lynch. He covered the Asian market for 11 years before founding the hedge fund management group, Horseman Capital Management. Together with John Horseman, he then managed the Horseman Global Fund from February 2001 until December 2009.

Mark will share his journey of establishing the Rathfinny Estate with his wife and their aspirations for producing the best sparkling wine in the world. Join us for a fascinating talk over a sumptuous lunch and, of course, a glass of sparkling wine.


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Hilton Brighton Metropole

King's Rd

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BN1 2FU

United Kingdom

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