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ABOUT US

Templar Wines

is a speciality Wine Merchant and importer based in Poole, Dorset set up by founders Jeff Bowden and Max Bracher.

Starting in 2008, Templar Wines was quick to develop relationships with high quality smaller wineries and agencies who want their wines consumed in restaurants, wine bars and Hotels, as opposed to supermarkets. Max and Jeff have regularly discovered new wineries on their travels that produce exceptional wines ideal for gastronomic venues, hotels and wine bars.

In 2014 Chad Christian joined Templar Wines from Hotel du Vin where he spent seven years honing his Sommelier skills. Chad works as a wine consultant for us, creating masterful wine lists for pubs and restaurants across the South Coast. It’s a full time job yet he still finds time to study for his WSET wine diploma.

In the Summer of 2018 Templar Wines welcomed Ian Murray into the team. Ian has brought a wealth of wine and on-trade experience with him, having spent over 20 years working with Majestic Wines, Conviviality and Matthew Clark, latterly specialising in wholesale wine development.

In the past 10 years Templar Wines has become the largest Independent Specialist Wine merchant in Dorset. As it enters second decade of trading, headed by Director, Max Bracher, Templar wines aim is to be the preferred choice for all on-trade  gastro-led businesses in Dorset and the New Forest.

Why Templar Wines?

Co-Founders Jeff Bowden and Max Bracher

If you are serious about food in your business, then wine becomes an essential differentiator to make good restaurants, great restaurants. At Templar Wines we select wines that will complement your food, deliver great value and ultimately get your customers raving about the wines and coming back for more.

The journey starts with a full business review of what needs to be achieved in terms of sales, reputation, margins, food and wine pairing, merchandising and staff knowledge.

Comprehensive checks are made to ensure the wine list delivers the correct gross profit, price points and variety of wines by grape, region and country.

Then comes the wine list, which is prepared and printed by Templar Wines, as the essential tool for uplifting wine sales.

Full staff training is given before the new wine menu goes live, with additional “buzz” sessions available throughout the year.

Deliveries are made directly from our depot to your business or restaurant. Deliveries are made every week day with no minimum purchase in South Dorset, and to businesses all over the UK mainland where a modest minimum delivery may apply.

The journey culminates with full after-sales advice given on stock levels, staff training and regular full wine sales reviews. All are offered in a concerted effort to improve wine knowledge, sales revenue and positive customer feedback. The net result is that we grow our businesses together.

“There is absolutely no compromise on quality. Satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back”

Enquiries: 01202 300331