About Cadman Fine Wines

Cadman Fine Wines is a UK independent fine wine merchant founded in 2004 by our Chairman Giles Cadman in rural Northamptonshire.

We specialise in the world's finest, most sought-after wines from great and historic vintages, plus real finds from small producers; wines which embody classic regional styles, plus unique cuvées crafted from rare, indigenous grape varieties that you will not find on the high street.

Our wines are intelligently and skilfully sourced by our experts from field trips and wine fairs. All our wines are made by skilled winemakers, who know that great wines are made in the vineyard, not the cellar, and who really care about the contents of the bottle and making their terroirs shine through.

We provide customers with all information, tasting notes and reviews to make an informed buying choice. We do not list the same wine in subsequent vintages unless it is of equal (or superior) quality to the current vintage.

Here are a few of our fine (wine) personalities...



Giles Cadman


Giles Cadman - Founder & Chairman

Giles has a huge passion for fine wines and food pairing.

Giles' aim is to enable customers to share his love for wine, by providing high quality wines at reasonable prices. He is especially proud of Cadman's single bottle ordering policy, believing that this gives access and freedom of choice to many fine wines. Giles' favourite wine moment was being awarded the vendangeur d'honneur at Mouton Rothschild for the millennium harvest. Giles is Chairman of the Cadman Capital Group, which also owns Golden West Wines based out of San Francisco.

Mike King Logistics

Mike King - Logistics & Wine Buyer

Mike graduated with a MA (Cantab) in Mathematics in 1990 and it was whilst at Cambridge that he developed his passion for, and knowledge of wine. He competed in Varsity Wine Tasting Matches against Oxford, and was a regional finalist in the Daily Telegraph Wine Taster of the Year.

Mike brings over two decades of expertise to the team, and is responsible for logistics, supply chain solutions and wine buying. In short, he makes sure that we buy the right wine and that it arrives on time! Mike is also Operations Director for the Cadman Group of Companies.

David King

David King - Fine Wine Sales Manager

David's career began in 1989, working a broad range of roles for a number of high-profile fine wine companies. Enjoying fine wine and good food with friends has become something of a passion. David strongly believes in high customer service, and enjoys talking about wine with his customers. Year-on-year experience of tasting wines from the best Chateaux and Domaines in France is the bedrock of David's experience. Working as an Account Manager, Sales Manager, and Investment Manager has brought him into contact with a true variety of customers and their differing requirements.

Take advantage of David's expertise (and Bordeaux specialism) when you need advice on choosing wines to drink now, those that need laying down for future drinking, or wines for investment.  

 Simon Felton - Website Editor

Simon Felton - Website Editor

Simon is a writer, editor and author.

He has been with Cadman Fine Wines since its beginning and has over twenty years experience in wine, editing and writing. He has attended many tastings, wine fairs and field visits to Spain, Italy and France and has an Advanced Certificate in Wine (WSET). Simon is particularly fond of dry, minerally whites made from indigenous varietals and reds which combine power with elegance - a rare and splendid thing.