Meet the team

Mark Bedford

Managing Director, Wine Adviser

Thinker, ambitious, risk taker

Previous jobs include school teacher and sports coach, tour guide for Spanish wine producer and soldier, but have bought and sold wine for over 25 years. I like to run a lot and am happier splashing in rock pools in Mull than lying in a sun lounger in the Med.

Favourite wine regions

Yarra Valley, Barossa Valley, Piedmont and Burgundy – and all things Portuguese

Peter Gentilli

Wine Expert, E-Commerce & E-Marketing

Wine lover, classic rock listener and petrolhead

I've worked in the wine trade since 2001 in one form or another from retail to corporate entertainment after a stint as a ski guide in the Alps. After work you’ll find me walking the dog, tinkering with old cars or listening to some vinyl (when the wife and kids let me).

Favourite wine regions

Bordeaux, Savoie & Primorska (Slovenia)

Hayley Steward

Wine Expert, Overton Sales Manager

My life happily revolves around drinking wine, selling wine, learning about wine; and a bit of hockey playing on the side!

My background is largely hospitality based, despite initially studying natural science with the Open University. I first found my love for wine whilst working for Soho House in Babington, Somerset (my home county). This lead me to beginning my career in wine by joining The Pig Hotel in the New Forest, 2013 as a Sommelier. Whilst there, I studied up to and including WSET level 3 in Wine and Spirits; next step is to tackle the diploma. I love how wine tells a story and how every day you learn something new and intriguing about the world that is wine.

Favourite wine regions

South Africa, Patagonia (Argentina) and Toro (Spain)

Guillaume Kaczmar

Wine Expert, Newlyns Sales Manager

Foody and Wine buff, Artist at heart and always keen on trying new things

Born and bred in France, I began my career as a tour guide in Pauillac while taking a degree in Tourism.  I have also lived and worked in New Zealand and Australia. Over the past 8 years I have worked in a number of Michelin starred restaurant as sommelier both in France and in England. I am the most recent addition to the Caviste team, and am loving the environment of Newlyns! It’s all about food and wine.

Favourite wine regions

South of France, Sicily, Loire Valley, Victoria, Oregon

Stafford Trendall

Wine Advisor

Wine enthusiast, sailor & proud grandparent

After a long career in the sales & marketing of pet & garden products, having had an interest in wine from an early age, I found a new career in the wine trade. Working in Caviste has given me the opportunity to develop my knowledge to such an extent that I can advise customers when they are looking for recommendations for matching with food & gifts. Away from the shop I enjoy sailing and horse racing.

Favourite wine regions

Burgundy, Rioja & Montalcino in Tuscany

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