We're proud to be the largest UK retailer of Fairtrade wines.
We’re proud to be the world’s largest Fairtrade wine retailer, it’s something we’ve been passionate about since we entered into the wine market.
Chilean Fairtrade wine
In Chile there are few smallholders and the wine business is monopolised by big businesses. Very few women work in wine and if they do, not at a leadership level. Caupolican co-operative who produce our Co-op Camenere and box of red wine have broken the mould. This winery is not only run by a woman, but the workforce is made up of 50% women too. They use the Fairtrade Premium to provide bursaries to workers for training and education and have funded a library in a primary school.
Argentinian Fairtrade wine
In Argentina, Lara and Juan will soon be graduating from the Co-op funded school. Their father works for La Riojana co-op, who have been supplying the Co-op with Fairtrade wine since 2006. Fairtrade premiums and additional Co-op funding helped to build the school Lara and Juan attend, as well as secure a water supply to her village. We’re now working with La Riojana to build a new healthcare centre.
South African Fairtrade wine
We've funded a range of projects with our South African wine producers Du Toitskloof, Stellenrust Merwida and Bosman. This contribution is democratically invested each year by the producers in a range of projects including supporting education and improving housing.