Importers of high quality wine for UK restaurants and hotels. We offer sommeliers small, exclusive consignments from new and experienced producers that will delight diners and oenophiles.
The world is a viticultural treasure map with winemaking gems waiting to be discovered. We seek out boutique wineries that produce small batches of outstanding wines usually only available to those prepared and able to visit their cellar doors.
Our mission is to find these rare small production masterpieces and present them to chefs and sommeliers who are looking for exceptional wines that will complement their culinary masterpieces.
This does not mean we are abandoning conventional thinking. There are reasons why a Chardonnay from Burgundy or a Shiraz from McLaren Vale are popular choices, but experience has shown that the best wines are not always sourced from the most famous vineyards. Wines from lesser known sub-regional or adjacent vineyards can be intriguing and hugely satisfying, so too can wines made from varietals not normally associated with a particular region or country.
After months of research we decided to start with Margaret River. This gem, situated in Western Australia hugging the Indian and Great Southern Oceans, provides the perfect climate for viticulture. The region plays host to more than 60 boutique wineries and some of the world's most renowned artisan winemakers providing us with a perfect starting point for a unique venture.
The estate was established in 1996 by husband and wife Trevor and Lyn Mann as part of a semi-retirement plan to just grow grapes but very quickly Trevor and Lyn decided to try their hand at winemaking and have not looked back since. There is a natural philosophy to pair the wines produced with outstanding … Continue reading “Brookwood Estate”
What a find this place turned out to be! Starting out as a dairy and vegetable farm that used to supply whaling ships (the old milking shed is now the cellar door) the farm building (dating from 1863) used to be an old coaching inn and comes replete with the ghost of ‘Whingy Sam’. This … Continue reading “Cape Naturaliste Vineyard”
Home to the Haunold family of Austrian descent, the vines were first planted in 1985. The winemaker is Bruce Dukes. The winery also has a restaurant on site that has an excellent reputation. The views from the cellar door over the rolling hills adorned with rows and rows of vines were magnificent. I had a … Continue reading “Wills Domain”
This winery is a bit of a hike out of Busselton, twenty kilometres due south into an elevated area in the Whicher Range that is the same latitude as Vasse Felix with identical soil and terroir. The vineyard (12 acres) was acquired in 2003 and planted in 2004 and 2005. The vines are 50% Sauvignon … Continue reading “Whicher Ridge Winery”