Uva da Vino
Chris Charalambides started importing wine grapes from Italy over 40 years ago. Chris established himself in the Italian and Portuguese community and became the leading importer of wine grapes in the UK.
In recent years, Chris has spent more and more of his time abroad travelling to Italy after the watermelon season to keep an ever watchful eye on the vineyards making sure we receive the best quality wine grapes and working with the best producers. In his absence, his daughter Aliki Charalambides and her very efficient and friendly team makes sure that everyone receives their wine grapes on time.
The wine grape season starts in September and runs until the end of October. The family tradition of wine making is still as strong as ever allowing Chris to continue in meeting the demands of the Italian and Portuguese communities.
The wine grapes imported are of the highest quality and sourced from some of the very best vineyards in Italy. The two main types of wine grape Chris has chosen to specialise in are the “Sangiovese” and the “Montepulciano” which are the two most popular and flavoursome wine grape. Recently, he has also introduced the following varieties: Shiraz, Merlot & Moscato. All these wine grapes come from the areas of Abruzzo, Puglia, Bari and Sicily.