New Year – New Life!

As we say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 it seems the right time to announce that we are also rolling down the shutters on 31st March at Viader Vintners and looking forward to new horizons. 2020 was a challenging year for everyone connected to the hospitality industry and we have risen to the challenges, transforming the business as best we could from wholesale to online retail to plug the gap. Our USP has always been importing wines not found elsewhere in the UK and with the addition of Brexit and the complication of importing goods from Europe even with a trade deal, we have decided it is no longer viable.

Viader Vintners was created 20 years ago when we sold Le Cassoulet Restaurant in Romilly Crescent. We started trading from the living room of our house in Penarth but soon moved to premises in Bessemer Road where an old Fruit and Vegetable warehouse fridge suited wine storage very well. And then in 2011 we decided to bite the bullet and invest in the purchase of our current warehouse in Waterside Business Park which gave us the facilities to hold wine tasting dinners and events as well as provide us with fine wine storage. We have had some memorable evenings over the years and the location has suited us well.

But now the lure of retirement and more free time is very attractive, we crave a holiday (Covid permitting) and then to spend some time working out how to make a move to a warmer, drier destination….We’re not sure where we’ll end up but planning is the exciting bit!

We are having a SALE of our surplus stock and will be adding offers to the website over the coming weeks.

Thank you to all our trade customers who have been so loyal over the years and to all our more recent online customers who have helped us with the bumpy ride of the last 12 months.

Claire & Gilbert Viader