Oakley Wine Agencies has been trading in its current form since 1990. We provide an ‘export office’ service for several wineries in Portugal and Northwest Spain. We even represent vineyards as far away as South America, with two Brazilian partners.
Multiple trade. Our initial, and still a significant area of activity is sourcing wines and creating brands when necessary, for the major multiples. We count almost all of of the UK multiple supermarkets as clients as well as the specialist wine shop chains and the online/ mail order sellers. We also work with distribution partners in the Republic of Ireland – www.classicdrinks.ie and in Norway – www.symposiumwines.no
Independent trade. While much of our work is Ex cellars, we recognise that shipping direct from Portugal is beyond the capacity of smaller and medium sized merchants, so we hold some vineyard stock in the UK, for purchase by wine merchants, in 20 case minimum lots, Under Bond, with pricing as close to Ex Cellarsas can sensibly be acheived.
We do not to go any further in to the market, and have a very deliberate policy of not supplying wine in smaller lots DPD, or retail, as to do so would be to compete with our client.
We also understand the importance of maintaining separate portfolios for the multiples and the independents, although some times there may be some limited crossover.