Meet The Team
Colin joined the wine trade in 1985, gaining experience in hospitality, wine and liquor production, distribution, sales and marketing, e-business and retail.
Travelling widely, he has built up practical wine production experience in New Zealand, Australia, France and the United States.
From 1997 – 2000 Colin was involved in the education program of the Institute of Masters of Wine, London, developing his professional and tasting skills to a high degree.
As Brands Manager for Winework Solutions’ client, Via Pacifica Imports of California, Colin worked both in NZ and in the US building a ‘hands on’ knowledge of the world’s largest wine market.
Between 2003 and 2013, Colin was General Manager of Wine Trade Online. The business was a finalist in the BNZ Waitakere Business Awards for three consecutive years and won the Excellence in Service Award in 2006.
Colin has worked with Vintech Pacific Wine Technologies, keeping him abreast of the latest innovations in wine production and affording him close contact with New Zealand’s leading winemakers.
Colin has judged at the National Culinary Fare.
And has been an Associate Judge at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, NZ International Wine Show, the Liquorland Top 100 wine show and at the Royal Easter Show wine competition.
He is a contributing writer and has been panel leader for tastings conducted by Wine NZ magazine.
And has been Tasting Co-ordinator for Cuisine Magazine.
Colin is a past member of the board of SPANZ, the Service Professionals Association of NZ.
And sponsor of AUT School of Hospitality and Tourism annual achievement awards, through Wine Trade Online Limited.
Colin is Managing Director of Winework Solutions Limited.
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Originally from Peru, Pamela immigrated to New Zealand in 2012.
Pamela is fluent in both Spanish and English, enhancing our ability to work with clients from around the world; Europe and Latin-America particularly.
She brings with her first-class administration and office management skills and her love of good food, cookery and art are central to our publishing work.
Pam takes the lead in the creative elements of Winework Solutions, contributing many of the photographic and video content for our websites and creating visual records of our tastings, events and travel.
Pamela with Colin is a shareholder and a director of Winework Solutions Limited.
Jean was a founding shareholder and director of Winework Solutions Limited.
From 1981 to 1992 Jean was Principal’s Secretary and Office Manager of an Auckland secondary school with a roll of over 1000 students and a teaching and ancillary staff of approximately 100. This significant role allowed her to finely hone her management and organisational skills..
For all her working life Jean has worked alongside management in a number of successful businesses. She brings a great deal of knowledge and experience in commercial operations and management.
Jean was a company director for over 50 years and contributed her administrative, office management and commercial experience. Now retired, Jean remains a principal shareholder in Winework Solutions Limited.