The Team

A group of passionate individuals who are experts in their field. They bring together the skillset, human conversation and breeding of ideas that are fundamental to the ethics of our business.

The Team

A group of passionate individuals who are experts in their field. They bring together the skillset, human conversation and breeding of ideas that are fundamental to the ethics of our business.

A creative agency producing artisanal wines, focusing on the ancient & the indigenous.
Team
  • Liam Steevenson MW
  • Mark Pygott MW
  • Pierrick Harang
  • Joseph Sharp
  • Lily Read
  • Daniel Hanna
  • Ben Hawker DipWSET
  • Evy Adams
  • Martin McCully
  • Paul Howe
Liam Steevenson MW
Master of Wine, Founder & CEO

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Liam was the youngest person in the world to achieve the Master of Wine qualification, he passed it on his first attempt and won the esteemed Villa Maria prize.

Prior to setting up Vineyard Productions, Liam held prominent positions at Bibendum, Armit Wines and Waitrose where he directed the France, New Zealand and Australian divisions.

He also established Red & White, a successful wine merchants based in the Southwest of the UK, delivering wines nationwide. As such, Liam was recognised by O2 as their Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

In 2018, Liam founded Global Wine Solutions which is the world leader in Super Yacht wine supply. More recently, the company invented CruSmart which is the world’s first wine management application. Outside of work, Liam is a proud father of three and has achieved two Guinness World Records for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Mark Pygott MW
Master of Wine

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Mark has twenty years of impressive wine industry experience.

He was Taiwan’s first resident Master of Wine, where he founded a successful consultancy business and worked with high-profile clients across Taiwan, China, Australia, France and the United Kingdom.

Mark’s prominent career has seen him produce, import, distribute, market, sell, teach and judge wine at the highest-level across a variety of markets and countries.

If that wasn’t enough, Mark has written a series of outstanding books and the first of which ‘France in 33 Glasses’ is available in multiple languages worldwide.

Pierrick Harang
Winemaker

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Pierrick Harang is the fifth generation of producers, oenologists from his father side, all sharing the same drive to create the best. Catching the virus from his dad, Pierre-Yves Harang, Chef de Caves of GH Mumm Champagne, Pierrick was top graduated from the Oenology and Research Center of the Chemistry University of Montpellier in 1998.

After working for 9 years for a big group of Coop in Roussillon as a winemaker and wine-buyer, Pierrick Harang quit to become a wine consultant and makes his own line of wines. Pierrick brings technical expertise and scientific mastery of winemaking, from the grapes to the bottle. He offers extensive knowledge of domestic and foreign markets, bringing you the keys to success.

He closely follows the world’s evolution, with a focus on emerging restrictions, trends and demands. A wine must belong to its time! His experiences and passion are devoted to all wines, from the simplest to the most ambitious.

Pierrick teaches how to create your own line of wines and how to sell it all over the world in his former University. He is also addicted to windsurfing, stand up paddle surfing and a happy father of three children.

Joseph Sharp
Finance Director

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Joe has been part of the team in Bristol for three years now and didn’t take much convincing to move from the pharmaceuticals industry to the wine trade. A love for food and wine and a father who previously ran a vineyard made the opportunity to join GWS difficult to resist.

Based in Clifton, Joe has become completely immersed within the Bristol food and wine scene and a job that comprises finance with these interests is a perfect fit.

Outside of work Joe’s passion for Italy has him taking Italian classes in Bristol and his sporty side sees him playing football and rugby in the week and cycling through the Mendips on the weekends.

Lily Read
Office Manager

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With an impressive career in event production, bar operations and hospitality management. Lily is a natural coordinator with a huge passion for food and drink. She coordinates our logistics, stock and order processes and helps keep everything organised in the Vineyard Productions office.

Daniel Hanna
Head of Sales (UK)

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Daniel started his first business while still at university, going on to build one of the biggest direct marketing companies in the university sector at the time. He also continued his education, gaining post-graduate Diplomas in Marketing and Direct Marketing.

However, it was a WSET qualification taken for fun that set him on a very different path. After extensive travel, which included visiting many of the best wine regions in the US, France, Italy and New Zealand, he landed in Australia and embarked on a career in the wine industry.

Further WSET training followed, alongside wide-ranging roles including in bricks and mortar retail and fine wine broking. In 2010 he set up his own wine merchant business in Sydney, and wrote a bi-weekly wine column for Australia’s most prestigious national newspaper, The Australian.

Upon returning to the UK Daniel joined Vineyard Productions, bringing a love of wine, a wealth of business experience and an entrepreneurial streak to his role as Sales Manager for the UK. He believes hard work and honesty go a long way to doing good business, along with always keeping the end consumer in mind.

Ben Hawker DipWSET
Sales Manager (UK & Overseas)

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Ben began life in the wine industry at twenty-one years of age, whilst studying his WSET exams and working as a Sommelier.

As soon as he passed his WSET level 3, he decided to pack his bags and head to Australia where he worked as a Sommelier at the famous Quay Restaurant in Sydney and also for Serafino wines in McLaren Vale.

However, he wasn’t done there and decided to move to New Zealand and work two vintages for Villa Maria wines in Auckland and Hawkes Bay.

Since his return to the UK, Ben has completed his WSET Diploma, become a wine judge and has enjoyed many bottles of wine along the way.

Evy Adams
Marketing Manager

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Evy has over five years of education and experience, working with top-level clients across various sectors. She is responsible for the production and implementation of marketing strategies across all key Vineyard Productions brands.

Parallel to her career, Evy achieved a master’s degree in ‘Marketing Strategy and Business Development’ from the University of Bristol, with distinction. This year, she plans to work towards the WSET Level 2 and 3 qualifications, as her interest in the wine industry grows.

Martin McCully
Head of Design

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Martin is a multi-award-winning Creative Director. He has a wide range of skills in design, advertising, branding, print, illustration, UX, UI and digital.

He has a proven track record of design direction and consultancy for both national and international clients. As well as, extensive experience in managing local and remote multi-disciplinary design teams.

Over the past twenty years, Martin has created advertising campaigns for corporations like Microsoft, Netflix, Santander, General Motors, Diageo and 20th Century Fox. His wide spanning career has been recognised with over fifty awards, the highlight of which being two Cannes Lions.

Paul Howe
Logistics Manager

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Paul has over two decades experience of customer facing business to business relationships. He is responsible for the global management of all fine wine and spirits’ stock. He is attentive, methodical, and flexible in his approach, ensuring the customer experience is paramount and complete.

Away from wine, he is a keen sportsman and spends his time watching his beloved Liverpool or enjoying days out at the cricket. He has a passion for fitness and can often be found cycling or running across the Mendip Hills.

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