UK vintners provide our glorious nation with a wide range of delicious and high-quality wines. There are many of these businesses operating in the country, each of which has its own unique wines. The following three are just a few of the most popular and respected.
Farr Vintners Ltd
After being formed in 1978, Farr Vinters has become Britain’s largest wholesale wine merchant. They focus heavily on selling Bordeaux wines, focusing heavily in Burgundy, the Rhone, and Champagne.
Wines available from this vintner include various Armagnac vintages (Baron de Lustrac, Castèrede, J Goudoulin, Janneau, and Nismes-Delclou), Cognac (Barnett & Co, Croizet, Delamain, Frapin, Hine, and Domaines Barons de Rothschild) and a variety of rums and whiskeys (including El Dorado, St. Nicholas Abbey, Compass Box, and Carn Mor).
Stop by their office at Battersea Reach on Juniper Drive in London. You can also call their sales department at +44 (0)20 7821 2000 or e-mail [email protected]
Merchant Vintners Company
Founded in 1965 as a way to help independent wine merchants succeed, this 20-member firm is still privately owned and works hard to offer UK the best wines possible. This UK vintner seeks out a variety of wine providers across the world and has expanded to one of the most competitive vintners in the country.
Areas served by this vintner include Scotland, Yorkshire, the Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, and East Anglia. Contact them by stopping at their administrative office on Wyke Way in Melton, calling (01482) 329443, faxing (01482) 213616, or e-mailing [email protected] The general manager of this vintner is Peter Robson.
Established in 2005, they have reached out to a variety of different wineries in the country, including those in Napa Valley, Super Tuscan, Burgundy, Champagne, and Bordeaux.
Vintages include 2007 Parusso, Barolo Le Coste Mosconi (£252), 2010 Giuseppe Mascarello (£1,639) and even 1951 Gelas, Bas Armagnac Vintage (£274). To contact Capital Vintners, visit them at Suite 3 Alluvium Court at 219 Long Lane in London. You can also call them at +44 (0) 207 378 3500 or fax orders to +44 (0) 800 077 8007.
Whichever UK vintner you choose, make sure to try out as many wines as possible. This will help you find a vintage and a winery that is perfectly suited for your unique taste.