JN Wine Named ‘Best Wine Retailer’ In Northern Ireland

By Robert McHugh
JN Wine Named ‘Best Wine Retailer’ In Northern Ireland

JN Wine has won two awards at the UK wine industry’s annual retail excellence awards, organised by global wine publication Decanter.

The independent wine merchant supplies many top hotels, restaurants and wine shops throughout the island of Ireland.


JN Wine, which was founded in 1977, specialises in quality wines sourced from family and artisanal wineries around the world.

The wine retailer puts a particular focus on sourcing sustainable and organically certified wines.

JN Wine also provides a home delivery service through its website.


Decanter Retailer Awards 2023

The 46-year-old business, which employs more than 40 staff members and has outlets in Crossgar, Co. Down, and in Highbury, London, was this year acknowledged as Best Regional Wine Retailer in Northern Ireland, as well as in the UK capital, at the Decanter Retailer Awards 2023, securing top gongs on a shortlist containing some of the UK’s best-known retail wine specialists.

‘Quality Wines’

“We’re over the moon with our recent award successes,” said founder James Nicholson.

“They reflect the strength of the team and our consistent dedication to delivering expertise, excellent service, and a wide and expanding range of carefully selected, quality wines to our customers.”


The two top Decanter award wins come after JN Wine’s 29th consecutive win at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in May, which saw the Co. Down team pick up the title of Regional Retailer of the Year for Northern Ireland 2023.

The company’s London outlet, Highbury Vintners, was also named Best Regional Retailer in London.