Newton Wines is open for both trade customers and private sales. Please get in touch to see how I can help. Ben Foster

Individual Wines from South Africa

Newton wines supplies wine to independent retailers, restaurants, hotels and individuals who may be catering for parties, weddings and events. Owned and run by Ben Foster and based in Devon, Newton Wines is an importer and wholesaler of South African wines. I specialise in finding interesting, fine and unusual wines with a friendly approach and passion for good wine.

Fine Wines and Value Wine Ranges

We are proud to carry an excellent range of wines, particularly imports of South African wines from new and emerging vineyards and regions. These wines range from entry level to fine wines all at very reasonable prices. As well as the standard range of wines we carry and display on the website, we also have a number of other wines available, so please call us to discuss your needs and we will be happy to advise and help you to match the perfect wine to your requirements.

Wines in Any Quantity

Newton Wines can supply large or small quantities of wine, either by the case or even by the pallet load. For social events we can provide mixed orders. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Competitive Prices

We have made great efforts to ensure that as well as being unique and interesting, our wines represent excellent value for money. Contact us to find out more about our competitive prices and to learn more about our full range of wines.

Wine Tastings

A wine tasting can be a fun, informal and sociable way to learn more about wine with friends, business colleagues or even as an event at a party or fundraiser. Whether an expert, enthusiast or wine novice we have something to suit you. Get in touch to find out how to arrange a tasting with Ben.

See Our Vineyards

Vineyards from Franschhoek, McGregor, Calitzdorp, Stellenbosch, Bot River, Robertson and the Hemel-en-Aarde valley.

A glimpes of South Africa and her beautiful vineyards ……

Our Stockists

Ordering From Newton Wines

Trade customers should contact Ben directly by email ( ) or phone to discuss requirements and terms.

All other customers (private/retail) can contact, get a price list and place their order directly with Newton Wines by telephone or email.

For a current price list please email: or

Ordering with Confidence

When you order from Newton Wines, you can have confidence in the fact that Ben Foster has visited and built strong relationships with the vineyards who we represent in the UK. Ben is passionate about each of the wines we have selected and will be happy to work with you to ensure that you make the perfect choice for your needs. The wines on this website are organised by vineyard or estate. If you are a restauranteur, hotelier, independent retailer or event organiser and would like to discuss which wines would be suitable for your establishment or to organise a tasting event, call Ben on 01363 83301.

The following stockists sell a range of the wines found on our website:

Binegar (nr Wells)

Perold Wine Cellar

A South Africa wine specialist in the heart of Somerset run by Gerhard. Gerhard Perold is the great grandson of Abraham Izak Perold who was responsible for developing the Pinotage grape hybrid.

Visit Perold Wine Cellar, website.


Topsham Wines

36 High Street Topsham Crammed full of brilliant and as diverse a collection of wine as you can possibly wish to find, owner Jim is a true character and exceedingly knowledgable. Look out for regular tasting events in Topsham. Visit Topsham Wines’s website.


The Jolly Vintner

A long established wine shop in Tiverton, now owned and run by Gemma this has been the hub of this lovely town for twenty three years. Visit The Jolly Vintner’s website.


The Wine Box

Wow, what an amazing and eclectic mix of fabulous wines. Paul and his team give the most fantastic service and advice. They also have a great Gin school! Visit The Wine Box’s website.


Grape and Grain

High Street, Crediton. A fabulous wine shop in the centre of this lovely market town. Bruce has a great knowledge of all things wine related and much more too. Holds regular tastings.


Wine and Dandy (Winesolution)

This brilliant little wine shop can be found in Bath Place. Hugh is extremely knowledgeable and has frequent tasting events. Visit WineSolution’s website.

Plymouth, Bath and Bristol

Le Vignoble

The Le Vignoble approach to wine is not snobby or pretentious and who don’t like to lecture their customers on what they should be drinking. Instead they like to find out what you enjoy and recommend wines that they think you’ll love.You are able to purchase a glass or taster from their Enomatic dispensers giving you a choice of over thirty wines to try. Le Vignoble can now be found in three venues - Plymouth’s Royal William Yard, Bath and Bristol. Visit Le Vignobles website


The Wine Hub

A new shop and great cafe in Exmouth. Visit The Wine Hub’s website.



Wonderful Wine shop which also sells the best coffee in Padstow. Great wine club too! Visit BinTwo’s website.

Lyme Regis

The Seriously Good Wine Company

A lovely little shop found in the heart of Lyme Regis. Great selection of wines, fortified wines and spirits from around the world.

Budleigh Salterton

Findlay Wines

High Street, Budleigh Salterton James proving that the independent wine merchant is alive and kicking!



39 Magdalen Road Exeter Located amidst a selection of Exeter’s finest independent food shops, Iain Smith has a brilliant range of wines and his enthusiasm and welcome are second to none. Now open for mid-week dinners.

About Ben Foster of Newton Wines

Picture of Ben Foster, owner of Newton Wines, Devon.

Ben Foster, the owner of Newton Wines, became interested in wine early in his life. Ben’s father would explain the difference between a Bordeaux and Burgundy, or Rioja and Rhone, when Ben was still very young.

After leaving school Ben trained in the hospitality trade and spent these years working in bars, cooking and later managing wine bars in London. He studied for his HND in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management at City of Westminster College during this time. The chance to spend a year in Australia led to friendships with people working in some of the up and coming wineries including Yalumba and Penfolds. Wine trips to Barossa, Adelaide Hills and the McLaren Vale cemented Ben’s early interest in wine.

After leaving London in 1989, Ben worked with his family setting up and running a very successful Hotel and Restaurant business on Exmoor for eight years. With Ben’s natural ability and growing expertise they rapidly gained a reputation for their varied wine list as well as excellent food with numerous recommendations in independent guides and features in magazines.

When the family sold the hotel in 1997 Ben became involved at The Duke of York in Iddesleigh, Devon as Bar Manager for over ten years and he is responsible for structuring their popular wine list.

Ben has studied with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and has achieved his Advanced Certificate and Diploma, providing his fine palate, good nose and extensive experience with industry recognition.

A longstanding ambition to run a wine business was rekindled in 2007 and 2008 when Ben travelled extensively through the winelands of South Africa. He was particularly impressed by the wines of the lesser known Elgin and Bot River regions, the reputation of which is now coming to the attention of the wine world.

Ben lives with his wife Susan, their dogs and a case or two of their favourite wines. His ambitions are to travel to more of the world’s wine-producing countries and to eventually own a house with a cellar.

Contact Newton Wines

Call Newton Wines if you'd like to stock wines from our vineyards.

You’ll need to contact our stockists (list above) if you’re after a particular wine in your area, but if you’re not near any stockists, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you.

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