Founded in 1967, Friarwood is a boutique fine wine merchant with an exceptional selection of wines and a personalised approach to both wholesale and retail.
Our expansive portfolio places Friarwood at the forefront of the fine wine industry, and we continually strive to stay on top by sourcing new wines from all around the world. Each of our wines is tasted and selected by the entire team to ensure the highest quality; our passion is uncovering hidden gems that are wines worth discovering.
Our underground cellar, found in the heart of London, stores more than 15,000 bottles that are ready to be shipped directly to your door or purchased from our Parsons Green retail shop.
Ben is a Landscape Architect who studied in the wine industry in North America before pursuing his Masters in Bordeaux. Ben interned at Friarwood and became their On-trade Sales Manager. Following the death of Peter Bowen, Ben purchased the Friarwood business in 2015.
Born and raised on a Premier Grand Cru Classe estate in St. Emilion, Auriane knows her wines. Bringing her experience and love for wine to Friarwood, she not only heads up our Purchasing Department, she brings a wealth of knowledge and passion that helps drive our business.
After his MBA in Chicago, Edouard decided to focus on the wine industry and completed his Masters in Wine Business Management. He worked in logistics at the London International Vintners Exchange , before joining Friarwood in 2015 to supervise their global operations.
As a sommelier and manager, with over 30 years of industry experience, Patrice brings his wine stewardship and extensive knowledge about wine and food pairings to the team. Having joined Friarwood in 2014, as Retail Manager and Sommelier Adviser, Patrice can be found most days in the shop with an open bottle of wine for sampling.
Born in Kosovo but with over 15 years of experience working in some of the top restaurants throughout London, Toni has brought his management skills, energy and enthusiasm to Friarwood. He is always ready to assist the On-Trade industry with competitively priced, ideal accompaniments to their offerings.
Courteous and reliable, with 15 years of experience at Friarwood, Carlos has the expertise to deliver your wines promptly and safely. He is also our cellar manager.
Each and every person has different needs and tastes. We always try to understand your requirements in order to curate around you.
Behind each bottle there is a producer, and behind each glass there is a consumer. We celebrate these moments hidden behind wine.
Wine has conventions, but we believe in drinking what you love.