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Hop & Vine Is

Terry Mitchell

Terry is an industry veteran, with having worked in most aspects of the liquor industry he offers a wealth of hands-on experience and knowledge.  Terry originally hails from Otago; his sales grounding started in 1981 with a job at Wilson Neill and so began his enjoyment for the liquor industry.


In 1986 an opportunity arose to work for Speight's Brewery in Dunedin Initially employed as a merchandiser, he moved through to sales then was promoted to the role of Sales Manager for the Southland / Central Otago regions, based in Invercargill.


In 1997, Terry, with family in tow, moved to Christchurch to embark on a new challenge with NZ Wines & Spirits as off-premise Sales Manager.  After restructuring in 1999, he chose to leave the corporate world behind to set up Hop and Vine Distribution.  Hop and Vine have evolved over time and been fine-tuned to what it is today. Terry's speciality over the years has been matching our customers with the best products from our portfolio that will work best for them and their business, combined with never letting them forget how important they are.

Terry considers his work as his dream job and enjoys building strong and mutually successful business relationships with his customers, along with representing award-winning products. When not working its golf (LOTS of golf) or you will find him hanging with his two sons Tim and Nic and enjoying some relaxation time with his wife Carole, and a bottle of fine wine or craft beer.


Ph: 0274 330687


Director / Owner


Tash Ferguson

Account Manager / Christchurch, Nelson, Blenheim, Central Otago

" I have always been passionate about working with people and have been fortunate to experience some exciting and varied industries over the years. After leaving Uni, completing a BA in Communications I flew with the airlines, taking me to Australia which became home for almost 7 years. I jumped into Sales, after the 2am start times of flying started wearing thin...and worked as an account manager in Food then Pharmacy, travelling throughout Queensland. I still love the tropics but Christchurch was always home and believe we have one of the best little cities on earth!
My love and learning of wine started to grow in my mid 20's - growing up my parents were keen wine enthusiasts, attending events and tastings, stepping outside their comfort zone to try new varietals and sharing such a zest and passion for great food, wine and company. My first wine job was selling for Constellation NZ, then with boutique brand Bald Hills based in Bannockburn. I have learnt endless amounts from my colleagues, customers and all the amazing trainings I've attended and am so excited to join Hop and Vine to further my knowledge. 

Most recently I have been working in the Social Media and Digital Comms space, managing business socials and creating content. It has been an exciting journey helping my clients build their brand and foster growth in the online space"

In my spare time you can find me on a track up in the Port Hills, adventuring with my 5 year old year or enjoying a glass of something delicious with friends. "

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Ph: 021482031

Pearse Shields

Account Manager  / Auckland


Ph: 0277888121

"Pearse is Hop & Vine's boots on the ground for the Auckland, Hamilton and Northland regions. No stranger to the beer industry, he has worked in a variety of positions including brewery sales, liquor retail, and hospitality. Outside of the office, he has a strong passion for Muay Thai, helping train beginners through to competitive fighters - not something you'd be likely to guess from his colourful and friendly personality!"

Head Office Team

Carole Mitchell

Accounts / Sales Support / Owner

Carole is also from Otago, starting off in a career in retail pharmacy as a Dispensary Technician, that I remained in until Terry's career path moved to Invercargill.
By this time we were proud parents of two boys (Tim and Nic), I landed a part-time job with Croxley Stationary and was able to transfer when we moved to Christchurch in 1997. This role allowed me to develop strong experience in administration, sales, merchandising, telemarketing, and customer relations - skills that were grounding for when in 2001, I took the plunge and tested out working alongside Terry-

I guess it was a success because now 25+ years on, I am still working at H&V!


Ph: 0272300755

Travis Moody

Warehouse Manager

I am Christchurch born and bred, with a love for sports, and all the fun socializing that goes along with it.

Currently playing rugby for Christchurch Football Club & softball for Parklands Christchurch United.

I did 2 years study after high school at New Zealand Institute of Sport & obtained 2 diplomas in Sport Management & Exercise Prescription. I am a father to a young girl who keeps me honest & in line.

I have 7+ years’ experience in warehousing, inwards, outwards & everything in between.


I am excited to be onboard with the team here at Hop & Vine. I am a bubbly, vibrant individual who you’ll often hear singing (beautifully…) before you see me.


Ph: 03 3488278

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Alesha Reilly - Sales Support / Account Manager - Akaroa / Halswell / Lincoln

Alesha Rielly embarked on her journey with Hop and Vine in July 2022, taking on the role of Customer and Sales Support. Since then, she has been a driving force in leading positive change within the organisation.

Alesha brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role, having earned a Bachelor's degree in Viticulture and Oenology with a major in Marketing, graduating in 2021. Her passion for the wine industry has taken her to various corners of the world, including wineries in New Zealand, Australia, and Germany. Her experiences in these diverse wine regions have not only honed her skills but also deepened her appreciation for the art and science of winemaking.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Alesha has a green thumb and a love for gardening. She finds solace and joy in nurturing plants and creating beautiful outdoor spaces. Although she enjoys the great outdoors, her interests are not competitive; instead, she relishes the tranquility of nature and the simple pleasures it offers.

Alesha is also a devoted pet parent, sharing her home with two cats and a dog. Her furry companions are an integral part of her life and bring boundless joy to her days.

With her unique blend of expertise, passion for the wine industry, love for nature, and dedication to her fur babies, Alesha Rielly is a multifaceted individual who continues to make a positive impact both professionally and personally.



Ph: 027 3888161 

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