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About us

Golden West International was established in 1976, and is an independent fine wine merchant based in San Francisco.

Golden West was acquired by the Cadman Group in 2012 to provide US customers with the same wine by the bottle delivery service that its clients in Europe already enjoy through Cadman Fine Wines. The Cadman Group continue to build upon the existing Golden West business, working hard with the existing staff to grow the business and continue its long and successful track record in servicing its valued customers.

Golden West is highly respected amongst fine wine lovers for its expertise, traditional values, and kudos in securing the world’s finest wines available.
Our number one concern is our customers and the quality and condition of our wines.
We  specialize in the finest wines from the best vintages, with an emphasis on a unique and carefully chosen selection including:

Fine & rare Bordeaux & Burgundy
Premium Californian Cabernet
Vintage Port & Champagne


Here are a few of our fine (wine) personalities... 
Giles Cadman

Giles CadmanFounder & Chairman

Giles has a huge passion for fine wines and brings many years experience of his ardour.

Giles’ aim is to enable customers to share his love for wine, by providing high quality wines from small producers at reasonable prices, as well as blue chip wines from the world's finest producers. He is especially proud of Golden West's single bottle ordering policy, believing that this gives access and freedom of choice to many fine wines. Giles' favourite wine moment was being awarded the Vendangeur d’honneur at Mouton Rothschild for the millennium harvest. Giles is Chairman of the Cadman Group, which also owns Cadman Fine Wines in the UK. 

You can follow Giles Cadman on his blog.

 

Paul Trimming

Paul Trimming Manager

Paul studied gastronomy in the UK before embarking on a 30+ year career in wine and counting(!), including sales & marketing, management and sourcing/buying wine. His passion has taken him to the UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong and the United States, and on more European field trips and to more wine fairs than he can remember. He now manages Golden West Wines and is a consultant for Cadman Fine Wines in the UK and the Cadman Group. He is a champion of diversity, small producers, as well as the world's finest wines.

In Paul’s opinion there is an illusion of choice in wine, and that consumers often miss out on so many other more exciting wines.

Simon Felton

Simon FeltonEditor

Simon is the editor and writer for Golden West Wines and Cadman Fine Wines. Much of his 20 years experience in wine has been by Giles' and Paul's side, sharing their values and views on many aspects of wine. He is a sucker for good Verdicchio and other rarely seen, indigenous white wine producing grape varieties.

If you find any typos on the website you have a name to blame (but not a face!).