Edinburgh exhibitor list
Barwell & Jones was established in 1758, a wine agency with over 250 years of history. We represent wines from premium, family-owned producers from around the world that offer character, provenance and value. Our customers and wineries are at the heart of everything we do. Discover our wines from both famous, classic European producers, and from the cutting edge of global wine, from Brazil to New Zealand.
Bat & Bottle is an Italian Wine Merchant, importing directly from small artisan producers, and selling directly to the public from their Oakham warehouse, or of course online or by telephone. Established in 1994 by cricket-mad Ben Robson, they’d originally intended to sell cricket bats too (we’re not making this up), but instead have concentrated on their wine passion, adding a small range from sympatico producers in Spain and Portugal.
Bonfils Vins & Châteaux 1870 is a family wine company spanning six generations, one of the largest in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France owning 20 domaines and châteaux covering the most famous appellations such as La Clape, Corbières, and Minervois. With over 1800 hectares of vines, Bonfils are a family of vine growers profoundly attached to the land, and committed to obtaining the best from their terroirs.
Caballo Loco is the original ‘icon wine’ from Chile, a top secret blend that took the fine wine world by storm, and whose name translates into English as ‘crazy horse’. Made by benchmark producer Valdivieso, Caballo Loco is now on its 15th release, but is now part of a premium range of Caballo Loco wines that includes the Grand Cru Apalta, Grand Cru Maipo and Grand Cru Sagrada Familia. Taste them all at the London Festival.
Château de Mediterranean is a Scottish-based business importing and supplying a range of Lebanese produce, including award winning Lebanese wines. Lebanon’s wine production dates back to biblical times, its huge, green, high altitude plateau bordered by mountains is perfect for high quality viticulture. Hear the stories and taste these stunning wines from some of Lebanon’s top family estates.
Champagne Deutz is one of the oldest members of Champagne’s prestigious Grandes Marques. Based in the village of Aÿ, Deutz has been making distinctive champagnes marked by finesse, elegance and complexity since 1838. The house has upheld its traditions through five generations and owns a significant portion of its own vineyards, the wines being carefully aged in the chalk cellars deep beneath the village.
Ferghettina, supported by WoodWinters in Edinburgh, is one of the star names of the Franciacorta region at the foot of the Italian Alps. Traditional method sparkling wines of huge quality are made by this family company: father Roberto and mum Andreina along with children Matteo and Laura (who joins us in Edinburgh), both graduates in oenlogy. Don’t miss the highly distinctive Milledi cuvée in its square bottle designed by Matteo.
Fine Wine Partners is a must-visit stand for lovers of premium Australian wines. Comprising six iconic Australian brands: Petaluma, Croser, St Hallett, Knappstein, Stonier and Tatachilla, the six estates in the Fine Wine Partners portfolio represent a diverse range of wines styles from bone-dry Rieslings to full-blooded red blends, demonstrating the quality to be found across Australia’s terroirs.
Ken Forrester Wines represents the pinnacle of Chenin Blanc production, but more besides. And we’re thrilled than Ken himself will join us. His wines have received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades, the picture perfect vineyards beneath the Helderberg Mountains are testimony to the quest for perfection and attention to detail that makes these truly benchmark wines.
Great Grog is a real Edinburgh favourite, its enthusiastic staff guiding customers to great value, well-sourced wines from around the world – as well as beers, spirits and other drinks. Visit their warehouse on East Cromwell St or Beer Shop on Dalkeith Rd, but not before you’ve met the team and tasted some great wines at the Festival. In the spotlight will be some terrific artisan wines from South America.
Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh has an unsurpassable selection of hundreds of critically acclaimed quality wines from around the world, making its Wine Shop your one-stop destination for a transcendent tipple. Discover an inimitable selection ranging from a serious Own Label range through to some of Bordeaux’s most esteemed Cru Classé wines. If you are looking for a serious wine, Harvey Nichols is a great place to start.
