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
After spending many years working abroad in the investment banking and finance industries throughout the UK, Dubai and finally Sydney, I now call NZ home with my husband and two step-sons.
Whilst traveling I was able to satisfy my passion for wine by immersing myself in the respective countries wines so I feel qualified to say NZ has the best by far! Having seen the wine of choice at many large conferences and events overseas, it’s clear that the rest of the world agrees with me.
I have a particular interest in finding and sampling some of the lesser known wineries wherever I travel as I find they often have a lot of passion behind them and I enjoy being able to find out how their product has developed.
In my free time I enjoy travelling, music, our lovely beaches and dining out. However, there’s nothing I treasure more than the regular Sunday afternoon catch up with my family where we talk about the week and usually sample a bottle or two!
Favourite Wine: No doubt about it - Pinot Noir !
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 spot me over the grill at New Zealand’s biggest music festivals; blessing my partner’s cup with my latest wine interest; or bronzing with friends and family at the lake over a 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.
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.
Neil, Steven, Graham and Greg.
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.