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Established in 2008, Richard Dawes Fine Wine is a wholesale fine wine merchants in London. We specialise in supplying fine wine to trade and private customers around the world.

While our business is dominated by Bordeaux wines, Burgundy wines and Champagne, we enjoy sourcing a variety of fine wines from Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and the USA to name but a few. We endeavour to provide not only wines of exceptional quality, but those that also present value for money.

Our extensive contacts throughout the UK and Europe enable us to offer competitive pricing. We also work with a number of private collectors worldwide. This furnishes us the opportunity to unearth rare gems hidden away in collections, often untouched since initial release. As a result we are one of the leading fine wine merchants in London.

Knowledge, service and experience make Richard Dawes Fine Wine the perfect partner for all your fine wine requirements. Whether you are buying drinking wine for a special event, lay down or you are making a fine wine investment, we offer all the care and expertise needed to make the purchasing of your wine a simple, pleasurable and enlightening experience.

Contact our friendly and experienced team today to discuss your individual requirements. 

Benjamin Dawes

Managing Director

After spending 10 years in various corners of the trade most notably with Davy's of London and Roberson Wine Merchant Ben went about setting up RDFW after harbouring a desire to run his own business. Ben looks after all purchasing, sales to the trade and export enquiries. He has a passion for top Bordeaux but still thinks it's hard to beat a 1978 Hermitage La Chapelle by Jaboulet.

Will Evered


Aside from a few dalliances earlier in life, Will’s true interest in wine was born whilst working in the restaurant industry in Atlanta. On returning to England he moved into the wine trade after realising that he preferred eating in restaurants rather than working in them. After several years working for a well-known, nationwide wine retail company, Will moved into private client sales. When not at work or chatting about wine (probably Burgundy, Champagne or Northern Rhone), he will most likely be found at one of his favourite restaurants,  discussing the highs and, more likely, lows of English cricket or cooking at home. Will can’t put his finger on his favourite wine to date but “anything from Coche” will usually do.

Phillipa Dawes

Marketing & Social Media

Alicja Modzelewska


Alicja has always travelled, and at an early age she moved to Kuwait where her father was the National Judo Team coach. After 7 years she headed home to Poland, where she completed a Masters Degree in Tourism. In 2004 she started her career in the wine business working with top distributors including Centrum Wina and PWW. During that time she gained experience in the import and export of wine and built strong relationships with suppliers and forwarders. In 2015 she moved to the UK where she had the opportunity to continue her interest in wine and joined the team at RDFW. She is a big fan of the author Harlan Coben and enjoys Volleyball and Judo, where she reached black belt and holds a Judo judge license. Her favourite wines are sweet and generally from Alsace!