At over 230 years old, Corney & Barrow is one of the longest established Independent Wine Merchants in the UK. The original shop, opened by Edward Bland Corney, was on Old Broad Street in the City of London, selling a small selection of Port, Sherry and Bordeaux. Their Head Office has remained City based ever since.
Still privately owned, Corney & Barrow has grown nationally and internationally, into every sector of the market. They have sales offices in London, Edinburgh, North Yorkshire, Hong Kong and Singapore. They also run shops in Newmarket and Ayr, having acquired the Scottish Merchants Whighams of Ayr in 1994.
Private Customer, Trade, On-trade (restaurant) and Corporate teams run out of the Edinburgh office and the London Head Office.
Corney & Barrow aims to offer carefully-selected, honestly-priced wines that not only deliver quality and value for money, but also a sense of place. They want to offer benchmark styles; wines which we believe to be the best examples of a wine style, country, region or sub-region, whether they are wines to drink immediately or wines to lay down.
Where possible, they aim to build exclusive relationships with suppliers, making their selection of wines unique. They work as closely with their suppliers as they do with customers and it is particularly this which differentiates them as a wine merchant. They strongly believe in the benefits of doing this, most importantly it allows us to bring our unique selection of wines direct to you, the customer, with no intermediaries.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Comte Georges de Vogüé and Clos de Tart are some of the leading estates exclusive to Corney & Barrow.