Our Members

Amps Fine Wines

A 4th generation independent wine merchant based in Oundle, where the shelves have been bursting with an exciting range of wines from around the world since 1901.We combine a passion for wines of character, style and value with total dedication to the independently minded wine drinker and friendly, knowledgeable service.We’ve got an overflowing trophy cabinet, having won more awards in recent years than you can wiggle a corkscrew at! We’ve tasted all of our wines because we refuse to sell wines that we wouldn’t love to drink ourselves, so we’ll often say ‘if you don’t like it, bring it back because we’ll drink it!’

Appellation Nation

Founded in 2003 in the heart of the Cotswolds. We now have shops in Cirencester and Cheltenham. We are proud to source wines from small, high-quality growers. The producers make wines with real passion, care and often with minimal intervention.

Bakers & Larners of Holt

As the oldest commercial business in the Norfolk town of Holt, the origins of the Bakers and Larners department store stretch back to the 1700s. The store has successfully maintained a strong grasp of its tradition, heritage and unique identity ever since. No visit to the award winning Bakers and Larners food hall is complete without a visit to its exceptional fine wine department and 17th century wine cellar. Our Fine Wine Experts are specialists in their field and take every care to help the discerning customer choose the correct wine.

Butlers Wine Celler

A long established, independent wine merchant, based in Brighton. We are known for having a broad range of wines, normally over 2000 lines, showcasing many eclectic wines from around the world. You might find anything from great value Sicilian wines, vintage Port from the 1960s or hard to find Californian treats. We specialise in English sparkling wines, Portuguese (2013 Portuguese Wine Retailer of the year) and Californian wines. We are an important part of the Brighton community and are heavily involved in the Brighton and Hove Food Festival, and hosting many fun, informative events.

Cambridge Wine Merchants

Independent wine merchants with four retail branches in Cambridge (two of which also operate as wine bars), as well as franchises in Salisbury, Royston (Herts) and Ampthill (Beds), plus wholesale and online divisions. We have won 23 industry awards since 2010 including International Wine Challenge (the world’s biggest wine competition) top prize: “Merchant of the Year”, Large Independent of the Year and Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year. The business was established in 1993 and is owned and managed by its founders Hal Wilson and Brett Turner.

Caviste

Caviste are based in Hampshire with a shop in Overton and an outlet at Newlyn’s Farm Shop near Odiham. Caviste specialise in selling outstanding, handcrafted wines from small producers. We aim to offer our customers outstanding value for money at whatever price level, offer outstanding levels of service and wines that are fit for any occasion from daily drinking to the finest wines.

The Dorset Wine Company

The Dorset Wine Company is a quality focussed independent wine merchant based in the county town of Dorchester and supplies an ecelectic and interesting selection of wines, spirits, beer and cigars through its retail shop in Poundbury.  Established in 2006 by Jonathan Charles, The Dorset Wine Company has built up a legion of loyal followers who appreciate that no nonsense advice and great wines needn’t cost the earth.  With nearly 20 years experience in the wine trade, Jonathan has built up a host of valuable contacts and is passionate about the range of wines that are stocked and the small, dedicated producers that The Dorset Wine Company represents.

Define food & wine

Define was founded at the turn of the millennium by Jon Campbell with a mission to showcase the great diversity of world wine styles. Over the years we have assembled a specialist range of over 1000 wines, with a particular focus on Italy, regional France and South Africa. Most of our trade is retail to discerning Cheshire wine-lovers, with an increasing number of restaurant clients in the region as well as a number of Michelin-starred outlets in London.

Eynsham Cellars

Eynsham Cellars is owned and run by two enthusiastic chaps named Oli and Iain, the safe-keepers of about 400 different wines, 60 bottled ales, not to mention a wonderful selection of lagers and a dazzling spirit selection. We’re completely independent. That means we can stock the things that we love. In fact if we don’t absolutely love it, we won’t stock it. Our prices are very competitive too as we don’t indulge in false promotions and artificial prices increases. Instead, we like to keep the prices low, and sometimes a little lower.

The Good Spirits Co.

The Good Spirits Co. was founded in 2011 by three drinks enthusiasts – Shane Goodbody, Matthew McFadyen, and Mark Connelly – who met while working at Oddbins. Believing that Glasgow was sorely lacking a specialist spirits shop, the idea for The Good Spirits Co. was conceived.

Hennings Wine Merchants

Hennings Wine Merchants, set in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, has long held a reputation for being one of the leading independents in the south-east of England. Established as a single shop in Pulborough in 1960 by Charles Hennings, the company is now four shops strong and under its third generation of family control. A retail business with shops throughout the county and a thriving website is only the start, as Hennings also supplies hundreds of restaurants, hotels, bars and pubs throughout the south of England through its dedicated wholesale team based at its 17,000ft2 Warehouse headquarters in Pulborough.

