Michael Hutton - The Traditionalist
Owner and head-honcho.
Michael loves wines of all shapes and styles,
with a particular soft spot for French and
other European wines. He searches for
wines that are beautifully made, stand out
above the rest and demonstrate the essence of
the grape in the region that they are made in.
Michael, our resident educator, is willing to share knowledge about wine regions and grape varieties, along with advice on every wine in the shop - regularly hosting wine tasting events and tastings.
Favourite Styles: Tempranillo, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Riesling
Wineseeker is a fine wine shop in the heart of Wellington. We’re 100% independent and locally owned and staffed by enthusiastic wine professionals - we love vines, wines and everything ‘winey.’
We feature artisan and boutique producers from New Zealand and abroad, importing over 100 different French and Spanish wines direct from Europe ourselves and work with many other wine importers and distributors to provide a spectacular collection of wines from all around the world.
Katie - the wine matcher
Co-owner and wife of Michael. Her favourite grape varieties are continually changing as she gets more exposure to wines around the world. Katie searches for the best wine and food pairing that makes both the wine and the meal come alive. Luckily Michael is an excellent cook so it gives her ample opportunity to test new pairings.
Favourite Styles: Syrah, Zinfandel, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling
No Crap Wine
Unapologetically self-identifying as Wine Snobs, though without the elitism that sometimes goes with it. Life’s too short to drink bad wine! If we don’t think it’s interesting, delicious, good value or unusual, we won’t stock it. We don’t serve the mass-produced supermarket plonk.
Wineseeker has a focus on expanding horizons on wine, there is always something open to taste in-store. Plus we host regular events to learn more about different grape varieties and international styles of wine, and give you the chance to taste wines that are otherwise off the radar.
Troy - The Blind Taster
Originally from Oregon, Troy is the team’s assistant manager and is currently progressing through the levels of the Court of Master Sommeliers.
This requires lots of blind wine tasting and writing copious tasting notes.
Wine is a new passion for Troy that was sparked by a Love for Cooking and traveling. He also is an avid and experienced rock climber and climbing instructor.
Explore the world of wine
We are here to serve: Match a nice bottle to fit with your dinner menu. Something special for the wine lover in your life. Restock your supplies with a mixed box of easy-drinking mid-week wines. cater for your wedding or function. Get us to run a private wine tasting event for you and your friends, workmates, or clients. We’re prompt, personable and professional.
Our Shop - Wellington
Visit our wine cave when you are next in the neighbourhood. We love to entertain you with wine trivia and share samples of what we are featuring. Come join us for a chat and a taste!
You have no obligation to buy - if you can resist it. ;-)
Visit / Contact Us
Located at 86-96 Victoria Street in Wellington CBD. Come visit us when you are next in the area. Or you can contact us with your specific requirements and we will be happy to help.