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Winetraders is an importer, retailer and distributor of high quality, single estate wines and Smeaton’s Bristol Method Dry Gin. We believe in promoting natural wines, those that are expressive of their homeland; wines made by hand with minimal chemical intervention and where the wine making shows maximum respect for the environment.
For me, it all started at Oddbins in Summertown (where Sainsbury’s is now). In the early 1990’s I managed what was one of the most successful branches of this iconic retailer. As Oddbins’ golden age came to an end I founded Winetraders in 1997 armed with a fistful of dreams (and not much experience). The aim then – as it is now – is to bring the unsung heroes of the world’s vineyards to a wider audience. Almost 25 years later we’re still here, doing what we love. We work locally with restaurants such as The Nut Tree and Le Manoir, with merchants including Grape Minds and The Oxford Wine Company, and nationally with quality retailers such as Waitrose and Majestic.
– Michael Palij MW, Owner