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.

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 Tony Pemberton

Tony joined YV in October 2019 having previously served in the Army and fire service totalling 35 years. More recently, Tony worked in hospitality management at a retirement village. Tony is interested in sports and recently qualified as a triathlon coach and a gym instructor. Tony competes nationally and internationally in triathlon.

Tony Pemberton

Driver & Warehouse Operative

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 Mark Ryan

Mark has 35 years’ experience in the wine trade, having previously run his own wine shop/bar in Ripon. Mark is a fountain of knowledge and an infectious passion for wine, his most beloved wine country being Spain, which he can wax lyrical about for hours! Mark also loves sport and has a particular talent for home-made Vermouth.

Mark Ryan

Retail & Purchasing

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

About Edd Simpson

Edd joined the wine trade with Yorkshire Vintners in January 2017. His passion for wine was inspired by a bottle of Tomic’s Plavac Mali in Dubrovnik, Croatia, back in 2012. Since then Edd has spent much of his time tasting and learning about the world of wine, completing his WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits in June 2019. Outside his love for wine, Edd has a passion for indie rock music and the Red Devils.

Edd Simpson

Associate 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