Visit Our Shop

Retail Customers

Please see below information about our Ripon store and wine tasting events and masterclasses.

Our shop is based on the Ripon Business Park, opposite the racecourse.

For more information, please contact us at:
info@yorkshirevintners.co.uk

What We Offer

Products

We have an incredible selection of wines, beers and spirits from around the world to cater for all tastes and price points. We work with both classic and up and coming producers and there are always deals to be had.

Tastings

We’re always offering tastings and masterclasses for our wonderful customers, even if you’re popping by, there are always bottles open, you never know what you may discover. Please view our contact page to enquire about bespoke small group tastings which can be organised to cater for your requirements.

Weddings/Events

Whether you're catering for 20 or 200 people we can help with all your wine and spirit needs. Bespoke tastings to help decide on the best wine or fizz and plenty of options for all budgets. Including hire glasses, sale or return and free delivery within North Yorkshire, contact us below for more info

Informal Tastings

Hosted in our premises, these evenings are a relaxed and fun way to learn more about wines. We provide a selection of wines, notes and information for the evening and it is aimed at both those new to wine and more experienced wine drinkers alike. Tastings are usually limited to 20 people and take place in our shop. Events are ticketed and ticket price depends on the selection of wines but may also include food to accompany the wine.

Winemaker Tastings

An evening with a guest winemaker or representative from the vineyard to highlight and share their passion for their wine range. A fascinating way to learn more about specific region and its wine production.

Corporate Tastings

We can arrange a tasting for you, or your clients based around your requirements. Whether it is a celebration or a business event we can tailor to your budgets, tastes and needs.

Wine & Cheese Tasting

We can accommodate groups up to 20 people. We would need a minimum of 6 people. If you have certain wines or cheeses that you would like to taste, then we can create a wine and cheese tasting for you.

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Meet the Team

Meet our dedicated team

About Sophie Hannington

After completing her psychology degree at University of Lincoln, Sophie discovered her love of all things wine during a family trip to South Africa, where she visited Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Back in the UK, she decided to pursue a job in the industry, and joined YV in 2021, to gain experience in all aspects of the business and industry. Sophie is currently completing her WSET qualifications and looks forward to a progressive career in the wine industry. Luckily, she enjoys a drink or two and is currently working her way through our lovely range of wine and spirits!

Sophie Hannington

Retail and Admin

About Jamie Connolly

Originally from New Zealand, Jamie gained experience in the wine industry working for his father in various roles, alongside perusing his professional rugby dreams. After moving to the UK in 1996, following his rugby career Jamie settled in the North East and over the last 20 years has worked his way up within the UK wine industry and joined our team as Sales Director. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of wine and bringing new and exciting products to our customers.

Jamie Connolly

Sales Director

About Kenny Robertson

Kenny has been working in the wine industry for 46 years and has seen it all. Kenny has worked for several companies and is a man of many talents, often doubling up as company handyman, as well as working in the warehouse and ensuring the customers get there wines in perfect order. Ken has been working with Yorkshire Vintners for 6 years, and enjoys building great relationships with our customers and continually learning about new wines.

Kenny Robertson

Driver & Warehouse Operative

About Andy Gill

Andy’s first serious wines were old school traditional Rioja Blanco and Masi Amarone, which started his fascination for wines many years ago. He loves the way you can travel the world by opening a bottle and pairing with the right dish. Andy has studied to WSET level 3 and also advises on the sales management and sales process…he also loves Armagnac.

Andy Gill

Consultant

About Iain Andrew

A veteran of thirty odd years in the business, Iain turned from poacher to gamekeeper, moving into the wine trade after running wine bars in London. Aside from his three girls and faithful hound, his weekends usually revolve around watching rugby union, fillet steak and Barossa Shiraz

Iain Andrew

Account Manager

About Matt Jackson

Matt, the youth of the team, keeps our average age in check! Having spent 3 years in hospitality working in hotels, pubs and outdoor functions after leaving college, Matt joined Yorkshire Vintners in 2015. Matt has been involved in various roles within the business from the warehouse to deliveries but spends most of his time keeping the place ticking. Matt is also famous for randomly singing and dancing throughout the day for no reason.

Matt Jackson

Logistics Coordinator

About Simon Jackson

Simon started the business in 2010, and with 20 years in the trade, he has enjoyed many a fine bottle over the years. Simon gets himself involved in every part of the business, ensuring his staff remain grounded and far from the entrapment of wine snobbery! Simon loves sport and as well as wine is also partial to a pint or two of Theakstons.

Simon Jackson

Managing Director

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  • Paul Callin

    Iain offers a great service and makes a real effort to understand your business and its customers.

  • Alex Pern

    I can highly recommend Yorkshire Vintners as one of the main wine suppliers to The Raby Hunt. Both the service and guidance that we have received has been impeccable, they have introduced us to some great producers and some amazing wines, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Yorkshire Vintners.

    Restaurant Manager, The Raby Hunt

  • Karen Errington

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Iain for many years through various roles within the wine industry. He is down to earth, knowledgeable and approachable, and he is happy to give advice, but more importantly, he listens to our requirements as a business, and will tailor suggestions to match. No high-pressure selling, just a personal and responsive service which suits us perfectly.

    Owner, The Rat Inn, Anick