Dave Allen is an experienced drinks industry professional with a passion for wine. He first caught ‘the bug’ for wine when he worked in a small country hotel and restaurant and forged a strong friendship with the general manager, whose passion for wine proved to be contagious.
Dave initially joined Coe Vintners as a Stock Controller and progressed through various sales and management positions within the company, before its merger with Enotria in 2015. In 2018, Dave was promoted to Director of Sprits at Enotria & Coe, where he held responsibility for the company’s on-trade spirits portfolio.
While his day-to-day role is very varied, Dave loves building relationships with clients and is never happier than when he’s out sharing the stories of fantastic producers and wines with customers.
Dave is looking forward to continuing to build on The Vineyard Cellars’ stellar reputation for Californian wine, but is also excited by the US wine landscape in general. He will be keeping a close watch on some of the great wines coming out of Oregon, Washington and other states to make sure The Vineyard Cellars remains on the cutting-edge of the American wine scene.
When not at work, Dave enjoys films, music and has an active social life in the Oxfordshire village he calls home with his wife and three sons.