The Oxford Wine Café

The Oxford Wine Company

The Oxford Wine Company

Owner of The Oxford Wine Café, The Oxford Wine Company is a multi award winning local Independent Wine Merchant with a national profile.

This year we were awarded ‘Independent Retailer of the Year’ at the Drinks Business awards. In 2108, The Oxford Wine Company was awarded the prestigious International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards’ Specialist Fortified Wine Merchant of the Year’, in recognition for their excellent range and promotion of fortified wines.  The company has also won ‘Best Customer Service’ in the Harpers Wine & Spirit Top Merchant Awards, and Best Wholesaler of the Year’ for four years in a row – an achievement unparalleled in the history of the Harpers Awards. The company has been awarded ‘Independent Wine Retailer of the Year’ in the Drinks Retailing Awards and ‘Regional Wine Merchant of the Year’ four times by The International Wine Challenge.

The Oxford Wine Company has three shops: two in Oxford on Turl Street and Botley Road, and one in Standlake (near Witney) which is also the company headquarters. They also supply a large range of restaurants, pubs and hotels throughout the South of England. The company has a large number of highly trained staff including our Wine Consultant Nancy Gilchrist, Master of Wine (the industry’s highest qualification) with one other staff member currently sitting this extremely difficult exam. As well as this five of the company’s staff hold the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma, the industry’s top benchmark qualification which is one level below Master of Wine. The Oxford Wine Company stocks a large range of around 2000 products that are generally not found on the High Street or in supermarkets (including a large range of specialist spirits).

The company holds regular informal tastings, dinners and large wine fairs in a variety of locations from our shops to a number of top Oxford restaurants and The Randolph Hotel. They also run bespoke tastings for anyone from top corporates to private evenings and hen parties – please see Theo’s Blind Tasting Challenge for details. The Oxford Wine School also runs Wine and Spirit Education Trust approved wine courses tutored by our Master of Wine Marcia Waters. They run regular offers on wines in our three shops and cover all price points. Whether you are a retail or wholesale customer The Oxford Wine Company delivers top quality service across the board with great value for money wines at prices to suit every pocket.

Please see for further information about the company including the price list.

All our tastings and events can be found at