Onshore Cellars & Nicholson Yachts Team Up to Offer Fleets and Guests the Best in Fine Beverages
Your wine, on your yacht, in your cruising location.
Sound too good to be true? Thanks to Nicholson Yachts and Onshore Cellars, a unique Antibes-based vintner enterprise run by former crew, it’s not.
Make no mistake: Onshore Cellars founders Ed and Jess Dunnett don’t actually stomp grapes. But what they do, from a chartering standpoint, and from a wine-drinking standpoint, is far better.
The former yacht crew decided they could do the industry a real service by changing the way that yachts buy their wine. Their ultimate goal: provide a high-end wine purchasing experience in line with the expectations of the yachting industry.
“We offer some unique wines at a fair price for the end consumer,” says Rosie Clarkson, Onshore Cellars consultant. “We will get your wine to your yacht on time at normal retail prices.”
What helps make this possible is their storage facility for up to 100,000 bottles, an online store with over 1,000 products, and a team of both yachting and wine professionals including Master of Wine Rod Smith.
Onshore also offers onboard wine training and events, wine tasting evenings and WSET courses.
“With worldwide delivery, our commitment is to deliver wine straight to the yacht no matter where it is moored,” says Ed Dunnett. “We are an experienced and dedicated team who will get up at 3 a.m. to make sure your yachts have what they need before they need it.”
From a practical standpoint, other services the business offers are equally beneficial. It offers storage for wines once a charter has finished or during yard periods or crossings to protect them. Also offered is a brokerage service to help yachts and crew sell and buy ex-yacht wine.
More good news: Onshore has teamed up with Nicholson Yachts. The industry partnership is a boon to the exclusive Nicholson fleet of luxury crewed yachts, the Nicholson retail charter division, and to the most important person in this arrangement: the onboard client.
With that recent announcement, Onshore and Nicholson now offer:
- a 10% discount for the Nicholson Yachts fleet, which extends to the owners’ wine orders onshore as well as afloat.
- Direct access to a Master of Wine for all advice or assistance crew or owner may need, including tastings on board for owners & their guests.
- A discount on all WSET wine courses for all yacht crew and staff