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.
To see journalist reviews of wines from our portfolio please visit our press page.
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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 | Barbera | 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.
Franco Galgani (GB)
Outstanding wine merchant. Delighted with the efficiency of the delivery, super-packaging and of course excellence of the wines.
Exceptional, personal, and expert service. And what a wonderful find!! Looking forward to exploring these gems of Italy. Thank you Oleg and Independent Wine!
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.
- Independent Wine named one of 15 Family businesses to watchRun by husband and wife team, Elvira and Oleg, Independent Wine was recently included in The Great British Entrepreneur Awards rundown of 15 family businesses to watch in 2022. Independent Wine – a “family business to watch” In a recent Great British Entrepreneur Awards article (15 family businesses to watch in 2022), the writer called…
- Decanter Expert Choice: Peter Zemmer Pinot Grigio Giatl RiservaDecanter Magazine has named Peter Zemmer Pinot Grigio Giatl Riserva 2018 one of the best premium Pinot Grigios on the market, giving it an outstanding score of 94/100. With its pronounced flavours of passion fruit, elderflower, honey and ginger – combined with a sumptuous mouth-feel from careful ageing – it’s not hard to see the…
- Sipping four Broccardo Barolos on a wine-tasting journeyIn October 2021, Elvira and I were lucky enough to visit the Broccardo family winery to taste their 2017 Barolo wines. It’s worth mentioning that I am very cautious about the 2017 vintage. It was a hot and dry summer, and not exactly ideal – as you’ll see in my guide to the best Barolo…