Our story begins in the town of Jerez in the south of Spain, home to one of the most underrated wines in the world, Sherry, and birthplace to Antonia’s father.
Jerez was the inspiration for Antonia’s life-long love of wines and when she met Fernando, a like-minded wine-lover, in 2006, they immediately identified with each other’s vision to seek out the perfect portfolio of wines to bring to the global marketplace.
We formally established Amores Wines in December 2010, backed by several investors from the wine industry and, having spotted a niche in the Chinese market, by 2014 we had established a branch office in Shanghai, with our own import licence, warehousing, stocks and team of personnel.
The first winery to feature in our portfolio was, naturally, from DO Jerez, but others quickly followed, including wineries from Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Jumilla, Toro, Cigales, Penédes, Rueda, Rias Baxias and more. Each new winery in our portfolio is rigorously assessed by Fernando and Antonia, a WSET Level 4 Diploma holder, to meet our quality and commercial standards.
Today, Amores Wines has a team of fourteen people located in three international locations – Madrid, Dublin and Shanghai. Through our experienced sales team we have a client base of importers and distributors in almost every province in China.
Over time we have expanded our exports to Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and Russia and more recently we have broken ground in western markets including USA, Germany, UK and Ireland. With a strong foothold established in Asia, Amores Wines will seek to develop its business in new markets in the coming years.
If you are an importer and/or distributor in any market seeking access to a complete portfolio of quality Spanish wines and spirits, supplied by an exporter with a global reach and a dynamic, flexible, customer-focused approach to wine business, we would love to hear from you!