We are a team of highly experienced wine lovers, driven by our passion for the drink and dedicated to changing the norms of wine tasting. We recognise the power wine has to engage, excite and delight us, and our mission is to use its magic to get you closer to your guests. Each of our events is expertly curated to deliver the outcome you seek - supporting you all the way from the first planning session, through to the follow-up gift that keeps the event fresh in the minds of your guests. All of this is delivered in the most fun and engaging way we know how, ensuring that your wine event leaves you and your guests with an unmatched and singularly memorable experience.
Tom Gilbey, has spent over 30 years in the wine trade. From his start in winemaking to running a flagship city wine merchant, Tom’s unwavering passion for wine is part of our DNA and shines through in every event we do.
Established in August 2020, we at Tom Gilbey continue to grow and develop our wine events to give you the most memorable experiences possible.
The Gilbey Legacy
The Gilbey legacy goes back to 1856, when Tom’s Great-Great-Grandfather, Alfred Gilbey, returned from the Crimean War, needing to make a living. He set up a retail wine company with his brother Walter, the two starting their business with a six-foot trestle table on Oxford street.
At one point Gilbey’s was selling one in every three bottles of wine consumed in the UK
In 1875 Gilbeys were the first British people to buy a Chateau in Bordeaux. They imported it's wine in barrels to Camden roundhouse where it was then bottled and distributed around the country.