…and the meeting of Ant Fairbank and Paul Letheren at Western Wines, then owners of the Kumala brand.

A mutual inclination to shake up the trade and offer the retail sector a unique wine solution prompted a characteristically off-piste move and in 2007 Off-Piste Wines was founded.

Fellow Western Wines colleague Andy Talbot joined the team from day one as Finance and Operations Director, taking over the day-to-day running of the business as Managing Director in 2017.

We’ve made it our priority to work in close partnership with trusted producers and retailers, retaining a dynamic, consumer-focussed approach at the heart of our business.

The Off-Piste portfolio has grown to encompass a diverse collection of our own award-winning brands, key producer brands and a growing range of alternative packaging formats, becoming the first UK company to successfully launch canned wine in the multiple retail sector.

The company operates from its UK headquarters in Cheltenham, with a dedicated team covering the multiple retailers, convenience, impulse, national on-trade, online and specialist channels.

International sales represent an increasing focus, with Off-Piste ranking 62nd in the annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 in 2020, showcasing Britain’s top 200 mid-market UK companies with the fastest growing international sales, one of only two wine companies included.

We are proud to support The Drinks Trust as official corporate partners and Drinkaware as corporate funders. 

We’ve made it our priority to work in close partnership with trusted producers and retailers, retaining a dynamic, consumer-focussed approach at the heart of our business.

Meet the team