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:

    “Very impressed with the quality of importers at the event. The intent of the attending buyers was to find products.”
    Ormonde, Managing Director, South Africa

    Very good events, I met a good amount of buyers.”
    Les Vignerons de Tutiac, Export Manager, France

    “Well organized and the attendees were very interested in making business.”
    Casa de Uco, Export Manager, Argentina

    “I found a good percentage of people who attended interesting and fitting the type of importer we were looking for.”
    Bodega Ruca Malen / Nieto Senetiner, Export Manager Asia, Argentina

    More feedback after the videos.

    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:

    “Well organised and a great team at WLW that are highly professional and helpful. The quality of attendees seemed good also and I am in the process of following up currently.’’
    Pascual Toso, Export Manager, Argentina

    “I got to meet many importers and distributors quite interested in bringing in new wines.’’
    Budeguer, Export Manager, Argentina

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

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

    “I would recommend World’s Leading Wines events to other producers looking to export to countries where they are not currently represented. It’s an opportunity to secure a buyer.”
    Gatt Wines, Owner, Australia

    “Good interest from visitors. Quality executives.”
    Santa Ema, Sales & Marketing Manager, Chile

    “I’ve recommended World’s Leading Wines to my regional colleagues to use the events for their regions.”
    Sur Valles Wine Group, Export Manager, Chile

    “Very happy with the events, I will use World’s Leading Wines over anyone else.”
    Kupal Wines & Spirits, Director, Chile

    “Professional event. Very easy to approach the wine importers and discuss prospective wine sales.”
    The Winery Khareba, Owner, Georgia 

    “The event attendees were serious decision makers who were there with the purpose of buying.“
    Weingut Schloss Janson, Co-Owner, Germany

    ”Very positive impression of the event and I hope it will lead to new partnerships.’’
    Arza Winery, Chairman, Israel

    “Many good contacts. Perfect organisation.”
    Cantina Danese, Export Manager, Italy

    “Pleased with the contacts made and the event organization.”
    Montelvini, Vice President, Italy

    “Fine professional people interested to see new wines at good location.”
    Cantine Valtellina, President, Italy

    “All was good – the event organisation before and during the event; and especially the number and quality of the importers.“
    Ca’Tullio, Export Manager, Italy

    “Excellent selection of buyers, good location.’’
    Fattoria della Aiola, Italy

    “Attending crowd was of consistent quality. Thank you again for your great support and organisation.”
    Vignobles Sarrail, Commercial Director, France

    “A good number of importers throughout the day, felt like a constant stream visiting our table.”
    Champagne Gamet, Export, France

    “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 / Giesen Wines, Director, New Zealand

    “Good attendance numbers considering the saturation of the market. The dinner was very valuable as far as personalising the process. Professionally run.”
    Luna Estate, Sales & Marketing, New Zealand

    “Impressed by the quality of the event, attendance and professionalism.”
    Esporão, Senior Area Sales Manager, Portugal

    “This event was frequented by a good group of very interesting importers.”
    Cartuxa – Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Brand Builder, Portugal

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

    “Pleased with the seniority of the visitors. Very professional & well organised event.”
    Tokaj & Co., Project & Marketing Manager, Slovakia

    “The event format saves us a lot of time due to its targeted approach. The results speak for themselves.”
    Asara Wine Estate, Estate Manager, South Africa

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

    “The show was great. Lots of buyers.”
    Robinson & Sinclair, Managing Director, South Africa

    “The event went well; really nice people attended and there seemed to be some genuine interest in our wines.”
    Journey’s End, Brand Development Manager Asia, South Africa

    “The whole event was excellent.”
    Windfall Wine Farm, Owner, South Africa

    “The format of the event is perfect for us.”
    Bushmanspad Estate, Owner, South Africa

    “Really well organised event with a diversity of importers.”
    Neethlingshof – Hill & Dale, International Business Manager, South Africa

    “The visitors were professionals from importing companies. They all tasted our wines.”
    Viña Costeira Bodega, Export Manager, Spain

    “I made a lot of interesting contacts with different sized importing companies.”
    Grupo Valdecuevas, Export Manager, Spain

    “The perfect format for us with people making the decisions.”
    Bodegas Tempore, Managing Director, Spain

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

    “The organization of both events was perfect. Buyers were professionals and potential importers.”
    Family Algod Wines, International Sales Manager, Spain

    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