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.



Director / Owner


Megan O'Neill

Account Manager / Canterbury

2017 and  2018

I'm passionate about good wine, good beer and good people.  I studied Graphic Design and advertising at

Auckland University of Technology and graduated with a degree but no real interest in the subjects. I hung about the house, annoyed the cat for a while, then decided to become a babysitter in Austria. From day one, I called a small wine region my home and despite knowing no German I soon learned how to order a glass of fresh-faced spatlese.

Back in New Zealand, my love of wine continued as I fell into the wine industry, first in the retail sector - learning about sales, management and what makes New Zealand wine special - before moving to an account management role with Hop and Vine, which I certainly enjoy because my life and job continue to be about good wine, good beer and good people.

Margie Slattery-Smith

Account Manager / Otago / Southland

I have lived in Queenstown since 1989. Tourism and hospitality professional with an NZIM diploma in management I have worked in senior management roles in Queenstown for some of NZ's leading companies.


Prior to settling in Queenstown, I worked as a ski instructor and ski guide in Australia, Austria, Canada and France. Between seasons, I worked in hospitality, as a cocktail waitress in some silver service establishments. My love of skiing continues, and I continue to compete at a high level.



Juliane Cormier

Account Manager  / Nelson

Wine is my passion.

 It was born out of a year abroad program in Burgundy during university and nurtured through the years working as a Sales Manager for Napa & Sonoma California wineries, a New York-based International distributing company, Eurovintage here in New Zealand and now with Hop & Vine.

Somewhere in there I took a break from the distributor side to the retail side and bought… you guessed it, a wine shop.


Obviously, I love wine, but when I’m not selling or sipping it with friends, I can be found out on my bike or tramping a local trail or in one of Nelson’s amazing national parks.


Isaac Stevens

Account Manager  / Wellington

Josh Howlett

Account Manager  / Auckland

My love for all things food & beverage started back in 02 when I joined a reputable hospitality group on the fine shores of Sydney. I spent 8 years within the industry, working over 6 countries and building some lifelong friends and memories. Since coming back to our fine shores I've followed the dream but from a different angle, having spent 10 years working with the likes of Pernod Ricard, Hancocks & Man O' War Vineyards before joining the family at Hop & Vine. I love what I do, I thrive off human interaction, love hugs ( when 2mtr distancing does not apply) and talking shop about products that I'm genuinely passionate about.. or just having a good old yarn.

Head Office Team

Carole Mitchell

Office Manager / 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, she took the plunge and tested out working alongside Terry-

I guess it was a success because now 20+ years on, I am still working alongside Terry.

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.

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Kathy Moore

Inventory Manager / Orders

I am a mum to two school-aged children who constantly keep me on my toes!  I was born in

Auckland and spent my childhood living in Taupo where my father owned the local supermarket. 

I have a Diploma in Hospitality Management and Human Resources Management and have

20 years experience in Hospitality, Customer Service, and Administration.


I am excited to have joined the great team at Hop and Vine who are passionate about their

products and providing excellent customer service. 

Jo-ann Buckland-Stevens


I am Canterbury born and bred, Mum of 2 active boys. I have nearly 20 years experience in office

administration and analytical experience and 14 years owning our own workshop business. 

My hobby and passion would have to be harness racing, I should attain my amateur racing license

later this year.

I am excited to be working for a family business who are so passionate about what they offer. which

I am working my way through sampling all the quality products!  I look forward to working with the

Hop and Vine Team their customers.