Dear Sir/Madam
The Solent Wine Experience was established in 2010 as a platform for wine enthusiasts to discover more about wine in a relaxed, fun and social arena, running wine courses, private and corporate tasting events and wine experience days. In 2016 I expanded and opened VIN Wine Merchants as a permanent establishment to run these events as well as offer a selection of quality wines from around the world, including the more unusual wines that you do not find on the high st. The emphasis is on quality at the same time maintaining a respectable price point.

In the three years since VIN opened, I have introduced a varied selection of 'experiences' along with a small wine bar where customers can relax over a glass of their favourite wine as well as enjoy a light lunch. The business is steadily growing year on year with a 12% growth in year two and a 17% growth in year three.

I am now looking to move the business forward with the view of introducing the wine tourism side of the business by organising vineyard tours abroad along with increasing the existing ventures I am already doing. Wine Tourism is a growing sector with many countries seeing a sharp increase in the amount of visitors they receive each year. In order to introduce these new ventures as well as expand the current activities,an investment is required. I am looking for 10 "Angels" to invest between £3000/£6000 each for 1% - 2% equity in the business. Input in all aspects of running a business is also welcome. 

If you want to be part of a small but growing business and think that this is something that might be of interest to you then please contact me via email and I will be happy to send you the full proposal outling the opportunity in more detail.

Yours sincerely
Jonathan Rogers


Welcome to The Solent Wine Experience and VIN Wine Merchants. Based in Emsworth, Hampshire, we specialise in running wine tasting events, wine courses and vineyard and distillery tours across the UK and Europe. We have a good range of wines from around the world from the everyday entry level wines to the more prestige end of the market.  We concentrate on sourcing good quality unusual wines at fantastic prices and with 30 years of experience in the wine trade you can be sure of a quality service quality products and perfect advice for all your wine needs. We are also a wine bar where you can enjoy a lunch time cheese platter with a glass or two your favourite wines.


Wine courses and tutored tastings and events where you can explore the world of wine


Organsied vineyard and distillery tours around the UK and abroad where you can meet the people who make the wines and spirits



Wine tasting events and wine courses where you can discover and learn about the wines of the world. We also have a FREE wine tasting on a saturday where you can discover our range.

Many thanks for the tasting yesterday evening. All the group enjoyed the informal friendly approach and appreciated the answers to our varied list of questions. It was clear you have a wide knowledge of the subject and real experience in many aspects of the wine industry'
Ed Jenner MBE 

Many thanks for your wine tasting event at our (Smith & Williamson) offices last Thursday. You did it with a different approach and I learned more from that than the good number I have been to over the years and I came away feeling I had learned a few things to take away with me.
Steve Adshead  - Smith and Williamson Accountants, Southampton



The Solent Wine Experience/VIN Wine Merchants - 6 Queen St Emsworth Hampshire PO10 7BL

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OPEN - Mon - Weds 10am - 6pm / Thurs - Sat 10am - 7pm . Closed Sundays