Mike was formally the group brand manager for the Pernod Ricard (NZ) sparkling portfolio including international labels Champagne Mumm, Lindauer and Deutz Marlborough Cuvee. He has a wealth of experience marketing wine and developing portfolios of successful brands in Australasia.
Managing a restaurant and hotel property in California began as a summer job during his first year at University, but ultimately turned into a long and diverse career in pursuit of his passion for wine.
Coming from a Croatian family with wine in their blood, Lisa remembers stomping grapes on her grandfather’s vineyard as a child. While still at school, she worked with Soljans Estate in their function centre and on the Nobilo bottling line in holidays.
Hayley initially joined Yealands to help out in the cellar door but rapidly became an indispensable member of our busy marketing division and has moved into the Europe team with its challenging and diverse markets.