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Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay

Former winemaker at Howard Park and Madfish, Michael struck out on his own when his dream vineyards in the key quality region of Wilyabrup came up for sale. With more than 30 years of winemaking under his belt, and 12 years going solo with Hay Shed Hill, this man is one of the most experienced, respected and revered winemakers in Australia - and rightly so. He likens Margaret River`s climate to "Bordeaux in a perfect year", and attributes the region's success to its maritime climate, meaning a low diurnal range, very important in a country that is known for its extremes in temperature, and pretty much everything else! Michael explains. "I make single vineyard and single block wines because they express a particular character - otherwise what`s the point?" All of the vines are dry farmed and made from free run juice only. The vineyards are around 20 years old and they are all farmed organically, but without certification. The Chardonnay sees 25% new oak and represents the `modern Australian Chardonnay`, in the words of its maker. Fun fact. There is a higher annual rainfall in Margaret River than in London!A great match for poached salmon with a buttery sauce

Saint-Veran ‘Tradition’, Domaine des Deux Roches

This domaine is based in the village of Davayé, in the Mâconnais, and is jointly owned by Jean-Luc Terrier and Christian Collovray. Their 50 hectares of vineyards largely lie between the twin escarpments of Solutré and Vergisson and showcase the diverse terroirs of this region. The wines of Deux Roches are known for their drinkability and offer great value for money; the domaine is particularly known for its excellent Saint-Véran.The cuvée Tradition emits a floral scent reminiscent of honeysuckle and acacia flowers. Pear, green apple, peach and apricot, are all well-integrated on the palate and reinforced by creamy notes, and a long floral finish.Versatile with food but particularly good with roast chicken.

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc

Greywacke was created in 2009 by Kevin Judd, the person responsible for the ground-breaking early wines produced in Marlborough (Cloudy Bay). The name ’Greywacke’ was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard, located in Rapaura, in recognition of the prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the vineyard’s soils. ’Greywacke’ is a sedimentary rock that is widely found in Marlborough, consisting of layers of hard grey sandstone and darker mudstone.Perhaps the best New Zealand Sauvignon on the market. Not too intense, balanced and delicious

Chateau Macquin, Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion


Wines have been made at Château Macquin since 1885, when the first cellar was developed by François-Albert Macquin. François was the first person to re-plant vines in the Saint-Émilion region following the phylloxera outbreak in the 19th century. Today, the Château is run by his grandson Denis and his wife Christine Corre-Macquin, who own 27 hectares of vines in both Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. They are involved in every vine-growing and winemaking decision to ensure the quality of their wine every vintage.

Château Macquin is located just three kilometres north of Saint-Émilion, in the small village of Saint-Georges, the smallest of all Bordeaux appellations (180 hectares). However, at its peak of 89 metres above sea level, Saint-Georges enjoys one of the best elevations on the right bank, giving the wines freshness and concentration. The south-facing vines are planted on clay and limestone soils and range from 15 to 60 years old. The vines are sustainably farmed, without the use of herbicides, fertilisers, or other harmful chemicals.

The wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is a deep ruby red with alluring aromas of ripe red cherry, cassis and a hint of liquorice. The palate is full bodied with silky, ripe tannins and concentrated flavours of ripe red fruits, tobacco and graphite are balanced by a lifted acidity.

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc

Dog Point Vineyard was established in 2002, by partners Ivan & Margaret Sutherland and James & Wendy Healy. With a passion for producing premium organic wine, Dog Point Vineyard has become widely regarded as one of New Zealand's top producers of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The name is from early settlement of Marlborough, when sheep were introduced to the area. Without many fences, boundaries were established by dogs, some of which got lost, bred and made their home as a pack in the hills overlooking the Wairau Plains. This became known as Dog Point. Naturally, there is a pack of dogs - albeit much more friendly - always ready to greet visitors of the winery.A beautifully balanced wine, much more food friendly than most NZ Sauvignon. Perfect for summer salads and garden drinking.

Barbera d’Alba, Giacomo Fenocchio, Piemonte

When Claudio Fenocchio succeeded his father Giacomo at the helm of the family business in 1989, the debate between modernist

Fleurie ‘Les Moriers’, Domaine Chignard

Domaine Chignard was founded by Michel Chignard and is now run by his son Cédric. Chignard farms 8 hectares of old vines in Fleurie, situated at the top of the hill sloping down to Moulin-à-Vent and on pure granitic soils. The wines are elegant but serious and concentrated expressions of the terroir, none more so than the 'Les Moriers' lieu-dit. Cédric is following in his father's footsteps and continuing the traditional Beaujolais way of farming and winemaking with a high proportion of whole bunch and using a mix of cement, old foudre and stainless steel during vinification. Like his father`s wines, Cédric`s Fleuries are intensely aromatic and complex with an energy, finesse and depth rarely found in other wines from Fleurie.The perfect wine to go with a plate of cheese and charcuterie...

Sandeman LBV Port

Sandeman is a Port house that has really focused on quality over the last ten years and re-established itself as one of the very best. This Late Bottled Vintage shows just what they can do; it’s rich and powerful but with real complexity and depth of flavour.

Wine Tasting – Tuscany – Wednesday 10th May

Join us for a fun, informal tasting of some great wines from TuscanyThis is an informal 6-wine flight, so no exact start time, just turn up anytime between 6pm and 8pm, grab a glass, taste some wines, have a chat, make new friends….what more could you want?Mike and Joe will be on hand to talk you through each wine and, of course there will some great cheese to nibble on.Entry is £20 per person and places must be booked in advance as space is limited.Tasting will end at 9pm.Please book online here (choosing ‘collect from shop’ option at checkout), or call 01296 585022. Please make sure you choose the correct amount of tickets required.

Frankland Estate Riesling, Frankland River

Buried deep in the heart of Western Australia’s most isolated wine region (250km east of Margaret River and inland from

Cotes du Rhone ‘Blanc de Viognier’, Domaine Grand Veneur, Rhone Valley

The Jaume family have been making wine here since 1826 and still own the same vineyards; some of the vines are now over 100 years old.Christophe Jaume is the sixth generation of his family to make wine at this domaine. Covering nearly 50 hectares, the domaine has plots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du-Rhône Villages, Côtes-du-Rhône and Lirac. Their vineyards are planted with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre for the reds and Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne for the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, and Viognier for the excellent white Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc de Viognier. The family believe in maintaining the harmony between the grape and the soil and so they farm organically; their vineyards achieved organic certification in 2012.This is regarded as one of the best Viogniers to come from the Southern Rhone and a relative bargain compared to similar quality wines from Condrieu in the North.The wine has real depth of flavour, with creamy stone fruit notes balanced by a lively freshness. Very delicious with pork belly with fennel and apple

Chateau Lucas

Lussac is an up and coming satellite appellation of the renowned Saint Emilion region on the the Right Bank of Bordeaux. There is no doubt that one of Lussac's most prized properties is Château Lucas, owned by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone fame. From just 18 hectares of vines, three cuvée are produced. The top wine, aptly called Château Lucas, is produced from a 12-hectare vineyard, comprising equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. While so much of the Right Bank focuses on Merlot, the high percentage of Cabernet Franc brings a polished lift to the cuvée, vintage in and vintage out.
A classic partner for roast lamb.