Merchant Vintners was established in 1965 and the ownership split amongst 20 different firms. They are one of the few UK Vintners that help small family-owned wine producers to expand into larger markets. They require that their members have at least 3 to 4 years of experience in the wine market. Their headquarters is in the Borough of Melton in London.
Farr Vintners Ltd was established in 1978 by a team of immigrants from Hong Kong. They are considered to be one of the largest wine merchants and UK Vintners located in Britain. They have a policy of quick turn over and selling at low profit margins. Their main source of sales is selling wine from their partner Bordeaux wines. They also feature many wines that are sourced internationally such as wines from Italy, Spain, California, Australia and New Zealand. They are located at Juniper Drive in London.
Capital Vintners (http://capitalvintners.com/) has been operational since 2005. The are one of the finest in UK vintners. They offer 6500 different cases of wine and are stored in EHD Locke King vaults in Surrey and Vine International at London City Bond, Tilbury. They primarily source their wines from Bordeaux, Champagne, Burgundy, Côtes-de-Rhône, Super Tuscan and Napa Valley. They are currently a partner with the London International Vintners Exchange.
The Vintners’ Company is one of the oldest known of the UK vintners, having been established in 1363. In 2013, they celibrated their 650th anniversary with a big bash in their very own Vintners’ Hall. They have many contacts within the wine trade and have given financial and material support for starting companies. They are big supporters of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, the Wine Standards Board, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and Institute of Masters of Wine. They are also active in hosting charitable events, including their own charity called The Benevolent.
UKV PLC buys and resells high-priced luxury wines. On their website, you may see wines listed anywhere between £1,000.00 to £40,000 per bottle. They have wines from Graves, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italy, Spain and various champagnes. They have offices in bother Surrey and London.