William Tanner, born in Shropshire in 1839, went to sea and sailed the world, visiting places as far flung as Australia and Chile. Returning as a ship’s captain in 1872, he took his brother Henry into partnership and founded the firm of W. & H. E. Tanner in Shrewsbury. Its cellars were those of the now demolished Victorian Market Hall, its offices were in Shoplatch.
Tanners Wines is one of the UK’s leading Independent Wine Merchants, delivering a fine collection of wines & spirits all over the country. Family-owned, family-run and resolutely independent.
Independent family shippers of estate wines. Established 1842