About UsOur buying policy at Stannary St Wine Co. is quite simple: we spend a lot of time in the regions we specialise in, namely Burgundy, the US and Italy, tasting as much as possible, getting to know the winemakers and nurturing a real understanding of vineyards and terroirs. We then put our money where our tastebuds are and buy from those wineries that really excite us, be it because they are already making great wine or because we spot great potential in the winemaker.
We then ship the wines and hopefully persuade our customers they should be buying them, too!
When we begin working with someone we very much see it as a long term, mutual relationship. We are not interested in dipping in and out of wineries because once or twice a decade they might make a half decent wine. We prefer to work with people in whom we believe completely and who will fashion consistently high class, progressive and authentic wines.
In many respects, we see buying as more important than selling. If we buy well then sales will follow and with such a philosophy we have to buy what we are passionate about. All we then need to do is convey that passion to you. Between us all at Stannary St Wine Co. we have a lot of experience and we are not interested in buying what we think people might like. We have to trust our expertise and knowledge and buy wines we truly believe are fantastic. It is as simple as that.
Your points of contact:
Call us on 0207 582 6865 from 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday or email us as follows:
Customer services: email@example.com
Accounts & Private Reserves: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website technical enquiries: email@example.com
And our buyers are here to help too!
|Sam Clarke - USA
Sam is our American specialist, regularly spending time there with his American wife, to discover exciting producers to add to our ever expanding US portfolio and securing some of the most sought-after wineries around. Before joining the wine trade, he amassed a serious cellar of his own so understands exactly what it entails. Whether you are simply looking to fill a few gaps in your existing collection, or to begin buying your first bottles, Sam will be able to advise you personally.
|Jason Haynes - BURGUNDY
Spending much of his time in Burgundy, liaising with growers and hoping to spot the next big talent before anyone else, Jason is truly our Mr Burgundy. In 2009, with twenty years of buying experience at the highest level behind him, he was consecrated a ‘Chevalier du Tastevin’ at the renowned Château du Clos de Vougeot by the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and returned to the same building a year later to marry a Burgundian. Jason is regularly hosting Burgundy focussed tastings, masterclasses and dinners in London, often with some of our most prestigious winemakers in attendance so make sure you subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media to hear about these events!
|Philippa Saunders - ITALY
Philippa has recently taken over our growing Italian portfolio and is spending more and more time in Italy, finding exciting new wines and prizing bigger allocations out of our existing growers. Do get in touch for any Italian wine advice!
|Tom Bird - Head of Private Client Sales
Tom Bird joins Stannary St Wine Co. as the new Head of Private Client Sales, after successful, extended stints in senior Private Client Sales roles at Corney & Barrow and Wine Source. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the wine trade. Tom’s interest and expertise in the wines of Burgundy and more recently, New Wave California, lend themselves exceptionally well to the specialty focuses of Stannary St Wine Co.
Press and Awards
""...a jewel of a wine merchant specialising in Burgundy, USA and Italy." Joanna Simon, The Wine Gang
"They have more flair than my home team!" Michel Bettane, The World of Fine Wine
“Stannary Street is particularly strong on Burgundy, but there are also some terrific wines from the USA and elsewhere in their range.” Natasha Hughes MW
“…one of the most exciting burgundy dealers around.” Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph“The selection was impressive, and quality very consistent and very high.” Simon Woolf, Harpers
IWC Burgundy Merchant of the Year 2013/14
Highly Commended IWC California Merchant of the Year 2015/16
IWC Burgundy Merchant of the Year 2017/18