Buckingham Vintners
Published:  13 July, 2007

68 Alpha Street South

Slough

Berkshire SL1 1QX

T: 01753 521336

E: bvi@buckinghamvintners.co.uk

W: buckinghamvintners.co.uk

Established: 1974

Turnover: £20 million

Key personnel: Cliff Roberson, chairman; Craig Durham, sales; Jon Pepper, marketing

Brands: Buckingham Estate (Australia), Red Heart, Rare Bird, Las Rocas, 50 (Chile)

Off-trade split: 90 per cent

Europe/New World split: 80/20

In the past year Buckingham Vintners has become part of the Schenk group and doubled its sales team. It has also ended its partnership with Viña San Pedro and added two new wineries to its portfolio of agencies. It has developed a new portfolio of Chilean brands, and last month the company appointed Claudio Gonçalves head winemaker for Chilean wineries San Nicolas and Viñedos Puertas.




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