It all began in 1969 ...

As a student Tony Laithwaite spent his summers working in the Bordeaux vineyards – lugging the local wine home on the train for a few family friends. Then in 1969 he bought a Ford van in order to bring real wines - wines of authenticity and character and directly to customers in the UK.

Bordeaux Direct came first ...

Back then, Tony owned a wine shop called 'Bordeaux Direct.' The original business had just five wines on the list and only 150 customers. But slowly he began investigating vineyards further up the Dordogne ... and beyond.

In the 1970s we were the first merchants - of any nationality - to prospect and buy wine from the wine regions of southern France ... Bergerac, Duras, Cahors, Madiran, Gaillac, Minervois, Saint-Chinian and so on eastwards. Then came other countries: Rioja, Bulgarian Cabernet, Chile and Californian wines entered the wine range.

Onwards and upwards ...

Today ... over 40 years on, we're now called Laithwaites Wine and deliver wine to over 700,000 customers. We may be bigger, but we still go 'direct' in the same old way, and so keep costs down.

We have a huge network of supplier contacts, some now the grandchildren of those we started with. We still only do top-quality, small production wines from producers in every corner of the known wine world. We are still travelling, still searching out the real good wines.

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Tony Laithwaite
Tony Laithwaite

樂事會歷史

一切始於1969年,我於在學期間的暑假到波爾多葡萄園工作後,帶著葡萄酒乘火車回家;及後決定與五名莊主合資買入福特客貨車,由我親自從酒莊帶'直正的'葡萄酒回國,於英國直銷葡萄酒給顧客。

詳細資料

History of Laithwaites