Halewood International was founded in 1978 by the late John E. Halewood, and rapidly grew to become the largest independent alcoholic drinks company in the UK. In 1987 the company began importing wines from Romania, working closely with Dan Muntean to source the wine. Ten years later, John and Dan formed a partnership, founding Halewood’s first Romanian subsidiary, and becoming the largest exporter of Romanian wine to Britain.
Today, after an investment of 10 million EUR, the company owns four subsidiaries in Romania, and is one of the largest wine importers in the country, distributing some of the most prestigious wine brands. Investment has been made in expanding and planting over 350 hectares of vineyards, strategically placed in Transylvania, Dealu Mare and Murfatlar.
The creation of a sophisticated winery and bottling plant has provided the framework for a highly successful wine operation. Halewood Wines has developed a high quality portfolio of wines, representing the most highly regarded international grape varieties, as well as Romania’s best loved indigenous varieties. Many of the wines are award winning, as well as being limited editions. All are created with a great deal of love and pride.