Wine-Man Ltd is an independent wine merchant run by husband and wife team Ian and Paula Hewson, ably assisted by our general manager, Samantha Barker and webmaster, Richard Disney.
The business was founded in 1999 and is run from our premises in the beautiful West Berkshire village of Yattendon.
Wine-Man sources and supplies wines from all over the world. We import directly from producers in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Our buying policy is to select wines which offer a great quality to price ratio – wines which reflect the enthusiasm and energy of the winemakers who have made them, rather than the bland, over-processed and dull industrial wines that have largely taken over today’s so-called "special offer" shelves. We look to stock wines which represent great value at their normal shelf price and do not artificially increase prices in order to offer a huge "discount."
We supply the majority of our retail customers through the Wine-Man Shop in Yattendon and also deliver to addresses in the RG and OX post code areas using our own staff and vehicles. Mail order delivery to the rest of the UK is carried out by a reputable carrier using an overnight despatch service. Local restaurants, pubs, caterers, shops and clubs, as well as a selection of Golf Clubs provide the backbone to our regular wholesale business.
Events such as parties, weddings and balls are catered for on a no-quibble sale or return basis, with volume discounts and free glass loan available.
Wine-Man’s activities also encompass wine tasting events for wine groups and societies, corporate entertainment, wine-tasting dinners and wine tours. Food and wine matching is a particular speciality.