Wine & Vine Personnel

Wine & Vine Personnel

Established in 1999 in Sydney, Wine and Vine Personnel International is a leading specialist in senior management recruitment in the international beverage alcohol business. We have successfully recruited CEOs; Group Chief Winemakers; Winemakers; Viticulturists; Brewers, Export, Sales and Marketing Managers; CFOs; IT; Operations and Retail Managers in hundreds of Australian and many overseas positions.

We are former wine business managers who specialise in recruitment. Our expertise includes: sales, marketing, winemaking, brewing, operations, viticulture, production, logistics, distribution, direct and traditional retail, and general business management. Using confidential executive search, conventional recruitment and our formidable candidate database, we guarantee our candidate placements. A large proportion of our work is for longstanding ie repeat clients.

With recruitment associates in London and San Francisco, Chris Anstee and founding director Ian Perrett offer clients and candidates the advantages of personal attention from two internationally experienced senior executives with over 50 years wine business experience.

What We Do

Wine and Vine Personnel focuses solely on specialist senior management recruitment and executive search in the wine and FMCG alcoholic beverage business. In general this encompasses the following management disciplines:

• Brewing; Winemaking; Viticulture

• Operations

• General Senior Management

• Finance

• IT

• Export

• Sales

• Marketing

• FMCG Retail

Over the years we have evolved an effective and fair methodology which has served the interests of both valued clients and candidates.This has resulted in long relationships with both clients and candidates and the satisfaction of working with increasingly successful client companies and individuals as they build their careers.

Why is Our Approach Successful?

Handled Personally: Each assignment is handled personally by Chris Anstee from start to finish.

Better Candidates: The best candidates often prefer to make initial enquiries through an anonymous third party on whom they can rely to give both independent advice and to maintain strict confidentiality.

Thorough Research: All applicants are meticulously researched and reference checked so that only applicants suited to a position proceed to final interview. Third party reference checking consistently yields more accurate, relevant information and feedback than those knowingly given to a prospective employer.

Time and cost saving: Thorough, professional research is time consuming. We will not present candidates whom we do not believe meet the clients criteria merely to impress clients with the number of candidates shortlisted. Valuable management time is used up prioritizing applications, background vetting, talking to unsuitable candidates, travel, phone calls etc. While representing the employers interests, Chris Anstee and Ian Perrett bring an informed yet dispassionate management perspective to the recruitment process.

Extensive database and search channels: In a large proportion of assignments, top candidates will already be known to us and/or in our extensive database. Because of our reputation, Wine and Vine Personnels website enjoys high traffic from prospective clients.

Performance Guarantee: We conduct an independent, post-placement review with each candidate. Furthermore we undertake to replace, without further consultancy fee, any person leaving within 6 months of commencement.


Head Office

119 Willoughby Road, Crow's Nest NSW 2065, Australia

Phone: + 61.(0)2 99563811

Fax: 61 (0)2 9437 3462

Postal Address

Locked Bag 2000, Crow's Nest, NSW 1585, Australia


Chris Anstee

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