Direct Wine Shipments

Founded in 1954, the McAlindon family’s enthusiasm for wine has led to an award-winning retail, wholesale, wine education and wine producer business.

From bottling Guinness and wine in the 1950’s to importing from family owned and artisan producers.


  • Direct Wine Shipments retail wine warehouse has one of the most diverse and eclectic ranges of wines on these Islands.
  • The trade side of the company ‘McAlindon Wines’ supplies many of the leading hotels, restaurants, and independent wine shops in Northern Ireland.
  • Direct Wine Shipments established a vineyard in Salanques, Priorat, Northern Spain in 2003. Two award winning wines are produced, ‘Creu Celta’ & ‘Terra Sagrada’.
  • Public wine tastings have been a speciality for many years and our Wine Academy offers internationally recognised W.S.E.T. Qualifications.


Direct Wine Shipments ‘punches well above its weight’ and is the only Northern Ireland wine company to be voted the ‘Best Merchant in the U.K.’


“We can think of few other companies which are passionate about both wine itself and about making sure their customers share their enthusiasm. Wine snobbery in this particular area of Belfast is refreshingly absent”

WHICH? Wine Guide The Consumer’s Association


“DWS is rare in being a company that spans the entire world of wine and traverses the entire culture of wine.”

McKenna’s Guides – BEST IN IRELAND


“Congratulation on your Priorat venture. Good old Ulster restraint mixed with Celt indulgence. Keep up the good work”.

Oz Clarke


What we do…

Retail Wine Warehouse – Open to the public

Wine Courses

Wine Tastings – Public & Private

Wine Club – monthly/bi-monthly deliveries to your door

Home Deliveries

Corporate Services

Weddings & Events

Food & Wine Matching

Fine Wines & En Primeur

Wholesale – McAlindon Wines

Wine Academy – WSET Courses



Own Vineyard – Priorat

Direct Wine Shipments

5-7 Corporation Street


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