A progressive, sustainable and open approach to wine since 1989

Vine Trail

A progressive, sustainable and open approach to wine since 1989

Vine Trail

A small Bristol based importer, Vine Trail has been setting to wine world to rights for over 30 years. They use their discernible palates and curious minds to uncover and champion the vigneron who has followed the trail less travelled. With a focus on France, Northern Spain and Sicily, the team share an enthusiasm for wines that are pure, fresh and nuanced, low in alcohol and sulphur, that reflect terroir and are a pleasure to drink.

Sustainability and progress are markers that are always upheld with every new connection the team make. Working in traditional regions to highlight the underdog, Vine Trail could be seen as risk takers, and actually, they wear that title with pride. Right from the start in summer 1989, Vine Trail has been about taking punts, when Nick Brookes financed the first list of 27 wines on the back of winning bets from horse racing. With this ethos they share an affinity with vignerons who are open-minded, looking to progress and willing to go that extra mile to make exciting wines.