At Garçon Wines, we're bringing about the most significant advancement to wine packaging in the last two centuries. We're doing this to prioritise sustainability, for the health of our planet, the wealth of our industry, and the happiness of consumers.
With essential and highly effective, changes to the shape and material of wine bottles, and rethinking the norms of secondary packaging, we’re revolutionising wine delivery and improving the retailing, logistics, eco-friendliness, and cost-effectiveness of wine.
Developed originally to facilitate the seamless delivery of wine into UK homes via the letterbox, our innovation was conceived by wine retailing entrepreneur Santiago Navarro and his co-founder Joe Revell.
They set out to improve consumer convenience, cut the costs of failed deliveries which in the UK alone are estimated to be £1.6 billion, and help to reduce the near 1 million kilograms of carbon emissions associated with missed deliveries in the UK.
Santiago’s eureka moment of flattening a wine bottle not only created a product that respects the heritage and tradition of the wine industry, but also combines the emotional benefits of an elegant glass bottle, with the functional benefits of bag-in-box, and sets a new sustainable benchmark.
When our eco, flat bottles garnered much global coverage in the media and won many prestigious awards, we soon realised that our initial plan of delivering wine into consumers’ homes, as part of a UK wine subscription service, was simply thinking too small. With significant multinational potential and multi-channel interest, we set out to change the world of wine packaging. To support our ambitious plans, we protected our intellectual property in the UK and a further 34 countries for an extensive portfolio of design patents.
While we’re well-known for supplying Letterbox Wine® to UK gifting companies, we're extending our wine packaging and wine wholesale business internationally, offering both own-branded wines and sustainable wine packaging solutions fit for a 21st century world experiencing climate crisis, environmental damage, changing consumers, complex supply chains, and more.
Our team brings together the ideal mix of experience, youthfulness, passion, expertise, and all with a love for wine and sustainability. Importantly, the team share unwavering determination to safeguard the health of our planet and improve the wealth of our industry.
June 2019 sees the UK-based start-ups’ first international debut with De Bijenkorf – the most prestigious department store in the Netherlands that is also part of the Selfridges Group – and a collaboration with personalised gifting company Emagination Store, to launch a bespoke indulgence gift with renowned multinational confectionery giant, Mondelēz International.
De Bijenkorf is committed to offering their customers a unique, exciting and premium shopping experience whilst remaining at the leading edge of retail, and will introduce both the 2017 Flaca Chilean Merlot and a 2018 Chilean Sauvignon Blanc from the Garçon Wines range.
Garçon Wines, the inventors of innovative, eco, flat wine bottles, which can be posted through an average UK letterbox, have collaborated with personalisation experts Emagination Store to post a personalised wine bottle and Green & Black’s chocolate selection package through doors across the country, launching in time for Father’s Day.
We benefit from an extensive portfolio of granted registered designs and design patents in 35 countries, covering a broad range of flat bottle shapes. We understand the value of originality and have taken responsible steps to safeguard our invention, innovation, and creativity. In turn this protects consumers and businesses against poor quality imitations.