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Top 10 Wine Wholesalers in the UK

A list of the top ten wine wholesalers in the United Kingdom

Seeking for a list of Wine Wholesalers in the United Kingdom?  Here, the website has listed the Top Ten Wine Wholesalers in the UK:

1. Appellation Wines

Appellation Wines was opened in Dalry in November 2009 by Ashton, with the underlying philosophy of stocking wines that cannot be found elsewhere. They champion the smaller producer and the lesser-known wine regions. They don’t sell anything they wouldn’t drink themselves – and yes, they have high standards! In January 2013 they opened their second shop, at 63 Comely Bank Road (0131 261 7656).  Weekly tastings are held in both shops, alternating between wine, beer and spirit tastings.  They also take great pleasure in hosting bespoke corporate and private tastings.


Address: 43 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2BU

Phone: 0131 202 0985


2. Matthew Clark

They're a national drinks wholesaler, with over 200 years' experience supplying drink products, hospitality training, labor management and marketing support to over 16,000 On-Trade premises in the UK. They aim to put customers at the heart of everything they do which is why their business is structured the way it is. They operate nationally but they have regional business units which mean their customers have a local and senior management team that run the sales and operations teams in that part of the country, at a real regional level


Address: Whitchurch La, Bristol BS14 0JZ, United Kingdom

Phone: 01275 891 400


3. Laurence Smith & Son

Laurence Smith & Son was established in 1883 by the grandfather of the present owner, and nowadays a fourth generation of the Smith family (Duncan) runs the business. The company is a founder member of the Merchant Vintners Company, a UK-wide consortium of independent wine merchants, whose combined strength allows the sharing of knowledge, expertise, and buying power. The company distributes a wide range of fine wines, whiskeys and spirits (including many unusual imported varieties) to all sections of the licensed trade, and to many private and corporate customers. They supply many of the top hotels, restaurants, and style bars in central Scotland.


Address: 61 Pleasance Edinburgh EH8 9TQ UK

Phone:  +44 (0) 131 667 3327


4. United Wine Merchants

United Wine Merchants is a dedicated Agency led general wholesale business servicing over 1000 direct customers from the entire Licensed Trade including Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, Off Licenses, Cash & Carrys, Regional Wholesalers and national multiples.  Based in Craigavon with a 75,000 sq foot warehouse and 6,000 sq foot office, United Wine Merchants employs 50 people in the local area and boasts an extensive portfolio of products to include Wine, Beer, Spirits and Soft Drinks.

United Wine Merchants Limited's company ethos has remained steadfast since its inception in 1985: "To provide the highest standard of customer service, delivery and range of quality products to the licensed trade in Ireland". Established as a privately owned company, the company’s success has steadily grown each year, improving both sales and profitability.  Now a subsidiary of the Heineken Group, United Wine Merchants attribute their success by building long-term relationships with a wide range of global suppliers such as Mentzendorff, Australian Vintage, Distell, Inver House and Halewood International


Address: Lurgan, Craigavon, Armagh BT66 6SY, United Kingdom

Phone: 8008206929


5. Farr Vintners Ltd

Farr Vintners Ltd was founded in 1978 and through a policy of low margins, quick turnover and offering honest, impartial and informed advice grew steadily to become Britain's largest wholesale fine wine merchant - a position they have now held for over a decade. Although primarily a wholesale company, they also sell too many private customers who appreciate the unrivalled range of wines on offer, their keen pricing and the expertise and enthusiasm of their sales team.


Address: Farr Vintners Ltd, 220 Queenstown Rd, London SW8 4LP, UK

Phone:  +44 (0)20 7821 2000


6. Wilson Wines

Wilson Wines was formed in the summer of 2007 and is a small Pembroke shire based family business, selling an exclusive, high-quality range of wines from around the world. The aim of the business is to provide its customers with good old fashioned customer service; not relying on computers or call centers-but personal service and good relationships with their customers. In 2007 Robin and Ann rejoined the IWBC (Independent Wine Buying Consortium), a Consortium of 14 Independent Wine Merchants spread throughout the UK; who jointly source and ship high-quality wines from around the world.


Address: Ashdale Ln, Llangwm, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 4NU, UK

Phone: 07884 437 340


7. Premier Estates

Premier Estates Wine likes to keep things simple because they know that some people find wine too complicated. They source great quality wines from around the globe and place them into their three-tier range: Classic, with entry levels from Spain and Italy; Collection, with a wide range of Italian varietals, and Discovery, their premium range with wines from Australia, California Wines, Chile and South Africa. As wine importers and wine distributors, they have also invested in the technology that allows us to predict the shelf life of their own trade wine / off-trade wine supplies. By using the purchase trends of their entire customer base they can tell you which on trade wines / off trade wines provide the greatest profitability and fastest turnover. 
Wine suppliers and wine wholesalers throughout the UK already use Pricemark to supply their own trade wine / off-trade wine, they’d like to invite you to ask us for a detailed price list for your own direct account with Pricemark for you're on trade wine / off-trade wine and on trade alcohol / off-trade alcohol. 


8. Drink Warehouse

Drink Warehouse is a completely independent wholesaler operating in Kent 7 days a week. Drink Warehouse started trading in 2010 and quickly became a household name in the county of Kent for supplying on trade accounts with beers, wines and spirits and has rapidly expanded to what it is today. Their performance in the marketplace has led to major brands taking note and supporting us such as Peroni, Jagermeister and Luxardo, Carlsberg and Heineken


Address: Drink Warehouse Unit 5, Old Timber Yard Ind Estate, Manston Road, Ramsgate Kent, CT12 6H

Phone: 01843 596 511


9. Pieroth

The Pieroth estate is the birthplace of the family business which was to become WIV Wein International AG, global leaders in direct wine sales. Today, the company has more than 40 companies present in over 20 countries across 5 continents.

Along with its own wine estates and wine producing centers in Germany, France, Hungary and Australia, a series of line extensions into other business segments now build on the original idea of direct wine sales.


Address: The International Wine Centre, Dallow Rd, Luton LU1 1UR, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 1582 456 265


10. Liberty Wines

Starting with a staff of just four, David Gleave MW founded Liberty Wines in 1997 with the support of some top wine producers from Italy. Now with a staff of over 80 and a portfolio of over 200 of the most interesting producers in the wine world, importer and wholesaler Liberty Wines continues to offer exceptional value and quality at every level, selling to the on-trade, independent off-trade and the high street.


Address: 6 Timber Mill Way, London SW4 6LY, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7720 5350

Disclaimer: Please note that the companies listed on this page are not related to or are directly or indirectly involved with the Beverage Trade Network. BTN has listed the companies as a reference purpose only.

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