Bancroft Wines is delighted to announce its acquisition of Mason and Mason Wines Ltd, effective from the 31st May 2017.
As part of Bancroft Wines’ ambitious growth plans, the Board have been pursuing acquisition opportunities to complement and invigorate Bancroft Wines’ organic growth strategy.
Mason & Mason was founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Nick Mason and Laura Mason. Mason & Mason Wines are specialists in distinct ‘farm not factory’ organic wines. They distribute wines into the on-trade, independent off-trade and national channels.
Nick Mason has a long-standing career of over 30 years in the wine trade, having worked as a Buyer (Harrods, Groupe Chez Gerard), Salesman (Ehrmanns, Bibendum, Richards Walford), Cellar-hand (New Zealand and the Rhone), and journalist (Slow Food).
The Mason & Mason portfolio is innovative and diverse. This perfectly dovetails into the Bancroft Wines extensive portfolio, bringing wines which Nick Mason describes as having “exceptional purity, ping and brightness”. They are wines that tie in with the consumer’s ever increasing awareness and hunger for provenance, ethics and identity, whilst offering exceptional value and drinkability.
This acquisition represents a clear opportunity for both businesses to create an enhanced, potent and dynamic portfolio of customers and suppliers.
Managing Director of Bancroft Wines, Neil McAndrew comments:
“This is an exciting development in the history of Bancroft Wines and reflects the commitment of both the Chairman and the board to long term investment and growth within this fast-moving market.”
Owner and co-founder of Mason & Mason Wines, Nick Mason comments:
“We are very excited about creating a successful new partnership with Bancroft Wines. We believe both portfolios complement each other beautifully, echoing our shared philosophy on excellence of product and customer service. Represented together, they will take our combined businesses to the next level.”
Sales and Marketing Director of Bancroft Wines, Susan Harper comments:
“This very exciting acquisition further enhances the exceptional range of wines that Bancroft Wines is able to offer, reflecting the same values that Bancroft Wines was initially founded on, but also pointing the company forwards in the direction of further bright and long-term success.”
Information on Bancroft Wines
Bancroft Wines is an award-winning London-based specialist wine distributor offering a complete and competitive range of exceptional wines. We are dedicated to delivering excellent advice and service and forming long-term relationships with our clients and producers alike.
Wherever possible, Bancroft Wines aims to build exclusive relationships with suppliers. In our 25th year of business, these relationships have been built up over many vintages, making our selection of wines unique. Our suppliers are mostly small, family-owned domaines with an unwavering passion to produce the very best wine they can from the land they own.
Bancroft Wines supplies the on-trade, independent off-trade, private clients and a number of select national accounts.
Bancroft Wines appointed Susan Harper as Sales and Marketing Director in December 2016.
In 2015 Bancroft Wines was awarded Best Overall Agent/Distributor (small) of the Year in the Annual Harpers Awards: “The award for small agent of the year has been awarded to Bancroft Wines for the excellent work it has conducted in enhancing customer service and diversifying its range, which it has showcased through masterclasses and innovative tastings.”