Condor Wines - Wine with Altitude
 
 

About Us

 

Condor Wines

We are an independent specialist importer of Argentine and Chilean wines for the UK established in 2011 by Lee Evans and his wife Maria, a native of Argentina. Seeing increasing demand for Argentine wines in the UK, and wanting to use our skills and experience gained from working within the industry, we sought to introduce new and interesting wines from Argentina.  In early 2013 we sought to offer a wider portfolio and as a result ventured over the Andes into Chile; with much the same view as in Argentina we aim to discover unique producers who are new to the UK market.

We sell our wines through regional distributors throughout the UK and currently work with Wine Merchants, Wholesalers, Regional Brewers and some buying groups working in these sectors, but we are always keen to consider new channels.  We’ve had much success establishing our wines and developing good relationships with our customers, something recognised at the Harpers Awards where we were finalists in the category of ‘Best New/Emerging Drinks Business’.

We deal directly with our producers and every wine has been carefully selected through regular visits to the wineries and a rigorous blind tasting process to ensure we meet the high expectations of the UK market.  Once the wines arrive in the UK they are stored in our bonded warehouse and delivered in a fast and efficient manner by wine logistics specialists throughout the UK.  We want the wine delivered to you to be in perfect condition, a wine that represents exactly what the winemaker intended.

 
 

The Owners

 
LEE EVANS  
LEE EVANS: Managing Director

Lee has over 25 years’ experience within the drinks industry, starting in the late 1980’s working within his parents on trade businesses and then following a successful career in senior management with Forte Hotels and Holiday Inn. In 2003 he joined Carlsberg UK, firstly as a Sales Manager in London and afterwards spending nearly 6 years within Marketing where he had numerous roles in different channels working with some of the UK’s major drinks businesses.  During this time Lee spent 2 years leading the category management of non-beer, including Carlsberg’s portfolio of 450 wines. 

Lee grew-up immersed in a family business and always wanted to start his own.  After meeting Maria regular visits to Argentina followed and it became increasingly obvious that its wines had great potential in the UK and the early foundations for Condor Wines were laid.

Lee has responsibility for Purchasing, Sales and Marketing.

 
 
MARIA EVANS  

MARIA EVANS: Director

Maria was born and spent her formative years in Buenos Aires and like most people in Argentina (it’s the 7th largest wine market in the World) she has grown up enjoying the wines.  In 1997 Maria came to the UK and with her degree in Tourism Management worked within the hotel and tourism industry, later she worked for leading pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers.

Maria has responsibility for Accounts.



 
   

Interested in working for us?

We need good people to help continue our growth, if you are interested in joining a successful business please send your application to info@condorwines.co.uk or ‘Contact Us

 

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