Contact information for wine standards

How our inspectors are organised and how to contact them.

General enquiries

For enquiries about:

  • The legal requirements relating to importing and\or wholesaling of  wine 
  • Wine labelling
  • Registering a vineyard or notifying changes to plantings  
  • Harvest or Production Declarations
  • UK Wine Schemes

please contact the Regional Wine Inspector for the area in which you are based.


David Wilson
Tel/Fax: 07584 270337

Area covered:

North East

Andrew Westwell
Tel/fax 01422 312738

Areas covered:
Co Durham, East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Teesside, Tyne & Wear, West Yorkshire

North West, North Wales and Northern Ireland

Brian Smith
Tel/fax: 01606 855050

Area covered:
Conwy, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Anglesey, Clwyd, Gwynedd, Flintshire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Derbyshire. Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Staffordshire

South East (higher)

Please send any queries to

Areas covered: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire , Norfolk, Suffolk, London – North of the Thames.

South East (Lower)

Matthew Dalton-Placzek
Please note that due to hearing difficulties email contact is preferred
Tel/fax: 01903 206 990

Areas covered : Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, London – South of the Thames

South Wales and South West (Higher)

Ian Clarke
Tel/fax: 01905 753405

Areas covered:
West Midlands, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire SN postcodes only, Somerset and Avon BS postcodes only, South Wales excluding SY postcodes.

South West (Lower)

Please send any queries to

Areas covered: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset , Hampshire, Somerset (excluding BS postcodes), Wiltshire (excluding SN postcodes), Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles


Technical, legal and enforcement policy

For enquiries from other Government Agencies, Local Authorities, wine trade bodies regarding technical, legal and enforcement policy issues relating to wine or for enquiries from abroad please contact