Countries

The world is becoming a smaller place with great finds from the new world of South America to the traditions of Italy, Spain and France.  We try to find them all but recognise good things take time so whilst we continue our search, please see below the countries that we already enjoy.

Countries

  • The Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. Historically, Argentine winemakers were traditionally more interested in quantity than quality with the country consuming 90% of the wine it produces.

    Argentine wines started being exported during the1990s, and are currently growing in popularity, making it now the largest wine exporter in South America.

  • Chile has a long viticultural history for a New World wine region dating to the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors brought Vitis vinifera vines with them as they colonized the region.

    Chile is now the fifth largest exporter of wines in the world, and the ninth largest producer. The climate has been described as midway between that of California and France. The most common grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère.

  • Viticulture and winemaking in England and Wales boasts a long and rich history. From pre-Roman times to the present day, there has been winegrowing in Britain. These pages will outline a bit more about this long and fruitful history. The UK is a premium wine-producing region, with around 500 vineyards in England and Wales covering some 4,500 acres and producing sparkling and still wines. English and Welsh wines have been winning many prestigious awards.

  • France still today gives the greatest pleasure of any wine producing region. Its wines are some of the best in the world and whilst some of the labels might seem confusing to those outside of France, their wines echo that of elegance, well-dressed and show a great appreciation for life. We work with wineries who have an appreciation for good quality that can be enjoyed with UK consumers.

  • Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and has overtaken France as the world's largest wine producer with more than one million vineyards under cultivation.

    Wine has been growing in Italy since 2nd century BC when Romans started their own vineyards.

  • Spain is the most widely planted wine producing nation with over 2.9 million acres and is third largest producer of wine in the world.

    The country has an abundance of native grape varieties, with over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain though 80 percent of the country's wine production is from only 20 grapes. 

    Major Spanish wine regions include the Rioja and Ribera del Duero which is known for their Tempranillo production.