Hercules Wine Warehouse

Hercules Wine Warehouse is an independent wine merchant based in South East Kent. Our first retail wine warehouse opened in Sandwich in 2005, followed 3 years later by our branch in Faversham. We stock an extensive range of over 350 wines and specialist spirits. In addition, our Sandwich store boasts a selection of local ales and ciders. We like to find interesting and innovative wines and are happy to offer advice and to share our knowledge with our customers. We supply a number of on-trade establishments locally. We manage our own distribution and as a result we can proudly offer a wealth of exclusive wines backed up with the highest level of service.

Loki Wine

Loki wine was founded in 2012 and is based in Birmingham City Centre. The concept of Loki is to provide a place where people can mingle and try up-to 40 wines in an ‘enoteca’ style wine lounge. The wine shop focuses on small and boutique producers, as well as a wide range of spirits and craft beers.

Mr & Mrs Fine Wine

Southwell’s finest independent wine merchant.  Situated on Church Street by the scenic Southwell Minster in the heart of the town, the Wine Bank is steeped in history and character. We have over 400 wines from all around the world to choose from.  A selection of wines, champagnes, whiskies, spirits, and so much more have all been personally and carefully chosen by us to bring the best of price and quality to our customers. Customers have the option to come and buy wines to take away or relax and have one of our wines by the glass or choose a bottle to open and drink in our Treasury Room or Wine Bar.

Nickolls & Perks

Nickolls and Perks is a proud family owned wine merchant based in Stourbridge in the West Midlands. Founded in 1797 they are now owned by the Gardener family and sell fine wines from their shop and to the on trade across the Midlands.

Noel Young Wines

Noel Young Wines of Cambridge was founded in 1991 with the aim of sourcing high quality, interesting, individual wines marketed with a lack of pretension. Multi award winning NYW still adhere strongly to this; with an ever changing hand picked range of over 1750 wines and a full mail order service. www.nywines.co.uk Tel 01223 566744. Noel also co-own and helps make the wines of Magpie Estate in the Barossa Valley, Australia.

Old Chapel Cellars

Old Chapel Cellars is an independent wine merchant based in Cornwall whose roots lie in the former Laymont & Shaw, who were widely regarded as the UK’s premier importer of fine Spanish wines. We aim to deal directly with wineries wherever possible and import wines from all over the world – not just Spain. We have a very relaxed and friendly shop based in Truro where we hold regular tastings and also an online store. Alongside retail we also service corporate clients and have some excellent on-trade accounts nationwide, including Michelin star restaurants.

Park Vintners

Park Vintners is a specialist wine shop with a focus on sourcing wines with personality: exciting, lip-smacking and palate-tingling wines at a fair price. Often these wines come from smaller growers who are passionate and very involved with their winemaking. The owners of Park Vintners, Wayne and Alex, have been sourcing these high quality wines for years.

Planet of the Grapes

Planet of the Grapes have a shop in Holborn, a wine bar in Leadenhall Market and a bar/restaurant on Bow Lane, all in central London. We have been selling the fine people of London fine wine for 10 years and stock current classics and older gems from around the world with the emphasis on fine wines. We also have two new Central London wine bar/shops in the pipeline and plan to take over the world very soon.

Quaff

Quaff was founded in 2005 by Toby Peirce, who as a professional cricketer in his early adulthood, spent winters playing in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Here he caught the wine bug while drinking an intemperate amount in the company of various winemakers’ cricketing sons. We don’t have a regional speciality,  or try to be overtly organic or biodynamic. Our aim is that regardless of style, region, colour or price, we are offering you the best bottle available. Each wine should be an archetype of that style; typical of the region, the vintage and showing the talents of the producer.  The majority of our work, however, is done by listening carefully to the customer, and making a recommendation that suits them. This is as vital as selecting the wines in the first place.

Reserve Wines

Reserve Wines opened its doors in 2003 in West Didsbury, Manchester – we now operate from 3 sites spread around the North West. Our Didsbury outlet is primarily retail with a significant wholesale and corporate business. Our second site, situated in Altrincham, is part of a regeneration project turning the town’s old Market Building into a unique dining experience. As well as retailing we also provide wines by the glass and bottle to drink in. Our latest venture is part of Bents Garden and Home Centre where we run the wine concession within their new Food Hall offering wines from sampling machines & by the glass to drink in as well as a significant retail area.

Sheldon’s Wine Cellars

Sheldon’s Wine Cellars are one of the UK’s oldest Independent Merchants trading from the same premises in Shipston-on-Stour since 1842. Sheldon’s made its name supplying wines and spirits to most parts of the British Empire and today we supply customers, educational and ecclesiastical establishments the length and breadth of the country. We also boast fantastic original cellars measuring 12,500sq ft and these are the venue for many of our dinners and tastings as well as regular tours. We are proudly independent and our mission has always been to provide an eclectic range of fantastic value wines from all corners of the globe while offering a friendly knowledgeable service.

