Anthony Byrne Fine Wines

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines was established in 1976 by Anthony and Rae Byrne to supply the United Kingdom market with high quality wine. We import distinctive, enjoyable wines from France, Spain, Italy and exciting New World growers, from South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand.

As UK wine merchants we supply restaurants, hotels, local and national retailers, pubs and bars. We deliver to the on-trade regularly throughout Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, London and the home counties, Norfolk and the south of England.

We offer an interesting selection of wines for home delivery within 40 miles of our Cambridgeshire warehouse.


Company News

Wines from Spain Awards 2019 - Bodegas Ayuso, Estola Reserva 2014

  • Paula
  • Mon 16 Dec 2019

Bodegas Ayuso are proud to announce that the Estola Reserva 2014 has been judged one of the top 100 wines at the Wines from Spain Awards 2019, held in London a few weeks ago.

Attached: Estola_Reserva_2014-Wines_from_Spain_Awards_2019.pdf

New 2019 Vintage Misty Cove Sauvignon Blanc with a fresh new label

  • Paula
  • Wed 16 Oct 2019

NOW IN STOCK! New 2019 Vintage and New Look label Misty Cove Sauvignon Blanc.

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines (the exclusive distributor for the UK) have just received the new 2019 vintage Misty Cove Sauvignon Blanc. Trade customers will transition over in the next few months, and where we print your wine lists, we will deliver updated pages with the correct vintage.

This new vintage has been awarded 93 points by Wine Orbit New Zealand (the independent wine reviewer in New Zealand).

With the new vintage comes a fresh new look label which we think is perfect for the up and coming festive season. White with gold foil lettering is very pleasing on the eye and very elegant. If you love a fresh, fruity and crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc then look no further as this is the one for you. We love it and are sure you will too.

Attached: misty-cove-misty-cove-sauvignon-blanc_tech_sheet.pdf

Introducing our new Rioja Producer - Bodegas Cerrolaza

  • Paula
  • Thu 22 Aug 2019

ABFW are proud to introduce a new Rioja producer Bodegas Altos del Marqués. Continuing the tradition started years ago by the Cerrolaza family, they began as a small, exclusive family society winery attached to their home in Hornos de Moncalvillo, which is located among their own vineyards on the outskirts of Logroño.

The family have49 hectares of vineyards, mostly of Tempranillo, grouped in several farms located in La Grajera, Yagüe-El Cortijo, and Hornos de Moncalvillo, in the triangle that concentrates one of the highest quality areas of Rioja wine; quality which is increased by the goodness of the land and by the age of the vines.

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Introducing our new South African producer - Exclusive to ABFW in the UK

  • Paula
  • Mon 08 Jul 2019

ABFW are proud to introduce our new South African wine producer Rietvallei Wine Estate. This wine producer in Robertson, South Africa is one of the top producers in the area and we can't wait to introduce you to their superb range of wines.

Rietvallei Wine Estate counts among South Africa’s oldest family-owned wine estates and was one of the first wine farms established in the picturesque Robertson Wine Valley some 160km north east of Cape Town. Rietvallei lies in the Klaas Voogds ward, a region with unique soil structures and climatic influences ideal for wine grape cultivation, situated some eight kilometers east of Robertson town on the way to the Little Karoo.

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ABFW celebrates with Aidan O'Brien, winner of the Sir Peter O'Sullevan award

  • Sarah
  • Sat 15 Dec 2018

We are proud to sponsor the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Award Lunch, now in its 23rd year, at the Dorchester. Over 500 guests joined O'Brien receiving his award for a lifetime's contribution to the sport, and an illustrious rollcall of jockeys, owners, journalists donated funds to The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust during an auction after lunch.

Burgundy October 2018 visit

  • Sarah
  • Fri 09 Nov 2018

The ABFW team recently returned from a very productive trip to Burgundy, meeting a number of our growers (including Domaine des Perelles, Domaine Jean-Marie Bouzereau and Domaine Thibert Père & Fils) following the harvest and tasting their latest releases, which promise complexity and finesse. Notwithstanding the warm summer, acidity levels were robust.

