The Handford Wines Team

James Handford MW

James Handford MW

The Boss
James founded Handford Wines in 1989. The aim was to bring wines of character, charm and a true representation of their origin to the good people of Holland Park. James became an MW in 1994, one of the youngest Masters at the time.
Greg Sherwood MW

Greg Sherwood MW

Senior Buyer
Joining us in 2000 as the Marketing Manager for Fine Wines, Greg, now our Senior Buyer, is the man travelling the four corners to find you the most finely crafted and sought after wines in the world. Completed the prestigious Master of Wine exams in 2007.
Gavin

Gavin

General Manager
Gav first arrived to manage the Holland Park shop which we sadly shut in 2007. Now, the glue that holds the whole operation together, you’ll find him running everything from our general management through to our maintenance.
Celia

Celia

Retail Manager
Celia fell in love with the wine trade during an internship in Pauillac and still has a soft spot for fine left-bank wines, though she also loves more modern, funky wines. Now in charge of the shop... and is possibly the only person that knows where Greg is.
Laurie

Laurie

DipWSET - Wine Advisor
An Aussie with an unsurprising fondness for Margaret River wines, Laurie completed his WSET Diploma of Wines and Spirits in 2018. As well as helping people find amazing wines, Laurie manages the online marketing side of the business.
Helen

Helen

Wine Advisor
Helen joined the team in March 2019.
Nial

Nial

Wine Advisor
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Harley

Harley

Delivery Manager
Harley has been our delivery manager for over a decade and is the man who will get your wines to you.