The majority of the wines we choose to stock come from family-owned vineyards across the globe – often smaller vineyards that have developed across a number of generations. Our aim is to support these fantastic producers of wine, ensuring we are working in a partnership that means they have a sustainable business and can concentrate on producing the very best wines.
Over 99.5% of the wines that we stock are wines that are bottled at source. Bottling wine at source is proven to deliver a better quality of wine. There are a few exceptions to this, but if you look carefully at many of the supermarket wines (certainly those below £7) you will see they are UK bottled on an industrial scale, with the product shipped to the factory in large tanks.
Wine producing is an art and it is our belief that the grower is absolutely the best person to be bottling the wine, and that bottling at source is a key part of the overall wine supply chain. The care and control that the producer of the wine will have in this process is crucial to the end result. In addition, this process provides jobs and opportunity to the region from which the grapes are grown, which is critical from a sustainability, traceability and provenance perspective.
A full list of our producers is listed below.