We are an independent, family-owned and run wine importer based in Nottingham. We don’t have a shop or hundreds of staff, enabling us to keep the business tightly focused and our prices ultra-competitive.
For thirty years, our portfolio has continually evolved, starting out German-centric to now include both the Old and New World. We still remain loyal, however, to the philosophy of discovering and importing (often exclusively) from boutique, often family-owned estates. The Philip Von Nell name has passed from father to son since we were first established in 1977, but our love for discovering new, exciting wines hasn’t changed.
Our current owner, David Lazaro, grew up around fine wine, tasting his first Chablis from a teaspoon as a toddler. He learnt the beauty of the craft from his father, who, after enjoying a successful career managing sales and marketing for multi-national companies, found his spiritual home in the vineyards surrounding the River Mosel.
In 1977, a meeting with German wine-grower: Herr Christoph von Nell, led to the blossoming of an idea which would eventually lead to David Snr. creating his own wine import business. Although we still share the von Nell name, we no longer import his wines.
David follows in his father’s footsteps. Despite flirting with a career in finance after graduating from University, the lure of life in the wine industry was too seductive. He has diversified our focus to the supply of bars, restaurants (some Michelin starred) and independent merchants - embracing the New World whilst assuming his father’s ideals of old-fashioned, personal service.
Discover our portfolio of wines crafted by estates that lovingly hand-tender their vines, avoiding the use of pesticides and chemicals where possible. Whether you prefer something for ‘everyday drinking,’ a rarity, or a Robert Parker rated icon, we’ll find you a stunning wine that reflects the region’s terroir and character.