Trade Customers

Since our beginnings in 2010, we have worked with wines from emerging and established wine regions around the world, bringing their stories to our customers. As a family-owned wine merchant, we seek to understand the heritage of our producers, carefully sourcing hand-crafted wines made with integrity. We take pride in providing a bespoke service for all our clients. We work closely alongside them to develop long-standing relationships built on loyalty and trust.

What We Offer

Quality Products

All our wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks are carefully sourced from producers who care about provenance, creating hand-crafted beverages of the highest quality

Staff Training

At the heart of success for any venue is expertise. Wine still remains a minefield for many consumers who look for reassurance and guidance from their server. We provide first class training for all our clients, equipping them with the knowledge to promote their wines with complete confidence.

Wine List Design & Printing

We offer a wine list design and printing service to showcase the individuality of every client.


We offer support in running regular events for our customers in the form of wine tastings, masterclasses or wine dinners. We also work with our winemakers to host dinners for our clients, helping them develop a reputation for their wines as well as growing their customer base.

Yorkshire Vintners

Meet the Team

Meet our dedicated team

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


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


  • 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