Our team

We believe that our strength is in our team

At La Mare we are lucky to have a highly skilled and enthusiastic mix of management, tourism, retail and restaurant staff who bring their best to the Estate every day.

We're delighted to introduce you to some of the key characters: 

Want to become part of our team? Visit our careers page to see if we have any jobs available.
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Alun

Head Chef

Alun dishes up all our fantastic fare at The Vineyard Café as well as catering for corporate events, weddings and parties. He has a real passion for using seasonal local produce and creating menus that allow the quality of our award-winning products to shine through. When he’s not busy in the kitchen, Alun loves travel and keep fit by cycling and running.

Bianca

Catering and Events Manager

For ten years Bianca's creative flare has played a huge part in the success of hundreds of events at La Mare. She is responsible for bringing our beautiful venue to life and ensuring a wonderful experience for all. When not fulfilling her role as Catering and Events Manager Bianca will be walking her dog Bella or designing handbags and shoes.

Dan

Head of Production

As La Mare’s Head of Production Dan oversees all of the alcohol and food production on the Estate and is also the Winemaker and Distiller. A real foodie, Dan enjoys gastronomic cooking and spending time low water fishing of the waters surrounding our beautiful island.

Darren

Chocolatier

We're proud to say that Darren is the only professional chocolatier in Jersey. Darren produces all the delicious confectionary at the Estate, and when he is not covered with chocolate or up to his eyes in icing, you might see him sailing his Hobie Cat around the Jersey coastline.

Karen

Head of Sales

Karen is our Head of Sales, she has a wealth of experience in sales and administration and loves interacting with people and is at her happiest when she is dealing with customers. In her leisure time Karen is very involved with a local drama school and you can often see her behind stage armed with a needle and thread and a can of glitter spray!

Shelagh

Store Manager Maison de Jersey

Shelagh heads up the busy St Helier store, Maison de Jersey. The shop is packed full of Genuine Jersey goodies, many hand made on our Estate. Shelagh and her friendly team are always on hand to share their local knowledge and advice. In her spare time Shelagh is involved in various Jersey Overseas Aid projects.

Tim

Managing Director

Tim has been at the helm of La Mare Wine Estate since 1997. He’s responsible for developing the brand within the Island along with expanding into the UK market and beyond. In 2017 Tim was recognised as Director of the Year for a medium sized organisation at both the Jersey and the National IoD awards. Tim is a Trustee of Jersey Hospice Care and also sits on the board of Visit Jersey.