Great value summer wines on show this week

  • Sarah
  • Wed 25 Apr 2018

We are delighted to welcome two outstanding growers to our tastings this week: Denis Tastet, presenting his range from Côte de Gascogne, and Francois Bonhomme, grower of ambassador wines for the Sauvignon Blanc de Loire project

Wine Enthusiast top 100 wines of 2017

  • Sarah
  • Sat 20 Jan 2018

Wine Enthusiast's best-of-the-best list is focussed on excellent quality combined with competitive pricing. This year, the following ABFW wines feature:

  • E. Guigal 2011 Château d'Ampuis (Côte Rôtie) - hints of pepper, bacon, clove and leather. Reasonably full-bodied for Côte Rôtie, with smoked-meat flavours, ample spice and plenty of concentrated plum. Will age well for at least 10–15 years.
  • Domaine Saint-Rémy Ehrhart Hengst Grand Cru Gewurztraminer - a lemon and peach scented nose with a generously sweet ripe peach palate. The flavour and richness is countered by the lemony freshness and a touch of honeysuckle . The medium-sweet finish is long and balanced. Drink now.

These domaines also received mentions in James Suckling's top 100 French and Alsatian wines respectively - for the La Mouline and La Landonne Côte Rôties, Pinot Noir and Riesling Grand Cru Hengst.

To purchase any of these wines please contact your usual salesman or salesteam@abfw.co.uk.

Summer of Alsace

  • Sarah
  • Sun 23 Jul 2017

Forget rosé, this summer we are enjoying some excellent bottles from the Rhine River plain. The incredibly versatile, aromatic and crisp wines produced in Alsace are happy partnering all manner of dishes. Examples include barbecued feta, smoked salmon and even duck. Of course, the off-dry wines can be a great accompaniment to a summer fruit salad too.

ABFW's Alsace portfolio also has excellent ageing potential. We are particularly enjoying those wines which are at least five years old, where the minerality for which the region is most loved is really developing.

We have put together two great selections of mixed case vintage Alsace for you. For those looking to expand their reserves of sweet wine, we also have a case of selected Vendanges Tardives and Sélection de Grains Nobles from some truly excellent vintages. Each case below is offered at at least a 10% discount to our trade prices.

  • The Été en Alsace case (£195) is a selection of three bottles of each of Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from vintages 2007-2012.

  • Anthony's Grand Cru Selection (£265) comprises four bottles of each of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris, from 2009 - 2012. These wines have been specially selected for their great ageing potential.

  • We are very fortunate to have some excellently rich and soft delayed harvest VT and SGNs, produced only in great years from the best quality parcels of land. These wines have reliable ageing potential of up to 20 years from harvest. Our final Alsation mixed case selection (£450) is a carefully chosen collection of outstanding examples from the 2005 - 2009 vintages.

Please place your orders by email at summerofalsace@abfw.co.uk. Prices quoted include VAT. All goods sold in accordance with ABFW terms and conditions of sale.

Apaltagua & ABFW sponsor Corpus Christi fundraiser

  • Sarah
  • Thu 06 Apr 2017

When a long-standing customer asks for assistance with a Charity project, it is great to assist, which took our team to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge on Saturday 25th March for dinner. We were exceedingly fortunate to have Pablo Barros, chief winemaker of Chilean winery Apaltagua visiting ABFW at the time, so we were happy to arrange a tutored tasting by him for the 120 guests present, and to donate the wine for the event. Pablo is pictured right with ABFW Director Rae Byrne.

Each course of the elaborate menu was cooked by a different head chief and team, drawn from local and regional restaurants and catering colleges. We paired the menu with a full range of Apaltagua wines, which were very much enjoyed. In total, the evening raised £10,500 for the NSPCC.

Looking for more information? Explore our portfolio of wine, read the services we offer trade customers, and the company history. Here are our contact details and the team will be delighted to assist you.


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