The Real Wine Fair is organised by Les Caves de Pyrène along with a number of superb partners without whom The Fair would not be possible…
Les Caves de Pyrène is a wine importer, distributor and agent founded in 1988. Initially it was four people, a battered van and a small handful of wines from South West France. Now Les Caves employs around 50 people and sells to over 1,000 restaurants, independent fine wine shops and regional retailers in the UK, exports wines abroad, has offices and sales teams in Spain and Italy respectively and is a major partner in Terroirs, Soif, and Toast.ED.
Despite our growth, however, our philosophy remains the same as it did from the beginning: to source the best quality wines directly from the grower and the vineyard; that these wines should reflect where they come (the expression of terroir); that these wines should be sustainable, with low intervention and preferably organic or biodynamic; that we not only sell these wines with energy and passion but provide the service that helps our customers to connect more effectively with their customers.
Under the Bonnet Wines was set up in January 2015 by two friends and fellow restauranteurs (Basile & Alex). Their primary aim is to buy wines that they themselves like to drink in their favourite bars, restaurants and at home. These are wines from locations close to their hearts; around Nantes, Angers and Saumur in the west of the Loire valley. The growers they work with operate simply, respecting their natural environment. To Basile and Alex, the people behind these bottles are seen as just as important as the grapes themselves.
Portuguese Story are traders and story tellers who want to give a Portuguese narrative to the world; to change people’s perceptions and to offer diversity and uniqueness. One way for people to engage with the land is through local, authentic produce. Wine can be a strong ambassador of native character and no more so than in Portugal. Their aim is to help people discover the real Portugal; to help Portugal find its true respected place in the modern world.
Created following an idea from Giuseppe Mascoli (founder of Franco Manca, Acquolina and Blacks Club) and Francesco Calì (Sommelier and wine consultant) Dogma is a wine company focused on real and authentic wine only. Dogma’s number one rule is “natural fermentation”.
Indigo Wine is an importer and agent of unique and artisanal wines from around the world. They are proud to distribute these wines to the UK’s best restaurants and independent retailers. They are best known for sourcing fresh and balanced wines from Spain, most notably from producers in lesser-known regions, who work with indigenous varieties. Over the years their portfolio has extended to include some real gems from Portugal, Austria, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Chile and beyond. They work hard to find talented growers who are committed to making real, honest and above all delicious wines. They are the true heroes of the wine world.
The Winemakers Club are importers of small wine producers from around the world. Many of these producers have been farming in their regions or surroundings for generations. Always moving forward but embracing the lessons learned from the past, while respecting the character and typicity of the terroir and what it brings forth.