The North of England’s oldest and finest wine merchant, House of Townend, has now moved in to its new home on Meltonwest Business Park.
The 27,000 sqft building has been designed and built by Wykeland in partnership with House of Townend and accommodates the company’s head office, a large wine warehouse and the Cellar Door Shop, bringing House of Townend’s unrivalled wine expertise direct to Customers.
Managing Director John Townend, the fourth generation of his family to take the helm since the business was founded in 1906, said; “This is the single biggest investment in the company’s history. For more than 100 years we have dedicated ourselves to bringing the worlds finest wines to our private and commercial clients and now we will be able to maintain that same time-honoured level of family service from our new home, custom-built to the highest specifications and fit for the 21st century”.
Dominic Gibbons, Managing Director of Wykeland said, “We are delighted to have worked with House of Townend on a bespoke design specification to ensure these new Premises work for their successful and growing business”.
House of Townend supplies some of the leading hotels and restaurants across the Midlands and the North, including the Star Inn, Harome, The Drunken Duck in Ambleside and Gleneagles in Scotland. It also manages wine portfolios for more than 300 private clients and supplies direct to hundreds more individual customers.
At the Cellar Door shop customers will be able to sample more than 20 wines at any one time. With an expert team lead by Wine and Spirit Education Trust qualified Manager Stuart Shenton, customers will be able to take advice on everything from buying a single bottle of wine to investing in a wine portfolio.