Specialist recruiters for the drinks industry.

We are drinks recruitment experts, finding the right people for the right roles within Wines, Spirits and No & Low Alcohol.

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What we can do for you.

Whether you need to hire outstanding drinks industry professionals, or are looking for insights on the drinks jobs market, we can help you: 

Use our know-how and extensive networks to find and hire exceptional drinks professionals.

Candidate-led approaches to specific companies.

Are you paying the right salaries?

At Vinokelly, we run a salary survey throughout the year across our drinks sectors as well as gathering information on the UK drinks market.

As we are continuously working on searches and making placements, all our information is up to date, giving you the essential insights you need.

Making a lot of placements and want a more cost-effective service?

Our retained search service is based on a monthly retainer to take on all or a significant portion of your recruitment over a set time period, often a year at a time. Placements are set off against the monthly retainer.


Putting the right people in the right drinks jobs.

It is fair to say that as an industry, there are not many  specialist drinks recruiters who truly understand the industry and how it is constantly evolving.

That’s why we started Vinokelly – to use our deep drinks industry knowledge to help get the right people in the right roles to sell, market & promote  the amazing products that the industry has to offer.

Having worked extensively across wine, spirits and no & low drinks, we understand who and what you need. Our up to date industry knowledge and targeted networks mean that the quality and range of candidates we provide will make your recruitment process so much easier. This is craft recruitment for craft products.

Meet the Vinokelly Team


Gareth O'Kelly

A respected  former wine industry professional, Gareth has worked for wineries, agencies, Blue Chip corporates and retailers in Spain, South Africa and the UK. 

With outstanding contacts in the UK, EU and beyond, Gareth has his finger on the pulse and can access and distill valuable information through many channels. Did you know he speaks Spanish and Italian, but hates cheese!


Elizabeth O'Kelly

A highly experienced head-hunter for 17 years in the Financial & Global Commodities recruitment markets of London, and an alumnus of the London School of Economics. Elizabeth moved into to the wonderful world of drinks in 2015. 

Her approach with candidates and clients alike is based on diligence, rapport and authenticity.

Did you know that she speaks French & Farsi, is keen to see the cherry blossoms in Japan and loves playing the piano?

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Benefits of working with Vinokelly

Easy recruitment process

We make hiring the right drinks talent easy. Our happy clients depend on us to deliver on time in full

We understand the drinks trade

We have deep knowledge and networks within the drinks trade, and give you access to our talent base

Get better candidates, faster

We're quick to understand your needs, and deliver better shortlists, in less time than other firms

Fair, honest fee structure

Often recruiters charge fees that don't offer fair value. We pride ourselves on our integrity and sensible fees


From our happy clients:

HIRING made easy

Looking for a better shortlist?

A targeted and accurate shortlist saves a lot of time and frustration when employing new staff. We do all the screening and checking before presenting you with exactly what you have asked for.

Looking to hire drinks professionals?

Our talent distillation process is ready and waiting for you.

Get in touch (we’re a friendly bunch), and let’s see how we can help you find the perfect people for your business.