The HistoryStuart fell in love with wine when he was given a wine book aged 18. In 2005, after 9 years in the industry, Stuart took the plunge and created his own company, Z&B Vintners Ltd, which is named after his 2 children, Zachariah and Bryony.
Z&B Vintners is not a broker; all our wines, and every case are sourced directly from Bordeaux Château through the négociant system and Stuart has spent the past 10 years building strong and valuable relationships. Bordeaux was the hub and apex of the business. Stuart made some bold ‘wine moves’ in many En-Primeur campaigns, none more so than 2005 where he fervently recommended the little known 5eme Growth, Château Pontet Canet. He sold hundreds of cases (the Bordelaise must have thought, who is this mad Englishman!), but this canny move, amongst others, shaped the success of the company years later.
It was not until 2013 that Stuart expanded into the retail sector creating 'The Vinorium'.
Now 11 years on from when Stuart started out, the direction of the company may have changed slightly, but the ethos and Stuarts ambition have not. He assembled a genuine and honest team who share his values of integrity and quality, with a mission to share knowledge and passion for wine. Our loyalty is to you, our customer. We will not stock awful wine just to make a better margin. If it is not exceptional, it does not make our shelves. We don’t hop onto fads just because they are popular and we are not out for short-term gains. We believe in sensational wine that you will love to drink again, and again.