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The Worshipful Company of Vintners
A City of London Livery Company
Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1363
The spiritual home of the wine trade

About the Company

Read more about the Company’s origins,

its rich history and governance

"Vinum Exhilarat Animum"

Wine gladdens the heart

"Vinum Exhilarat Animum"

Wine gladdens the heart

Vintners' Hall

The spectacular facilities of Vintners Hall are enjoyed by our members at various Vintners’ Company events throughout the year.   

These magnificent rooms are also available for hire for your corporate or private event.  Whether a meeting, lunch, dinner, wedding, wine tasting or any other special occasion, you can be assured of our excellent service and hospitality.

Vintners' Hall

The spectacular facilities of Vintners’ Hall are enjoyed by our members at various Vintners’ Company events throughout the year.   

These magnificent rooms are also available for hire for your corporate or private event.  Whether a meeting, lunch, dinner, wedding, wine tasting or any other special occasion, you can be assured of our excellent service and hospitality.

Charity

The work of the Vintners’ Foundation, the Company’s charity, aims to support charities, predominately in the Greater London area,  which provide assistance to those suffering from alcohol dependence, and their families. 

Education is a key area of the Foundation’s work especially where those affected are from deprived backgrounds.  

Charity

The work of the Vintners’ Foundation, the Company’s charity, aims to support charities, predominately in the Greater London area,  which provide assistance to those suffering from alcohol dependence, and their families. 

Education is a key area of the Foundation’s work especially where those affected are from deprived backgrounds.  

Wine Trade

The Company is fortunate among Livery Companies, not only because its ancient trade continues to flourish but also because over 30% of its members are drawn from its trade.

Close contact is maintained with all wine trade organisations and it is the Company’s policy to provide both material and financial support for the trade. Particular emphasis is placed on the maintenance of professional standards and the encouragement of trade education through scholarships and bursaries.

Swans & Swan Upping

The Vintners’ Company’s ancient right to own swans dates back over 900 years and the annual event of ‘Swan Upping’ takes place in the third week of July.  Originally this was a way of allocating ownership of swans, a prized bird eaten at many feasts. 

Ownership was a sign of status and importance, but now Swan Upping is about counting and checking the health of the birds as well as educating people about the importance of Swan Upping and swan conservation. 

Swans & Swan Upping

The Vintners’ Company’s ancient right to own swans dates back over 900 years and the annual event of ‘Swan Upping’ takes place in the third week of July.  Originally this was a way of allocating ownership of swans, a prized bird eaten at many feasts. 

Ownership was a sign of status and importance, but now Swan Upping is about counting and checking the health of the birds as well as educating people about the importance of Swan Upping and swan conservation. 

Vintners' Company Events

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