Breathing Spanish since 2013
Bar Tapavino is born
We opened our first restaurant in Circular Quay, Sydney. Bar Tapavino was the beginning of our existence Over the years, the group has grown and opened 4 restaurants specialised in contemporary Spanish cuisine.
Barrica Wines Started in 2013 one year after Bar Tapavino in Sydney opened in 2012 to primarily service the venue, and over time has grown into the largest importer of Spanish beverages into Australia.
Buy Wines was launched in 2020 because of the Covid-19 restrictions affecting all venues. Currently Buy Wines works exclusively to supply our customer's needs to be able to drink their favourite Spanish Wines not just at the restaurants, but also at home.
Who we are
We are a small family owned business that believes passionately in the product we bring to the market, often working with producers since our very inception. We personally source every bottle of wine, vermouth, beer and spirits in our range. We are big enough to offer a dynamic array of products with everything Spain has to offer, but small enough to provide very hands on personal service tailored to our customers needs
Spain emerged from a very politically insular period in the late 20thcentury, one of the world’s largest producers of wine had lost most of it access to the international market outside of the handful of larger regions like Rioja. Connecting with its roots and rediscovering its indigenous varieties, Spain’s enormously diverse wine production is still criminally slept on in Australia, it’s our vision to change that.
Spain’s wine scene has gone through decades of reinvigoration since the late 1980’s, with many new regions emerging and countless winemakers reviving Spain’s treasure trove of indigenous varieties. We tirelessly source the best the country has to offer to bring it to the Australian market, and showcase what a wine powerhouse Spain deserves to be.
Frank is a 25 year hospitality veteran, and a second generation restaurateur, his family owned some of the most iconic Spanish restaurants in Sydney in the 70’s and 80’s. He established the Tapavino Group in 2012, opening three successful establishments in Sydney’s CBD
Dean entered the world of wine in 2007 leaving the accounting one he had known for the previous 12 years. The driving force behind this change was the many glasses of wine shared with his Spainish Father-in-law and the opportunity and need to set up barrica wines.
NSW & ACT Sales Representative (On-Trade and Selected Off Trade)
After joining the Tapavino Group as Head Sommelier of Balcón in 2016 Lee became fascinated with the wines of Spain, going on to make it his speciality. Taking the role of part time sales with Barrica Wines in 2018, Lee went on to become solely focused on Barrica Wines in July 2021.
NSW & ACT Sales Representative (Off Trade)
With over 30 years of experience in educating and promoting the Spanish way of life, Marcelo is one of the pioneers of selling Spanish wine in Australia
QLD Sales Representative (On-Trade and Off Trade)
Kathryn has been our QLD State Manager since 2013. She has extensive experience in the industry including a significant stint with Moet Hennessy, and travelled with the company to France and England. Gold Coast based for the past 19 years.
VIC Sales Representative (On-Trade and Off Trade)
Must & Malt is a small boutique distributor based in Melbourne that works with Barrica Wines' product in VIC / TAS. Owner Sean Bell has been distributing to the on premise and independent retail market since 2013, focused on European wines, beers and spirits, and a small collection of Australian producers.
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Frequently asked questions
As a Barrica Wines trade customer you can register for our trade portal for direct access to wholesale pricing straight away here: Register here.
You will be able to see the prices, access to exclusive deals and products, and get recommendations from our sommelier.
We are constantly adding new products to our catalogue, that's why we highly recommend to keep an eye on the website to keep an eye on the new incorporations and upcoming products. But here is a Downloadable copy for you in case you want to keep it: Download PDF catalogue*
*Keep in mind this copy might not have the real stock and new products at all the times.
If you are a business looking to incorporate some special wines to your wine list, or you have a special request for some wines you are looking and would like us to import, send us a message through the form or send us an email at: email@example.com