Keep your wine list fresh and exciting with the latest wine trends

Trade Sales to Restaurants & Bars

Songbird Wines is a leading wine wholesaler in Kent. We supply many of the great bars and restaurants in Canterbury, Whitstable, Deal and the surrounding villages. If you like eating at the best places then you will have enjoyed one of our delicious wines. We offer wines ranging from entry level to the serious stuff from Bordeaux, Burgundy & Tuscany. Songbird Wines also understands exclusivity can be paramount and will not offer the same wine to neighbouring venues without mutual consent, something national suppliers have been known to do.

We act as a consultants as well as supplier, keeping you updated with new wine trends, regular staff training sessions and concise tasting notes for your wine list. We like to work with each client to ensure their list enhances their product.

We feel that choosing a great wine list is a bit like seeing your favourite band – you want them to play all the classics but also feature a few killer album tracks! So when creating a client’s wine list we’ll feature the crowd pleasing Sauvignon Blancs, Malbecs and Pinot Grigios but also suggest some cracking wines from areas like Jumilla, Campania and Montsant, so there’s something there to appeal to the more discerning customer AND gives the list a point of difference. Who wants a wine list the same as other restaurants? Your customers certainly don’t.

Trade accounts are looked after by Director Jonny Wren. With almost 30 years in the drinks business on both sides of the counter, he has a sound understanding of wine wholesale in areas like Canterbury, Whitstable and Deal.

If you would like to offer vibrant and exciting wines that are exceptional value then go local and go for Songbird Wines – purveyors of wines that truly sing!

Songbird Wines has exclusive distribution in Kent of a number of outstanding wine brands including Pommery & Deutz Champagne, Rioja’s Bodegas Casa Primicia, Produttori del Barbaresco and the sublime Provence rosés of Château la Gordonne.

Call Jonny Wren on 07766 731954 or email jonny@songbirdwine.co.uk for more details on opening a trade account. We are fully registered on the government wine wholesaler AWRS scheme and our registration number is XNAW00000111056.

Staff training

“Passing on my knowledge has always been a fundamental part of my career be it sales skills to shop managers or the basics of wine to waiting staff of a restaurant account. It is vital that knowledge is communicated in a simple and enjoyable manner, this way more information stays in the mind!” Jonny Wren

“When the group first started Jonny would organise regular tutored wine tastings for the staff. The staff always enjoyed the sessions and his approach was succinct but detailed. As a result we saw wines sales increase substantially.” Ryan Moses, Director at Cubitt House

Are you a restaurant looking for good quality wines sourced and matched to your own requirements?

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