At the heart of our Approach is a commitment to developing a thorough understanding of each client’s business and culture. In this way, we are regularly enlisted to provide value which goes well beyond professional recruitment services. Examples of these relationships include:

Victor De Bortoli, Export Director

De Bortoli Wines, February 2010

 “Chris Anstee has worked as a general business consultant to De Bortoli for several years, providing valuable expertise across a range of disciplines and markets, including the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA. This work has included collaborating with our senior management in recruiting and appointing senior managers in both Australia and Europe. His international business experience, contacts and rigorous approach proved invaluable in enabling us to make top-calibre, successful appointments who have become long-standing members of our management team.”

Ben Thomson, Managing Director

Best's Wines. April 2010

“We have retained Chris Anstee as a business advisor to our company for several years. During this time, his domestic and international experience have made a major contribution to realigning our business and enabling us to succeed in today’s difficult marketplace. In all his dealings with our company, Chris has shown great integrity, reliability and thoroughness and a commitment to working closely within our company’s distinctive culture. He has provided a wide range of effective sales and marketing advice as well as mentoring to senior executives. Chris has played a central role in the recruitment of Best’s key senior sales and marketing management and the selection and appointment of excellent distributors. In all cases, he demonstrated a systematic and professional approach together with commercial acumen which resulted in highly successful appointments.”

Huon Hooke, Good Living

Sydney Morning Herald, 16/3/2010


Chris Anstee is one of the best-known figures in the management and marketing side of wine. He's worked for Tyrrell's, Mitchelton, Lindemans, Deinhard (UK and Germany) and Swanson (California) and consulted to Best's and De Bortoli. He's now joined founder Ian Perrett as managing director and co-owner of the 11-year-old recruitment company Wine and Vine Personnel International"

Trish Barry, Managing Director

Mastermind Consulting, July 2010

"I’ve worked with Chris Anstee over the past three years on a number of client projects and as a fellow Committee member of Wine Communicators of Australia. In this time I’ve always found Chris to be the ultimate professional, gaining respect from those working with him due to his personable nature and his valuable input gained from the depth of his experiences . Chris has a detailed, practical understanding of the international wine market and truly understands the unique challenges facing wineries of all sizes. He is a skilled communicator with a broad commercial acumen and contact base to draw upon.  I would not hesitate to recommend his services. It’s an absolute pleasure working with him."