Field & Fawcett, the York-based wine merchants, has won the Award for Best Specialist Retailer New Zealand Category voted by the UK’s premier national wine and drinks magazine, Decanter. Owners Peter and Cathryn Fawcett are delighted with the award which they received in recognition for their extensive and diverse range of wines from New Zealand.

Peter, whose maternal family originally hailed from New Zealand, has always been a big supporter of wines from the country and says: “Our extensive range of New Zealand wines has long been a passion for us both and we remain committed to ensuring our customers enjoy a choice of both new and much loved wines from this amazing country. New Zealand produces some of the world’s best wines and we continue to search out new producers and new wines for our discerning customers. Decanter is very much a trusted publication for wine lovers as well as retailers so we are absolutely thrilled to receive this award.”

The Decanter Judges said: “Field & Fawcett offers an impressive breadth of styles and price points in the New Zealand category, perhaps a result of the ‘deep connection’ this merchant has with the country given owner and director Peter Fawcett has dual citizenship.” Field & Fawcett were up against a raft of some of the country’s largest and most respected retailers specialising in wines from New Zealand.

The firm is located at Grimston Bar in York, offering a diverse range wines and spirits for all budgets and tastes. They import many of their wines through trusted suppliers, visiting vineyards and wineries overseas regularly. Peter and Cathryn enjoy good and enduring friendships within the wine trade and their regular travels enable them to find new suppliers and try before they supply from their shop. The delicatessen is renowned for its British and European artisan cheeses with their in-house chef creating treats for the deli-counter and baking fresh bread daily.

Field & Fawcett were also named Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year at the 2023 Drinks Retailing Awards earlier this year.