We have our own vineyards. We think this is important. It means we practice what we preach.
With nearly 40 years’ of history, it would be easy to say we are in the business of wine. However, that really wouldn’t be an accurate description… it’s more a case of wine is what we do – we produce, design, market, drink and occasionally even sell it - all with a passion.
Our wine making team "work" (hmmm..!?) all over the world, both in our own vineyards and wineries but also closely with other producers who are more friends than business partners. We represent a few producers, in addition to our own production in the USA. Some would call them agencies however it’s more than that.
We only work with people that are in this business for the same reasons we are - for a love of wine, but more importantly, because we have history together and are friends first, and then colleagues!
The US business is part of the larger company so while there are only "a few" of us "in the country", we have the support of over 180 people behind us, including Nigel Wilkinson MS and Tony Brown MW. Our team is proud and passionate about the business and the wines with a simple desire to share the wines we enjoy drinking ourselves.
Meet the US Team
Beatriz White - A mother of two at home and a mother of four in the office. There’s rarely a day she doesn’t cry, with laughter, while demanding money and keeping the office in check – we aren’t scared of her, just respectful.. 'Yes Bea, no Bea whatever you say Bea' (and that’s just David!). Fluent in Spanish and, most days, English.
David McMurdy - American born but working on his English, his Spanish is pretty good – hence our resident expert on all things from Spain. David is also our in house fact checker - we think he has shares in Google and Wikipedia! Part time office worker and full time frustrated footballer.
Kati Ball - Originally from ‘Bama but was raised in Miami. Kati is a mother of two – her son and husband, apparently it’s a debate as to who acts the oldest. She can be found boating most weekends. And for those that want to know or look at tattoos – Kati is your girl - she is a work of art. Ability to tie a shoe-lace, not so much – probably why she spends most of her time in the office bare-foot!
Jacqueline Howell - Oz, Buddy Holly, Sophie and Arya – it’s not a game show or a musical but the names of various animals she owns, or that own her! We think she’s more Dorothy, collecting companions as she goes. An avid Star Wars fan, along with Game of Thrones, College Football (Ohio State) and the NFL (Patriots), it’s amazing she finds time to work!
Paul Stacey - We would have shown a picture of Paul but we never see him so we had a model made of what we know he’s doing and what we think he looks like! He’s been around a while so may have more wrinkles and grey hair than depicted. He’s been involved in wine for 35 years, we aren’t sure how many of those he’s worked!