The Great Wine Co is all about people and we are a company run by wine people!
“Great Western Wine” was founded in 1983 by Philip Addis, primarily to sell wines to the local Bath on trade, before enquiries from his friends encouraged the opening of a shop selling the small wine producers imported, alongside increasingly bigger and more international wineries. Following positive growth, both Fine Wine and Private Customer teams developed, consolidating a strong and loyal customer base across the South West and beyond. The sale of Great Western Wine in 2010 to Enotria Winecellars (later Enotria&Coe) saw Great Western Wine become a 100% business-to-consumer retailer.
In June 2020, they renamed ourselves “The Great Wine Co.” to reflect how they have grown beyond their traditional West Country base. Although Bath is their home, they sell more wine online than any other way, with customers up and down the UK.
This new name emphasises our greatest asset: the wineries that they represent all around the world with their core brand values remain rooted in the quality of their portfolio of wines; in celebrating the personalities that sit behind them; and in reflecting everyone’s individual tastes to recommend the right wine for each customer.