About Us

About Us

Who We Are

Earle Wines Limited is an independent wine merchant in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We supply French wine direct from vineyards to our UK customers.

From Scrums to Sémillon

40 years ago our founder John Earle Jacobs played rugby in the heart of Bordeaux. He was a member of ‘Les Damiers’, more commonly known today as Bordeaux-Bègles. After John hung up his rugby boots, he explored his love of French wines. Eventually he brought a host of favourites back home, together with a selection of French delicacies.

Four decades later, John is widely recognised as an authority on wine. He was intronised into the world-famous La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin in 1999. He is one of 12,000 knights or Chevaliers across the globe who promote the region and the wine of Burgundy.

French Wines Direct from the Vineyards

We pride ourselves on our close association with wine producers and their vineyards. We deal with them on a personal level, not solely for business. Trips to France to check on harvests and innovations is part of our job. We source our wines from family owned estates who create high quality wines. Their attention to detail is evident in the final products. Vines are grown with little or no use of chemical treatments or fertilisers. In most cases our producers tend their vines by hand throughout the growing and harvesting processes.

Exclusive Wines

Many of the wines we sell are exclusive to us and cannot be obtained elsewhere.

Not Just French Wines

Although we specialise in French wines, we also have many excellent wines from other innovative wine-producing countries. For example the Bodega Monteviejo in Argentina. We also source unique wines from New Zealand, Chile, Spain, South Africa and Sonoma Country.

We believe our selection not only includes thought provoking wines for 'every day' drinking but also rare fine wines, which greatly reflect the variety, value and quality of wines which have been our hallmark since the business began.

A Personal Service

We are always delighted to discuss our wines with our customers. Earle Wines tailors a selection that matches our tastes and preferences. We can also arrange tastings either privately or at a location of your choice. To make things a little easier, we offer a personal delivery for any two or more case orders.

Special Occasion?

For special occasions, such as weddings or corporate parties we can offer free glass hire and wine on a sale or return basis. Please call us for more information on 01423 330 900. We look forward to exploring the world of wine with you.