Samantha Suddons is both owner and winemaker of VineVenom. Her journey in winemaking began when she moved to South Africa at the age of 21. After completing her studies with the Cape Wine Academy and the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, Samantha gained invaluable experience with prominent wineries, including Mullineux, Terracura, Silwervis, Smiley Wines and Reyneke. Inspired by the latter, she is dedicated to low-intervention production with a focus on flor and skin-contact natural winemaking. Four of Samantha's wines were awarded 4.5 stars in the 2024 Platter's Guide.