London Festival of Wine Exhibitors

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20h3320h33 wines is a wine adventure started in Bordeaux in 2012.  Now operating in both the UK and France, they offer private wine sales, specialising in the wines of the UK and Bordeaux, with guest regions from across the globe each month.  They also run wine dinners, events, and tours across the regions of Bordeaux and England to get their clients experiencing all the best bits of being a wine lover.  Visit Mike and JB on table 32 for further details.
Albany VintnersAlbany Vintners is an independent wine merchant founded in 2003 and based in Cambridge, UK. Specialising in fine wine and supplying both the trade and private clients, they combine excellent provenance with advantageous prices, holding significant stocks of the world’s finest wines. They pride themselves on offering honest, knowledgeable and impartial advice, with over 95% of their wines immediately available from stock.
Arthouse WinesArthouse Wine describe themselves as “a close-knit team of wine-appreciating Italophiles lucky enough to have strong connections to a wonderful country and its culture.” They have sourced a range of contemporary, modern drinking wines from small, independent vineyards, all of whom follow organic principles. Avoiding the biggest cantinas, they have built strong relationships with their committed smaller producers.
Bacchus Wine Auctionsbacchus wine auctions is a multi-channel wine auction business operating physical live sales at London’s premier wine venue, 67 Pall Mall, six times per year, with a live online bidding platform and telephone and commission bidding for those who cannot attend on the day. As well as pouring a selection of typical auction wines, Bacchus will be holding an exclusive charity auction during the London Festival of Wine.
Barwell & JonesBarwell & 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.
Bonfils Vins & Château 1870Bonfils 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.
Carmelita Wines is a family owned business producing limited quantities of exceptional wine in the Uco Valley, Argentina. Sharing a passion for great wine and travel, Nikki and James Codling began their Argentine adventure shortly after they were married in 2007. Their dream was to make their own range of boutique wines, and after careful searching, they found the perfect plot of land. The Carmelita dream had begun…
Le Cordon Bleu LondonLe Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes, with a rich heritage spanning over 120 years. The London institute offers a range of programmes in the fields of cuisine, pâtisserie, wine, nutrition and management. The wine programmes at Le Cordon Bleu London are among the most innovative and professional in the UK. Visit them at the festival to find out more.
The Daily DrinkerThe Daily Drinker is the brain-child of Caspar and Victoria Bowes, with every wine they sell personally chosen and reviewed very honestly by Caspar. It’s a wine retailer that doesn’t just pay lip-service to offering something different to the High Street, but which lives and breathes it. Anyone can buy, but you are encouraged to join the Daily Drinker club where you can sign-up to receive a regular supply of extraordinary wines.
Champagne DeutzChampagne 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.
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Domaine Direct began shipping domaine-bottled Burgundy in 1981, and is perhaps best known as one of the UK’s leading importers of Burgundy wines from producers who are passionate about their vineyards. But for two decades they have also imported the wines of Western Australia’s flagship Leeuwin Estate, and have expanded their portfolio to fresh and vibrant wines from the Loire, California, New Zealand and South Africa too.
EVOINOSEvoinos is an association of top wine producers from Cyprus. It’s so exciting to have these wines from an Eastern Mediterranean wine island that combines ancient influences with modern thinking. Some of Europe’s highest vineyards produce wines of outstanding quality (including a Platinum award from Decanter this year), so discover Xynisteri, Maratheftiko, and the amazing quality of the island’s Syrah, Chardonnay and more.
FINE+RARE F+R offers unrivaled access to 60,000 of the world’s finest and rarest wine. We provide a platform to buy, sell and store wines, with innovative technology that scans the international marketplace, to find that elusive bottle, guide you through En Primeur, build a bespoke cellar and everything in between. Come and discover our new Wine Club and taste what promises to be the finest and rarest selection at the Festival of Wine.
Ken Forrester Wines is also with us, representing the pinnacle of Chenin Blanc production, but more besides. Ken’s 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.
FromVineyardsDirect is the brainchild of David Campbell, the man who invented and published the ‘Guide Hachette’, and Esme Johnstone, who founded Majestic Wine before buying Château de Sours in Bordeaux. They offer a range of delicious drinking wines, principally from France, Italy and Spain, imported direct from the growers and delivered to your door at the click of a mouse – at prices well below traditional merchants.
