As a far younger man back in 1992 I commenced working in Cellar Door sales in Australia's Hunter Valley. Since that initial taste I was hooked on wine as my career choice. My passion for the industry led me to complete my qualification in Wine Marketing at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus. After gaining experience across production, sales and marketing I progressed my career to senior management level within several NZ wineries.
Feeling the entrepreneurial pull and with New Zealand’s 1st defence of the Americas Cup looming I founded the country's first N.Z. Wine Makers' Centre in downtown Auckland. Over a 6-year period my team and I developed a successful business with a significant portion of sales being exported directly to international consumers. After divesting the sales side of the business in 2006 I rebranded the export side as "nzwinehome".
Since our inception back in 2006 we have proudly pioneered the development of the Direct to International Consumer Sales Channel. At our heart we believe that NZ Wine Producers should 100% of their relationship, directly with their Customers. Everything we do is directed towards supporting our Producer Partners maximise their direct to International Consumer wine sales.
My team and I are always keen to share ideas on ways that we can support you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Favourite Wine: Gewürztraminer/IPA ! - anything super spicy. And fuller style Red wines, especially those with added complexity from bottle age
As the youngest member of the NZ Wine Home team, I joined the ranks in 2019 with a short employment history. I have found myself incredibly lucky working to support our partners in the wine industry in exporting our country’s gorgeous wine around the world – an honorable role that so few can claim.
Beyond exporting wine, you'll find me spending my weekend with my partner & our friends, normally at a lake or a beach. We are slowly drinking our way around New Zealand, weekend by weekend!
Favourite Wine: Through the summer months, I find Sunday afternoons pass by slower with a glass of Rosé – and over the cooler months, you’ll find an aromatic mulled wine in my hand. That said, I’ll always take a sip of whatever-is-on-offer – especially if it’s something that has never graced my taste buds before.
Prior to starting my journey here at NZ Wine Home I have worked in various roles. With my most recent having a strong customer focus, it has helped me to understand the importance of the relationships we build and service given day to day. I love a good to-do list or spreadsheet so you’ll catch me planning anything I possibly can…
I grew up in Auckland and moved to Tauranga a year ago, drawn to the amazing lifestyle and atmosphere the Bay of Plenty has to offer. In my spare time you’ll find me with my two young kids which is always a beautiful mess!
Favourite Wine: I always appreciate how a type of wine can really set a mood or an occasion, it could hold a memory with the taste. Bubbles for me is a celebration so I would say this is my all-time favourite, not just the taste but the experience and the memories that come with it.
Louise joined the nzwinehome team in early 2019 and coming from a lengthy professional background in accounts and finances, she is our inhouse expert handling all things numbers.
She's a mum to two young children, and being a mum has lead her to disover her love for wine!
In her spare time if she's not running around after the kids she enjoys gardening, cooking and rollerblading with her husband.
Favourite Wine: Sparkling
This is our superstar Export Support Warehouse crew.
Greg, Neil, Graham & Steven.
The backbone of nzwinehome! We would be lost without these guys.
They've been tasked with the very important job of meticulously hand checking every single bottle of wine that arrives at our Export warehouse and then carefully hand packing them all.
They're the final set of eyes and hands on your precious wines, ensuring the highest level of presentation for when your customer opens up their box.