Go West! Monday 9th March

Friday, 6 March, 2015 by  

Good morning to all lovers of Washington and Californian wine!  Looking forward to seeing you at the Go West! tasting today, at the QEII Conference Centre, London from 10:30am onwards.  We will be waiting to greet you with some fantastic wines from Powers, Silverado and Don & Sons at Table Number 1!


Great Review for Silverado Solo 2011

Friday, 6 March, 2015 by  

Romain Bourger, great wine expert from The Vineyard, gave a fantastic review to Silverado Solo 2011, published in the February 2015 edition of Decanter:

“ This is the first time I’ve tasted a wine from this winery and I look forward to tasting more. The nose is a bit closed but the palate has a great depth and length. The tannins are still a bit tight but will soften in time.” 17 (90) Drink 2015-2025

Look out for Solo 2011 arriving on allocation in June 2015

For more information about this wine please contact us: wine@haywardbros.co.uk / 0207 2370576


Gold Medal for Brochard Sancerre Rose

Tuesday, 24 February, 2015 by  

Congratulations to Caroline and all the Brochard family for the recent success of their Sancerre ROSE Classique 2014 which obtained a GOLD medal at the concours général agricole de Paris 2015.

To find out more about all the Brochard wines, visit us at SITT, Table 63 today!

Or contact us:  wine@haywardbros.co.uk / Tel: (0044) 207 2370576


New Agency for Hayward Brothers / WWA

Monday, 2 February, 2015 by  

We are delighted to announce that we have a new addition to our exclusive Agency portfolio.  After a long standing, historic relationship with Pascal Bouchard, Hayward Brothers/WWA are now representing this iconic Chablis name that embodies the spirit of independents, exclusively in UK.

Pascal Bouchard is a family owned company that draws on the experience of 5 generations of dedicated vinegrowers.  Not just one of the key producers in Chablis, holding an enviable portfolio of wines that represent the best of the region, Pascal Bouchard owns estates covering 33 hectares, covering 4 appellations of Chablis and has a keen eye on the future.

Together with the arrival of Romain Bouchard, Domaine Pascal Bouchard has started a conversion towards a substainable viticulture from the early 2000’s. In addition to the family estate, Romain has started its own organic domaine (Domaine de la Grande Chaume). After several years of experimentation and expertise, Domaine Pascal Bouchard plan a total conversion of  to organic farming within the coming years.

“We are so pleased that Pascal Bouchard has chosen WWA/ HB to represent them exclusively in UK” explains Tony Schendel, Sales Director of Hayward Brothers / WWA, “because this World-famous Domaine offers everything that we pledge to seek out for our independent customers: award winning, interesting and competitive wines, exclusive to the independent sector.”

For more information about how to buy Pascal Bouchard wines, contact : wine@haywardbros.co.uk



Great review for Cefiro Pinot Noir from Jonathan Ray in Spectator Magazine

Thursday, 29 January, 2015 by  

Thanks to Jonny Ray for this fantastic review of Cefiro Pinot Noir, appearing in Spectator Magazine this month :

“Hand-picked fruit is coldfermented and then aged in French oak for best part of a year, to give a wine of great style and finesse. There is sour/bitter cherry, a touch of beef bouillon and a vibrant freshness to the wine and I absolutely loved it.”

For more information about Vina Casablanca, or Cefiro Pinot Noir, contact us: 0207 237 0576 / wine@haywardbros.co.uk


Von Buhl GG are a winner with eRobertparker.com with ratings from 90 – 94 Points

Thursday, 4 December, 2014 by  

Stephan Reinhardt, writing for Wine Advocate, doesn’t just score Von Buhl GG; he gives them glowing appraisal, and great scores follow;

“2013 is von Buhl’s first vintage under the new leadership of Mathieu Kaufmann (formerly Bollinger Champagne) and Richard Grosche. Their house style (which I found difficult to fix in the last couple of years) has changed completely: the wines are rich, firmly structured and almost austerely dry lacking any superficial generosity or juiciness. In fact they are very elegant and worth being newly discovered.”

Scores as follows:

2013 Forster Pechstein Riesling Trocken GG – 90 Points

Pale citrus color with a greenish shimmer, the Forster Pechstein Riesling trocken GG has excellent purity and nobility on the nose with very precise fruit aromas. Lean and pure on the palate, this medium-bodied and really dry (but neither poor nor meager) Pechstein is less powerful than usual and is still (too) young

2013 Forster Ungeheuer Riesling Trocken GG – 92+ Points


The 2013 Forster Ungeheuer Riesling trocken GG has a golden yellow color with green reflections and a very rich if not opulent, intense and piquant bouquet of ripe fruit aromas. Full-bodied, rich and piquant on the creamy, still somewhat yeasty-textured palate, this Riesling has an impressive length and an excellent aging potential for ten years.


2013 Forster Jesuitengarten Riesling Trocken GG – 94+ Points

2013 Forster Jesuitengarten Riesling trocken GG has an intense citrus color and intermixes ripe fruit aromas with minerals on the very rich but also subtle and precise nose. This a dramatic, thrilling Riesling of great purity and expression. Full-bodied and firmly structured it is bone dry and almost austere yet full of power, extract and complexity. The finish is very promising but if you are looking for charm you should better keep your lips off this wine.