Hatch Mansfield can trace its heritage back to 1802, and today is the exclusive UK importer of such famous brands as Louis Jadot of Burgundy, Taittinger of Champagne, Errazuriz of Chile and Villa Maria of New Zealand. Since then, the company has been appointed to handle Esk Valley, Caliterra, Domaine Carneros, Vidal Wines, C.V.N.E, Jean-Luc Colomobo, Colombo & Fille, Kleine Zalze, Joseph Mellot and Robert Oatley.
Howard Park is one of the most respected names in Margaret River, Western Australia. The Burch family planted their first vineyards in 1986, and have gone on to scoop scores of awards for their subtly-craftd wines. They added a second label of very popular wines called ‘Madfish’, and then in an intriguing move, a joint venture with Burgundian winemaker and biodynamic ambassador Pascal Marchand, with Marchand-Burch wines.
LIDL have taken British shoppers by storm over the past few years with the strength of their offering, but perhaps the biggest surprise has been the quality of their wine range and recent moves upmarket with regular ‘Foire aux Vins’-style special French selections introduced to stores for limited periods, including not just Cru Bordeaux and Burgundy, but Savoie, Jura and many more estoteric offerings.
Louis Latour Agencies represents a number of premium, family-owned wine producers from around the globe, though for the Edinburgh Festival their focus is on their Burgundy homeland. The superb wines of Simonnet-Febvre in Chablis, Maison Louis Latour in Burgundy and Henry Fessy, king of the Cru Beaujolais, will provide plenty of diversity and of course quality, in another table that’s not to be missed.
Napa Valley Vintners is the nonprofit trade association that has been cultivating excellence in California’s famous Napa Valley since 1944. Napa is located 50 miles north of San Francisco and 35 miles east of the Pacific. Just 4% of California’s harvest is from Napa Valley, and 95% of its wineries are family owned. Synonymous with the world’s finest wines, come along and taste the American dream for yourself.
Quinta do Noval is “A magical place, an historic place. A piece of the earth capable of producing wines that are among the world’s greatest,” says Managing Director Christian Seely. Founded in 1715, Noval’s Ports are renowned globally as some of the world’s finest examples, respected equally for its Tawny and Vintage styles, and famed worldwide for its ‘Nacional’ Vintage, produced in tiny quantities from ungrafted indigenous vines.
Nyetimber has held a single aim for over 25 years: to make sparkling wine to rival the very best in the world, including Champagne. A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English sparkling wine to exclusively grow Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Made from 100% estate-grown grapes, it is regarded as England’s finest sparkling wine. Owner Eric Heerema and winemaker Cherie Spriggs are committed to exceptional quality.
Piper-Heidsieck was founded in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck, his mission to create “a wine that smiles.” It’s first ‘celebrity ambassador’ was none other than Marie Antoinette, but Piper-Heidsieck’s story is of an uncompromising approach to quality. Legendary Cellarmaster Régis Camus built a formidable stock of reserve wines, with non-vintage cuvées composed of 10 harvests or more. Taste the range on the Piper-Heidsieck stand.
Pomalo is a new name (with a web site coming soon), a business based in Scotland but with a Croatian heritage. Now Pomalo is bringing the best of Croatian wine – and food – to the UK, and is represented at the Festival by some of the country’s top wine estates, from the beautiful Dalmation coast and islands, to the hot interior. Come along to the Pomalo table to discover why the wines of Croatia are well worth discovering.
Plumpton College is the UK’s centre of excellence in education, training and research in wine business and production. Set in the heart of South East England’s wine production industry with its own 10 hectares of vineyard, taste their prize-winning English wines including Bacchus, Dean Sparkling and Dean Blush, but, more importantly, it’s a chance to discuss how to turn a love of wine into a successful career.
Ramos Pinto traces its roots back to 1880 when Adriano Ramos Pinto established his Douro Valley operation, the company quickly earned a global reputation for the quality of both its Port and table wines. In 1990, Ramos Pinto became part of the Roederer Group, further expanding their international dimension. Ramos Pinto only produces wines with grapes from its own estates, and is a must-visit stand at the Festival.
