Travelling around California over the past few months has really opened my eyes to the exciting range of wines being
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Independently owned and run, Alliance Wine are a passionate team who work with innovative, colourful and creative individuals who share our drive and enthusiasm for the wine world. We import wine from all over the world from people who work with an innate sense of integrity in regards to the environment and the people around them.View Catalogue Visit Website
Founded on a pioneering spirit and tenacious pursuit of innovation and discovery, Paul Hobbs Wines is a highly regarded selection of superior quality wines, representing exceptional vineyards, appellations and historic sites across the world in: California, Argentina, France, Armenia, New York, and Spain.View Catalogue Visit Website
Established in 1978, Amathus Drinks PLC is an independent family owned, London based, national drinks distributor and specialist retailer, with centres in London, Avonmouth and Coventry. In addition to supplying an extensive and comprehensive range of well-known and global brands, Amathus prides itself on its developed portfolio of exclusive agency brands; developed to reflect products of provenance distinction, that are best in class, often unique and sourced from all corners of the world.View Catalogue Visit Website
Armit Wines is one of the UK’s leading contemporary wine merchants, recognised for the quality of our portfolio and the number of exclusive agencies held in the UK. When John Armit founded the company in 1988, he pioneered the practice of buying directly from producers and building long standing relationships. Today, Armit Wines continues to embody John’s original philosophy; a company with an enviable portfolio, yet the antithesis of the traditional style of wine merchant.View Catalogue Visit Website
Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies, five time winner of the coveted IWSC Wine Importer of the Year trophy, has been importing and sourcing distinct regional wines exclusively from key wine producing areas across the globe for the independent trade for over 30 years. ABS works with family run wineries to establish long term partnerships for distribution in the UK.View Catalogue Visit Website
As a premium wine and spirits partner, Bibendum Wine is a countrywide specialist for the On Trade. With a portfolio including 270 wine suppliers – and over 90% of these exclusive – Bibendum works with some of the world’s most incredible and authentic producers. The teams are knowledgeable and passionate, providing best-in-class service as well as added value to customers, from award-winning staff training to creative wine list design.View Catalogue Visit Website
Founded in 1972 by David S Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard was the first new winery in the Dry Creek Valley following Prohibition. Dave’s vision to start a winery, modelled after a Loire Valley chateau, reintroduced the world to the wines of northern Sonoma County. Today, his daughter Kim Stare Wallace continues to build on these established traditions while innovating for the future.View Catalogue Visit Website
As a producer and agent we have been travelling the globe since 1981 dedicated to sourcing wines to service all areas of the UK wine trade. Our philosophy is to work with ambitious and forward thinking producers who are committed to developing brands that will help make our customers more profitable.
We have been under the helm of resident MW, Keith Isaac since 1987 and we are now owned by Champagne Castelnau in Reims.View Catalogue Visit Website
Ellis Wines was established in 1822 and in its form today is still managed by the Ellis family. Founded in 2006, Ca’ Momi Napa Valley is run by three Italians: Dario De Conti, Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Stefano Migotto. From the winery and vineyards in Carneros, and featuring hand-selected fruit from across the Napa Valley, Ca’ Momi wines represent the best of both worlds – Napa Valley fruit carefully crafted by the heritage and obsessive care of Old World winemaking.View Catalogue Visit Website
Fields, Morris & Verdin has evolved from a small agency and retail wine business to become one of the UK’s foremost wine importers and distributors serving the UK on and off trades. From the start we have worked with family-owned wineries, whose wines have a distinct sense of place and whose family members see themselves as custodians of a legacy for future generations. This long term desire to work with the best and not always the most fashionable has led to the unique portfolio we have today.View Catalogue Visit Website
The fine wine specialist who focuses on importing the most elegant and well balanced American wines into the UK. We source and import 100% of our Californian range of 18 wineries directly and all of them are exclusive to us. Initially our Californian range was dominated by Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but we now represent far more diverse varietals including: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Blanc, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Trousseau and Zinfandel.View Catalogue Visit Website
We are a family owned importer representing a number of premium, family-owned wineries from around the world. Don Sebastiani & Sons are one of the most dynamic producers in California. The own a number of successful, highly rated brands that represent the potential for Californian wines in the UK market.View Catalogue Visit Website
Hilltop Wines was established in 2004 with the dual focus of helping small to medium family wineries to grow and develop export sales, whilst offering importers access to new and interesting wineries. Today we have a network of amazing producers including wineries, craft brewers and cider makers all looking to build their global distribution.View Catalogue Visit Website
Fells is one of the leading fine wine importers in the UK. Founded in London in 1858 Fells is owned by Symington Family Estates, owners of the renowned Port houses of Cockburn’s, Graham’s, Dow and Warre, who together with Miguel Torres, producers of leading Spanish wines are long standing shareholders in the company. The company is proud to represent, as sole UK distributor, some of the world’s leading wine makers and wine brands from all the key wine making regions.View Catalogue Visit Website