Genesis Wines has established direct relationships with many of the leading growers in Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhône, Loire, Champagne and Southern France, but don’t miss the wines from renowned producers in the U.S.A, Argentina, Chile, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa – most imported directly. They will provide great advice on building up a cellar, and are always interested in buying fine wine.
Greywackegreywacke is the Marlborough label of Kevin Judd, and the fulfillment of a long held dream. Kevin was the founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay, a pivotal role, directing the company’s first 25 vintages. In 2009 he established Greywacke, named after a New Zealand’s rock, and his wines have been quickly recognised as some of the very best in New Zealand, with Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc at the heart of the portfolio.
Hard to Find Wines  has been established for over 10 years, offering quality wines from boutique wineries from around the world. They cut out all of the middlemen by importing their wines directly from small, artisan winemakers, direct to your door. Hard to Find Wines mainly sells online, but welcomes you to their newly refurbished tasting room in Shropshire where you can sample wines in comfortable surroundings.
Honest Grapes was born from a bunch of friends: wine enthusiasts and wine professionals, tired of the usual inflated mark ups, false discounts and BOGOFs that are so prevalent in retail. Led by the charsmatic ‘WineChap’, Tom Harrow, they offer a wide selection of great value, quality wines, at reasonable prices, which they describe as “A back-to-basics, no nonsense, exciting approach to such a glorious product.”
Joie de Vin is a highly personal business, created by Tim North after 18 years working for France’s largest exporter of wine. Now, Joie de Vin imports a personally chosen selection of wines from small, passionate and often young producers, usually made in very limited quantities. The Loire and the Languedoc-Roussillon are their key strengths, working with producers who are certified organic, or farm with sustainable techniques.
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KWV have the slogan ‘Proud Pioneers’, and indeed they are one of the leading wine and spirits producers in South Africa, with a distinguished heritage. Found in 1918, a commitment to quality in all aspects of their business has earned multiple local and international accolades, with over 300 awards in the past year alone. KWV is also one of the leading black empowered companies in South Africa’s wine industry.
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Majestic Wines has over 200 stores across the UK, including three in Glasgow. From great value wines for everyday drinking to great vintages for laying down, Majestic is here to help. Each store stocks around 800 wines and there are always wines open to try. All stores run free, monthly wine events. For more info, see taste-and-explore. Free delivery on any 6 bottles, 7 days a week, across mainland UK.
M-Wines is about “letting talented people get on and do their own thing.” The mysterious ‘M’ is in fact Philip Morton, who after a lifetime working in the corporate wine world now works with a handful of amazing winemakers, allowing them to experiment and stretch themselves by making the highest quality wines they can, often as ‘pet projects’ whilst they still make wines for bigger concerns. The wines are produced as limited editions.
McHenry Hohnen Vintners is a Western Australian venture between pioneer Margaret River winemaker David Hohnen and vine grower, Murray McHenry. The intention is to shape wines of place with verve and vitality. This is done by embracing a “hands-off” winemaking philosophy, and a holistic farming philosophy, where the soil and its organisms, along with plants, insects and animals, co-exist in a thriving equilibrium.
Mr. Wheeler can trace its origins back to 1883 when the great-great-great-grandfather of current Chairman Johnny Wheeler joined the wine industry. Today their shop in Colchester is a Mecca for wine lovers, but they are a significant online force too, marrying heritage, expertise and attentive personal service with the tech-savvy approach and grasp of contemporary lifestyle choices you’d expect from a 21st century online retailer.
Quinta do Novalquinta_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.
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Organic Wine ClubOrganic Wine Club has tasted 3,000 organic wines and has hand-picked 150 of them, including certified organic, biodynamic, vegan and no added sulphite wines, from quality producers around the globe. Whether at their Surrey premises, by phone or online using their chat facility, the club will give you highly personal advice to track down the right wines for you – which you can also do on their stand at the Festival of course!
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.
Ribera del Duero in the north of Spain is composed of nearly 300 wine cellars, located along the Duero River. Voted best wine-producing region in the world in 2012, this is red wine country renowned for high quality wines made mostly from the Tempranillo variety, and a commitment to innovation. The 2015 vintage has been rated as outstanding by a host of international critics, so it is a fantastic time to get to know these wines.
