Viader Vintners is a leading, independent family run wine merchant in Cardiff, established in 2001 by local Frenchman and restauranteur Gilbert Viader. Since then it has established an excellent reputation for the quality of its wines and the personal service it provides to both private and trade customers. Gilbert is passionate about fine wine and regularly travels to Europe to bring you great wines at great prices as well as sourcing ‘little-known gems’ to make your cellar or wine list more interesting.

Unlike many of the high-street shops and supermarkets, we believe that for wine to reach its full potential and for the customer to gain maximum enjoyment from drinking it, it must be stored in appropriate conditions. We therefore ensure that every bottle we sell or cellar, be it a weekday wine or grand cru, has been properly stored. See our cellaring service for further information.

We also offer events, tastings and classes from our superb purpose-built tasting room, which is also available to hire for meetings of up to 24 people. See our list of events for more information.

Gilbert and his team can help you create a wine list to suit your cuisine, a wine cellar to suit your palate and pocket, and outstanding corporate gift boxes. If you are working to a budget for a wedding, an anniversary, birthday party or corporate event, we would be delighted to help you put a wine list together.

Gilbert Viader

Gilbert Viader was born in Toulouse, southwest France and came to the UK in the late 1970s to start a career in the catering industry.

His ambitions culminated in the opening of his own restaurant, Le Cassoulet, in 1987, which Gilbert and his wife Claire ran for fourteen years. Le Cassoulet became one of Cardiff’s best and much loved restaurants.

In 2001, Gilbert decided to hang up his apron and step out of the kitchen in order to concentrate on his passion for fine wines.

Claire Viader