Soho Team

Rachael Carter

Founder & Managing Director

As a youngster, Rachael set out to work for her father in his wine supplies business. In 2002 Rachael started a screwcap company, her clever marketing “BEST SCREW ON THE PLANET” & hard work lead to a 98% market share & in 2008 she sold the screwcap business. In 2009 she created SOHO WINES to take on her father's growing vineyard portfolio. Her quest was to create a unique premium wine brand that embodied a passion for life, culture & all things fabulous. Her target market was herself (realising how much she actually drank this was a recipe for success!). Rach is known as the bionic woman (her spine & neck are full of Titanium), perhaps that explains her impressive ability to “no hands shot” a wine glass. Just as impressive is her Portfolio of wine, SOHO is regarded as one of NZ’s most awarded boutique wine companies.

+64 21 667 712
rach@sohowineco.com
MY SOHO VICE: MAREN RIESLING

Rachael Carter

Shenée McLean

Production Manager

Shenée (Shen, aka the “little one”). Starting as a 20 year old intern this SOHOt has been on the scene since 2015. She may be small, but she takes on the mighty role of getting the wine into bottle, production & packaging is her thing! If you need SOHO, she’s your girl. One of our top dealers, she’ll invoice your wine faster than you can say “that can’t be my last bottle?!” When she’s not in the SOHO office with her work “moms”, you’ll find her with a chard in hand groovin' to Elton & Fleetwood Mac... our little ones’ got an old soul.

+64 21 397 646
wine@sohowineco.com
MY SOHO VICE: FLEETWOOD CHARDONNAY

Shenee McLean

Elinor Mudu

Office Manager

SOHO's Office Manager since 2011. Elinor has been in Customer Service for more years than she would like to admit. A Mother of 2 little ones & of 8 big ones (being us!). She is our SOHO backbone and to list what she does for SOHO & the team is actually endless. The nicest person you could meet BUT if you don’t pay your bill you will receive the wrath of this fiery Scot! When not at SOHO, she enjoys faffing with a glass of Chardonnay in hand while cooking up a storm for her Italian family & friends.

+64 22 633 6171
accounts@sohowineco.com
MY SOHO VICE: CARTER CHARDONNAY

Elinor Mudu

Carolina Vujcich

Logistics Manager

A former banker, numbers are her thing. Since 2012 she has reigned as our Queen of dispatch! Maintaining & managing the warehouse and our distribution functions. Any problems, discrepancies or lost orders, Carolina is our CSI forensic expert. She makes sure that our beloved ‘nectar’ always reaches you in NZ or around the globe, interestingly enough she doesn’t drink a drop!

+64 21 063 1482
dispatch@sohowineco.com
MY SOHO VICE: McQUEEN PINOT NOIR

Carolina Vujcich

MAT REW

Retail & On Premise Manager

Mat Rew, a man of many talents! Beer and wine specialist, great dad, lead singer of City Newton Bombers, more of a Rabbitoh than Russell Crowe, a keen cricketer and former tailor to the stars!
His vivacious & infectious personality have earned him much respect not only by his peers, but also the entire liquor industry. He is uber passionate about most things in life especially wine & delivering great service to the many bars and restaurants he frequents. When not hustling wine, Mat loves a great tune and cranking up the Barbie... BBKing has come to town!

+64 21 1621 886
mat@sohowineco.com
MY SOHO VICE: JAGGER PINOT GRIS

Mat Rew

HAMISH ARMSTRONG

Sales & Distribution Assistant

The new kid on the block, here to bring the SOHO style bursting with fabulousness and personality. Born in Marlborough, the heart of our wine country, some might say that wine is in his blood (or it might just be SOHO's Revolver) either way he is a keen enthusiast wanting to absorb as much knowledge as he can. Coming from Auckland's most popular restaurant he knows the ins & outs... with a passion & dedication for customer service & a well balanced blend of international travel & wine education making him blend seamlessly with the SOHO team.

+64 28 429 7129
hamish@sohowineco.com
MY SOHO VICE: JAGGER PINOT GRIS

Hamish Armstrong

MARY-THÉRÈSE BLAIR

On Premise & Marketing Manager

Our resident Mermaid, Irish born Mary is part time wine sales, part time wine writer & judge, full time mother and all time fan of growing old disgracefully. Mary is enthusiastic about wine with a special passion for organics – don’t get her started, this one’s a talker! When she’s not selling or sipping SOHO she can be found cooking, gardening or trying to catch her breath at F45.

+64 21 026 45276
mary@sohowineco.com
MY SOHO VICE: CARTER CHARDONNAY

Mary-Therese-Blair

Stewert Bourne

Support Guy

The hustler you want pouring your glass of wine, he’s got the process down to a fine art! Taster extraordinaire and all round good guy. Before we met him, he hosted on our favourite international carrier, Air NZ for 20 years. Stewie joined us in 2020 as our support, merchandiser & delivery guy and now dispatch. He will drop wine to you quicker than the boss can down a chard.

+64 21 718 019
dispatch@sohowineco.com
MY SOHO VICE: STELLA SAUVIGNON BLANC

Stewert Bourne