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.

Top ten wines
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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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“…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.

Agnes Stevenson, The Herald, 10.08.2021

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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 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.

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Outstanding wine merchant

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Franco Galgani (GB)

Outstanding wine merchant. Delighted with the efficiency of the delivery, super-packaging and of course excellence of the wines.

A wonderful find!

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Dawn (GB)

Exceptional, personal, and expert service. And what a wonderful find!! Looking forward to exploring these gems of Italy. Thank you Oleg and Independent Wine!

Hassle-free ordering, no plastic wrapping

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Coral Reynolds (GB)

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.


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