The Team

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan our Norwich Wine Shop Manager is one of the most enthusiastic members of the UK winetrade. If you could harness his energy and passion for wine you could run a thousand bottling lines. 

Brian hails from California, USA and came to the wine trade after a long haul in the West Coast Punk Rock scene of the 1980s.  Love of a good woman brought him back across the Atlantic to the ‘Old Country’ Ireland and then eventually to London.  After stints working as a Sommelier at Wine Wharf and Vinopolis he headed east to Norfolk to head up the wine team at a prestigious hotel only to be snapped up by an independent wine retailer.  Soon Adnams wanted him for their flagship North Norfolk wine stores (he was so good he ran two of them!!!) before the lure to HarperWells became too much for him.

He’s mad about Californian and Spanish wines and is never happier than when he’s tasting fresh juice from the barrel.  His passions outside of wine are myriad but focus on his wife and two daughters as well as great cinema and loud music.  A night with Brian at the controls of the sound system with corkscrew in hand is a night to remember.  If you can!

Brian is our Wine Shop manager and you can contact him on 01603 451098 or by email shop@

You can also follow Brian on twitter @briharperwells