Wine Artist

A whole new wine-tasting experience


The Wine Artist is a journey to a lifelong ambition. Marco Petrozzi, an Italian entrepreneur, has been involved in many projects from different sectors over the years. However, his biggest passion has always been in the food industry. He always dreamt about opening his little bistro. Marco started experiencing wine at the age of 27. One night, while having dinner at the Osteria dell’Arancio in Chelsea, he met a sommelier. This award-winning sommelier captured Marco’s attention while selling and narrating the stories of every wine he was bringing to the table. Marco never forgot that night. Ten years later, when Marco found an opportunity to buy this cosy corner in Highgate, he remembered that night.

“I always believed that the best things are the ones you don't expect. We wanted to recreate a place where people could gather and enjoy one of life’s greatest pleasures, wine. During the pandemic, I had a realization. Food and wine always bring people together; its one of the only things that will never go out of style. People would still appreciate a meeting place where to taste a real passion for wines and the composition and combination of high-quality ingredients while respecting every rule of social distancing and keep each other safe"

(Marco Petrozzi, Owner)


Marco Petrozzi, owner
Marco is a concrete dreamer. He dreams about something, and he turns it into reality. An Italian entrepreneur, with humble origins, creating companies and businesses from scratch for the sole purpose of creating job opportunities and make people dream.
Marco has a passion for ideas. He likes to come up with ideas, but it's turning them into action that thrills him. The Wine Artist is one of those. Marco was born in Umbria, but it is in London - with its opportunities - that he flourished. [...]


Yes, we sell wine, but we also sell experiences. Every wine evokes something different for everyone: the memory of a loved one, childhood, a time, a place, a feeling. In the heart of Highgate, The Wine Artist is nestled waiting to give customers a whole new wine-tasting experience. All levels of wine-lovers can come and learn the history, impact, and real human stories of each wine and its producer. The locale has a casual, rustic appearance upon walking in: the lights are dimmed, and romantic, the sommelier greets you warmly and invites you to sit down and like a father with his child, he will tell you a bedtime story that tastes of terroir and vines. The menu includes both traditional and organic wines and can be shared amongst a couple over dinner or an extensive wine tasting party. Diners can stop in to enjoy warm or cold dishes prepared with only the best of ingredients.