Provino was established in 2016 by Alberto Zambianchi and Jed Williamson. We import high quality wines from small to medium-sized producers in Italy. Whether or not it is true that Italians keep the best wines for themselves, we aim to go 'off the beaten track' - to introduce lesser known wines to the British palate. Provino are currently the exclusive importers of Calvi wines.
Provino provide wine to a number of pubs and restaurants in the Lancaster area. In addition we attend Lancaster Charter Market about once a month. This gives us Lancastrians the opportunity to sample our delicious wines. We also host regular wine-tastings at venues in the Lancaster area and can even host a tasting in your own home. Contact us to find out more about this.
Jed and Alberto at the Lancaster Food & Drink Festival, 2017
North-west to north-west
Alberto comes from a wine-making family in the beautiful Pavia province in Lombardia, in the north-west of Italy. He met and made friends with Jed in the historic city of Lancaster in north-west England in the early 2000s. While living in the Pavia area of Italy for a year, Jed was introduced to the delicious local wines, and fell in love with Bonarda, a variety of wine he'd never seen in England.