GreatWineOnline has selected a range of superb wines from across the globe. We represent Wineries in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and Southern Europe to name but a few. Each winery encapsulates the style for which that region or country is best known. We look for quality, provenance and individuality and each deliver this in abundance. We are very proud to be working with such fantastic people and wines.
MEET THE TEAM:
Penny Heyes - Director
Penny first got involved in wine when her father started making it from local fruit, and fermenting it in large jars in the airing cupboard! From there, she progressed to living and working with a Spanish Cava producing family near Barcelona. To this day, when asked, and even when not, she will wax lyrical about the merits of Cava over other sparkling wines -with the exception of Digby of course!
Penny has worked in many different product fields, with quality being her main focus, and creating the best offer for the consumer, with that something extra! Recently she has been working with some of our supplier wineries to prepare tours and special events which we will offer our customers.
At the moment, having recently returned from a trip to a winery in Tuscany, Italian wines are featuring heavily in her wine rack and on her dinner table!
Ewen Cameron - Director
Having spent around 40 years in the drinks industry – including a 10 year shift as MD of Waverley Vintners, in its day the UK’s largest wine importer, and a major supplier to restaurants, hotels and pubs all across the UK, Ewen would like to think there are not many types of wine and wine styles he has not sampled. Like all of us he has opinions about what is good and not so good – but he is passionate about quality and consistency and determined that we should offer only wines that we ourselves drink.
More recently he has been Chairman of another drinks supplier to the on trade (Forth Wines) and is Chairman of a superb English Sparkling wine company (Digby Fine English) which you will find on our site.
We would like to share with you the knowledge that Ewen is not good with technology and occasionally gets cross with inanimate objects...
Gillian Fagan – General Manager
Gill has worked in the wine trade since graduating from St Andrews University with a degree in French & German. Her career has taken her from a bottling plant in Newcastle (much more fun than it sounds!), to a famous Negociant house in Bordeaux. From there a stint with a London agency house led to a buying role with a major national wholesaler in Perth. Since then Gill has managed a wine business for an international whisky house, run her own business, and worked in management/director roles for prominent UK wholesalers.
Gill joined GWO in 2018 in a buying and marketing role, and has been actively involved in finding a new distribution partner for us and introducing a whole new selection of wines to our range.
Experience has taught Gill that life is too short to drink bad wine, something she tries – unsuccessfully – not to impose on her family and friends. Still it means that our range has been very rigorously selected!