Bancroft Wines is a specialist premium importer and distributor based in London supplying customers located throughout the UK and Ireland.
We are dedicated to delivering excellent advice and service and forming long-term relationships with clients and growers.
Our team share that same passion for supplying wines of the best possible quality. They support our customers in making the wine choices that will truly set them apart, creating individual collections from our extensive range.
Adam Bancroft MW founded Bancroft Wines in 1990, a few years after being named the world’s youngest Master of Wine. He quickly built a reputation in the UK trade for his instinctive ability to find exceptional producers – many of whom are regarded today as iconic estates – and for the quality of his tasting events. Many of these producers are still in our portfolio today.
When Adam tragically and suddenly passed away in 1999, current chairman Peter De Haan purchased the company alongside H&H Fine Wines, with an aim to preserve Adam’s legacy and continuously improve the quality and diversity of wines available to UK consumers. While the company has changed a lot over the years, the fundamental commitment to quality, authenticity, and nurturing long-term relationships is still at the heart of what we do.
We work closely with a group of hand picked producers from around the world to deliver a broad range of exclusive wines to our customers.
Over 90% of our producers are family-owned, and we pride ourselves on sourcing wines that deliver authentic expressions of their regions, and who share our values.
The breadth of our portfolio enables us to provide the entire wine list for many of our customers, catering to all tastes and price points while maintaining high-quality standards across our range.
We believe that respect for the environment should be reflected in the wines we sell, and seek to work with producers who farm organically and work sustainably. 40% of our producers are certified organic.
We’re proud to have a very dynamic and successful Fine Wine selection and specialist team on hand to offer advice on all aspects of fine wine purchasing, from everyday drinking to En Primeur purchases.
Our experienced sales team are WSET Diploma-qualified and can offer expert advice on wine list compilation and emerging trends and regular tastings. Our marketing team can provide detailed information and technical sheets on all of our wines.
Our tasting programme is designed to bring our producers closer to our customers, and to enable them to keep their lists updated and interesting throughout the year. In additional to our annual Portfolio Tasting held in February, we hold 3 smaller ‘Snapshot Tastings’, two regional tastings and an annual Burgundy En Primeur tasting in January – as well as a Christmas tasting for Private Customers.
We can develop tailored staff training programmes for restaurant staff and our in-house certified instructor can offer certification for WSET Level 1. To date we have certified more than 100 customers.
We organise multiple trips and producer visits to connect customers closer to our producers.
We can offer design support for wine lists and other collateral, POS stock, events and promotions.
Bancroft Wines works in partnership with London City Bond, Britain’s leading privately-owned specialist wine warehousing company. LCB operates in excess of 1,000,000 sq ft of bonded storage space and 21 individual warehouses situated across the country, whilst offering a truly comprehensive nationwide wine logistics service.
We’re proud of the quality and breadth of our strategic communications materials, which include a yearly programme of email marketing campaigns, a digital price list, a technical sheets and a revamped website to be launched this year.