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Who Are We?

If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. Read to learn who we are and what our vison for the future is..

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About Us

We are a professional local company based in the heart of Yorkshire. We strive in producing the best handmade bespoke wine cellars and wine rooms tailored to any property. Whether it be residential or commercial. Also offering climate control systems to look after your wine.

We have been established since 2006, as Watkinson Joinery LTD. But then rebranded as Watkinson Cabinet Makers & Wine Cellars of Yorkshire. Specialist cabinet makers, creating kitchens, bedrooms, stairs and even custom furniture. But have since then also started trading as ‘Wine Cellars of Yorkshire’. Primarily focusing on being the biggest wine cellar company in the U.K. And even venturing out overseas in the future.


You have the option of what style racking, material of wood and size measurements for storage compartments you’re after. If you prefer spending as little time as you can hunting for your next bottle. You can get racking and shelving installed to show the front label. So, finding it won’t be a hassle again!


Or if you want more of a stylish approach. Our cross-box storage units have never failed to disappoint. Being able to fit at least 60 wine bottles in our cross boxes, you’ll never run out of space again. With the help from our design team, your needs and requirements can be fulfilled and executed in a professional manner.


Meet the boss


Ian Watkinson is the Director of the company and aspires for it to grow and continue to be highly successful. The main aspirations for Ian are to produce a high standard of craftsmanship into the future. Employing local skilled craftsmen and particularly to train apprentices so there are people to continue the skills into the future.

We also do work experience with the local school in Thirsk. This is an amazing opportunity for the younger ones to get involved with cabinetry and joinery at a younger age.

As of now we have got two joiner apprentices and one digital marketing apprentice. After they have completed their apprenticeships, they will carry on working for Ian. Taking care of the business and making it grow more and more in the years to come.

Ian Watkinson About us, boss

Read what The Yorkshire Post has to say about us

 “Wine collectors are becoming increasingly inventive when it comes to creating space for their precious tipples.” read more

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