STORY & SERVICES

Founder Tom Murray Willis discovered his passion after inheriting his grandmother's dessert wine collection. Ever since then he has been intrigued by the grape varieties and wine regions of the world. Originally from London, Tom moved to Helsinki in 2015 after travelling across Australia. Upon arrival he was disappointed to find that none of his favourite Australian wines were available. It wasn't long before he decided to open a wine agency to bring the wine he loves to the people of Finland.

At Thirsty Bear we believe in real wine with a story and an interesting history. Our clients are small and medium sized family owned wineries in Australia and New Zealand. Working with a natural product has given us a deep respect for the environment. To minimise our impact we work with organic producers and those who share our values.

ALKO

Our focus is selling wine to the Finnish state owned alcohol monopoly either directly or through our strategic partner importer Astra Wines.

HORECA

Within Europe we have access to a wide range of wine from Australia and New Zealand, we supply this to bars and restaurants across Finland.

WINE TASTINGS

Educational tastings are available for private and corporate clients. We also manage a wine club which meets regularly for relaxed tastings.