The Secret Wine Celler

We are an independent, quality focused wine merchant with shops in Tunbridge Wells, Oxted and Wadhurst. Whilst we are predominantly retail focused with lots of customer interaction and tasting events, our wholesale business grows steadily. We operate two websites – The Secret Cellar and our corporate gift business, Wooden Wine Box Company. Aside from sourcing and selling some seriously great wines, and making sure we look after customers incredibly well, we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Stone, Vine & Sun Wine Merchants

Stone, Vine & Sun Wine Merchants are committed to sourcing superb wines that truly reflect the land they are grown on.We’re named after the three most important influences on a bunch of grapes, and therefore wine: the earth, the plant and the weather. It reflects our belief that wines should have a sense of place. As a result we strive to buy from independent, family-owned wine producers, whose husbandry of their land increasingly encourages the adoption of sustainable, organic or bio-dynamic methods of cultivation.

The Sampler

The Sampler is a leading independent wine merchant with two shops in central London and a restaurant wholesale arm. We pioneered the use of Enomatic sampling machines in retail shops, believing that customers should be able to try wines before deciding what to buy rather than relying on brand or discount or promotion to guide their buying. We stock over 1,500 different wines and have particular strengths in grower champagne and mature vintages back to the 19th century.

The Stroud Wine Company
Stroud Wine Company is a family owned, independent wine and beer merchants based in the South Cotswolds. Our aim is to provide customers with the best, most interesting and diverse selection of wines we can find. Our range is regularly updated, we source top quality wines from small, independent producers and list a large selection of organic, biodynamic and vegan wines.
Taurus Wines

Taurus Wines is an award-winning, independent wine merchant and importer in the Surrey Hills. Opened in 2001 by Rupert Pritchett, who initially started it as a mail-order business in an old cow shed (hence the name), Taurus has been keeping the good people of Surrey and Sussex in expertly sourced fine and party wines since then. The current shop now occupies a renovated 400-year-old barn just outside Guildford and Rupert will be opening a second Surrey-based store in 2018. Taurus is a hotbed of WSET qualifications, with almost all staff either WSET Diploma qualified or studying for it – plus Rupert likes to keep an MW on the books just so he can say that Taurus has a more qualified buying team than most supermarkets!

Vagabond

Vagabond is a multiple award-winning wine shop and ‘enoteca’.  We have 100 wines available to try by the glass or sample, most from lesser known grapes, regions or producers. Customers can enjoy our wines with tasty cheese and charcuterie boards while sitting back on our comfy leather sofas, or partake in non-stuffy tutored tastings.  We also have a rapidly expanding wholesale operation for businesses that care about the wines they buy.

Le Vignoble

Le Vignoble is an independent wine merchant, wine lounge and wine education business with outlets in the historic Royal William Yard, Plymouth and Bath. Wine is their passion and they offer over 300 different wines by the bottle to drink in or take home, with 36 wines also available to taste from their Enomatic wine serving systems.

The Vineking

The Vineking was founded in 2003.  From the humble beginnings of a kitchen table, we now have three Surrey based shops, a warehouse and of course a website.  We are always hosting tastings and we are currently running a series of “Pop Up Restaurant’s” within our shops, please check our website for more details.  Our motto has always been “great wines, no nonsense” and so far, it’s not let us down!

Vinomondo

Vinomondo is the first Welsh member of Vindependents based in Conwy N. Wales. Our ambition is to introduce you to superb handmade wines from the world’s finest independent and family-owned vineyards plus a fantastic selection of beers, whiskies and spirits!

WoodWinters

WoodWinters emerged from our desire to share the outstanding and diverse wines that we had experienced on our travels. We wanted to connect with like-minded wine drinkers and let them taste and buy the wines that we had come to adore. Our first shop opened in Bridge of Allan, near Stirling in Scotland in 2005. From day one the mission was to help our customers drink better wine. Our enjoyment of wine is rooted in its quality, whatever the price point and we are excited by flavour, by provenance, by the myriad of natural elements and human decisions that combine to make truly exceptional wines.

The Whalley Wine Shop

The Whalley Wine Shop is an award winning fine wine merchant based in the Ribble Valley in the picturesque village of Whalley.  At The Whalley Wine Shop you can buy Fine Wines, Champagnes, Local Real Ales, National Bottled Beers,  Ciders, World Beers, Malt Whiskies, Premium Spirits, Ports and a good range of quality cigars. We aspire to be a ‘new generation’ of wine shop, and our ambition is to become the most exciting and happening wine shop in our market.

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