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.
Riverby Estate is a high quality producer from Marlborough in New Zealand and we are delighted that owner and winemaker Kevin Courtney is flying in to join us and present his wines. Sited right on the prime Jacksons Road, as part of Riverby’s focus on viticultural excellence yields are kept very low and several varieties are handpicked. Sustainable grape-growing is practiced throughout the whole grape-growing and winemaking cycle.
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!”
Seven Springs is a premium South African wine producer, situated on the Hemel en Aarde Valley road close to Hermanus. It’s the fulfillment of a dream for English owners Tim and Vaughan Pearson, and Seven Springs has already won ‘Gold’ for its wines in the Decanter Wine Awards, scores of 90 – 92/100 from Tom Cannavan, and young South African winemaker Riana van der Merwe is recognised as one of the country’s best winemakers.
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Sipologist Social would make a terrific first stop as you visit the Festival, where professional sipologist Mandy Stevens will introduce her unique approach to exploring wine taste and flavour through some fun science and experimentation. Her educational but hugely enjoyable classes run across London, but sample the Sipologist Social way at the Festival and leave with more ammunition to find and identify wines you’ll love.
The Solent Cellar is a specialist, independent wine merchant serving Lymington and the New Forest area – their 18th century premises is well worth a visit, crammed with hand-selected wines from small, quality driven producers and with a free tasting every Saturday. However, the Solent Cellar website makes shopping from anywhere easy, with special offers, ready-mixed cases and selections priced under £10.
Swig Swigreally does deliver on its promise of ‘Artisan wines from around the world’. Not just another online wine merchant, they describe themselves as “a small group of  misfits who travel around the world looking for delicious undiscovered wines that punch above their weight,” and that means hunting down small producers and real quality, often exclusive to Swig in the UK – and standing by every wine on their list.
Theatre of Wine was established in 2002 as a wine retailer and importer with one of the most eclectic ranges of wines, beers and spirits in the UK. Co-founder Daniel Illsley worked in theatre, film and TV for 10 years, and says their three much-loved London stores aim to “give a stage to wines that have something interesting to say.” But of course you can experience the Theatre anywhere in the UK with nationwide deliveries.
The Vino Beanovino beano wine is the new ‘go-to’ merchant for wine enthusiasts looking to purchase high quality, affordable, lovingly produced and carefully selected wines. With The Vino Beano you will also have access to the stories behind these artisan growers – how they produce, take care of and live their wines. Staying away from mainstream brands, The Vino Beano specialises in finding undiscovered wines exclusively to the UK market.
The Vinorium stands out simply by the enormity of our range, which we deliver anywhere in the world. Innovation and a thirst to find the very best wines are our core principles, with delivery to any UK mainland address within 24 hours. Our Kent-based wine shop is more akin to a New York loft, filled with 20,000+ bottles. Bordeaux, Australia and the USA are its core, but we can’t wait to share our diverse portfolio with you on 14 October.
Viu ManentViu Manent is a very high quality Chilean winery owned by the Viu family, and founded in 1935 by Catalonian immigrant Miguel Viu-García. The estate includes 150 hectares of vines planted to 100-year-old pre-phylloxera vines, their vineyards all located in the renowned Colchagua Valley. In 2010 Viu Manent was named the most awarded Chilean winery in a survey of gold medals and trophies awarded in major international competitions.
Waterford EstateWaterford Estate is one of the star names of Stellenbosch, South Africa, family-owned and developed under the watchful eye of Kevin Arnold, Cellar Master and Managing Partner. Founded in 1998, no expense has been spared to create a great South African estate – and it’s working! Their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 has just been voted in South Africa’s Top 10 – though that’s the fourth year out of five years running that it has been!
WineOwners is a valued sponsor of the Festivals of Wine, and they will greet you on their stand to tell you all about their unique service – and give you the chance to win a bottle of Champagne in a fun blind-tasting competition. For everyone who loves and collects fine wine, WineOwners provides an online platform to manage your collection, track your wines and their value, and buy and sell to fellow wine lovers in their trading exchange.
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.