The building blocks
of the wine trade

20th - 22nd May 2019

Olympia London

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The ultimate show for the wine trade

The 39th edition of London Wine Fair is coming to Olympia on 20-22 May 2019.

Featuring over 14,000 wines from 32 countries, innovative tastings, critical masterclasses and a host of outstanding features, the show is an unmissable destination for anyone in the industry. Registration will open in January 2019.

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Thanks for coming! See you all on the 20-22 May 2019!

Thanks for coming! See you all on the 20-22 May 2019!

Our 2018 show was the first under the leadership of Hannah Tovey, who joined as Head of Fair in July 2017. The increased footfall (17% up) can be put down to the refreshed content, with new feature areas: The Innovation Zone in collaboration with JF Hillebrand; The Education Zone in partnership with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and Drinks Britannia, which celebrated British drinks including wine, beers, ciders and spirits.

Hannah Tovey commented: “We are thrilled with the success of this year’s show and the support from all quarters of the industry. Our priority was always about delivering the right audience to our exhibitors and our investment in this has really paid off. We have had an overwhelmingly positive response from longstanding, returning and first-time exhibitors, many of which have already reserved their spaces for 2019. We are already working on next year’s show which will be a critical time for the UK industry as Brexit becomes a reality. More than ever before we will need a Fair that champions the UK as a leading market for wine.”
The 2019 London Wine Fair will take place at Olympia from 20th to 22nd May.
Feedback from exhibitors and visitors
“Fantastic, really good. We have been rammed the whole time with very good quality visitors. We are rather amazed that more companies like us aren’t here.”
Patrick McGrath MW, Managing Director, Hatch Mansfield
“For me, the one word I would use to describe this year is “energy”. There is a great buzz in the place and all the communication was first class. We have been blown away by the success of the WSET Education Zone.”
Ian Harris, Chief Executive, Wine & Spirit Education Trust
"It’s been a very busy and productive fair for Winebuyers.com. As a first-time exhibitor and tech start up, we were delighted to feature in the new Innovation Zone. We enjoyed a hugely successful three days and met over 70 new clients. It’s been brilliant to have had such a positive response from the trade and we are already looking forward to next year.”
Ben Revell, Director, Winebuyers
“It has been a fantastic launch platform for our new brand “Wine Chat”. We have had a great reaction with lots of people coming to see us and talk about the brand with lots of really positive feedback.”
Fran Draper, Head of Customer and Brand Marketing, Boutinot
“This was our first London Wine Fair; as a platform for launching Black Chalk, it has worked really well for us. We have picked up new leads from the indies and on-trade and the WineGB stand has been busy throughout.”
Andrew Seden, Director, Black Chalk Wines
“We have had a jam-packed show full of the right people with lots of innovation. It has been great to have brand South African back in the leading export market.”
Jo Wehring, Market Manager, Wines of South Africa
“A great LWF for Domaine Jones. Lots of buzz in the Esoterica section. I’ve just partnered with Gonzalez Byass to help me grow my presence in UK on-trade and independent sectors - so the fair was the perfect platform to launch this exciting next chapter for Domaine Jones. Over the last few days I have had lots of positive meetings and stand visits with potential new customers who have been wanting to buy my wine but haven’t had a feasible route to market - until now.”
Katie Jones, Owner / Winemaker at Domaine Jones, South of France
“What I have liked the most is all the activity around the stands, which there is more of this year. The way The Fair is zoned answers the questions people have: Esoterica is for those looking for something quirky; Wines Unearthed is for totally new wines; the main floor is for seeking out old friends.”
Joe Fattorini, Presenter, The Wine Show
“We have had a really busy show and are delighted to be here. It has been a positive three days, and great to see the show moving forward. A big congratulation to Hannah Tovey and her team. It is so important for the UK wine trade to have a UK event like this.”
Andrew Steel, Connoisseur Estates
“It has been our first time at the show. For us it is all about the on-trade. I think we have seen some good people including those we really wanted to see but who are sometimes hard to reach.”
Ben Robson, Director, Bat & Bottle
“I felt there was a real buzz about the show and I thought there was a good balance of stands and producers which attract whatever channel you are targeting. The calibre of visitor was good as well.”
Arabella Woodrow MW, Director of Wine, Broadland Wineries
“I was thrilled and proud with the warmth and engagement that was shown at our panel debate on Mental Health at the London Wine Fair. The findings of our survey led to some absorbing conversations in the room and our panellists gave such valuable insight based on their own personal and professional experiences. I would like to thank each and every one of them. Our #NotAlone really is a campaign that has begun to deliver as we intended - to open up conversation and work with each other to help overcome difficulties caused by mental health. It has been so positive and a pleasure to be amongst friends, colleagues and supporters in the trade. Our Award for Best Trade Campaign was truly humbling and testament that our work with #NotAlone is beginning to deliver the help that is so essential to address the issues of mental health in our industry. Thank you, London Wine Fair, for your support’
Chris Porter, CEO of the Drinks Industry Charity, the Benevolent