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Barton Brownsdon & Sadler Ltd

Wine Importer

United Kingdom


Barton Brownsdon & Sadler is a fast-growing, UK based wine importer, based within the beautiful surroundings of the South Downs National Park, Sussex. Started in 1985, founder, John Brownsdon set off for France – the birthplace of wine (maybe Italy too, at a push) – in his Motorhome and spent a very long summer visiting vineyards and drinking from some of the best producers. His experience of the UK wine market and vast knowledge of the various regions and wine processes was finally awarded many interesting vineyards wanting to work alongside him. Over time, with a growing list of suppliers, a new paunch and a fuzzy, wine-induced head, he returned to the UK to show off his findings. Over the next twenty years, Brownsdon successfully marketed his collection of wines to the UK wine trade. As confidence grew so did his portfolio and range of customers. In 2004, John gently passed the reigns of the company to wine enthusiasts and business partners Giles and Nick Budibent who have worked hard to develop and explore ways to keep BBS interesting and strong in a competitive market while maintaining John’s original integrity.

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