En Primeur

Why buy wine en primeur?

  • The joy of wine
    Buy now and look forward to something special in the future
  • First-release prices
    Secure fine wines at opening prices by reserving early
  • A wealth of choice
    From the classic regions of France to far beyond
  • Buy with confidence
    We’ve been offering wine this way since the mid 1970s!

How it works, in a nutshell

  • Select and order your wines (if you need any advice, our team of wine advisers is here to help).
  • We'll confirm your order and take payment.
  • The wines will arrive in the UK once they are bottled, when you will be asked if you would like to store the wines with us or have them delivered to you.
  • Drink and enjoy the wines based on our annually updated drink dates.

En primeur offers and how they work

Buying wines that are still maturing in cellars in their country of origin.

The wines arrive in the UK after they have been bottled, a year or two after the vintage.

Secure your share of in-demand wines that may sell out later, and purchase them at first-release prices.

Each wine has a suggested drinking window; ultimately, however, deciding when to pull the cork is a matter of personal taste. Buying a case also gives you the opportunity to try a wine as it matures over a period of time

En primeur wines are priced 'in-bond' which includes:

  • Shipping to the UK
  • Delivery to any UK address

Payment of duty and VAT will be requested once you take delivery or transfer them to Duty-Paid Members' Reserves.

Many of the wines offered en primeur need a number of years' ageing.

Our purpose-built Members' Reserves facility provides an ideal environment for members who do not have a cellar of their own.

The Wine Society has been successfully selling wines in this way to its members since the 1975 vintage. All these wines are fully covered by The Society's guarantee.

Where to go next?


En primeur

Secure your share of in-demand wines before they’re bottled with our popular en primeur service.

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Here's where you'll find any remaining stocks from recent en primeur offers. We are currently updating the systems of our new site to include any remaining en primeur stocks to be offered for sale. Thank you for your patience.

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