Songbird Wines is a Kent based Wine Merchant supplying the Trade and Private Clients with quality wine from boutique growers from Italy, Spain and France. We also offer home visit wine tasting events for the general public and is the only wine merchant in Kent to offer this service. For more on this please visit our Wine Tasting & Events page.
The company was started in 2014 (as JW Wines) by Jonny Wren, frustrated that he could not find wine from his favourite Spanish and Italian regions in the Canterbury area. He had worked in the London fine wine business for 15 years and knew that the oenophiles of Kent were missing out on some fantastic wines.
It wasn’t just Canterbury – be it Deal, Whitstable or Faversham – juicy Spanish reds from Priorat, Montsant and Jumilla, along with fresh whites from Campania and Sardinia, seemed very thin on the ground; so Jonny took a punt a shipped a few cases. He then popped to some of his favourite restaurants and gave them a taste. After they had got over the shock of how inexpensive these delicious wines actually were, they put them on their wine lists and Jonny invested in a small warehouse and more wine. Over the next few months other restaurants and bars came to discover these fantastic wines. Now Songbird Wines is one of the leading wholesalers of wine in Kent and the South East offering an exciting and exclusive range of wines from all over the world.
But it couldn’t stop there.
Coming from a wine retail background, Jonny missed direct contact with the customer so he developed the Home Wine Tasting side of the business. Here is a fun but informative way to learn more about wine but in the comfort of your own home, so need to worry about driving back afterwards. These have proved a great success for birthday celebrations and Hen Parties travelling to the Canterbury area.
There will soon be an opportunity to buy wines on-line and also a fine wine broking service as Jonny still has many contacts in the wine world. He guarantees he will find any wine you want!
Jonny Wren has worked in the drinks business for over 25 years and has seen a number of changes since pouring his first glass of Blue Nun at The Black Prince in Bexley. A career that includes managing Davy’s wine bars, a fine wine shop in Belgravia and a Director for leading London wine retailer, Jeroboams, it is this variety of experience that gives Songbird Wines its innovation and direction.
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