We have a number of wine distributors lined up to show off their products. All very knowledgeable, you will be able to discuss the merits of the wines with each specialist and be able to taste what they have on offer. Here are some of the distributors who will be happy to meet you:
Bluebell Vineyard Estate
Bluebell Vineyard Estates is a family-run vineyard and winery with a passion for producing world class sparkling wines. Since our first plantings in 2005, the vineyard has more than doubled in size and we now have 70 acres under-vine stretching across East and West Sussex.
Since our first commercial release from the 2007 vintage our wines have gone on to critical acclaim, and our 2011 Blanc de Blancs was recently awarded the Food Match Trophy at the Sommelier Wines Awards 2016.
Set in 152 acres of the Kingscote Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kingscote Estate produce sparkling cider and a variety of white wines. Both our Bacchus and our White Pinot Noir gained silver medals from Decanter magazine in 2017. Our first sparkling wine – Cuvee Christen, won a Gold medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in May 2017.Kingscote runs vineyard tours and wine tasting from April to the end of September.
Walkabout Wines are introducing a collection of unique premium Cool Climate Wines with Altitude from a young, little known wine region of Australia – the Southern Highlands – part of the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales.
The vineyards of the Southern Highlands are positioned at around 700 metres above sea level and planted with alternative European grape varieties – Arneis and Barbera for example. As a consequence of the climate and the long slow ripening period, the natural acidity of the grapes is retained; and with the focus on terroir capturing the Southern Highlands’ cool climate style, the wines produced are subtle and elegant with balanced acidity and fruit character!
The Southern Highland Wines with Altitude are available for the first time in the UK and exclusively through Walkabout Wines.
Joie De Vin
Discover wines the French usually keep for themselves with Joie de Vin.
The best wines are made by small growers who craft the best possible wine from each plot of vines. Our mission is to seek out small parcels of exceptional wine and bring them to this country. Enjoy a glass today and then order a delivery.
Our mission is to seek out exceptional wines from small growers that would not otherwise be available in the UK. We have found some exceptional winemakers who craft the best possible wine from each plot of vines. Barrel-fermented whites, oak aged reds, old bush vines….
Bordeaux & Beyond
Bordeaux & Beyond is a small internet based wine merchant selling niche French wines imported directly from the vineyards. A small range of only circa 40 wines and mostly from smaller family and artisan wine-makers that owners John Green and Tony Hill know personally.
They only import wines that they have personally selected and drink themselves – wines of character and interest, a bit different and great value so well worth drinking! Mainly the Bordeaux and Beyond wines are in the £10 to £25 a bottle range and full tasting notes are on their website.
Wines from India…. yes that’s right! If you seek a journey to a new world of enjoyable wine that stretches far beyond the usual, come and visit Character Wines! We love wine and have set ourselves a mission to find intriguingly different quality wines from around the world; we travel where our interest, curiosity and desire takes us.
Our first stop was India; our second destination was Austria and our most recent the Tejo region of Portugal; very different countries, very different wines, but all equally interesting. All our wines have a great story behind them and have been carefully selected by our Master of Wine for you to enjoy. Two friends, one vision and world of possibilities!
Campania Wines Ltd
Campania is a specialist retailer of fine wines, spirits and liqueurs from the Campania region of Southern Italy, reflecting the region’s ancient association with wine making.
Hyde Park Wines
Hyde Park Wines has two themes – Wine for Spice: Wines to drink with curries and spicy food; Sticky Wines: A range of sweet and fortified wines.
Carte du Vin
Carte du Vin‘s aim is to import and sell wines that we have discovered and enjoyed whilst holidaying in France, Spain and South Africa. Whilst cycling around a whole host of vineyards in France and Northern Spain, Marian and I visited many producers selling great wines but which were still relatively unknown in the UK. Additionally our additional range of South African wines reflect our discoveries during our recent regular holidays to the Cape Winelands.
Cressis is a trading name of F & M Cressi Ltd incorporated in England and Wales. F & M Cressi was established by Felix and Marcelle in 1995 and has been a family business ever since, serving happy customers throughout the UK. Cressis is an easy to remember brand name we have created for our Retail business, bringing the more special wines from smaller vineyards around the world to our Private and Corporate clients. All wines have been carefully selected by Felix and Marcelle and are not available in supermarkets.