It’s official! Old Chapel Cellars is now a certified B Corp

We’re thrilled to share the news that we have become the first wine merchant in the UK – and only the second globally – to become a registered B Corp

After undergoing a rigorous verification process, it was finally confirmed this week that Old Chapel had achieved the highly-regarded environmental and social certification. Lots of hard graft took place behind the scenes, which definitely justified opening a bottle of bubbly!

We join Danish importer Østjysk Vinforsyning as the only B Corp accredited wine merchants to date. Needless to say we are extremely proud. It’s very rewarding to have our commitment to the highest environmental and social standards validated in this way. 

For you, our customers, nothing will ostensibly change! Wholesale customers will continue to have unique access to exclusive wines carefully sourced from estates which share our ethos and values. Visitors to the wine store will still enjoy an eclectic and constantly evolving selection of wines, spirits and beers displayed with helpful information and friendly advice on hand should you need it.

Beyond that you can bask in the warm glow of sourcing your wine from a purpose-led business which considers people, planet and profit in every decision we make.

The whole team - Louisa, Jamie, Jake, Emily, and Steve - share the same ethos regarding environmental sustainability, valuing people and being part of the local community. Our business is not going to solve the world's climate crisis and neither are we perfect. However, becoming a B Corp commits us to transparency and continual improvement. We’re really excited to see where the journey takes us!

-February 2022