About the Vintners' Company
The Vintners' Company, with its first Charter in 1363, is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London and in 2013 the Company celebrates its 650th anniversary! The Company's membership consists of over 500 Freemen and Liverymen
With its origins steeped in the history of the City of London and the import, regulation and sale of wine, the Company continues to maintain strong links with the UK Wine Trade. Vintners' Hall is known as the Trade's "spiritual home".
Maintaining its trade, social, charitable and educational interests, the Company continues to play an important role in the 21st century.
Charity and education have been principal elements in the role of Livery Companies from their earliest days and the Vintners' Company maintains this key objective through the work of the Vintners' Foundation.
The Vintners' Company's ownership of swans, shared with the Crown and the Dyer's Company, is well known and the historic ceremony of 'Swan Upping', the annual census of the swan population, takes place in July on certain stretches of the river Thames.
The wonderful facilities of Vintners' Hall provide an excellent venue for your special event in the City of London.