Buckingham Schenk

11 July, 2008

68 Alpha Street, Slough, Berks SL1 1QX

T: 01753 521336

E: bvi@buckingham-schenk.co.uk

W: buckingham-schenk.co.uk

Established: 1974

Turnover: £20 million-plus

Brands: Buckingham Estate (Australia), Viñalba (Argentina), Murviedro (Spain), Las Rocas (Chile)

Off-trade split: 90%

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

The former Buckingham Vintners has rebranded as Buckingham Schenk to reflect its new status as the UK wing of a pan-European wine group.

Several new wineries have been added to its agency portfolio,

such as Domaine Vistalba from Argentina and Cellers Unio from Priorat in Spain . Craig Durham has joined as sales director to foster further growth.




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