Glasgow exhibitor list
The line-up so far – more exhibitors being added all the time, so please check back.
Ken Forrester Wines The brilliant Ken Forrester joins us from South Africa, representing the pinnacle of Chenin Blanc production, but more besides. Ken’s wines have received massive 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 marks these truly benchmark wines.
Go Brazil has specialised in importing and distributing the wines of Brazil since 2010 and is the only UK company to do so. Their portfolio showcases modern Brazilian wine-making, with a wide range of wine styles, producers and regions represented. Learn about Brazil’s 150-year history of wine-making, the heritage traced back to its many Italian immigrants. The modern wine industry still retains a distinctly Italian feel.
Joli Vin is a Scottish family business with an agricultural and sustainable farming background, bringing the taste of Provence to the UK. We have sourced a relatively new wine from Château De La Cômbe and quickly realised that this wonderful wine is built on the same philosophy that we know only too well – a sustainable approach with organic methods as the entire ethos to winemaking. We present a taste of Provence.
Château Ksara is Lebanon’s oldest winery, founded by Jesuit monks in 1857 on its core values of Tradition, Nobility, and Modernity. They have made it their mission to not only continue unique, centuries-old winemaking practices, but to implement the newest and most innovative processes. Taste their terrific range of white, red and rosé wines at the Festival, for an in-depth understanding of one of Lebanon’s greatest wine estates.
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.
Riverby Estate is a high quality producer from Marlborough in New Zealand and we are delighted that owner and estate manager Kevin Courtney is flying in to join us in Glasgow to present his wines. As part of Riverby’s focus on viticultural excellence, yields are kept very low and several varieties are handpicked. Sustainable grape-growing is practised throughout the whole grape-growing and winemaking cycle.
Saint Clair Family Estate was established by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, viticulture pioneers in Marlborough since 1978. Saint Clair is one of New Zealand’s leading wine companies with an exceptional quality record. Ranked in the top 100 wineries of the world, their wines regularly scoop trophies in global competitions, yet they remain a true family business with son Tony and daughters Sarina and Julie all involved in the business.
Sevslo Wine is the new Glasgow-based business from Parisienne-born sommelier Severine Sloboda. After 10 years working in the UK and Europe (latterly as sommelier at Glasgow’s The Gannet), Severine has used her contacts and exprience to launch Sevslo Wine, bringing carefully selected and sourced, terroir driven wines to the market. Her focus is on independent winemakers practising sustainable, natural farming.
WineLine is a specialist importer of the diverse and superb quality wines of Portugal. A fascinating country full of interesting, deep, full bodied red wines and sophisticated, well-crafted whites, Portugal offers a whole new world of wines and flavours. These are modern wines, yet wines that stay true to their home-grown grape varieties and blending skills. Taste for yourself at the Edinburgh Festival of Wine on the Wineline stand.
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.
WoodWinters is Scotland’s leading independent merchant. Our range of 2000 wines have one thing in common – quality. Our shops in Bridge of Allan, Edinburgh and Inverness offer the country’s most exciting and diverse range, and we also supply top restaurants. A huge proportion of our producers are small, artisanal and organic. You remember the joy of discovering a great bottle and sharing it? Well, that’s what we do.