Liberty Wines was founded by managing director, David Gleave MW and was started with a selection of outstanding producers from Italy, France, New Zealand and Australia. We now import premium wines from over 330 producers in 21 countries and the wines of our Californian portfolio can be found in the UK and Ireland’s best restaurants, bars and retailers. We were proud to be named IWC Merchant of the Year in 2017.View Catalogue Visit Website
Our love of Californian wine started in 2012 with only two agencies. Five years on, now representing over 30 producers in California alone, we are considered as the foremost importer in the UK – holding the title of IWC Specialist Merchant – 5 years running and Decanter Special Retailer Award for America -3 years running. We offer an unparalleled range of wines and price points to ensure our customers have excellent quality and value with next day delivery anywhere in the UK.View Catalogue Visit Website
Long Meadow Ranch employs an integrated, organic farming system, using simple, sustainable methods. Each part of the Ranch contributes to the health of the whole. Vineyards and wine making, olive orchards and olive oil making, cattle and horse breeding all work together in complementary fashion, as do the egg-laying poultry flock and the organic vegetable gardens. All crops are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and are grown without the use of herbicides, pesticides.View Catalogue Visit Website
The Duckhorn Wine Company family – including Duckhorn Vineyards, Paraduxx, Goldeneye, Migration, Decoy and Canvasback – has set the standard for American fine wine for almost four decades. Focused on optimal grape selection, innovative winemaking techniques and a premium barrel-aging program, Duckhorn Wine Company is founded on a pioneering spirit and unwavering commitment to quality.View Catalogue Visit Website
The Wine Treasury is an award winning, London-based wine importer representing fifty or so quality driven and charismatic wine producers from around the world: small, specialist, perhaps even boutique. The wines we import are to be found in the best wine shops, restaurants, hotels and bars in England, Wales and Scotland. We were founded in 1989 with a special focus on supplying wines to the high-end restaurant scene. Our relationships with the wineries we work with are normally UK exclusive.View Catalogue Visit Website
Silver Oak is a leading producer of food-friendly Cabernet Sauvignon aged extensively to be drinkable upon release.
Established in 1972, Silver Oak is still owned and operated by the Duncan family, who also founded Twomey Cellars, a producer of seven distinct Californian Pinot Noirs, an estate Sauvignon Blanc, and a single vineyard Merlot, made with consultation from Chateau Petrus legend Jean Claude Berrouet.
In 1876, brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer established Beringer Vineyards with a dream of making wines that would rival the finest in Europe. Today, Jacob’s great great-grandson, Chief Winemaker Mark Beringer, guides what is now California’s longest continually operating winery and one of Napa’s finest producers. With over 1,600 acres farmed across Napa’s best appellations, as well as Sonoma County and Paso Robles, Beringer is recognised as one of the region’s preeminent producers.View Catalogue Visit Website
At Buccella, we savour wine for its ability to bring people together. A well-crafted wine not only creates memories, it nourishes the true enjoyment of life. For these reasons, we have pursued our shared dream of making the best wine we can. Our dream has not been without obstacles. But they have inspired us to work tirelessly, handcrafting wines that reflect our shared commitment to creating memories and enhancing life’s celebrations.View Catalogue Visit Website
By taking the utmost care through each and every step of the grape growing and winemaking process, we are able to consistently deliver world-class wines, spirits and other alcoholic beverages for every occasion. Today we are recognised as one of the leading global producers of these products, both in the art of grape growing and wine and spirits making as well as the distribution and marketing of these products in more than 90 countries across the globe.View Catalogue Visit Website
Home of Wine, Food & Adventure. Francis Ford Coppola Winery is the latest venture from Francis Ford Coppola, whose passion for wine, food and adventure is nowhere more evident than in this new production – a winery resort located in the heart of Alexander Valley, California.View Catalogue Visit Website
Hoopes Family Vineyard (HFV) is a boutique, family-run winery in Napa’s famed Oakville Appellation. HFV reached broad acclaim first as grape-growers and later as wine producers. Boasting the oldest pre-phylloxera vineyard in production, HFV is now run by second-generation proprietor Lindsay Hoopes. HFV’s winemaker is Anne Vawter, formerly Heidi Barrett’s Associate and muse. HFV’s next-generation team focuses on balanced, old-world inspired wines using Oakville’s Cabernet Sauvignon.View Catalogue Visit Website
The Inglenook legacy began in 1879 when Gustave Niebaum came to Rutherford to build a wine estate that would rival Europe’s finest. In 1975, Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased the back part of the property and have spent forty years reuniting the original vineyards, returning winemaking operations to the chateau, and restoring Inglenook’s illustrious heritage with the help of renowned wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt and Managing Director and Winemaker Philippe Bascaules.View Catalogue Visit Website
Jackson Family Wines is a global collection of historic vineyards and more than 40 premium wineries throughout California, Oregon, Italy, France, Chile, Australia and South Africa. These Jackson-owned wineries are both a family business and a passion. Great wines can only come from great vineyards, the Jackson family searched the cool, coastal ridges of California and Oregon and renowned regions across the globe to acquire some of the best vineyard land in the world.View Catalogue Visit Website
Growing premium grapes has been a tradition in our family for the past fifty years. For three generations we have explored and cultivated some of our state’s finest vineyards.