Richmond Wine Agencies is a division of Ellis of Richmond, founded in 1822 and today still sourcing exclusive quality wines from around the world. Long standing relationships with some of the world’s best wine estates are built on loyalty, integrity and respect, but the dedicated buying team is always on the look out for new and innovative wines, so you will have plenty to discover when you visit their stand.
Rude Wines takes a refreshingly different approach, bringing quality, value and confidence direct to your door. They source a range of outstanding wines, many of which are exclusive to them, and offer a full money back guarantee if you are unhappy with any purchase. And the Rude Wines name? “Don’t keep a stiff upper lip when offered mediocre wines: stay polite and you’ll be drinking rubbish for the rest of your life!”
Santa Rita Estates offers Festival attendees five for the price of one as its portfolio includes four wine brands from Chile: Santa Rita, Carmen, Nativa and Terra Andina, along with Doña Paula from Argentina. The team of winemakers and viticulturalists working for Santa Rita Estates is dedicated to producing quality wines from a diverse range of terroirs offered by Chile and Argentina, with sustainability at the heart of the operation.
Slurp has two stores in Banbury and Leamington Spa, but it is online that they have carved their reputation for excellent service and keen prices on so many award-winning – and often exclusive – wines. With free next day delivery to mainland Britain for all orders over £100, Slurp is leading the online way. Add friendly, personalised service, with over 900 wines ranging from £6 to £300, and you have the ideal wine retailer for your needs.
Terra Moretti is an Italian wine company owning some of the country’s best wine estates. A family-owned business, their portfolio includes Sella & Mosca of Sardinia and Tenuta la Badiola in Tuscany for example, but for the Edinburgh Festival of Wine they are show-casing the superb, traditional method sparkling wines of Bellavista of Franciacorta, and the super-premium wines of Cantina Petra in Tuscany’s Maremma.
Thistledown Wine Company builds on the heritage of Scots James Busby and John MacArthur, founding fathers of the Australian wine industry in the early 19th century. From their base in the Adelaide Hills they craft small batches of wine rich in subtlety, texture and detail from iconic vineyard sites. Giles Cooke MW and Fergal Tynan MW, with the helping hand of Peter Leske, hand-make these wines, and Giles will join us in Glasgow.
Toby Owen joins us to present his wines. Toby was a long-time resident of Glasgow before his passion for wine took him to study winemaking in New Zealand, and eventually to Italy where he is based in Tuscany’s Maremma region, his vines grown using organic and biodynamic techniques and with a principal of minimum intervention in the winery to produce profound wines full of life-force and harmony.
Vintage Class is run by Jeni Wilson, a native of Edinburgh now resident in Spain where she runs high quality wine courses, but also works closely with two neighbouring wines estates whose wines she’ll be pouring on the stand: Bodegas Gomez Cruzado from Rioja, and Bodegas Lagar de Isilla from Ribera del Duero. Visit the Vintage Class stand to learn more about Jeni and taste some of these superb Spanish wines.
When in Rome will make you forget everything you know (or think you know) about box wine. Their great-tasting wine is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Made by small, independent producers – this is craft wine at its finest, sold in 2.25 and 5-litre boxes – for a far better price than you’d normally pay. The wines are selected by wine experts Andrea and Lorenzo, who own two wine stores in Milan. Enjoy the dolce vita!
The Wine Society was established as a ‘co-operative company’ to buy quality wines and sell them to members. We continue to be owned by our members, providing the highest possible quality at the best possible prices. Our buyers travel thousands of miles each year, our non-profit-maximising model meaning their brief is to buy only wines which they are enthusiastic about, from producers who share our passion.
Zonin 1821 is the UK arm of Casa Vinicola Zonin, the largest private vine growing and winemaking company in Italy. Their story dates back almost two hundred years and seven generations of the Zonin Family, “Vintners since 1821”. Pop along to taste superb wines from their prestigious estates in Piemonte, Tuscany, Puglia, Oltrepò Pavese, Friuli, San Giminano, Abruzzo and Sicily and more – truly a grand tour of Italy!