In 2020 Jonty and his business partner, Luke Cockerill, were working at Tillingham. Having had quite a lot of sourdough pizza experience, Jonty helped Ben set up their outdoor wood fired pizza operations and Luke was the sous chef at the Tillingham restaurant.
Jonty has had some notable wine tutelages include work alongside Chad Stock of Minimus, Pheasant's Tears, Testalonga with Carla & Craig Hawkins, and at Tillingham with Ben Walgate.
When working at Tillingham it seemed all too natural that Jonty and Luke decided to make some wine together and so Traverse was born. All this experience has given them a cracking first few bottles, including a skin contact that we can't get enough of.