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.


Technical lead

Jindrich Sedlacek

Mobile 07887 825877



Wine inspection team leader

Mark Dawson

Mobile 07979387830



David Wilson
Tel/Fax: 07584 270337

Area covered:

North, North Wales and Northern Ireland

Andrew Westwell
Mobile Phone 07881 281188

Areas covered:
Co Durham, East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Teesside, Tyne & Wear, West Yorkshire. Please note the wine areas are currently under restructure and the area will change

Central and North

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 Temporary London inside the M25

South Wales and South West (Higher)

Temporary cover details

Brian Smith
Tel/fax: 01606 855050

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

West and South Wales

Andy Kilby

Mobile: 07799476981


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

 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: