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





Gregory Thomas

National Sales Manager

With extensive experience in senior sales and marketing roles with some of NZ’s best known food and beverage companies, Gregory has relocated to Hawkes Bay, reigniting a desire to grow a branded family business in a competitive environment. Thriving on challenge, he has developed high achieving teams as well as successfully running his own food and distribution business for many years. A keen sportsman, Gregory has been heavily involved primarily with rugby and tennis. He continues to believe he will soon turn pro in one of these sports in the near future.

Mobile: +64 21 463 195
Email: gregory@hahawine.co.nz

Maree Brown

Territory Manager – Upper North Island

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

Territory Manager – Central North Island

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

Gary Iliffe

Territory Manager – South Island

With over 25 years experience in the wine industry in New Zealand, Gary has spent 12 years with Constellation brands, helping build brands like Selaks, Hardy’s, Banrock Station and Taylor’s wines. Born in Cape Town, South Africa Gary grew up in the wine region of Stellenbosch.

Mobile: +64 22 039 9335
Email: gary@hahawine.co.nz

James McPhedran

Territory Manager – South Island

A loyal Cantabrian, James has honed his skills in the liquor industry in retail and sales roles, since the late 80’s. Prior to joining the Haha team, he spent the last 10 years as a grandly titled Wine Ambassador for Liquor King.

As the saying goes, you can take the boy from the farm but you can’t take the farm from the boy and this is true of James, as his greatest love of wine is that it still gives him a connection with the land. Even though a true-blue South Islander, if pushed to name a favourite NZ style and region, it would have to be Bordeaux Style Reds from Hawkes Bay.

Look out for James’ in the deep south in his pursuit of the perfect cheese roll!

Mobile: +64 21 599 629
Email: jamesm@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 Manager

With a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology, Shannon has 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!

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

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