Philip Wharton has worked within the hospitality industry spanning thirty years in Australia, UK and Canada. He understands the importance of distribution best practices.
Quality and reliability are the service pillars Wharton Fine Wines adheres to for all their clients. Offering regular deliveries, selection consultation and support.
Philip works closely with client restaurants to keep them well stocked with popular and select reserved wines without placing an unnecessary strain on their budgets.
Wharton Fine Wines offers a select but diverse choice of wines from several well known and popular vineyards across the globe. Our product list is fine tuned and well respected.
Many of the wines we offer are accessed from limited productions and whenever possible, we acquire organic and biodynamic wines.
We are committed to meeting our clients needs.
Wharton Fine Wines is well versed in the needs of the hospitality industry having spent 30 some years working in Australia, Canada and the UK. We take great care and pride in curating a product list that we know restaurants and other hospitality outlets will enjoy presenting to their clientele.
Wines available from Wharton Fine Wines are imported through the LCBO Private / Consignment Program and are sold by the case. We arrange for timely delivery
Product: Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry NV DOC
Description: Straw yellow colour. The taste is fresh and fruity and it has an intense bouquet with a hint of apples, pears and almonds. Ideal as an aperitif, drinks well with seafood appetizers and is great with fruits and cheeses.
Product: Pinot Grigio DOC 2017
Description: Pale Yellow with green reflections. On the nose vinous fruity green apples and hints of quince. Lovely well-rounded and deep flavours for a wine in this price category. Refreshing with pleasant acidity.
Product: “Audax” Pinot Noir IGT 2016
Description: 100% Pinot Noir (aka Pinot Nero). Bright ruby colour precedes aromas of ripe cherries, red fruits and floral sweet spicy notes. Balanced palate and smooth tannins. Medium to full body. Great with veal and mushroom sauce.
Product: Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2018 ORGANIC
Description: On the nose, dried flowers, aromatic herbs, white pepper, apricot and citrus fruit leading up to a mouth filling start with fresh fruit sensations. 2 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso
Product: Chianti Classico DOCG Ricudda 2016
Description: James Suckling 91 Points. Wine aged in Slavonian Oak barrels for 12 months in the ancient cellars of the Squarcialupi Palace in “Castellina in Chianti”. Ruby red colour with purple tints. Olfactory analysis: Intense notes of red fruits, especially cherry. Good structure, with a certain softness and pleasant to drink now; will also age gracefully. Has predominant notes of red fruits with slight spiciness.
Product: Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
Description: Deep ruby red with a bouquet packed with ripe fruit, cinnamon and cloves. In the mouth dry and assertive, softened by the French oak; berries and cherries are persistent in the lingering aftertaste. 3 Bicchierri Gambero Rosso, 93 J. Suckling , 92 Wine Spectator, 90 R. Parker, Gold Decanter.
Product: " Pour les Amis" 2016
Description: 45% Syrah 45% Grenache 10% Mourvedre: This wine is from the Estate in Saint-Chinian owned and operated by the eponymous pair of renowned wine journalists and wine raters Gilbert & Gallard. Numerous awards from other wine media. Colour dark purple hue; intense nose of red and black fruits with light mineral overtones. Very subtle palate with savoury fruit, spices, plums and berries supported by freshness.
Product: Rioja Crianza – 2015
Description: From 40 year old vines, this wine has aromas of black fruits, chocolate and sweet balsamic tones on the nose. Initially soft on the palate the flavours develop becoming rich and full with lovely notes of fruit and light toasty sensations. Gold Mundus Vini, 18/20 Jancis Robinson, Bronze Decanter WWA
Product: X & V 2017
Description: Situated very close, basically overlooking Sitges. This 14th century property is a 100% organic winery. The white wine is made from an indigenous grape from the region; the Xarel.Lo. On the nose it is generously aromatic with elegant hints of white fruits, peach and Mediterranean herbs such as fennel and thyme. Palate wise it has a silky freshness, balance and flavoursome overtones. Matches perfectly with poultry dishes, light cheeses and all kinds of seafood and shellfish. Gold Gilbert & Gallard. Silver Catavinum. Silver World Wine & Spirits Competition.
Product: Malbec “Latitude 34” – 2016 – MENDOZA
Description: Vivid red colour, nose redolent of cherries and intriguing floral exotic lily perfume; spicy notes on the palate along with ripe plum and berry flavours, good structure & fruit: drinks well now. Silver medal Argentina Wine Awards, Mundus Vini and Sommelier Wine Awards London UK
PProduct: Sauvignon Blanc – 2018 – ROBERTSON DISTRICT
Description: Inviting gooseberry and citrus nose precedes intense fruit palate of this classy unoaked Sauvignon Blanc: Very good balance and length; a superb match with seafood, salmon, goat cheese, and asparagus. Silver Medal – Veritas.
Description: Opaque purple colour, nose and palate show tantalizing notes of blueberry, white pepper, and French oak; all combining in a powerful and intense wine of quality with a chocolate texture and long finish. Great with Mediterranean dishes, grilled red meats, and strong cheese. Previous vintages rated Top Shiraz at the prestigious South African Terroir Wine Awards.
SPRING MOUNTAIN VINEYARD – NAPA, CALIFORNIA
Historic winery founded 1873. The first winery to plant Cabernet Sauvignon on Spring Mountain. One of the participating wineries in the highly publicized “Judgement in Paris Tasting” 1976 California v France. Currently available the Premium Cabernet “ELIVETTE” 2015 Declared by Decanter WWA as best Bordeaux blend in USA. 94 WS. 93 WE. CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015. 95 J. Suckling, 95 WS 94 WE
ORTO DI VENEZIA – Venice – This winery highly rated in DECANTER is uniquely situated in the Venice lagoon. White wine is made from an ensemblage of very old Italian grape varieties, with Istrien Malvoisie being predominant. A good match for seafood, & artichokes.
SCRIANI – Veneto. Highly awarded producers of Amarone, Ripasso, Valpolicella and Pinot Grigio.
L’ASTEMIA – Piedmont. Producers of exquisite Barolo’s and Barbera’s. Gold Decanter, 93 J. Suckling, 90 Luca Maroni, Silver IWSC
BALBI SOPRANI – Piedmont. Famous for their sparkling Brachetto D’Acqui, Moscato D’Asti and also quality Barolo, Barberesco, Barbera and Dolcetto at very competitive prices.
CASCINA DEL MONASTERO – Piedmont. Excellent organic Barolo and Nebbiolo rated highly by Gambero Rosso.
MARCHESI GONDI/TENUTA BOSSI – Tuscany. Estate owned and run by noble family Gondi since 1592 producing exquisite Rufina Chianti that can age and improve for decades. Consistently rated very highly by wine media.
BORGO PAGLIANETTO – Marche. Organic Award winning and 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso producer of Verdicchio Matelica.
TENUTE OLBIOS – Sardinia – The organic and vegan “Lupus in Fabula” is a highly rated Vermentino di Gaillura DOCG Superiore showing elegant aromatic notes of white flowers and white fruits with a lovely fruity aftertaste with balanced tannins.
FATTORIA SAN DONATO – San Gimignano -TUSCANY. Producer of excellent Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Chianti Colli Senesi + wonderful olive oil. Numerous awards. ORGANIC.