Fells was established in 1858 and is one of the UK’s best-known suppliers to the quality on-trade. The company is best known as a fortified wine specialist since leading port producer, Symington Family Estates, acquired the importer in the 1970’s.
However, the company has undergone many changes over the years with Torres, top Spanish producer, joining the portfolio in the early 90’s, followed by the Hill Smith family, owners of respected Australian wineries Yalumba, Pewsey Vale and Dalrymple, joining the company in 2018. These developments gave the company greater scale and an unrivalled position in the premium sector of the UK wine market.
In addition to these producers, Fells also represents an unrivalled portfolio of fine wines from some of the world’s leading family-owned producers. They include (from France) Champagne Henriot, Bouchard Pere & Fils, William Fevre, E Guigal, Famille Hugel and de Ladoucette; (from Italy) Barone Ricasoli, Renato Ratti, Tedeschi and Cantine Pellegrino; (from Australia) Vasse Felix, Tyrrells, and Torbreck; (from New Zealand) Te Mata, Seifried and Two Paddocks; (from the USA) Jackson Family Wines, Wente and Marimar Estate; (from South America) Miguel Torres Chile and Chakana; (From South Africa) Warwick, Vilafonte and Vergelegen and Fortified brands, Barbadillo Sherry, Blandy’s Madeira and Janneau Armagnac.
Today Fells sets the benchmark in the field of fine wine by continuing to develop their producers’ wines in all sectors of the UK trade and providing an unparalleled level of service to both customers and the producers they represent. They are committed to supporting sommeliers and on-trade professionals via education and innovation whilst supplying world renowned fine wines brands to top restaurants and hotels across the UK.