We at Pieroth make selecting the perfect wine for you an entertaining journey full of stories and shared experiences. We will always leave you happy and with the satisfaction of having found exactly what you were looking for.Learn about our wines
As different as people are so is their taste when it comes to wine. With countless regions, grapes and labels to choose from, finding the one you like isn’t always easy. We believe the challenge of finding a great bottle of wine should be as simple as enjoying one. That’s why we focus on you and your personal preferences - we listen to what you say and find out what you enjoy. We are wine enthusiasts sharing one mission: to help you find your perfect match – whatever the occasion.
John joined Pieroth UK in 1991 after a successful career working as a First Mate on luxury yachts in the Mediterranean. This role instilled in John a desire for delivering exemplary customer service and an appreciation for the finer things in life including the very best wines.
This grounding proved to be an excellent stepping stone into Pieroth Wines, where John is now the UK Sales Director. His, and the whole Pieroth team’s passion is to ensure our customers receive not only the best wines, but that their whole Pieroth experience is a memorable one. John firmly believes that Good Wines, Good Times is a recipe for a happy life.
James has a strong background in hospitality management where he first acquired his passion for wines. He spent several years working and travelling throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia before joining Pieroth UK in 2006. James was recently Managing Director of Pieroth Hong Kong where he focused on the niche market of fine wines, but has now returned to his Welsh homeland where he is never happier than when he is cheering on his local rugby team.
While completing his degree at Portsmouth University Giles worked in local bars and cafes to help fund his studies, and it was here that his love of wine was kindled. After a brief career managing restaurants in the South of England Giles joined Pieroth in 1993 and brought the same enthusiasm, determination and drive to his new role.
He still has a tremendous interest in all things wine related, and many of his holidays are spent visiting vineyards in France, Germany and Italy.
Phil’s experience of managing of fine-dining establishments made the transition into the world of Pieroth wine in 2007 a very smooth one. His main objective every day is to find the perfect Pieroth wine for every single customer. Phil is a perfectionist with a tremendous eye for detail, and is a keen golfer in his spare time.
Jackie joined Pieroth in 1995 after studying Modern Languages at University, then teaching English in Santander, Northern Spain. It was there that she gained a love of wines, and to this day a good Rioja is still her favourite.
Jackie’s passion for wines combined with a chatty, sociable nature means that she thrives on building bonds with her clients and can easily refer to many of them over the years as good friends. In her spare time, Jackie is happiest taking long walks with her husband John and their two Cocker Spaniels, going to the theatre and entertaining family and friends at home with good food and great wines of course!
Aaron was born in the heart of Yorkshire and is a very stereotypical Barnsley lad - broad, straightforward and honest. Aaron’s love of wine started in the early part of career whilst working in high class Italian restaurants and wine has now become much more than a job for him.
Since joining Pieroth in 2016 Aaron has built an outstanding relationship with his clients and has a great understanding of their wine needs.
Adrian joined Pieroth in 1998 having been an extremely satisfied client of ours for the previous five years.
Having previously worked in retail for one of the leading supermarket chains as the Manager of various departments, Adrian learned a great deal about food and drink. It was there that he developed his ethos of always going the extra mile for clients – something he still believes to this day.
This background has been influential in his success at Pieroth where his enthusiasm, passion and experience continue to ensure that every one of his clients enjoy the perfect Pieroth wine to suit their individual palate.
After completing his Business Studies and Accountancy degree at the University of Northumbria Al spent 28 years working in the insurance industry.
He joined Pieroth in 2018 and has loved wine since a young age so feels he has now found his perfect career. His passions include cooking and he has a diploma in professional cookery with Indian cuisine being his speciality. He also enjoys gardening, has obtained a diploma in horticulture and is presently completing his Level 3 WSET wine qualification.
A keen gym-attender Al has been married for 28 years and had two grown up children, one studying for law and the other completing their Masters in Bio Medical Science.
Alex made the move from working in Publishing in London to East Sussex in 1998, joining Pieroth shortly after, where she enjoys a life of fine wine and dining by the sea. Alex's love of pairing great wine and food go hand in hand with her love of foreign travel.
In her spare time she is a light aircraft enthusiast and her next adventure will be flying a legendary Spitfire from the renowned Duxford airbase.
Damian spent most of his twenties travelling the world in his role as a Senior Wine Steward on a number of cruise liners. During this time he grew to love the different cuisines and wines that every country had to offer, an interest that continues to this day. He settled in Australia working in a small boutique winery in the Barossa Valley before heading to Queensland and their famous Gold Coast beaches.
He joined Pieroth in 1996 working in the Lake District and is now settled in a small village surrounded by great walking routes, Damian’s main pastime.
In May 2020 he was ‘adopted’ by an orphaned jackdaw called ‘Jimmy ‘ who likes to spend some time every day helping him advise clients on the best wines to try .
Prior to joining Pieroth in 2013 Iain spent twenty years in the whisky industry in Scotland, rising to Director level and attaining an MBA from Strathclyde University during this time.
