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Established in 1933, Hallgarten & Novum Wines is one of the UK’s leading specialist wine distributors. With over 90 years of experience, Hallgarten imports wines from producers in all corners of the winemaking world, supplying the country’s premium hospitality and retail sectors.

Hallgarten has an enviable, award-winning portfolio, featuring some of the world’s greatest producers from the classic wine regions, whilst also championing innovative, esoteric and emerging regions – such as Greece, Armenia, India and Japan.

Hallgarten is best known for its work in the restaurant and hotel sectors with approximately 70% of sales in the premium On Trade sector. As well as supplying Michelin-starred and independent restaurants, hotels and gastropubs, Hallgarten & Novum Wines is proud to be the Official Wine Supplier to Ascot Racecourse and Goodwood Estate.

Accredited with ISO 14001 and Investors in People Silver, Hallgarten is a service-obsessed business. As well as having enviable stock holdings, Hallgarten has a Training department that offers a variety of courses from WSET qualifications to its own bespoke WineSure training packages to give front-of-house teams the knowledge to sell and upsell. Hallgarten also has an experienced Customer Marketing team delivering insight and perspective to its customer base and in-house Design team to support its customers’ needs.

Hallgarten’s commitment to the support and development of the On Trade is well documented. In 2023, Hallgarten was awarded ‘On Trade Supplier of the Year’ by the IWC, as well as ‘Drinks Company of the Year’ by Drinks Business, and ‘Wine Distributor of the Year’ by the IWSC.

“We are extremely proud to be working with the Sommelier Edit to help support up-and-coming sommeliers in the hospitality sector. The competition represents the perfect opportunity to shine a light on individuals who work tirelessly on the restaurant floor and in wine cellars to ensure guests receive an unforgettable experience each time they step through the door. These professionals should never be overlooked in the dining experience, and it is up to us to ensure we nurture future talent in the industry, championing those individuals who go above and beyond. Hallgarten has long been associated with the hospitality sector and this partnership only reinforces the strong bonds that we have with the On Trade.”

Steve Daniel, Head of Buying, Hallgarten & Novum Wines
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