The Buyer
Corney & Barrow

Since 1780, Corney & Barrow’s mission has been simple: to offer the best wines, exclusively wherever possible delivered with the very best in customer service and support.

Still proudly independent, relationships are one of Corney & Barrow’s key values and remain at the heart of everything the company does. Starting from one small shop on Old Broad Street, its offices are now based in London, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Singapore, with two shops in Newmarket and Ayr.

This presence throughout the UK in particular, allows C&B to offer local support on a national level; meaning they can better understand each customer’s individual needs.

Corney & Barrow seeks to buy wines with a certain star quality, wines which are leading examples of their region, varietal, or price-point. This is not about the most expensive or the cheapest. The goal is to benchmark examples at a price that is fair to both the producer and the customer – this is crucial. Every wine in the portfolio is sourced for a reason. Having a tight range allows C&B to build close relationships with producers and, as a result, these growers will develop a closer rapport with the end consumer too. It is collaborative from all sides.

C&B sees itself as an extension of their producers in the marketplace, helping them forge reputations throughout the UK and Asia. This can only be achieved by working with winemakers who share the same core values and philosophy.

Corney & Barrow was the first wine merchant to establish a wine broking business in the UK. Its range now includes the highest quality wines from many of the world’s most sort after producers, all with impeccable provenance. Having many strings to their bow, enables C&B to cover a huge range of needs from everyday drinking to offering fine wines from top estates such as Petrus and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Corney & Barrow is the only wine company to have held three Royal Warrants concurrently (it still holds two), as suppliers to HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH The Prince of Wales and, formerly, the late HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

Main offices

1 Thomas More Street, London, E1W 1YZ (Headquarters)
Tel: 020 7265 2400

Oxenfoord Castle by Pathhead, Midlothian, EH37 5UB
Tel: 01875 321 921

Unit D, 6th Floor, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3694 3333

16-07, Tong Eng Building, 101 Cecil Street, Singapore, 069533

Tel: +65 6221 8530