Core Brands - Wilson Wines - Independent Wine Merchants - Wholesale and Trade Supplier

Our Core Brands

Wilson Wines is far more than a wine merchant. With our vast experience we can help assist in creating a wine list that will really work for your business. A well presented wine offering can significantly help to develop your business in bars, clubs and pubs and is often linked to improved food sales

Wilson Wines are members of The Independent Wine Buyers Consortium (IWBC)and provide a complete wine service for the licensed trade. All their wines are selected by IWBC members and are only available through their agents. You won't see the wines on your wine list in the supermarket on a Buy One Get One Free offer.

Below is a small sample of our core brands

 

Avanti

Avanti

Bodegas Borbore, a family owned wine producer based in San Juan, Argentina,produces a range of wines including this unique label.

The Avanti range includes a pair of dual varietals at an entry level, a Chenin/Torrontes white blend and a Shiraz/Malbec red.

Also included in the range are three single varietals: a concentrated, full bodied Chardonnay, an off-dry Malbec Rosť and an intensely fruited Malbec.

We believe these Avanti Argentine wines present excellent value for money and truly ‘punch above their weight’.

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Country: Argentina
Region: San Juan
Range: Chenin / Torrontes,
Shiraz/Malbec,
Chardonnay,
Malbec Rosť,
Malbec
 
 
Azabache

Azabache

The producer of Azabache Rioja was fomed as Bodega Cooperativa San Isidro Labrador at the end of 1955 and began building its own winery at the beginning of 1956 in Aldeanueva de Ebro. A replacement winery was built in the 1980’s and it both began selling its own branded wines and acquired a majority shareholding in Bodegas Berberana. It was renamed in the 1990’s as Vinedos de Aldeanueva.

Azabache is the company’s own label and comprises an extensive range of 12 wines from entry level Blanco, Rosado and Joven Garnacha and Tempranillo reds, through Crianza and Reserva wines to their Gran Reserva

Additionally, the company produces a barrel fermented white, organic Joven and Crianza reds, and wines from more unusual grape varieties including Mazuelo Crianza and a Graciano Reserva.

Azabache wines are made in a contemporary, fruit driven style, totally in keeping with the forward looking philosophy of Vinedos Aldeanueva.

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Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Range: White,
Rosť,
Tinto Joven,
Crianza,
Reserva,
Gran Reserva
 
 
Mont Marcal

Mont Marcal

The Mont Marcal estate in the heart of the Penedes region was purchased by Manuel Sancho in 1975. He set about resurrecting the vineyards which had once surrounded this old convent. He transformed the medieval passage ways through the chalk beneath the estate for the purpose of storing and maturing the sparkling wines produced in the vineyards above.

Now, Mont Marcal have their own 40 hectare farm dedicated to the production of their wines. Varieties planted include Macabeo, Xarello and Parellada for the CAVA wines, and Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah for the Penedes varietals.

In addition, there are long term agreements in place with local grape growers, supplying Mont Marcal with 300 hectares of Moscatel, Tempranillo, Syrah and Trepat.

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Country: Spain
Region: Cava and Penedes
Range: Cava,
Penedes varietals
 
 
Rocheburg

Rocheburg

The Rocheburg range of South African wines are made for IWBC by winemakers Zakkie Bester, Eric Saayman and Alecia Hamman at Riebeek Cellars, who produce the full range of wines at Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland.

Established in 1941, the past 65 years have seen Riebeek Cellars experiment both in the areas of viticulture and viniculture, establishing which grape varieties grow best within their vineyard area, and combining new winemaking techniques with the best of traditional practices

The Rocheburg range includes fresh, unoaked whites and fruit dominated reds with well integrated wood influence.

These wines are now amongst the best value to be found from the increasingly popular southern hemisphere or New World wine producing areas.

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Country: South Africa
Region: Swartland
Range: Chenin Blanc,
Chardonnay,
Shiraz/Cinsaut,
Pinotage,
Shiraz,
Cabernet Sauvignon
 
 
San Antonio

San Antonio

A range of Italian wines designed to provide the most popular varieties in the current vogue for Italy as something of a leader in popular wine consumption.

Sourced from Carlo Botter SPA, which was established on the borders between Veneto and Friuli in 1928. A family company now run by the second and third generations of the Botter family.

Over 90% of Botter’s production now goes to export, with customers in 35 countires.

Although originally made up of a pair of wines, Pinot Grigio and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, the San Antonio range has been expanded to include a Pinot Grigio Rosato, two sparkling wines, Pinot Grigio Spumante and Pinot Grigio Rosato Spumante.

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Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Range: Pinot Grigio,
PG Spumante,
PG Rosato,
PG Rosato Spumante,
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
 
 
Totara Hill

Totara Hill

We’re not supposed to say that these wines come from Coopers Creek, but it is true that they’re made by Simon Nunns and his team. Simon is Chief Winemaker at Coopers Creek, he took over from Kim Crawford ....draw your own conclusions..

We can, however, say that the name refers to the Totara tree, native to (or at least endemic in) New Zealand.

The Sauvignon Blanc shows good, typical Marlborough characteristics and also Simon Nunn’s trademark style in making the wine with minimal handling, and letting the fruit be the star.

The Pinot Noir comes from selected vineyards, primarily in Marlborough, with a small addition from Hawke’s Bay. The different lots are fermented and aged separately, then blended just prior to bottling. Both wines are bottled under screwcap.

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Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough/East Coast
Range: Sauvignon Blanc,
Pinot Noir
 
 
Veuve Valmante

Veuve Valmante

Produced for the IWBC by Compagnie Francaise des Grands Vins amongst whose founding directors was Eugene Charmat, the inventor of the process of sparkling wine production that bears his name.

The Brut is dry and refreshing, with pineapple and grapefruit flavours, ideal for Bucks Fizz.

The Demi Sec can be used as a base for mixed drinks or drunk on its own and is good with pastries and desserts.

The Rosť has an off-dry style with a pronounced nose of strawberries and red fruits on the palate.

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Country: France
Region: Loire Valley
Range: Brut,
Demi Sec,
Rosť
 
 
Villa Rosa

Villa Rosa

Produced by Santa Helena winery (whites) and Vina Tarapaca (reds), these form the IWBC’s major range of varietal wines from Chile. Good varietal characteristics, in a premium presentation, at realistic prices.

Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are cold fermented to preserve freshness and give the primary fruit flavours dominance. Both wines show good length and depth.

Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon present rich, dark fruits and preserve structure whilst having soft, approachable tannins.

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Country: Chile
Region: Curico Valley,
Colchagua Valley,
Maipo Valley
Range: Sauvignon Blanc,
Chardonnay,
Merlot,
Cabernet Sauvignon
 
 
Wilson’s Quay

Wilson's Quay

These wines form the IWBC’s entry level Australian pair. Made by Warburn Winery using drip irrigation, which guarantees availability and price stability out of Australia’s drought stricken wine lands..

Wilson’s Quay Colombard/Chardonnay combines the expected structure and elegance of Chardonnay with the aromatic top notes of Colombard.

The Wilson’s Quay red blends Merlot with a little Shiraz to give increased fruit concentration, and Petit Verdot for colour and body weight and soft tannins.

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Country: Australia
Region: South Eastern Australia
Range: Colombard/Chardonnay,
Merlot,
Shiraz,
Petit Verdot