About us

Old Chapel Cellars - Wine Merchant

Old Chapel Cellars is very much a modern wine merchant but we definitely have strong traditional values.  We won't compromise on quality but we are happy to embrace modern technology. 

Old Chapel Cellars' roots very much lie in famous old Spanish wine specialist "Laymont & Shaw".  Old Chapel Cellars was established, and still remains, in the old Laymont & Shaw HQ.  The founder of Old Chapel Cellars - Jamie Tonkin -was part of the Laymont & Shaw fabric and has raised a "phoenix from the flames".

Whilst immensely proud of its heritage Old Chapel Cellars has quickly grown into an established and respected wine merchant in its own right.  In our first year we came runner-up in the national "wines of Chile" competition and we gained a reccommendation from highly respected wine critic Oz Clarke.  Already we supply Michelin starred restaurants (and some fantastic unstarred ones too!), leading wine bars and some of the country's finest wine merchants - not a bad start at all we feel.

From a standing start we now import wines directly from Spain (obviously!), France, Italy, & Australia.  We also have various other countries on our radar too so watch this space.