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VICKERY WINES was established in 1989 as a specialist UK based wine company to produce and sell high quality wines at affordable prices.

VICKERY WINES is a family run business. ISLAY KENNEDY, the principal, is a graduate of the world renowned wine institution Roseworthy College, South Australia, Australia.

IslaycropInitially Vickery Wines focused on sourcing wines exclusively from Australia and was instrumental for introducing the UK market to the world of Australian wines, at one point producing 5% of all sales of Australian wine into the UK.

In 2007 the company introduced their own brand Griffith Park Australian sparkling wines to the market. These wines soon became distributed throughout the UK in major key accounts in both the on trade and off trade. The wines winning major national and international awards and being voted by the UK consumer organisation Which? As being the Best Buy, and Exceptional Value for money in the UK sparkling wine sector.

In 2010 new horizons opened up and the company started producing sparkling wines in France. A new brand, Vickery Park was created to introduce to the market the new innovative French sparkling wines using Champagne grapes and champagne method of production- Method Traditionnell from the Loire Valley in France.

These wines were launched in America exclusively through the supermarket chain Trader Joes.

Vickery Wines, as a result has a wealth of experience to share and is now dedicated to helping wine producers across the globe to enter the UK market and avoid the many pitfalls which can occur along the way.

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