Our Team

Operations Manager

Yolly Cresswell

Yolly joined us in July 2018. She has just over 14 years experience in hospitality management which led her to uncover a passion for wine. Since joining she managed our Winchester store but in early February 2019 she was promoted manager of our flagship store in Stockbridge. Yolly successfully completed her WSET Level 3 in January 2020. When she’s not working her magic at tastings, merchandising or helping our customers discover new wines, she spends her time fly fishing, running and horse riding, and enjoys Sunday pub walks/lunches, spending quality time with her family or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Her ideal tipple is a silky New Zealand Pinot noir or a rich & buttery white Burgundy.
Cover Manager

Hannah Broomfield

Hannah’s passion for wine started in 2012 following a trip to (most of) Australia’s wine regions! She currently holds a WSET Level 3 with aspirations of continuing onto diploma level. She comes to the team having spent 7 years as a nurse in A&E. Hannah is in her happy place with anything Italian in her glass! Italy being a special place having got married on a Tuscan vineyard in the middle of Chianti country.
Stockbridge Assistant

Kat Brown

Having started in the wine trade in 2001 (selling wine as a supplier) Kat completed her WSET Diploma in 2009. She joined the Wine Utopia team in 2019. As a busy mum, Kat relishes her Fridays in the Stockbridge shop, talking to customers about her second passion (after her kids of course!)….wine! She is a lover of all things French, in particular the Loire and it’s Cabernet Francs. Also loves South African Chenin. When she is not selling or drinking wine, she enjoys walking with her boys in their local woods and generally enjoying living in the country!
All things Stockbridge

Emma Windsor

Many of our regular customers in Stockbridge will know Emma for her warm welcome and friendly, relaxed personality. Coming from Broughton (quite possibly the village with the highest consumption of wine in the Test Valley!), she is well qualified to assist with all your wine purchasing.
French Wine Aficionado

Chris Thornton

Chris is an asset to all three Wine Utopia shops when called upon.  Approachable and enthusiastic, Chris is as comfortable assisting you with your wine purchases at Wine Utopia as he is guiding his guests around the vineyards of the south of France during the summer months.
Logistics Manager

Paul Wigg

Paulie drives day and night to make sure your deliveries reach you on time! As reliable as the rain, Paulie is rated one of the worlds best drivers/ gardeners.
Stockbridge Shop Manager

Simon Plumtree

Simon joined Wine Utopia in July 2021. Following a previous career in other retail and category management, he became interested in wine through holidays to French wine regions and began studying for the WSET qualifications, leading to successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma in 2017. He previously worked for the WSET themselves and currently manages our Stockbridge Shop.
Admin Assistant & Wine Club

Denise Gadsby-Thompson

After many wonderful years working in the travel industry, Denise made the move across to the world of wine in July 2021. Good wine is something she enjoy's along with good food, with friends, or just to relax at home with, so working with Wine Utopia is perfect! Denise's aim is to make sure our wine club stands out from the crowd and really understand each individual's preferences to help us deliver an exceptional personalised service.

About Us

Born in 2011 to share and highlight a variety of unique wines from vineyards around the world, Wine Utopia exists to help you curate a wine rack that's abundant for your every mood or occasion. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and believe in sourcing exciting, well-made wines from small producers who focus on quality, integrity and provenance. Our philosophy: "If we wouldn't drink it at home, we won't stock it!" There's nothing more satisfying than finding a wine that ticks all the boxes. Our range varies from great 'everyday' wines to mid-range and fine wines. We have a selection of over 500, but don't let that intimidate you. Our knowledgeable and friendly team are on hand to advise based on your preferences. Whether you want something to match a leg of lamb, a bottle for a dinner party or something to enjoy in front of the fire on a Friday night, we're all ears and love a chat! Alongside our wine, we host a curated selection of spirits and beers, supporting local distilleries and breweries where possible. Our team hale from numerous backgrounds in the wine and hospitality industries - and together, offer a well-rounded, unique and personal service while remaining down to earth, approachable and fun! Our flagship store sits in the pretty town of Stockbridge, alongside an array of unique independent boutiques and eateries. We recommend a walk by the River Test before popping in to see Yolly - whose wine of the week is always warmly welcomed! Another fabulous community surrounds our Kings Worthy store. We welcome Hoxton Bakery every Saturday with a selection of delicious bread and their famous cinnamon buns - and Hannah's on hand to suggest a Sunday lunch wine. We typically host educational and fun events such as winemaker dinners and tastings, which we look forward to welcoming back post-COVID-19! Join the mailing list below, and we'll keep you in the loop.

OUR STORES

Our two stores sit in the pretty town of Stockbridge, and the central hub; in Kings Worthy. If you can't make it in-store, we're always open online, with next day delivery available in Hampshire.

We typically host educational and fun events such as seasonal tastings and winemaker dinners, which we look forward to welcoming back post-COVID-19! Join the mailing list, here, and we'll keep you in the loop."

 

STOCKBRIDGE

01264 252080

KINGS WORTHY

01962 883145

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