Our founder, fearless leader and grand poobah. Matt grew up near the Barossa Valley and has been in wine all his life. Having spent 10 years in the Fosters juggernaut in senior advisory positions he then went to the AFL until finally returning to his passion – wine.
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‘Bernie’ is the glue that holds us all together and looks after all accounts, administration and logistics – a massive job! Bern was a senior member of the Spotless Catering team for 10 years but with a name like Schampers she couldn’t help but end up in the wine industry. And yes she’s quite partial to a glass of bubbles!
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Our resident basketball star and leader of the wolf pack. Jeremy looks after the big dog customers and has been promoting Australian and New Zealand wine for 10 years in Australia and Europe.
m. 0434 710 960
Bec epitomises the modern women – successful, sharp and awesome + juggling son Charlie and new baby boy Aston! Bec brings style to our team and has had a long career in the industry at Fine Wine Partners, ALH and Fosters.
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Lee has been our longest serving sales manager, we’re not saying she’s the oldest!! Lee has the wickedest sense of humour on the block and can drink anyone under the table… All we can tell you is that that’s a lethal combination for a good time!
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Inez Brenan has a passion for awesome wine and delicious food. She loves to have friends and family around for a home cooked feast. She is also a budding amateur winemaker with three vintages of Heathcote Shiraz under her belt.
Inez has been in the wine industry for 7 years having worked at distributors in Ireland and Australia (Domaine Wine Shippers), as well as vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula. Her favourite drop is anything Burgundy, but she is always keen to try new wines as well.
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‘The Man with the Tan’. Camo lives the good life on Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches and is fairly handy on the end of a short board. Cam is impossible not to like, with his infectious enthusiasm and can-do attitude. Cam looks after Sydney’s Eastern, CBD and Northern suburbs so covers a lot of ground to see his loyal customers, having sold wine for over 25 years
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Steve recently joined Team NSW to drive our Sydney, South Coast and Canberra business. He’s a Rabbitohs die-hard with senior wine industry experience, including National Sales Manager for Wingara Wine Group, Buying Manager for ILG and has owned his own retail and distribution businesses in Sydney. There’s not much Steve doesn’t know about wine in Sydney!
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Darryl joins us following a long career in wine sales in QLD, VIC and even NT! He understands what customers want and how important service is to what we do. Darryl is responsible for the Gold Coast area, including Byron Bay. Darryl’s a beach man (and why wouldn’t you be if you lived on the Gold Coast!) and has an awesome sense of humour so be prepared for a laugh!
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Tom’s vast experience and long standing relationships puts him in a perfect position to work directly with the independent retail trade in Melbourne. Tom has both owned and been involved in a number of wine distributors over the years including Rutherglen Wine & Spirits and Macro Vintner.
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A young professional urbanite who grew up in South Wales, UK. Leigh enjoyed 2 years of travel before settling on the beach in St.Kilda. He discovered his passion for wine whilst working the 2015 vintage in the Alpine region of Victoria. Leigh manages the finance function here at Crush and is part of the leadership team. His accountancy skills pay the bills and his other loves include soccer, craft beer and Thai food.
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Shann coordinates our inventory and finance requirements and ensures top-notch customer service for our some 3,500 accounts. Shann has three beautiful kids and vast experience in both hospitality and sales, previously being Sales Manager for Robert Timms Coffee but also having run restaurants and function centres for many years. Shann is a keen horse rider and Summer Poppy Pinot Gris is her poison of choice!
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John has worked in the wine industry for over 30 years and could write a book on its changes over the years. Speaking of writing he’s so well respected that he’s written a wine column for a local Gold Coast paper over the years! John’s strong relationships and mutual respect from his customers make him an ideal addition of our QLD team.
m. 0433 449 333
Stu recently joined Team QLD to drive our business across the Gold Coast, Byron and Northern Rivers areas. Stu has been in wine for over 20 years and has done vintages in Barossa, McLaren Vale, Burgundy and the Granite Belt. He has a WSET Diploma and supports that strange small European sport called soccer, we’re still trying to work out if that’s a real sport in Australia.
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Talk about experience! Chongy has it by the truckload having spent years in Melbourne’s CBD and Inner Suburbs dealing with some of Melbourne’s top accounts. He know’s his wines and is happy to share all that he knows – all with that cheeky smile!
m. 0419 225 978
Our favorite Crows supporter is a classic all-rounder – family man, fitness junkie and expert bon vivant! Having over 30 years in the wine industry, there’s not much Carmine doesn’t know about what makes SA’s wine industry tick!
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JR is in charge of our operations, inventory, production and commercial – a big role in our business! He works closely with our distribution centers in each state to ensure that our service and deliveries are correct and on time. JR joins us from Swisse Vitamins, where he held a similar role and high service expectations. He’s a father of two, loves a good Pinot Noir and is slightly OCD – don’t dare mess his impeccable desk up or ruin a spreadsheet!
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Craig is the leader of the Queensland team and brings over a decade of experience having formally worked for Vintage House Wine & Spirits and The Wine Tradition. With two vintage’s under his belt for Coriole and Angove’s, he considered a career as a winemaker before turning his attention to the sales industry. He’s an avid collector of wine and loves to brew his own craft beer. After all, you need to stay cool in Queensland!
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David is a new addition to the wine industry but is no stranger to a good drop of red. A keen traveler, he could talk for hours about all the places around the world he’s visited, and the famous people he’s spotted. His weekends are consumed by sport, whether it be attending the races, playing cricket or following his beloved Pies.
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