Wine is all about people. We are a company run by wine people. Our mission is to introduce you to the people who craft this wonderful drink with care, attention and passion. By doing so, we want to foster connections, share enjoyment and encourage enthusiasm.
We're offering 8% commission for new customers and 4% for existing customers on full order values including delivery charges. (As we're very much in growth mode, we expect most customers to be new!) No PPC bidding please.
We're backed by Enotria&Coe, one of the biggest drinks distributors in the UK. This gives us access to a huge range, great buying, and a state-of-the-art distribution facility. This enables us to offer a range of over 1000 wines from the famous to the obscure, all priced extremely competitively. We, and our wines, are consistently recommended in the national press and by wine influencers and bloggers.
Our website is powered by BigCommerce and has been carefully optimised to maximise conversion rates. We take customer service seriously, and our delivery partner is DPD, the best courier in the business, with full tracking available through the DPD app.
A LITTLE HISTORY
"Great Western Wine" was founded in 1983 by Philip Addis, primarily to sell wines to the local Bath on trade, before enquiries from his friends encouraged the opening of a shop selling the small wine producers imported, alongside increasingly bigger and more international wineries. Following positive growth, both Fine Wine and Private Customer teams developed, consolidating a strong and loyal customer base across the South West and beyond. The sale of Great Western Wine in 2010 to Enotria Winecellars (later Enotria&Coe) saw Great Western Wine become a 100% business-to-consumer retailer.
In June 2020, we renamed ourselves The Great Wine Co. to reflect how we have grown beyond our traditional West Country base. Although Bath is our home, we sell more wine online than any other way, with customers up and down the UK. This new name emphasises our greatest asset: the wineries that we represent all around the world. Our core brand values remain rooted in the quality of our portfolio of wines; in celebrating the personalities that sit behind them; and in reflecting everyone's individual tastes to recommend the right wine for each customer.