About Us

GrapePip is an online auction platform utterly unlike traditional auction businesses; rather than offering a level of risk in exchange for a bargain, GrapePip leaves nothing to chance. All wines listed come with perfect and demonstrable provenance and have only ever been stored in professional wine storage facilities since first shipment to the UK.

GrapePip has, since March 2013, been bringing perfectly-stored trade overstock and broking stock to the world at large, and in a format that allows the price to be set by demand (and not on the whim of a merchant/broker).

The company is wholly owned and run by Caspar and Victoria Bowes who, after decades of working for UK merchants, started their own wine portfolio management company in 2002, Bowes Wine Ltd, and an innovative wine sampling club, The Daily Drinker, in 2008. Their newest venture, GrapePip, has been growing steadily since inception (30% up on last year) and has a secure future ahead in today's wine trade. 

[Victoria & Caspar receiving The Vintners' Benevolent Award, January 2016, in recognition of the £10K raised for The Benevolent via the Lots for Charity channel.]

 

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