What We Do

Image: Lanchester Wines is a UK based wine merchant and importer

Lanchester Wines is a UK based wine merchant and importer

Established in 1980, we are one of the UK’s leading wine importers and wine wholesalers.

We supply a wide range of quality and premium wines to the on trade and off trade. Customers range from pubs, clubs, bars and hotel chains to high street retailers, supermarkets and off licenses.

Our extensive wine collection includes high quality wines from all corners of the world and we work with some of the leading wine producers across the globe to make sure we’re always offering the best quality wine at the best price.

A sustainable wine business

We are a sustainable wine business and continue to invest heavily in the generation of renewable energy at our County Durham headquarters. We want to be the greenest wine company in the world, which is why we make a conscious effort to ensure all of our operations are as environmentally friendly as possible.

And our sustainability programme has won awards.

Lanchester Wines was named The Drinks Business’ Green Awards ‘Renewable Energy Implementation’ Award 2019;  shortlisted in Business In the Community’s ‘The Asda Environmental Leadership Award’ 2016 (formerly The Big Tick) and also in The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016‘Carbon and Energy Management’ category.

Our Services

We operate a Class A bonded warehouse system over four sites in North East England which combined cover in excess of 920,000 ft2, all with 24/7 security. From these warehouses, our fleet of 11 delivery vehicles and our external partners distribute to customers seven days a week, handling close to 3,000 pallets of wine a day.

Wind turbines, solar panels and air source heat pumps provide us with renewable power and heat, while our sites in Gateshead are fitted with the UK’s second largest open loop ground source heat pump system.

Our team of designers and wine experts can help strengthen your brand through creating your own label wines. Ideal as a house wine, each bottle is created bespoke using your colours and logos.

We can work with you to create your own bespoke wine lists, tailored to suit your individual business needs, industry and customer base. Selecting the wines which your customers want and complementing your food menu.

Do your staff need more training ? We offer extensive staff wine training to equip your team with the skills and knowledge required to provide your customers with an unparalleled wine service.

Outstanding customer service is vital to our success. We have representatives in your local area to support you and offer guidance. And our customer service team is always on hand to help with any queries.

Our sister company is one of the largest wine bottlers in Europe, www.GreencroftBottling.com. It fills 90,000 bottles and boxes of wine per year and is home to the UK’s first wine canning line which fills an additional 17,000 cans of wine an hour. Click here for more information .