About Us

Florence and Josh

Vera Wine is owned by partners Florence and Josh, and together with their amazing and talented team, run a little bottle shop in Hamilton, NSW.

Josh started in the coffee industry before falling in love with wine while working at Dinner by Heston in Melbourne. He learnt from the best at Bar Liberty before jumping into retail working for Blackhearts & Sparrows.

Florence was born into the wine industry, growing up in pubs and bars around Melbourne. After studying winemaking and WSET Diploma, Florence made the move to retail working for the Prince Wine Store.

Post-lockdown in 2021, Florence and Josh moved their little family to Newcastle and realised the local passion for minimal intervention styles of wine. The idea of 'Vera' grew quickly and materialised in 2022.