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.
Alice - the explorer
Alice has been in the hospitality industry for many years but is new to the wine world and studying judiciously.
She is learning about wines from all over the world and her favourite styles are constantly evolving. She enjoys nostalgia of travel associated with different wines.
She has an excellent palate and can pick out all nuances of different aromas and flavours.
Favourite Styles: New Zealand wines, white aromatics, amarone
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.