The Fine Wine Delivery Company had its modest beginning from our home on Auckland’s North Shore over 10-years ago. Armed with a clear vision and consumed with a passion to succeed I had no idea we would one day become New Zealand’s leading fine wine retailer.
It was born over a luncheon in Ponsonby and formalised over a coffee on a boat moored at Westhaven in concert with close friend and founding shareholder Bryan Chitham who remains a shareholder today.
Incorporated on 23 June 1997 our first official trading day was 1 August. I vividly remember hosting a tasting for around sixty willing friends of friends securing $5,000 worth of orders that night and feeling like we had just won lotto. The next day I was a one man band having to invoice the wine, manually process credit card payments, order in the wine, despatch it and do the banking, that’s how good business’s start.
The next twelve months were exciting and crammed with innovation. We purchased tables, seats and a covered trailer and would Read more »