Having begun our adventure back in 1986, Vintage Roots has spent the last 35 years fostering an unrivalled reputation as the go-to specialist supplier of organic and biodynamic wines, beers & spirits .
Founded in 1986, Vintage Roots are still run by very much ‘hands on’ directors Lance Pigott and Neil Palmer and have never diverted from our organic focus.
We are award winning in the wine industry, including Green Retailer of the Year and our own label Hoopoe for Organic Initiative Of The Year (both Drinks Business 2015).
Vintage Roots have supplied UK trade with an extensive range of award winning organic, biodynamic and mostly vegan friendly wines, spirits and beers since 1986. We have always been fully committed to the UK’s organic drinks market and to find the very best products for trade – we aren’t doing it just because it’s currently ‘trendy’ or ‘happening’. We have long standing relationships with many worldwide suppliers spanning decades giving us access to an extensive range of products
Over 550 organic wines and drinks, carefully chosen and tasted by our buying team
Many award-winning in both the organic and mainstream wine world
Wide selection of vegan and vegetarian friendly wines as well as biodynamic and no added sulphur wines
Direct from the growers worldwide
I love wine made
with integrity, dedication and
sense of place. And wine
that respects both the drinker
and ‘the place’.
Neil Palmer, Owner
How we work?
- Trade-experienced sales team that cover most of the UK, providing expert advice on product, business development ideas and supporting clients with tastings and other events
- Our own on-site warehouse in our Hampshire based HQ as well as a bonded warehouse, affording access to efficient order processing and large quantity fulfilment
- Wide grower contacts enable us to offer exclusive ‘own label’ products to individual clients
- In house tasting notes and wine list support
- Efficient courier service to UK mainland
- We engage with our trade clients on Social Media to help promote related events and promotions
- Newsletters on deals and information to help your team build knowledge
- Identifying national campaigns where we can work with trade to promote sales
- Working with the media to help gain our stockists a mention where we can
The original founders and directors of the business are Neil Palmer and Lance Pigott. They both work in the business still, on a day-to-day basis.
The business is a lot bigger than it was of course, and now includes a team of fifteen and more. Many of us still have to multitask and apart from all the buying, marketing, finance, office and customer service roles, we have warehouse (we pick and pack all our own orders), drivers and a hard working sales team too.
Our sales team in the following regions
UK Sales Manager (Scotland, Northern England & North Wales)
Since joining Vintage Roots in 2003, Linda has achieved Winner of the Natural and Organic Awards ‘Best Sales Representative’ 2007, and is tireless in her pursuit of making sure Scotland, Northern England and North Wales is serviced with events, information, tastings and a host of business development ideas. Linda also manages the sales team as well as providing valuable information to some of our major agencies regarding UK trade. She is also the project manager of our house wine brand ‘Wild Thing’ which helps to raise valuable funds for the Born Free Foundation. Passionate about food and wine matching, an ex-restaurateur with a management consultancy background, and a keen driver for business results.
South West Sales Manager (Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, Avon, S.Wales, Gloucs and Oxon)
A well established sales manager in this area for several years, ex Restaurant Manager and Wine Buyer with an MBA in Wine Business Management, he has established Vintage Roots here with a string of superb wine events and tastings. He has a great understanding of the fast lane life of hotels and restaurants and can be on hand to give you all the information you need on your organic and biodynamic wine buying decision.
Sales Manager (London and M25 corridor)
In London Niall is on the ground working with restaurants, delis, merchants and shops establishing the Vintage Roots service – tasting events and staff training come natural to this ex-sommelier. Niall is on hand in London and the surrounding area to help you with information and training in organic and biodynamic wine and to help promote your wines the best way possible.
Don’t screw up – Drink Organic!
Organic Trade Catalogue
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