About Argentinian wine importer La Tranquera


Tranquera is the Spanish word for the five-bar gate you see at the entrance to every farm, vineyard and winery in Argentina. This gate symbolises our aim: to bring you the finest products direct from the producer whenever possible.

We sell our products online and from our pop-up shop at food fairs, farmer’s markets, country shows and sporting events. In the future we also hope to arrange organised tastings, please let us know if you would like to attend one and we will keep you informed. Trade enquiries are also welcomed so please contact us if you are interested.

We are a small family business, Alex is British and María José is Argentine; we also have four young Anglo-Argentine children who keep us very busy. We are passionate about our respective countries and what makes them so great. Our perfect day would be spent with family and friends, preparing an asado (BBQ), eating pancakes with Dulce de Leche and drinking some great Argentine wines. Being the UK it would probably rain but in true British spirit we would carry on regardless!

María José is an accountant and Alex spent 15 years supplying the supermarkets where he saw first hand how they treat their growers and suppliers. This inspired us to set up a more ethical business for the mutual benefit of producers and consumers.

Our Philosophy

We offer our customers the finest quality products at the best possible price by taking the shortest route to market. Where possible we work directly with suppliers and import their products ourselves.

We treat our suppliers ethically and allow them to add value to their products; we provide them with access to the UK market and pay them a fair return. We try to work with smaller producers who traditionally struggle to market their products.

Where appropriate we hand make our products here in the UK with only the finest ingredients and using traditional recipes.

We pride ourselves in being transparent in everything we do; we are honest with our customers and wherever possible we try to pass on any cost savings.

Hopefully you will enjoy shopping with us and we would love to hear what you think about our products and welcome any suggestions to improve the way we operate. 


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