T: 01249 811737
Brands: Gorilla Wines, Cardeto (Italy), VEO (Chile), Villiera (South Africa), Salena (Australia)
Off-trade split: 90 per cent
Europe/New World split: 50/50
Key personnel: Chris Ellis, managing director; Andrew Walker, sales director; Kathryn Allison, PR & marketing
Crush Wines doubled its portfolio in the first year of trading to offer wines from South Africa, Italy, Chile, Australia, Argentina and France. Wines with ethical intiatives - such as the organic Greener Planet wines, where a percentage of sales are given to Wateraid, and Gorilla Wines, where a percentage of the proceeds go towards protecting mountain gorillas - are a key focus.