Welcome to Aitken Wines…
In 1874 when James Aitken became a wine merchant in Dundee, he could not have imagined how the world of wine would change or that nearly 140 years later his family would still be providing customers with the same knowledgeable and dependable Aitken Wines service.
James built Aitken Wines on foundations of quality, service and value for money, and these traditions have been solidly maintained by four generations. Aitkens have been buying wines for more than one hundred and forty years, over a century of experience that gives us confidence in buying wines from every wine-making region in the world.
From the great vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy through the majesty of Italy and the rising stars of Europe and the New World, we talk wine face to face with the winemakers and we buy from them with one aim in mind – to find the best wines at the best prices for our customers.
So much has changed in the world of wine since James Aitken first opened his shop doors. Where wine would once take weeks to arrive from France, an order placed today in New Zealand can arrive just days later. A whole new world of winemaking has opened up in Australasia and the Americas, forcing the established order to raise its game and leading to exciting developments in Spain, Portugal and Italy. But despite the incessant change, one thing remains constant – Aitken Wines’ devotion to providing you, our customers, with informed and appropriate advice from our WSET trained staff.
as with winemaking itself, it’s all about balance; providing you with the best wines we find, at the best prices, and with the right advice. We felt that extending this knowledge and expertise was the natural progression and evolution of the Aitken Wines business, so in 2015 we opened Dundee’s first premium wine bar – The Wine Press.
With over 60 different types of wine and champagne on offer, The Wine Press aims to match quality with variety, thanks to the use of innovative Enomatic machines.
We’ve firmly cemented ourselves as part of Dundee’s history – from a little shop on the Perth Road in 1874, to a thriving wine bar at the forefront of Dundee’s food revolution by the waterfront.