Matthew Deller MW
Became an MW 2016
Based in New Zealand
Matt Deller MW is the Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer for Villa Maria Estates, the leading family owned winery in New Zealand. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer for TOR Wines Napa Valley, producing some of Napa's greatest single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Prior to that he was Chief Wine Officer for Wine Access, and was an executive at Constellation Brands for five years, most recently as Director of Fine Wine Development, developing the sales strategy for Robert Mondavi Winery, The Prisoner Wine Company, Mount Veeder Winery and Ruffino Estates. He judges international wine competitions such as Decanter World Wine Awards, TEXSOM International Wine Competition and the Sydney International Top 100 Wine Awards. He is an Instructor on the faculty of the Napa Valley Wine Academy, an expert panelist at several international wine events and writes for various wine publications.
Wine region expertise: Auckland, Canterbury, Central Otago, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand, USA, California
Market expertise: New Zealand, Europe, Asia, North America, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Canada
Specialisms: Economics of wine production, Marketing wine, Investment strategies, Financial and commercial structures, Supplier/customer relationships, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Routes to market, Importation, Distribution, HORECA, Direct to consumer, Supermarket and multiple retail, Independent retail, Restaurant wines, Wine labels, Branding, Wine judging