The Wine Agency dedicated to and owned by
the UK’s top Independent Wine Merchants
A revolutionary way for independent merchants to source top quality wines and for passionate producers to distribute their wines through a national network of the UKs best and most knowledgeable merchants.
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Define Food and Wine – Sandiway, Cheshire
What we do
We are a revolutionary wine agency, bringing together the best UK Independent Merchants and the most exciting wine producers from around the globe. This unique combination delivers excellent value for our members, who are able to sell wines that retail at a sensible profit whilst maintaining great value for money for their customers. For the producer, we offer a platform that is second-to-none in exposure to the most dynamic merchants of the country.
Vindependents has moved up from third place in 2018 to take the top spot in The Wine Merchant Magazine's Top 100 Competition. Vindies had 2 Trophies, 16 Top 100 Winners and 17 Highly Commended in the 2019 competition confirming us as the number one supplier to Indies!...
Vindependents, a revolutionary wine and spirit agency
Vindependents is a growing business, with national coverage and outstanding wines.
What our customers and suppliers say
Don’t just take our word for it, read what the people we work with actually think of us.
We are delighted to be working in the UK with Vindependents. The model is great! We are a small, family run business and we really value and identify with the independent specialist wine retailer. In the past, it was always a challenge to get to see and taste with all these independent wine heroes but now we are working with a whole network. These are the people who can hand-sell our wines to their customers with as much enthusiasm and and attention to detail as we put into making it!
Having been part of the Vindies since it was founded, we have always believed in the concept. It’s a compelling notion to buy from a top class range of wines that have strictly limited distribution, and that are purchased without the usual fat layer of distributor profit margin. We win and our customer wins. It’s a no-brainer.
At a wider level it’s also very handy to be able to bounce ideas off some of the very best wine merchants in the UK. With the range of business models included in the membership, it’s fairly safe to say that if something hasn’t been done by one member or another, it’s isn’t worth doing.
As a part of my appreciation for the careful cultivation of their wine set, I’m particularly impressed by Vindependents novel business organization and how it results in the full participation and buy-in of the wines by the wine merchants that own the agency. It’s a brilliant approach to the distribution of wine, enabling them to sift through the sea of wine available to find the best match for their discriminating wine merchants who know their customers best.
As a small independent we have found joining the Vindependents a positive and valuable experience. We have gained knowledge from other members who have years of industry experience, as well as a true sense of camaraderie and friendship amongst the group. As a business we have seen a growth in margins and a direct increase in sales of wines that are exclusive to the Vindependents and its members. We love the fact that we are able to offer our customers exceptional value wines that are sourced direct from an ever increasing range of producers. Being a part-owner of Vindependents gives each individual member a voice in a growing business in an increasingly tough industry. For our business the Vindependents have been a huge success.”
Find out more about Vindependents
We would love to hear from you, whether you are interested in joining us as a member or a supplier, or are just curious to know more.