Delibo was founded in 2005 with the aim of finding producers that make wine with the full knowledge of and commitment to their environment. We continue to seek these out and learn from our travels and experience. Whilst we have wines that can be considered mainstream, we also find wines and producers that are 'off the beaten track' to some degree. We deal in the main with the independent retail and wholesale sector and endeavour to be flexible to meet the aims of our customers.
We bond at LCB Olympus in Barking form where collections can be made if appropriate.
James, who founded the company, started with Oddbins, moved on to Siegel Wine Agencies, Santa Rita and Michael Druitt Agencies. After three months as a cellar rat in two Australian wineries, James returned to the UK and started a consultancy with clients including Delegat’s, Brown Brothers and Novum. Founding and building Delibo as an agency house was a long held goal and natural development.
Interests - real tennis, wine, cooking, property renovation, gentle cycling, the search for his desert island wine.
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Will joined the wine trade in 1984 as an apprentice at Tanners of Shrewsbury, before becoming Regional Sales Manager for the South West for Gonzalez Byass and later Paragon Vintners, Maisons Marques et Domains and Mckinley Vintners. Joined Delibo in 2019 to look after his natural habitats, the South West and South Wales.
Interests - great wine, running, rowing and chopping wood, which he finds particularly therapeutic if the day has not gone quite as planned.
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Johnny worked with the inspirational Mark Kailis at Baldivis Estate in ‘wild’ Western Australia in 1996 (with emphasis on wild). Johnny’s unquenchable passion and fire for great wine families, and drive to bring exciting wines to the world, remains undiminished. Joined the Delibo sales team in Spring 2022 after 25 years with Jackson Nugent Vintners.
Passions - family, friends, wine, whisky, rugby, cricket, books……the sea.
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David Wright ran David Alexander Wine Merchants from 1982 to 1993, a retail outlet in Maidenhead. From there he joined Siegel Wine Agencies for 15 years, becoming Sales Director before the business was bought by Australian Wineries. David remained with ABS as General Manager for ten years. Moved to Delibo in September 2016, to develop sales and marketing.
Interests - family, tennis, reading, woodwork, wine.
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