About The Club

The links between sport and wine are plentiful. Simon and Chris had both been involved in commercial wine ventures since 2011 and brought their subsequent knowledge of the industry together with their considerable presence in the sport and business worlds.
The idea was to create a wine club with a difference – an exclusive sporting dynamic.

What exactly do we mean by ‘sporting wine’?
Any wine which is owned or produced by sporting personalities or individuals with a strong, authentic relationship with sport. With a healthy number of well-known sporting personalities already on board, we are always looking to expand our portfolio. Two rules: all of our wines are produced by sporting personalities and every wine we sell is an estate wine, bottled at source.

How does the club give back to the Sporting community?

25p from every bottle of wine bought by a member is donated to our winemaker’s chosen sporting charities. In addition, the club supports numerous other charities through supplying wine for events, providing auction prizes and hosting networking events. Giving back to sport is part of our ethos and we are keen to explore any opportunity to help sporting charities.

Our Sporting Wine Portfolio – the future

We are constantly expanding our sporting wine portfolio with the sole aim of sourcing the best sporting wine from around the world. If you are a winemaker with a sporting connection and are interested in working with us then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on info@sportingwineclub.com


Simon and Chris were initially introduced to the South African wine industry by their great friend and legendary Springbok Schalk Burger Snr, who along with his family, runs the stunning Welbedacht Estate in South Africa. They started bringing a range of ‘Schalk Burger & Sons’ wines back to the UK to share with their family and friends.

It wasn’t long before numerous people were contacting Simon and Chris to ask how they too could get hold of these fantastic wines with their great sporting origin. It quickly dawned on the pair that combining stunning Estate wine with great sporting stories and a charitable angle, provided a winning formula; thus the unique concept of the Sporting Wine Club was born.