Renowned English winemaker, with over 30 years of international experience is known by the media as the “Flying Winemaker” or “Wine Trouble Shooter”.

He started his career in the Napa Valley, studying at Davis University, California and has since used his skills crafting exceptional wines in England, Hungary, South Africa, India and Romania.


Each country’s wine has its own character and individuality and he has won international awards for each winery he has worked in. Stephen started making wines in Romania in 1995 and has been Budureasca’s winemaker since 2007.


Winning over 70 international gold and silver awards for Budureasca  from competitions such as Rose du Monde, Mundus Vini, Mondial du Merlot, Decanter, Mondial de Bruxelles and The International Wine Challenge, London.


Stephen says “It is my role as a winemaker to bring out the very best that each grape variety can offer and it is my philosophy that when it comes to quality, there is no compromise.”