Love of wine and the thrill of sharing our new discoveries are at the heart of everything we do.

About Us

We work with a dedicated portfolio of trusted wineries building close partnerships with retailers, importers and producers to offer a diverse range and great value across all price points.

Wine Sourcing

Taking our lead from our customers we will work with our wide network of producers across the world to find the ideal wine to fit your range requirements.

Whether you need an award-winning Chianti Classico from a top estate, great tasting bulk wine for a bag-in-box project or a mouth-watering New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc for your own label we are ideally placed to find the right solution for you.

We specialise in finding wines with great stories to tell, offering our customers a real point of difference in their portfolio. We are proactive, professional and always over deliver on quality and service.

Own Brand Innovation

As brand owners we work hard to identify new opportunities in the market and to develop creative wine solutions, which are profitable for retailers and producers alike.

Some current projects include a naturally lower-alcohol Vinho Verde designed to appeal to women, a Big, Bold Red from Italy in a sweet fruity style with a funky label made to be the ultimate crowd-pleaser and a beautifully soft and polished Dão DOC positioned as Portugal’s answer to Pinot Noir.

We aim to build brands perfectly suited to your market giving customers the wines they didn’t even know they wanted!

Technical Expertise

Our long and broad experience in both winemaking and product development make us uniquely placed to meet the needs of both producers and customers.

As a customer you can trust us to make sure that your wine is delivered with faultless attention to detail in quality control and according to your exact specifications.

As a producer you can rely on us to keep you up to date on the current needs and trends in international markets and to work ‘hands-on’ with you in the winery to make your wines as relevant as possible.

Meet Us

Hill House Wine Consulting was founded in 2014 when two wine professionals from opposite sides of the world, Anne Forrest and Andy Hill, met whilst working in Porto and the Douro Valley in Portugal. In 2015 they bought and began renovating Hill House, now their office, in the beautiful city of Porto where they are still based. Now married, Anne and Andy are joint owners of Hill House Wine Consulting.

Andy Hill

Our head winemaker, globetrotting native of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and Pinot Noir lover.

Andy has worked in every aspect of wine production since beginning his career in the vineyards of Hawkes Bay over 20 years ago.

Learning from the best in some of New Zealand’s top wineries, he then moved to Oregon to make ultra-premium Pinot Noir and has also worked in Australia, France, Portugal and Italy.

From running some of the largest wineries in Australia crushing 80 tons of grapes every 15 minutes to foot treading Port in the ancient stone lagares of the Douro Valley, you name it, Andy’s done it!

Anne Hill

General Manager and responsible for Sales and Marketing, English by birth but she probably speaks your language!

Anne is a natural linguist and collector of great food and wine experiences.

She has lived and worked in the UK, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal, beginning her career in the world of wine tourism and moving through wine sales into global wine buying at Laithwaite’s Wine, a position she held for 8 years.

Anne is a Senior Judge at International Wine Challenge and also on the Portuguese panel for Decanter Magazine. Her greatest joy is working with talented small producers with little export experience to help them gain recognition and build sustainable sales in new markets.