Our History


We host of Festival of Wines at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground for 200 people.  This was our first post Covid tasting event.


The final stages of the our company branding is completed and the post Covid shop refurbishment is finished.


Weavers Opens a New Distribution Hub

With No17 sold Weavers relocates their logistics out of Nottingham.

No17 Castle Gate is Sold

Weavers say a very fond farewell to No17 Castle Gate, home to tastings over the last 40 years as the building is sold.


Tastings Go Online

Not new to online tastings, Philip moves the 2020 tasting program online.

COVID Pandemic

So many changes. Online business saves the day! Wine Club grows, shop is refitted. Take a virtual tour of our shop.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Shop

Philip Trease becomes MD

January 2020 Alan Trease becomes Chairman and Philip become Managing Director


Weavers Wines Independent Retailer of the Year

Weavers win Nottingham Independent Retailer of the Year.

Regional Winners of Taste of Nottingham

Weavers are region winners for the Taste of Nottinghamshire with their Castle Gate Gin.

Castle Gate Gin


Castle Gate Gin

Mary launches our acorn infused Castle Gate Gin London dry style.


Don Press, Shop Manger Retires

Don retires after 35 years of service. A very popular member of staff with our customers, staff and suppliers.


Keith Whitehead Retires

Keith, pictured right, retires after 45 years of service. He still keeps and hand in the business keeping his interest in Bordeaux wines going.



Winner of the Family Business Awards

Alan wins a special commendation in the 2013 Nottinghamshire Family Business Awards for business Longevity.


Philip attends the 2011 Champagne Academy

Philip becomes the third member of the family to be selected for the Champagne Academy as a sponsor of Moet & Chandon. After a week in Champagne he receives his tie!


Mary Wins the Champagne Academy

Mary Trease wins the Champagne Academy in 2004 and receives the trophy and 15 magnums of champagne!


Winners UK Online for Business

For our first web site weaverswines.com 1.1!


Philip Joins Weavers

Philip comes to Weavers after spending time at Boots the Chemists.


Mary Wins L'echole de Alsace

Mary with Jean Trimbach after coming top of her class.


Mary Joins Weavers


Launch of Robin Hood Mead

Alan launched Robin Hood mead with some of our local characters! The product is still a success today.

Mike Stacey Joins Weavers

Mike joins Weavers in the summer of 1984. Here he is checking the stock in the rock cellar.

Our Fleet 1980

Ken and Tony getting ready to leave Castle Gate.

Our Shop in Early 1970

Note all the German Wines.

Claude Retires

At the age of 95, Claude retires after 35 years service.

140 Not Out!

Photo then by the local paper of three generations of the family. Alan's mother Edna, Alan and his wife Di, Mary and Philip.


Our Fleet in 1968

1968 Bill Trease Dies

Alan's father, Bill Trease sadly dies. Alan becomes MD.

1963 Alan Trease Attends the Champagne Academy

Weavers Early 1960

This picture was taken just before the sale of the original Weavers pub on lister Gate. Bill Trease retains his share to purchase the bar round the corner on Castle Gate.

1960's Picture of Weavers

Looking up Lister Gate, this picture captures Nottingham of the day.

1960 Family Trust Sold

In 1960 the Trease family decided to sell the family trust. Bill Trease was able to keep his share of the business and buy the property on Castle Gate. Weavers becomes purely a wine merchant.

Bill Trease bottling in the cellar

Bill Trease assessing sherry in the cellar at No1 Castle Gate early 1960s.


1959 Alan Trease Joins Weavers

After completing Nation Service Alan joins Weavers with his father.

Castle Gate Bar Late 1950s

Last known image of the bar taken, taken late 1950s.

Bottling in the Cellar

In the days when sherry was popular, Keith and Alan used to bottle sherry in the cellar at No.1, the casks were then sold to Scottish distillers.

Castle Gate 1950's

Picture taken of the shop in 1950's - looking up Castle Gate.


Bombed in World War 1

Weavers was bombed in 1916 during a Zeppelin raid on the nearby station. The shop suffered quite extensive damage.


First Known Picture of Weavers

Picture taken of the shop in the early 1900's. This is the first known picture of Weavers.


Mr Weaver Sells

Mr Weaver sells Weavers to George Trease in 1896.

George Trease

George Trease worked for the Midland Brewery in Loughborough before moving to Nottingham to buy Weavers.


1844 Weavers is Established

Mr Edward Cossal Weavers moves from the Yates Wine Lodge in the Market Square and buys a property on Lister Gate with access around the back to a property on Castle Gate. Weavers Wine Vaults are established!

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