Mossop is an alumnus of Wynberg Boys’ High and a double BSc graduate from Stellenbosch University. He obtained his degree in viticulture and oenology in 1998, graduating top of the class, having completed a geology and geochemistry degree in 1995. A student practical spell at Spice Route was followed by a stint with Gyles Webb at Thelema.
In 1999 he spent a vintage at the prestigious Knappstein winery in Clare, South Australia, then did a tasting stint in France.
He worked the 2000 and 2001 vintages as a cellar hand with Alain Parret in Condrieu, France and Planeta in Sicily respectively.
In 2000 he joined TOKARA where he has completed 12 harvests thus far. Miles has recently been granted membership of the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild.
Mossop is passionate about surfing, fishing and wine in all its guises.