We are Independent Wine –
the UK’s most dedicated Italian wine specialist

We source over 140 award-winning Italian wines directly from small wineries, and offer free next day delivery to Mainland UK.

Top Scoring Francone Barbaresco Gallina DOCG 2017

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Barbaresco Wines

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.

To see journalist reviews of wines from our portfolio please visit our press page.

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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.

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“…Independent Wine now stocks more than 80 Decanter medal-winning Italian vintages. This is perhaps the largest collection in the UK, showing the online-only retailer’s dedication to fine Italian wines..

Mary Youlden Exeter Daily, June 27, 2022

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“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.”

Olivia Mason, Decanter, 01.09.2021

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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.

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 – AmaroneRipassoRecioto 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 RieslingGewürztraminer 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 ClassicoRosso 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 SagrantinoMontepulciano d’AbruzzoNegroamaro 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 equally we’re thrilled to give the best advice to someone who’s new to the world of wine – and we are really glad when our customers share their feedback on our Google Maps page.

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5-star customer review

Gary Rogan

Fantastic range of wines all superbly described informing both those who have an educated palate and those like me who really benefit from professional insight. Oleg and Elvira are exceptional people and the quality of wine, service and support is a reflection of them and second to none.

5-star customer review

Hamish Dobbie

Fantastic quality Italian wine with labels very hard to source in UK. If you love Barolo ❤ you will appreciate their selection. Team always helpful with advice.

5-star customer review

Kevin Holter

Great service ordered a bottle of wine at 12.30 on the 30/12/2021 was delivered 14.00 on the 31/12/2021 brilliant. Very helpful and friendly staff.


  • Independent Wine shortlisted for two Decanter Retailer Awards 2022
    Independent Wine has been shortlisted for two Decanter Retailer Awards 2022. As in 2021, we’re in the running for the titles of Best Small Online Retailer and Best Specialist Retailer Italy. Last year, we were absolutely delighted to come runner-up in the Best Small Online Retailer of the Year category. We’re hoping to emulate some…
  • Tree Planted with every order of 3 or more bottles
    After this year’s shocking heatwaves across the UK, Elvira and I realised it’s time to get even more serious about the current climate emergency. After all, things have been getting worse for years. Back in 2019, Public Health England reported that 892 persons died because of heatwaves* in England alone. Sadly, it looks like 2022 won’t…
  • 2 Francone wines score highly in Decanter Magazine’s Barbaresco Vintage Report
    Decanter recently released its Barbaresco Vintage Report, spearheaded by its Italian wine expert and DWWA Judge Aldo Fiordelli. We’re happy to report that our friend and colleagues at Francone scored highly – with two Barberesco wines scoring 90 points and higher. One even found a coveted place amongst Aldo’s ten “top picks” from the 2017…