Discover Wines with Stories
Wineswithstories.com was created by wine importer GreatVine Ltd, to help people select and drink better wine by providing a channel where authenticity and provenance is assured above all else. Authentic Artisan quality wines always have stories, whereas commercial/industrial quality wines never do. On the shelf, it’s extremely difficult to differentiate the two, so we’re solving that problem. As we add more wineries they will all put a Wineswithstories certified producer stamp on their bottles.
The wines we have truffled out for our customers are from small, family owned, single vineyards often from historic vineyards of multiple generations. Hand crafted treasures, created with passion and respect for the land, using sustainable production methods. We have unearthed some incredible stories which will enhance the wine experience, by painting a picture of the history and terroir in every bottle.
After living for many years in the heart of the Veneto wine region near Venice, Belfast husband and wife team Sherril and Thomas Soliman started GreatVine Ltd in 2016, to import beautiful artisan wines from small, single vineyard producers.
Thomas was a Food and Beverage Manager in luxury hotels on the Grand Canal in Venice for over 20 years.
A joint passion for good food and great wines, drove them to want to share the previously unheard-of, incredible producers that they had discovered, back home in Northern Ireland.
They began to import and wholesale to the finest hotels and restaurants in Northern Ireland including the 5-star Merchant Hotel which partners with GreatVine to host the annual month-long Festival of Prosecco. This popular festival features Prosecco parties on the roof terrace with speakers from guest wineries and masterclasses in Prosecco where participants get to experience five different styles and quality levels of Prosecco. Having lived in the heart of the Prosecco production zone, the incredible range of Prosecco on offer is all of really high quality with a wide choice of styles and quality levels all the way up to Cartizze, which is the Grand Cru of Prosecco, also known as the ‘Gold of Valdobbiadene’ and rarely found outside of Italy.
The plan was already underway to launch the European wide e-commerce concept www.wineswithstories.com backed by investors, with a specialist wine e-commerce distribution hub located in Spain.
Then the Coronavirus pandemic happened, and plans changed dramatically. Improvising almost overnight, a more simplified version of www.wineswithstories.com was launched to showcase all of the beautiful, authentic wines in stock and the response has been overwhelming.
Amazon sales also increased dramatically and the new website orders also started to get really busy, especially with people in lockdown ordering wines for home delivery.
Wines With Stories delivers all over the UK and Ireland for a flat fee of £5 or FREE delivery if the order is over £150 in value.
GreatVine Ltd Titanic Suites, 55-59 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8FE Tel: +44 (0) 02890 726047 20 Harcourt Street, Dublin, D02 H364 Tel: +353 (0) 14853733 Mobile: +44(0) 7583375661 www.greatvineimports.com | www.wineswithstories.com