Clients & Feedback

The Attraction for Established, Quality Focused Importers / Distributors


During 2018 over 500 Owners and CEOs of established importer/distributor companies attended the World’s Leading Wines events in USA, Europe and Asia. The appeal to head wine buyers invited includes:


A clear business focus: all participating producers are newly available to importers.


All participating producers are either critically acclaimed or have won accolades in major international competitions, providing a basic, but effective quality filter for buyers.


The events are intimate, private, invite only business events, attended exclusively by senior trade buyers. For this reason the events are held in or near to the cities where the majority of quality importers/distributors are based.


Feedback from World’s Leading Wines Clients:


“The seniority of the trade attendees was brilliant. There were actual decision makers there which meant that we could negotiate on the day.”
McLaren Vale III Associates, Australia


“Professional and qualified attendees with high decision making influence – Perfect format to match offers and requests.”
Cantina di Nizza, Italy



The following videos provide feedback from participating wine producers along with a visual overview of the event format:


Feedback from World’s Leading Wines Clients:

“The event was well organized, the venue was very good, and the attendees were very interesting for the wineries interested in making business.”
Bodega Melipal, Argentina


“Good attendance, good quality attendees. Well organized and efficient events, good choice of locations.”
Hay Shed Hill, Australia


“Good contact with some interested wine buyers. The fact that all buyers are assembled in the same room is also a positive.”
Bremerton, Australia


“Calibre of guests was excellent – knowledgeable and focused. Length of time for tasting was good.”
Farmers Leap, Australia


“The event was well run, in a good venue and well attended. The spacing of the visitors was good at this event as I mostly had time to speak to each group individually.”
Logan Wines, Australia


“Well organised, good quality attendees.”
Cranswick, Australia/Chile/New Zealand


“Good interest of visitors. Quality executives.”
Viña Santa Ema, Chile


“Good organisation, good people.”
Chantovent, France


“Very good organisation. Importers of a very high knowledge of French wines.”
Michel Perraud, France



“Professional and good visibility for the brand.”
Champagne Collet, France


“It was very good there was present only real interested importers.”
Château Maison Noble St Martin, France



“The presentation prior to the event was very professional and informative.”
Danieli Winery, Georgia


“The event was professional. It was very easy to approach the wine importers and discuss prospective wine sales.”
The Winery Khareba, Georgia


“Good preparation and professional importers.”
Velenosi, Italy


“Good location and fine professional people interested to see new wines.”
Cantine Valtelina, Italy


“Good number of contacts.”
Cantine due Palme, Italy


“Pleased with the organization of the event, by the events itself and also by the contacts that were made.”
Montelvini, Italy


“Excellent location, many professional buyers, great organisation, great staff, perfect atmosphere.”
A Sip of Sicily, Italy


“The event was very professional. We had lots of contacts with importers.”
Franco Conterno, Italy


“The people I met were decision makers. The contacts that I met were really high level that fit with our wines.”
Di Giovanna Wines, Italy


“Today has been exciting in terms of making contacts with potential importers and distributors. The wide range of small to large importers and distributors was excellent. The Seniority of the people attending has been really good.”
Ara Wines, New Zealand


“Good contact with different wine importers.”
Cartuxa – Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Portugal


“Having dinner with importers after the tasting is a very good idea.”
Adega de Borba, Portugal


“Three strong points about the event are the venue, secondly the contacts we made and thirdly the seriousness of the buyers.”
João M Barbosa, Portugal


‘This is a better approach than the big fairs. It is more controlled.”
Dveri-Pax, Slovenia


“Both events very well organized and well attended by trade with interest in new wines.”
Bodega y Viñedos Milénico, Spain


“Well organized, interesting companies.”
Bodegas Alvia, Spain


“The visitors are professional from importing companies. They all tasted our wines.”
Bodega Vina Costeira, Spain


“The perfect format for us. You are working constantly, non-stop, and these are people making the decisions.”
Bodegas Tempore, Spain


“Well organised, well attended. Right balance of producers, guests, duration, venue size, location.”
Thelema Mountain Vineyards, South Africa


“I have been very impressed with the quality of importers here. The intent of the buyers that came was to find products.”
Ormonde, South Africa


“This format is a far more targeted approach. It saves us a lot of time and the results speak for themselves.”
Asara Wine Estate, South Africa


World’s Leading Wines – Our Quality Selection Criteria


The World’s Leading Wines events are focused on showing quality wines to head wine buyers from the established trade. We therefore only invite critically acclaimed wine producers with wines that have won recognition from the world’s leading wine critics or accolades from the major international competitions. The main references we use include:


– Decanter World Wine Awards – Jancis Robinson
– Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
– International Wine and Spirits Competition – Wine Enthusiast
– International Wine Challenge – Wine Spectator
– Mundus Vini – Gamberro Rosso
– Major National Wine Awards – Revista de Vinhos
– Gilbert & Gaillard – La Revue du Vin de France
– James Halliday – Guía Peñín
– Bob Campbell – Falstaff Magazin
– Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee – Platter’s Wine Guide