In his first year, Iain won a tour of Pieroth’s impressive vineyards in Burg Layen, Germany and followed the journey of our Pieroth Blue from grape to glass. With his friendly and warm nature Iain has always enjoyed a great rapport with his clients in Scotland, the Scottish Isles and Northern Ireland.
A keen competitive golfer, Iain served for three years in the army reserves, played Rugby Union at Club level and holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate.
Jay has been working across the Hampshire, Dorset and Isle Of Wight area for Pieroth since 2004.
With great local knowledge he has helped deliver some of the finest wine tasting experiences exclusive for Pieroth clients at many of the best attractions such as the Swanage Railway, Marwell Zoo and the historic Osborne House to name a few.
Developing a wealth of knowledge through his passion for wine, Jay’s years of experience has introduced thousands of customers to the wonderful tastes of the Pieroth wines.
With a love of travel, Jay has a fascination for finding new wines wherever he goes, and is a great source of information for his clients.
Josh became another of Pieroth’s youthful employees when he joined in 2012 at the age of just nineteen. Many years on he still enjoys the satisfaction of helping clients satisfy their wine buying needs and requirements. He was born and bred in Derbyshire and in his spare time keeps himself as fit as possible.
As well as working in the wine industry Josh is also a qualified Cross Fit coach and has a German Pointer called Bruno who he regularly takes on adventures in the Peak District.
Kiefer (or Kie as he is known) joined Pieroth at the tender age of nineteen back in 2014 and mostly looks after the West and North Yorkshire areas but also has additional clients all over the UK. Kie has two great passions in life – fishing, which he participates in most weekends to a very high standard and wine, which enjoys both on a professional and personal level. His current favourites are the Pieroth range of fruity reds and German whites so as Kie himself admits, he has something of a sweet tooth when it comes to wine!
Nick Rooker joined Pieroth in 1996 following his graduation from The University of Portsmouth. His family have a long history in the wine trade, and over his many years in the business Nick has developed a passion for wine and has acquired a terrific knowledge of our products, viticulture and vinification.
During his long career with Pieroth he has built up great, long lasting relationships with his clients, who have enjoyed his friendly and professional approach, introducing them to the world of Pieroth. In his spare time, he likes to relax at his home in the Brecon Beacons, spending quality time with his family and friends. He can often be found pursuing his other great passion, sailing, either just pottering around with his family or the competitive side of racing where he loves the buzz of winning.
Phil joined Pieroth wines in September 2010, arriving from a completely different industry having been a PADI Master Scuba Diving Instructor. He had always been interested in wine so took the decision to swap the beautiful Caribbean oceans teaching people to scuba dive, to learning about the beauty of Pieroth fine wine and acquiring many new skills over the next few years.
Phil particularly enjoys the great relationships he has forged with his clients over the years and many have gone on to become firm friends.
Will used to work in the construction industry before moving into the insurance business. He has always loved wines and since joining Pieroth in 2013 found his clients love his natural enthusiasm for the product.
His favourite pastimes are skiing holidays with friends and family, playing his daughter’s favourite game (which is running around the kitchen screaming and laughing) and drinking a lovely bottle of Pieroth wine with a home cooked meal.
Peter joined Pieroth in 1992 from a background in the hotel and wine trades and this experience has proved invaluable in helping customers increase their enjoyment of the fine Pieroth wine.
Peter has been a regular at almost every show and exhibition across the country and has almost gained domicile status from the amount of time he has spent looking after his customers on the beautiful island of Jersey. Fluent in French and German, he loves foreign travel and whenever possible, travels to Canada to visit his three granddaughters, always make sure he can slip in a sneaky few days skiing in the Rockies. Married to an amazing Chef renowned for her chocolate brownies, what better combination could there be, fine wine and fine food.
Richard is in his second stint at Pieroth - we were lucky enough to tempt him back in 2010, after him previously being with us from 2004-2007. His love of fine wine is infectious, and as a connoisseur he enjoys sharing that love with his clients. He has a particular penchant for the fruitier wines, and he declares “I haven’t found any wines as good elsewhere”. Outside of work, Richard is a very keen participant in traditional pub sports, and is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC.
Simon joined Pieroth in 2012 aged 23. His huge enthusiasm for wine on a personal and professional level inspires his clients throughout Devon and Somerset as well as Northern Ireland. His passion is helping his clients find the perfect wines for their needs and he prides himself on introducing them to new wines that become firm favourites. Simon loves the full Northern Italian reds, and the fruit driven wines of the New World. Outside of work, Simon is a keen scratch golfer who can be found most weekends on his local course.
Rory has been working for Pieroth since 2013. This proud Scotsman has developed a love of fine wine, particularly big Italian reds and is known by his clients as someone always prepared to go the extra mile. He has used his warmth and natural enthusiasm to develop and cultivate a great bond with all his clients over the years and is known by many, simply as “Rory Wine”. This devoted father of two young children has a passion for Asian cuisine, cinema and his two adorable Labradors.
After graduating from University with a degree in European Studies, Robin spent ten years working at London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club.
