Sir Nick Faldo

Sir Nick Faldo, Britain’s most successful golfer with six majors under his belt, luckily for us, also has a passion for wine! We were therefore ecstatic to learn of his impressive collection of 6 wines, each commemorating one of his famous wins in either the British Open or US Masters. His collection showcases classics from France, Italy and expands our portfolio to Spain.

A welcome addition to our sporting portfolio!

The Wine

As one of Europe’s most decorated golfers, Sir Nick Faldo developed a passion for wine and wine making, and in particular for the old world wines of the continent he served with such distinction in the Ryder Cup. The Faldo Shield collection boasts exquisite estate wines from some of the finest vineyards in France, Italy and Spain.

The Faldo Shield denotes the six majors Faldo won during his glittering career; three claret jugs and three green jackets. The collection contains something for everyone, from an elegant Sauvignon to a sumptuous Rioja and magnificent Chateauneuf du Pape.

Each winery used has been hand picked for a specific reason. From vineyards steeped in family history to the winery at Bodegas Baigorri in Spain, built 105 feet underground thus negating the need for mechanical processes that might damage the grapes, each winery boasts a unique story, helping to tell the tale of an outstanding golf career.

Sporting Connection

Over the last century, Sir Nick Faldo MBE has won more golf majors than any other European. Former world number 1, three times winner of both the Masters and legendary Open Championship, he is as well known for his legendary Ryder Cup deeds, where his 11 appearances, his first as the youngest ever team member at 20, made him the highest individual points scorer in Ryder Cup history.

Widely regarded as Britain’s best golfer of all time, Sir Nick’s CV boasts more than 40 tournament victories and a total of 98 weeks as the world’s number one golfer. He has also enjoyed success away from the golf course in the form of several projects and ventures including the Faldo Series, a programme for aspiring young golfers. Sir Nick received a knighthood in 2009; the only living British golfer to receive such an honour.

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Sporting Winemakers

Chosen Charity

Faldo Series

Charity Number 1102719

Sir Nick Faldo created the Faldo Series (charity number 1102719) in 1996 to give opportunity to young people through golf and to help identify and nurture the next generation of champions.

Supported by golf’s governing bodies, 40 annual tournaments now take place in 30 countries worldwide, spanning Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Asia.

A successful not-for-profit organisation that is raising the profile of golf around the world.

Boys and girls aged 12 to 21 can take part. With the fields divided into five age-categories, three boys and two girls from each event qualify for either the Faldo Series Europe Grand Final in the USA or the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in China.  Both are World Amateur Golf Ranking events hosted by the six-time Major Champion.

The Faldo Series also aims to create access to the sport for a younger audience through grass-roots initiatives at its tournaments.

More than 7,000 young talented golfers benefit from the programme each year through a unique combination of tournament experience and expert advice, including support and advice from Faldo himself.

Faldo Series past winners include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng, plus Tour winners Nick Dougherty, Oliver Fisher, Marc Warren, John Parry, Rashid Khan, Melissa Reid, Florentyna Parker and Carly Booth.

“My main reason for starting the Faldo Series was to try and give something back to the game that has given me so much.”

SIR NICK FALDO

The Winemaker Says

‘I’m delighted to be partnering with the Sporting Wine Club as their first golfing wine. We believe our European Wine Collection will complement the club’s existing portfolio and we look forward to club events and meeting fellow members. We’re also thrilled that proceeds from sales of the Faldo Collection will directly benefit our charity, the Faldo Series, which does invaluable work giving young people opportunities through golf.’

Nick Faldo