The Napoleone Army

Simon Wright

Simon Wright

National Sales & Marketing Manager

Simon has been a passionate contributor to the wine industry for many years, and has occupied key roles at Punt Road and Napoleone since 2005. While he completed his Bachelor Degree in Commerce and Marketing, he also has extensive experience in retail and hospitality, not to mention a great love of cider, beer, and wine.
When Simon is not running around Australia making sure no one goes thirsty, he enjoys spending time with his German wife and their two children. Due to the German connection, he has had the excellent opportunity to travel around the beer and wine regions of Europe and gain a valuable insight into the practices of small, family-run operations like our own.

Pete Shortis

Pete Shortis

Brand Ambassador & Trade Manager

Pete can be seen everywhere that Punt Road wines and Napoleone beers and ciders live. He is a one-man-van-band, knowing all, seeing all, and traveling daily to meet the needs of a thirsty Victoria. Along with being incredibly charming and a fantastic barista, Pete is also a passionate muso and a loving father to two beautiful boys.
Pete moved to Melbourne from NSW with a background in restaurants and hospitality in 2000 and not long after, he found himself a place in the Yarra Valley wine scene. Since his entrance into our community over 12 years ago, Pete has charmed the hearts of many, but worked for only a few. Beginning with a stint at the Healesville Hotel followed by many years at nearby Yering Station and experience with Four Seasons Fine Wines, Pete is now an important part of what makes Punt Road and Napoleone get out of bed in the morning.