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Based in Notting Hill, Armit Wines has a reputation as one of the UK’s leading contemporary wine merchants. We are proud the supply some the finest restaurants in the UK, and indeed the world, and offer access to the many iconic producers that we represent exclusively in the UK.
When John Armit founded the company in 1988, he was not afraid to break the mould and his role in transforming how the wine industry operated was pivotal. He pioneered the practice of buying directly from producers and building long standing relationships, some of them now being over 25 years old.
The company’s wine list still reflects these relationships and is considered to be one of the strongest in the trade for Italian wines, which includes the exclusive agencies of Ornellaia, Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia), Giacosa, Querciabella, Tua Rita, Giacomo Fenocchio, Agricola Punica, Fattoria Le Pupille, and Il Marroneto. Armit is also recognised as a Bordeaux and Burgundy specialist, representing established figureheads of the fine wine world such as Château Lafleur, Domaine Leflaive and Leflaive & Associés, and Domaine de Montille, as well exploring these regions and working with rising stars such as Domaine Bart and Domaine Trapet-Rochelandet.
Today, Armit’s range is truly global, following the spirit of John’s passion for building close relationships with the world’s best winemakers. Ranging from long-established champions such as La Rioja Alta, Domaine Huet, and Diamond Creek, to boutique producers from across the world including: Digby Fine English; Champagnes Gimonnet and Geoffroy; Biancavigna Prosecco; the organic powerhouse Matetic; Astrolabe, Borthwick, and Stonecroft from New Zealand; and the Hobo Wine Company and Bien Nacido Estates in California.
In 2019 Armit Wines has continued to innovate, exploring a new generation of winemakers in Piedmont such as Davide Fregonese, la Contrada di Sorano, and Punset, and signing an exciting new project in Monstant, Terroir Sense Fronteres.
Today, Armit wines continues to embody John’s original philosophy; a company with an enviable portfolio, yet the antithesis of the traditional style of wine merchant. Passion, knowledge and service to proudly continue to represent a global roll call of wines with personality.
Autumn Showcase: 1st October, Claridge’s Hotel
Please join us for an exclusive tasting of our global portfolio. WE pride ourselves on representing some of the finest producers across the world, including Chateau Lafleur, La Rioja Alta, Bell Hill, Champagne Gimonnet, Domaine Huet, Diamond Creek, Digby Fine English, and the new Terroir Sense Fronteres – all of which will be available to taste.
Our wines will be highlighted with bespoke canapés from Claridge’s Exectuvie Chef Martyn nail throughout the afternoon.
Date: Tuesday 1st October
Venue: Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR
Viña Ardanza 2010 Selección Especial Launch
Please join Armit Wines and La Rioja Alta for an open tasting of the celebrated Viña Ardanza, to celebrate the release of the new 2010 Selección Especial, alongside selected library vintages.
The afternoon will be hosted by Alejandro Lopez, the new winemaker at La Rioja Alta who was Pedro Ballesteros MW in Decanter Magazine as “a key figure and reference in the new generation of winemakers who set trends in our country.”
Date: Monday 23rd September
Venue: The Saloon, Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2LG