One of the Hunter’s most well-known wine personalities has been appointed toPepper Tree Wines as its new Business Development Manager.
Patrick Haddock is well recognised for his years spent as a wine writer across several national publications, as well as in his role as Owner of one of Newcastle’s most popular wine bars, where his legendary wine list earned a three-glass rating from Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine.
Patrick’s appointment rounds out the talented and passionate Pepper Tree team, led by Head Winemaker Gwyn Olsen, with who he attended the Len Evans Tutorial in 2015.
Pepper Tree Wines Owner, John Davis said he was thrilled to have Patrick on board.
“Patrick is a highly-respected sommelier and his experience in the wine industry will really enhance our already-strong team,” John said.
“To have someone of his calibre and dynamism step up as our Business Development Manager is exciting for us – it’s a really important role for Pepper Tree and we wanted to appoint the best person for the job. And that’s Patrick.
“We’re really looking forward to our next chapter.”
Patrick said he was equally buoyed by the possibilities of the role.
“After so many years in the industry, I’m incredibly keen to join such a renowned wine company” Patrick said.
“Pepper Tree has a strong tradition of wine making and it’s exciting to think about building on the success of the business and brand and seeing just how far we can take it.
“It was certainly an opportunity I could not resist.”
Patrick will commence his role with Pepper Tree Wines in mid-February and will be based at the winery in Pokolbin.
The Pepper Tree Wines was founded in 1991 and offers premium varietal wines and hand roasted coffee.