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Welcome to Laithwaite's Wine People

Welcome to Laithwaite's Wine People, a service which helps over 48,000 wine enthusiasts around Australia unearth better and more characterful wines, direct from the vineyard.

Through our service you will discover a wide range of handcrafted wines from both the classic and emerging wine regions of Australia, as well as classic regions around the world, all delivered direct to your door ...

Our Story

Laithwaite's Wine People is part of the Laithwaites Wine group, which today serves 1,000,000 customers internationally and was recently named Merchant of the Year at the prestigious International Wine Challenge. The company was started by wine merchant Tony Laithwaite in the 1960s when he drove a small van of Bordeaux from Saint-Emilion to sell from a railway arch in Windsor. Today, Fiona Warren-Tibbetts and her team buy the wines for our Aussie customers. What's more, no-one does imported wine better than us.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Buying wine is all about convenience and confidence in your purchase. It's a good thing Laithwaite's Wine People was specifically set up to protect the interests of wine fans like yourself. That's why every bottle you purchase is covered by our 100% guarantee. If, in the unlikely event of a wine not being to your taste, we will arrange to collect it and refund you. Give us a call or send an email to let us know. And without further ado, we will arrange for the case to be picked up and you to be refunded or an alternative wine sent out. No hassles. Just simple.

Small Volumes, Big Flavours

Small volumes is the key to quality. The average volume we buy is under 400 cases, compared with up to 100,000 for a heavily marketed brand, and by going direct we deliver excellent value to loyal customers across Australia. Each winery has fought for a place through its commitment to quality – and regular visits from our team ensure the pick of wines for customers at every vintage. As we grow, that commitment to supporting the little guy remains unchanged ... there are just a few more little guys than when we started out.

Serving 48,000 Wine Lovers

We deliver the best of Australia's smaller wineries to the homes and offices of 48,000 wine lovers across Australia. Your 'wine life' should be a journey of discovery and pleasure. Through our network of contacts we have access to many invitation-only estates, special project wines and limited releases. We are as committed to providing you with impeccable service as we are to finding you great wines. You can be sure of easy ordering, prompt delivery and a swift, personal response to all enquiries, seven days a week.

A World of Flavour

Our international range is selected by a global team headed by 'Master of Wine' Justin Howard-Sneyd with guidance from Tony and legendary wine author Hugh Johnson. Our buyers annually taste over 6,500 wines to bring you just the best 250 of them, so when you order a wine from Wine People you can be assured of quality wines of real character, from craftsman winemakers and renowned estates across Australia and the world.

Partnerships

At Laithwaite's Wine People, we run popular wine services for our partners including The Australian newspaper, National Trust and Australian Geographic among others. We are committed to bringing members wines of high quality, value and most importantly, enjoyment. The focus is on offering wines from smaller, family-run estates and providing a unique service that offers 'real' wines you might otherwise struggle to find.