Having discovered his love of wines whilst working and travelling in the USA, Robin decided to embark on a career change and joined Pieroth back in 2011. Since then he has built up a fantastic rapport with his clients and takes great pride in helping them select their favourite wines as well as introducing them to interesting new wines from around the world.
In his spare time Robin enjoys cooking, fell running, horseracing and socialising with friends and family over a good bottle of wine or two!
Adam joined Pieroth in 2017 having held various roles in consumer sales and marketing, notably in the motor and energy industries. Adam studied Broadcasting and Media at the University of West London, and after enjoying life in London returned to his home county of Yorkshire. His passion and knowledge of fine wines is something he loves to share with his clients, particularly his love of “big” reds in the winter, and the more subtle flavours of our ever popular summer white wines. Outside of work, Adam participates in Martial Arts and is a huge football and boxing aficionado.
Ben joined Pieroth in 2003, from a background in the Telecoms industry. He originally ran the New Client Development team, and is still in touch with many of the customers he helped introduce to the wonderful world of Pieroth all those years ago. Based in Yorkshire, Ben also spent sometime working for Pieroth in our Chicago Office, where he developed a great understanding of the American and New World wine culture. His taste in wine is broad but his particular favourite is the outstanding Pieroth and Rothschild collaboration, the Argentinian Emocion, and for everyday drinking the wonderfully fruity Pieroth Rouge. Ben, in his younger days, played Rugby Union at County level and is a lover of all competitive sports, music, the cinema and gourmet burgers.
Courtney first joined Pieroth in 2001 at the age of 20, making him one of our youngest Wine Consultants. In the early days Courtney lived in Cornwall, but due to relocation left us in 2011 – however his bond with Pieroth remained strong, and he returned to our ranks recently from his new base in East Sussex. Courtney has a deep passion for fine wine with his favourites being white Burgundy and New World reds. He has travelled extensively throughout Asia and Europe, and in his spare time enjoys Formula 1 visiting as many Grand Prix as his schedule allows.
Craig is originally from Aberdeen and joined Pieroth in 1988 making him one of the company’s longest serving employees. He opened the Pieroth Ireland office in 1997 remaining there until 2000, before relocating back to the UK. A keen traveller, Craig even found time to visit the Casa Nueva Estate in Chile on a recent trip, but also is very interested in the history of European wine. His other hobbies include gardening, DIY and walking along the many canal paths near his home in Rugby.
Massimo hails from Mantova in Northern Italy, a stone’s throw from the great vineyards that produce his favourite wine Amarone. After finishing his education in Italy where he achieved a Certificate in Architecture, Massimo continued his education in the UK where he graduated with a Management Diploma before embarking on an international career in the food and beverage industry working in fine dining establishments in Italy, London and Jersey. Joining Pieroth in 2008 he settled in Yorkshire with his wife who he met in Jersey. His knowledge of fine wine, particularly in pairing with European cuisine, delights his clients and his larger than life personality and tremendous sense of fun is infectious. In his spare time Massimo loves cooking, (although still yet to master the art of a good Yorkshire pudding), football, particularly Juventus, visiting friends and family in Italy and exploring his adopted home of Yorkshire.
Richard started with Pieroth in 2003 and for many years looked after his clients in Devon and Cornwall with the same enthusiasm and care as he displays today. He is an enthusiastic home cook and puts his experience to great use when offering recipe advice and the best wine and food pairings – his Sole Véronique accompanied by a chilled glass of Les Gauvries de Romanet is a true taste sensation. He plays squash to a high standard, is a keen DIY-er and is an avid collector of Victorian cook books.
David joined Pieroth in 2011 from a background in fisheries management and aquaculture. His passion for fine wine is matched by his love of fishing, and until recently David managed his own fishery in his spare time. Ten years in the fine wine business has seen David’s palate grow more sophisticated, with his favourites being the big bold fruity reds that Pieroth is so renowned for. His clients value his open and straightforward approach and enjoy discovering new styles of wines under David’s guidance. In his private life David is a father of a little girl who is the apple of his eye, and awaiting the birth of number two later in 2021. He is an outdoors man by nature, who alongside fishing enjoys playing golf and football to a high standard.
Jonathan had a long and distinguished career in hotel management working with both the Savoy Group and British Rail Hotels throughout the UK and France, culminating in a senior management role at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. It was during his time in France that Jonathan’s love of food and wine began – things that he remains passionate about to this day.
He joined Pieroth in 2010 and brings to us the same level of professionalism and dedication to client satisfaction that he believed in during his previous career.
Jonathan has lived in the Lake District for the last thirty years and his hobbies include walking and gardening.
Would you like to find your new favourite? Or are you looking at the perfect match for your next celebration? From dinners to birthdays - we will find you the perfect Pieroth wine.More about our wines
From our beginnings in the 17th century, we have developed into an internationally renowned company that has a reputation for high quality exclusive wines. We have always embraced the changing times with our own enthusiasm for innovation and continue to evolve to this day.More about our history