"At a tasting of the wines of the importer Raymond Reynolds, my tasting notes had begun to bulge with an extraordinary number of wines that were scoring highly, indeed head and shoulders above many other Southern European bottles at the same prices." - Olly Smith, Mail on Sunday, March 2012
"... theÂ specialist importer Raymond Reynolds Ltd, an indefatigable truffler-outer of intriguing and good quality wines, whose team has done much to put delicious bottles from Portugal on restaurant tables and smaller shops." - Victoria Moore, The Telegraph, 9th May 2012
Raymond Reynolds â€“ Chairman / Winemaker (right in picture)
I was born and brought up in Portugal, studied Chemistry at Leicester University and Oenology at Bordeaux. This was followed by a fascinating time as assistant winemaker at
Taylorâ€™s Port in the Douro. Founded in 1990, this company is a result of what I learned there, combined with my firm belief in the potential of
Portugalâ€™s unique grapes and terroir to produce world class wines.
Joined the company in 1998. His expertise in the hospitality industry, and as a fine wine merchant in Harrogate, added to his generally boundless enthusiasm for
Portugalâ€™s wines has helped us forge our current status in the market. Danny was the founding President of the Association of Portuguese Wine Importers, and was
short listed for The Drinks Business Man of the Year Award in 2006, for both his work promoting Portugal, and championing the cause of Independents by founding SITT in 2005.
Jackie efficiently runs our back office, has been with us for over 10 years and does that skilful job of keeping our customers happy and orders flowing. She is too modest about her wine knowledge to spout lavish tasting speak, but if you need proper opinions about the wines, ask her! Other opinions she is discreet about.
Trade events where we show our wares
Annual Tasting of Portuguese Wines
Annual Tasting of Wines of Spain