2013 Ruppertsberg Reiterpfad Riesling Trocken GG – 91 Points

The Ruppertsberg Riesling GG starts with a brillant bouquet of ripe peach and fully ripe Riesling berry flavors shaded by a piquant, almost iron-like aroma. Pure and powerful on the palate the wine is almost (over-) loaded with a sweet and ultra ripe fruit core whereas the salty finish is quite promising for good development in the next years.

For more information about Von Buhl wines contact the team: wine@haywardbros.co.uk


Crusher Pinot Noir recommended in Sunday Times as top 10 red wine for the winter

Monday, 10 November, 2014 by  

Many thanks to Oliver Thring who highlights Crusher Pinot Noir as one of his top 10 red wine picks for this winter.  “Smooth vanilla cut by pleasant acidity: a bargain for Californian pinot.”

For more information about Crusher Pinot Noir, visit our website: http://www.worldwineagencies.com/index.php?s=crusher+pinot+noir or contact us!

wine@haywardbros.co.uk / 0207 2370576


Great scores for Groote Post from Decanter & Platter

Thursday, 6 November, 2014 by  

We are delighted that the same week that we present our newest agency, Groote Poste, the wines are recommended by Decanter and endorsed by Platter – again!  Scores and reviews from Platter follow below;

4.5 Stars: Groote Poste Shiraz; “From a gravelly west slope… is a textbook Shiraz.  Ripe and silky, showing savoury complexity in white pepper & salami nuances to plum and prune fruit; full bodied, favoursome, with graceful supportive tannins.  Needs few years to drink at best but so tempting now.

4.5 Stars: Kapokberg Sauvignon Blanc; “Green spectrum perfumes of capsicum, lime, peas and fig; 5 months lees ageing gives impressive palate presence at moderate 13.5% alcohol.  Delicious now & good for a few years.

4 Stars: Groote Poste Chardonnay; “3 months on lees add weight & depth to citrus, pear appeal.  Multi-layered & mineral, super seam of enlivening acidity.  Stands proud without oak.

4 Stars: Groote Poste Riesling; “Lingering ripe citrus fruit, gingerly tail…Tangerine, kumquat aromas, good sugar / acid balance”

4 Stars: Kapokberg Pinot Noir; “Raspberries, forest floor & slight floral perfume with spicy hint ex deft oaking (5% new) but noticeable tannins for food, cellaring few years

4 Stars: Kapokberg Chardonnay; “Smartly oaked (mostly older) to allow yellow stone fruit to shine, almonds, honeycomb & oatmeal add aromatic dimension.  Full & delicious, tangy-fresh nectarine farewell.

4 Stars: Old Man’s Blend White; “Cut above every-day white, unwooded, mostly Sauvignon.  Greenage & citrus scents, zingy granny smith apple palate”

Other Platter scores & reviews available.  For more information about these wines contact us on: wine@haywardbros.co.uk.

We always like to hear from you!

WWA & Hayward Brothers Team


Harvest Report from Maison Jaffelin, Burgundy

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 by  

Our first grapes arrived under the sun on Friday, September, 12th. We had nice climatic conditions with warm temperatures until our last harvest day on Sunday, September, 26th.

The last 2 weeks of September were sunny and allowed us to get great grapes with a perfect level of potential alcoholic strength as well as a good balance between acidity and sugar. The weather also helped the grapes to get good sanitary conditions which result to a limited sorting at our vinery. For this vintage 2014, the yields of reds were normal, the whites were willingly bit lower than usual in order to focus on the quality.

Red wines vinification took place in perfect conditions with a 20 days fermentation and maturation in wooden vats which let us extract good colours and aromas. Tannins are not very present yet, but will appear during the maturation.

For our white wines, the fermentation has been made in oak barrels with indigenous yeasts. The maturation will last between 10 to 11 months.

On Monday, 13th, October, we started our red wines maturation in oak barrels, this process should last for 18 months.

This year we have around 40 % of new oak barrels, the rest is composed of 1 to 3 wines barrels.

For this vintage 2014, all conditions are gathered to get great quality wines!

We hope to see you again soon.


Marinette Garnier        Franck Mayaud           Maximilien Olio

Winemaker                  Export Manager           Export Sales Area Manager


A tribute to Bill Powers

Wednesday, 1 October, 2014 by  

It is with much regret that World Wine Agencies and Hayward Bros (Wines) Ltd. announce the sad loss of winemaking legend Bill Powers, who passed away earlier this week.

Life-long farmer and pioneer of organic viticulture in Washington, Bill Powers planted Badger Mountain Vineyard with his son Greg in 1982. Just six years later, well-before the word organic became trendy and then universal, Bill transitioned his 80-acre estate to organic viticulture and in 1990 Badger Mountain Vineyard became the first Certified Organic winegrape vineyard in Washington State.

Bill was invited to join the Washington Winemakers Hall of Fame in recognition of his vision and contribution to viticulture in the State and was adored by all who knew him for his gentle way, his integrity and his passion for Washington State wines.  He will be sorely missed and our thoughts go out to his family and everyone working at Powers.



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