We are Independent Wine –
the UK’s most dedicated Italian wine specialist
We source a record number of award-winning Italian wines directly from small wineries, and offer free next day delivery to Mainland UK.
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Our wines featured in the national press
We send our wines to the UK’s foremost wine journalists. We’re really proud when they choose our carefully sourced boutique Italian wines for review above hundreds of other options. Click to see which wines featured in The Guardian, Forbes, and The Independent.
To see journalist reviews of wines from our portfolio please visit our press page.
Independent Wine featured in the news
Independent Wine has been grabbing headlines in the UK’s foremost newspapers and magazines. Read what leading journalists have to say about our dedication to customers, laser-focus on Italy and remarkable collection of award-winning vintages.
“…in just 18 months Independent Wine has gone from being a start-up to becoming a serious disruptor in the wine trade, pioneering a bespoke approach to on-line wine sales and attracting customers from across the UK.”
“Since launching in 2020, Independent Wine have built a specialised portfolio featuring the UK’s record number of Decanter medal-winning wines from all over Italy.
As one might expect, they boast a selection of premium bottles from Italy’s most famous denominations, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Amarone della Valpolicella and Brunello di Montalcino, but they also offer a wide range of premium wines from lesser-known regions such as Lombardy’s Franciacorta, Alto Adige’s Lagrein, and Sardinia’s Cannonau and Vermentino.”
We regularly send wines to The Independent’s team of wine professionals for review. It’s an honour that they have selected a few bottles in our portfolio as “Indy Best/Best Buy. Browse some of the top bottles featured in The Independent.
Popular Italian Wines
Amarone | Barolo | Barbaresco | Brunello di Montalcino | Cannonau | Chianti Classico | Lagrein | Montefalco Sagrantino | Montepulciano | Nero d’Avola | Primitivo | Super Tuscan | Valpolicella
Wines of Piemonte
Piemonte (Piedmont) is a region in north-west Italy, and is home to some of the country’s most legendary wines. Its native Nebbiolo grape is used for famous red wines like Barolo and Barbaresco. Discover juicy Barbera d’Alba that tastes like wild strawberry and spiced cherry, refreshing Arneis white wine from the hills of Roero and low-alcohol sparkling Moscato d’Asti.
Wines of Veneto
Veneto is Italy’s most productive wine-growing region that produces over 1 billion bottles of wine with protected designation of origin every year. Its Valpolicella wines – Amarone, Ripasso, Recioto and Valpolicella Superiore – are as different as they are legendary. We also stock elegant and fragrant whites from Lugana DOC, and of course Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco.
Wines of Alto Adige
Alto Adige is the Alpine region of Italy also known as South Tyrol. It’s home to the Europe’s highest vineyards. This is where you’ll find delightful cool-climate wines, including intensely aromatic Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc). It also produces the best Italian Pinot Noir, as well as its own dark and crisp red wine: Lagrein.
Wines of Toscana
The rolling hills of Tuscany (Toscana) are home to vineyards producing rich wines with a bold, bright flavour. Famous Tuscan wines include Chianti Classico, Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino. The region is also renowned for its experimental Super Tuscan wines, which blend Sangiovese with international grapes like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wines of Umbria, Abruzzo and Puglia
Discover some of the most powerful red wines with firm tannins, deep colours and rich tastes of black fruits: Montefalco Sagrantino, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Negroamaro and UK-favourite Primitivo (also known as Zinfandel). But Umbria is also the birthplace of Italy’s legendary crisp and sharp white wine: Trebbiano Spoletino.
Wines of Sicilia and Sargedna
Explore wines from Italy’s largest islands, Sicily and Sardinia. Volcanic Sicily is famous for Nero D’Avola wine, a rich red with captivating flavours of black fruit, chocolate and tobacco. Discover the delightfully complex red wine Cannonau di Sardegna – with powerful tannins and notes of black fruits – or try fresh and concentrated Vermentino from Gallura – the most prestigious wine region of Sardinia.
What our customers say
We love what we do, and work really hard to source the wines that we sell. We want to go the extra mile to help you enjoy them, so we’re serious about providing superb customer service too.
We’re delighted to serve customers who know their wine, but are equally thrilled to give expert advice to those who are new to the world of wine. It makes us happy when our efforts pay off, and customers like you share their positive feedback.
I had a last minute requirement for a “selection” of wines. I put a call into Independent Wines after finding them on Google.
And I am so glad I did.
Oleg answered my call and was very helpful from the very second he spoke to me. His knowledge is astounding. His speed of response was superb. I had a requirement of majority red wine, with a white, rose and sparkling to add to the mix. I gave him a suggestion from what I knew I was looking for and the response along with his reasoning for this selection simply exceeded my expectations and then some…
Delivery was bang on the estimated delivery slot given. And I simply won’t hesitate using them again.
Keith of the North
I’ve ordered a couple of times now from Independent, and have been very pleased with both the quality of wines offered and the service. They even gave me a discount and paid it into my account without my knowing this was available! A pleasant surprise. The delivery was very quick through DHL, just a couple of days. If you want decent wines at reasonable (but not cheap) prices, I’d recommend this company.
My son was very pleased with his wine. It arrived on the Saturday as planned and was nicely wrapped with the gift card. I love that they don’t use plastic wrapping. Oleg was so helpful and made it so simple to order. I’ll definitely be recommending them to friends.
- Discover authentic Italian food made by the wineries: aromatic olive oil and luscious sweetsThis October, we went on a mission to find authentic Italian food to supplement our collection of fine Italian wines. We knew that some of the wineries we work with don’t just make exceptional wine – they also make extra virgin olive oil from the ancient trees growing on their land, and rich sweets infused…
- Independent Wine wins Decanter Retailer Award: Best Small Online Retailer of the Year, Runner-upThe winners of the Decanter Retailer Awards 2021 have been announced, and we’re proud to have been awarded the title of Runner-up for the Best Small Online Retailer of the Year category. We’re pleased as punch to come second, especially as it’s only our second year of trading. It also means a lot to us…
- Independent Wine Shortlisted for Two Decanter Retailer Awards 2021We are thrilled that Independent Wine has been shortlisted for two Decanter Retailer Awards 2021 – Small Online Retailer of the Year and Italy Specialist of the Year! The Decanter Retailer Awards are judged across three stages by an expert judging panel. Each entry is assessed based on quality, value, range, service, innovation and performance.…