Rutherford Wine Company was named Family owned Winery of the Year in 2012, and our Rutherford Ranch Winery was named Napa Winery of the Year in 2013.
We are committed to sustainably farming, producing and bottling our wines.
After ten years of conceiving new projects and partnerships, it was time to bring in a parent for all our brands. Share a Splash Wine Co is our portfolio trade brand. We are passionate about offering wines we believe in and are committed to innovation and authenticity on every level of our business. We strive to create and maintain long-term relationships with all of our partners and to be continually growing our global network of brand ambassadors.View Catalogue Visit Website
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a collection of distinctive wine estates, each allowed to explore to the fullest extent the unique growing conditions and individual winemaking practices that give the wines from these estates their extraordinary character. This singular dedication to uniqueness has become known as the STRING OF PEARLS philosophy.View Catalogue Visit Website
Family owned and operated in the heart of Napa Valley since 1948, Trinchero Family Estates is a worldwide leader in the wine industry, with more than 45 acclaimed wine and spirits brands and a global presence in nearly 50 countries. Ours is a story of modest beginnings, steadfast perseverance and enduring passion—for the land, for the community, for world-class wine.View Catalogue Visit Website
Trefethen Family Vineyards is one of Napa’s pioneering wineries. Founded in 1968, John and Janet Trefethen helped define what the Napa Valley is today. Nearly five decades later, this Napa legend is still family owned and now includes the third generation, who remain committed to the craft of 100% estate grown wines.View Catalogue
East West Wine Trading specialises in exporting a broad range of family owned wineries who craft wines of distinction, place and value. We take pride in telling the unique stories that bring to life the passion and the dedication of each wine and its winemaker. Enjoy the labour of love in each and every bottle.View Catalogue Visit Website
Foley Family Wines began in 1996 when Bill Foley started Foley Estates Winery. Our current portfolio features an unparalleled collection of quality wineries located in California, Washington State, Oregon and New Zealand. The goal of each of our properties is to have our winemakers produce handmade, delicious wines that capture the character of the varietal and personality of the site. Wineries and vineyards in California are from Napa, Sonoma, Lake County, Central Coast and Santa Barbara.View Catalogue Visit Website
The iconic Jordan chateau lies in the heart of Alexander Valley, overlooking 1,200 acres of rolling hills and vineyards. Today, second-generation vintner John Jordan continues his family legacy, preserving the timeless winemaking qualities of balance, elegance and food affinity. Jordan Vineyard & Winery has been dedicated to crafting Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay for four decades.View Catalogue Visit Website
Located in Paso Robles, California, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for crafting ultra-premium wines using Bordeaux grape varieties, such as its iconic ISOSCELES, the red blend widely recognized as the wine that helped establish Paso Robles as a luxury winemaking region. JUSTIN consistently receives top honours and awards around the world, and was recently named Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Winery of the Year.
Nestled at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in the Sonoma Valley, Landmark Vineyards epitomizes the rustic grace and beauty of Sonoma County. Since 1974, Landmark has been dedicated to producing handcrafted, ultra-premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sourcing grapes from unique vineyard sites throughout California to create rich, balanced wines.View Catalogue
Purple Wine + Spirits is one of the leading producers in California with an annual production of 4,5 million cases. Our main facility is in Graton (Sonoma). A lot of emphasis is put on sustainable production. For instance using solar power to operate our plant, preserving and reusing rainwater etc.
Our portfolio of wines includes red, white and rose’ from many of the well know California appellations. We offer a series of branded wines, as well as private label production.View Catalogue Visit Website
Founded in 1980, Napa Valley’s Rombauer Vineyards is a family-owned winery known for its delicious and distinctive wines crafted to bring joy to the table. The winery was established by Koerner and Joan Rombauer, pioneers of Napa Valley’s modern wine movement whose appreciation for The Joy of Wine and the pleasure it brings to family and friends stems from Koerner’s great aunt, Irma Rombauer, author of the internationally-renowned Joy of Cooking.View Catalogue Visit Website
The California Wine Institute will be joined by importers and wineries in London and Dublin at their annual tastings this September. These two events will feature over 1,000 extraordinary wines from the length of California with ground-breaking seminars, free-pour tastings and Californian style cuisine to excite your taste buds. Come and enjoy Californian hospitality at its best.Register Here
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