Matt Wilkin MS
Director / Founder
Matt Wilkin has travelled the globe for over 30 years immersing himself in all facets of the industry; from humble beginnings in McLaren Vale before venturing further afield to the UK (1998) following a number of years working in hospitality & wineries throughout Australia & France.
He is South Australia’s 1st Master Sommelier (one of 274 globally), along with Australia’s only Sommelier to win UK ASI Sommelier of the Year Title (2005). He’s held a variety of prestigious roles including Executive Sommelier Capital Hotel (** Michelin), where he oversaw purchasing, training, tastings & cellar management for 6 operations. He jointly owns London-based H2Vin specialising in Loire, Burgundy, Rhône, Spain & Sth Africa. Matt also consults several restaurants, educates & adjudicates for the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Worldwide, assists as a regular Judge for Sommelier Competitions, TEXSOM IWA, IWSC and DWWA.
His dedication has been recognised through high profile Awards & Achievements: Gosset Trophée Cèlébris UK 2002, Wine Intl. Sommelier of Year 2002, Harpers & Queen/Moët & Chandon UK Sommelier of Year 2002, Hunters & Frankau Cigar Travel Award Scholarship 2002, Habanos Cuba Intl. Concurso Cigar Sommelier 2003 (2nd Place Internationally), WSET Diploma, Dom Perignon Award of Excellence 2004 and Young Australian Achiever of the Year UK 2009.
Director / Founder
Hailing from the Rhône Valley in France Christian Honorez was no doubt destined for a career in quality wine, one which took him from the roots of the catering industry as a chef at Lou Miradou (Cavaillon, 2 Michelin forks) which he bought in 1978 and cooked until 1983.
Christian then went on to study wine in 1984 before moving to the UK in May 85 where he started working in the wine trade. In 1988 he created H&H wines which sold to Bancroft in late 99 where he continued on in his capacity as head wine buyer. To this day Christian has more than 25 years’ experience in bringing quality wines to top restaurants and hotels across the UK.
Such is his recognition for skill in sourcing quality wines that he judged for many years at the IWC, and has been requested on the Decanter World Wine Awards judging panels annually since 2005 as a consistent reference due to his tasting capabilities.
Sales Support Manager
Coming from the South-West of France with one foot in Chablis, Antoine has always been attracted by the Food & Wine Industry.
While studying the business of wine in the Loire and the Rhône Valley, he worked as a Trade Marketing Executive for the Pioneer Indian Wine Company, Grover-Zampa, training staff at Premium Hotels and Restaurants in Southern India. He also worked at the Mas Amiel estate in the Roussillon. After a first experience in London at The Sampler Wine Merchant, he completed his Master’s Degree in International Business of Wine at the University of Avignon, his WSET Advanced and Intermediate Certificates (both awarded with Distinctions) and decided to return to London.
Once back in the UK, Antoine worked at the whisky bar, Milroy’s of Soho, another passion, but his true attachment to artisan wines led him to join H2Vin’s team in 2016. Antoine is now taking care of the Sales and Marketing Support.
Trade and Spain Development Manager
Bruno Murciano has almost always been involved in the hospitality industry. With his parents owning the family Bar Asador CRIS in the little homeland village of Caudete de las Fuentes, Bruno went on to study catering management in Castellon, Spain, followed by a sommelier degree in Toulouse, France.
He moved to the UK in 2002, where he worked as a Sommelier for Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford, before moving to London to join Richard Corrigan at Lindsay House as Head Sommelier, and then the Ritz London as Chef Sommelier. He was named Best Sommelier of Spain 2008 and then spent a few years with Bibendum Wines as Prestige Accounts Manager.
Bruno owns a vineyard in his native Valencia with his brother Jose Luis, where they makes a range of artisanal Bobal Wines.
He co-founded deVINOS TastEspaña UK, a Spanish wine specialist importer for the UK market. After which he has recently developed a strategic partnership with H2Vin, to fully incorporate ‘de Vinos’ Spanish Wine Collection into H2Vin’s core portfolio. Murciano joined H2Vin’s management team, aiding sales and client relations whilst further developing H2Vin’s Spanish Agencies.
When one is born and raised in the middle of the vineyards of the Southern Rhône, you can hardly avoid the wine industry! Cedric became familiar with wine on his family estate near Gigondas, but it was during a stay in London when he decided to make his passion for wine his profession. This was the beginning of his adventure in the London hospitality industry, first as Sommelier and then as Restaurant Manager – Wine Buyer.
Cedric met Matt and Christian whilst he was a sommelier and kept in contact afterwards. When an opportunity arose for him to join the team, he jumped at the chance. He now uses his experience of the hospitality industry to look after our customers.