Our Team

Daniel Nelson

General Manager

Daniel joined Hãhã in 2017 as our General Manager, and came to the business with a passion for excellence. His previous career in Banking brings astute skills to the company ensuring the smooth running and operations of our business. When Dan’s not keeping the wheels turning in the office, you’ll find him enjoying family life in Havelock North.

Mobile: +64 27 295 7238
Email: daniel@hahawine.co.nz

 

 

 

Sales

Ashton Ireland

Sales Director

One of the owners, Ash loves to talk wine, drink wine, and mountain bike – sometimes all at the same time. Ash looks after our domestic and international sales.

His bike often accompanies him as he shares his passion for Hãhã wines around the globe.

Mobile: +64 21 426 577
Email: ashton@hahawine.co.nz

James Cutfield

Senior Sales Manager

With a Masters in Wine Business from the University of Adelaide and having worked at some of New Zealand’s most prestigious wineries, James and his family have recently made the smart move to Hawke’s Bay. When he’s not looking after our customers in New Zealand and overseas, James can be found pursuing his love of sport – mostly from the sidelines – and walking his boisterous Labrador Chester.

Mobile: +64 27 607 1870
Email: james@hahawine.co.nz

Maree Brown

Sales & Merchandising – Auckland

Maree does a stellar job supporting our customers on-the-ground in Auckland and beyond. Always enthusiastic and loving life, you will find her in stores wine tasting, and providing exceptional customer support at every level.

Family life and her two children keep her busy, but when time allows she runs workshops on how to make beeswax wraps.

Mobile: +64 21 0297 2403
Email: maree@hahawine.co.nz

Ben Plummer

Sales & Merchandising

When Ben is not on the road selling and tasting wine with our fabulous customers in Auckland, he can be found making school lunches for his two daughters and sitting in front of the telly cheering on England Rugby (yes, he’s definitely a minority).

Mobile: +64 21 235 6283
Email: ben@hahawine.co.nz

Stephanie Jenson

Sales & Merchandising – Wellington

Kiwi by choice, our passionate Wellington Sales and Merchandising Representative Stephanie comes with a background of years managing wine departments, organising wine tastings and staff training.

She loves introducing Hãhã to new and familiar faces in the Wellington region.

Mobile: +64 22 185 9961
Email: stephanie@hahawine.co.nz

Andrew Highsted

Sales & Merchandising – Christchurch

Andy, as he is affectionately known, is our youngest member of the sales team. He can be found studying towards his degree in wine at Lincoln University whilst also supporting the Christchurch region with great Hãhã wine and a great infectious smile.

Mobile: +64 21 0847 8929
Email: andy@hahawine.co.nz

Toni Fyvie

Europe & UK Sales Manager

Based in London, Toni’s natural quest to discover great food and wine led her straight to Hãhã Wine. Growing up in Taupo, she has spent the last 25 years living in the culinary capitals of the world. You’ll find her shouting from the rooftops, sharing to the world, the news about how amazing Hãhã wine is and bringing stories to life to those who have never visited New Zealand.

A passion for sharing and connecting people with great products, and a strong focus on providing excellent customer service Toni adores Chardonnay. She claims she could bathe in it!

Mobile: +44 7922 456 939
Email: toni@hahawine.co.nz

 

 

 

The Engine Room

Helen Clark

Marketing Manager

The creative brains at Hãhã, Helen joined the team in 2019. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Helen brings with her a wealth of marketing and business knowledge from different industries and has successfully run her own international award-winning marketing business for 20+ years, breathing life into brands and businesses. She understands what is needed for a business to be successful and for it to serve its customers well.

When not working, Helen can be found juggling her time between her family and small army of award winning Samoyed dogs.

Office direct dial: +64 6 826 3023
Email: helen@hahawine.co.nz

Shannon Boyce

Logistics & Operations

With a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology, Shannon worked in both Marlborough and Barossa Valley, Australia expanding her skills in viticulture, winemaking, production and sales.

Shannon enjoys to travel and is always keen to learn more about every aspect of the wine industry. She offers an energetic, come natural approach to the team dynamic, and when not working, you’ll find Shannon out running – or shoe shopping! A slight obsession of hers!

Office direct dial: +64 6 833 7850
Mobile: +64 21 426 070
Email: shannon@hahawine.co.nz

Kellie Davis

Customer Service & Sales Support

Kellie is the always smiling, friendly one on the other end of the Hãhã phone, helping customers in any way. Kellie has a diverse background including owning her own businesses and prior to joining Hãhã working in an accountancy firm.

At home she tends her flock of 40 sheep, 3 horses and 2 goats and at work she looks after a flock of colleagues and customers. In her spare time we’ve heard a rumour about ceroc dancing but you’ll have to ask Kellie about that.

Office direct dial: +64 6 833 7814
Email: kellie@hahawine.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

The Vineyard & Winery

Ant MacKenzie

Chief Winemaker

Ant has lived and breathed all things wine for over 20 years and has been an integral part of the growth and success of the industry. His accolades as a winemaker are prestigious and numerous, winning many gold medals and industry honours over his illustrious career that has taken him all over the world. He has also been selected as one of Cuisine Magazines Top 100 ‘people, products or things we love’. In addition to the accolades received for his wines, Ant is a Senior Wine Judge/Panel Leader at the New Zealand Wine of the Year, NZ International Wine Show and the A&P Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards.

When Ant isn’t knee deep in grapes, you can find him tinkering with his classic racing bicycles or relaxing with a good book.

Mobile: +64 21 502 996
Email: ant@hahawine.co.nz

Chris Harrison

Winemaker

Chris is well known as a craftsman of fine wines and great beers. Having created a successful brew pub in Hawke’s Bay, this paved the way to follow his passion in wine and is now recognised as one of New Zealand’s top producers of fine wines. Chris is involved in producing our award-winning Rosé and Chardonnay.

Emma Lowe

Winemaker

Emma has extensive experience having worked in wineries all over the world, including Australia, Switzerland, South Africa, France and Chile. An amazing multi-tasker and mother of two, Emma helps to make our Pinot Gris and Merlot so appreciated by many.

Gary Duke

Winemaker

After 25 years at the helm of the winemaking team at Hunter’s in Marlborough, and numerous awards and accolades to his name, Gary has a well deserved reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading winemakers and helps out with our sparkling wines.