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Meet The Team

Matt Whishaw (with beard)

Co-founder,  Mainland wine rep, wine buyer, WSET accredited wine educator, font of all wine knowledge, affectionately known as a cork dork.


Favourite grape = Pinot Noir

Matt Rogers (Without Beard)

Island wine rep and account manager, tea drinker and a generally likeable and smiley chap.


Favourite grape = Gros Manseng

Mike Shorrock

Operations Manager. King of really bad jokes and (allegedly) a very busy and important person.


Favourite grape = Viognier

Liz Whishaw

Co-founder and a bit like M from James Bond. (Also does credit control and accounts)


Favourite grape = Chardonnay

Paul Turner

Logistics, all round good egg and a master of tact and diplomacy.


Favourite grape = Pinot Noir


Head of security and office wellbeing facilitator.


Favourite grape = I’d rather have a Scooby snack thank you.


Trainee security guard and giver of cuddles.


Favourite grape = I don’t like grapes but I really, really, really like socks.

About Us

Matt & Liz Whishaw set up

The Island Wine Company in October 2010, originally as an off licence in Ventnor and selling to the on trade. The plan was always to concentrate on the on trade sales and in early 2014 we took on Matt Rogers to help with our growth in that area. Also in 2014 we started selling to our first mainland on trade customers.

In early 2016

We moved premises to a large Barn in Niton. This enabled us to further expand our operations to include parts of the mainland. We also decided to re-brand as our focus had shifted to include a wider market hence The Island Wine Company became Wight & Wessex Wines. Exciting times!

The Future

We are now looking at not only supplying our brilliant wholesale customers and private clients but also to expand our market by offering people the chance to join our wine club. This will give club members exclusive offers and discounts and access to intimate wine events throughout the year. We are currently working on our event programme and finalising details of the wine club but are hoping to officially launch early in 2017. In the meantime, please e-mail liz@wightandwessexwines.co.uk to register your interest.




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