meet the team

In these days where Internet fraud is commonplace, it is refreshing to be able to see the faces behind the name..... this really is us.

A family affair
Jonathan, & wife Mel, Philip, Janet and David
your personal wine merchant


This family photograph was taken at the Cornwall Wine Fair at the prestigous St Mellion International Golf Club.

Castang Wine Shippers and Merchants is an independent family business established in 1979 originally by David and Janet Hearndon, and as the 'children' Jonathan and Philip grew up, they also joined the business, followed later by Jonathan's wife Mel.

Currently we operate throughout south west England, together with key accounts in other areas of the country. During the past 33 years we have steadily enlarged our portfolio of wines and agencies by increasing our activities firstly throughout Europe and more recently in the new world wineries. Our range now exceeds 400 wines. The business has a wide variety of skills and experience which allows us to offer a comprehensive service together with advice to its clients.

For 26 years, our family business has attempted to build an interesting list of quality wines, which not only represents value for money but also offers interesting and unusual products from wine regions around the world. We feel that we have wines to suit all tastes and pockets, selected from some of the best growers in all countries. We believe that where honest and accurate comparisons can be made, our prices compare more than favourably with those found in supermarkets

Website updated Jan 2017

'It is of far more importance to select your wine merchant than to select your wine, for a merchant with a reputation to lose will never give you bad advice'