The EWGA Team is made up an enthusiastic group of people who all work hard to ensure that the wines we sell are of great quality, look good and are
in the right place at the right time. Many of them have worked for the business for over 10 years and whilst a passion for wine isn’t a requirement of the
job most of the team have it. Regular meetings, weekends away and product tastings help to cement the loyal team.
Adrian took over the business from his parents in the 1990's.
His drive and enthusiasm has meant that the company has gone from being a small regional wine company to a national wine wholesaler and importer.
His heart lies in Burgundy but he has worked hard to build up an exciting and commercial range from around the winemaking world to go along side the classics.
Janette joined the business in 2000 as the first employed sales person.
She has a hotel management degree and was working in hotels in Grasmere when she first met Adrian.
She looks after many of the Lake District customers in addition to overseeing the rest of the sales team around the country.
Simon has been with EWGA for over 5 years.
He started off his career being trained with a firm of Chartered Accountants & after many a long night at school, passed his exams.
Simon worked his way up and qualified as a Management Accountant, working as the Financial Controller with a large PLC in the chemical industry before joining EWGA.
Simon is responsible for the management of the Accounts Department and team, at both offices, Hyning & Wickwar.
From Left: John Helme, Kieran Holden, Ellen Alston,
Helen Ward and Vicky Emsley
Top : Jo Woodcraft and Heather Roberts.
Bottom: Abbi Beavis and Amanda Hares.
HQ Warehouse Team
Logistics Manager :
Warehouse & Logistics Manager
From Left to Right: Janette McLaughlin, Tina Lewis, Jack Rickus, Peter Monk, Adrian Moeckell, Craig Chappell, Dan Walker.
Craig Chappell – Wholesale Sales, Lancashire
Born and bred in Lancashire growing up on the Fylde Coast. Craig spent the first part of his working life in various catering establishments working around all the departments until he became hotel manager. His appreciation of fine food and wines was sparked here and cemented on a visit to Burgundy. Having taken his WSET Level 3 qualification he joined EWGA in 2010. He uses his background and knowledge to cement long term trading partnerships with his customers.
Dan Walker – Wholesale Sales, Cumbria
A recently WSET qualified wine lover. Dan spent 10 years in the hospitality industry he was lucky to work in London, Sydney and the South of France and here in Cumbria in a variety of front of house roles. Hugely customer-focused and dedicated to help grow business through new initiatives, staff training and team development.
Jack Rickus – Wholesale Sales, South West
Jack is a recent addition to the EWGA team having started his time with the company in July 2016, before this he worked with Averys of Bristol in Private Client Wine Sales. His wine interests are varied – he loves Tuscan and South African reds alongside Southern French Viognier and Kiwi Chardonnay. Away from wine, he is a passionate rugby fan and a keen lover of craft beer.
Tina Lewis - Sales Executive
Tina started life out as a restaurant manager and was lured into the wine trade by the bright lights of Oddbins !!
After 7 years management with them, Tina moved from retail to trade and spent 15 years with Heritage Wines building up a great customer base .... two and a half years later and still in the trade with EWGA and still loving it - what more could a girl ask for ?!
Peter Monk – Trade Sales
Peter has had over 30 years experience in the wine industry and 10 years with EWGA. His introduction to the industry started with 2 years of studies at the Lycee d’Enseignement Professional de Montreuil Bellay, France, studying Viticulture and Oenology. Peter is responsible for selling the agency portfolio to the trade in the South of England