Our Favourite Merchants

 
A good relationship with a wine merchant is utopia for any restaurant.  They bring us wines which make the hairs stand up on the back of our necks and they
introduce us to winemakers with stories.

Click below to visit some of our favourite suppliers' websites.

Astrum Winecellars
Vinetrail
Fingal Rock Wines
Raymond Reynolds
More Wine
Bat and Bottle
Wine Barn
Eclectic Wines 

Open Whites (all by glass and carafe)

Côtes de Gascogne NV, Plaimont
Bierzo, Spain

25.50


Macon-Pierreclos 2017, Marc Jambon
Burgundy, France

36.00


Vilana 2020, The Little Prince
Crete, Greece

29.00


Fiano 2019, Mezzogiorno
Puglia, Italy

21.50


Muscadet 2018, Domaine Fay d’Homme
Loire, France

38.00


Drink Riesling 0% 2020, Allendorf
Rheingau, Germany

29.50


 





Whimsy on wine


Do you know what’s complete tosh? When eateries say they spend a lot of time on their wine list. The truth: one merchant will supply all of their wine and will often write the list for them.

We want this to be one area where we really are radically better and for our guests to be able to discover new wines and wine areas. In summary, we:

  • taste regularly with 8 merchants, each regionally specialised, the only way to have satisfactory variety and quality. We aim for a list of about 60 wines.
  • have at least a handful of people who take part in these tastings: it is not seen as the droit de proprietaire. Sadly.
  • have taken wine exams. This doesn't mean we know more than our guests, but we can help and should know the wines we list.
  • offer up to about 20 wines by the glass and, even better, by the carafe. Meaning you don’t have to compromise on which wines you choose.
  • have always limited the profit we make on better wines so that all wines on our list are more or less affordable.



The Bottle Shop

The wines you see on our list are very rarely seen in shops. In fact, if we see one of our wines in a supermarket, we usually delist it.

So if you've liked what you've drunk, we're happy to sell you our wine at a very reasonable price, usually just our cost price plus a couple of pounds. Brilliant if you’re staying nearby.

 

If you'd like to stay up to date with any upcoming Wine Suppers, make sure you're following us on social media.  Or head here to become a friend.



Open Reds (all by glass and carafe)

Primitivo 2016, Sampietrana
Puglia, Italy

21.50


Le Colombier 2018, Massaya
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

38.50


Syrah 2020, Domaine de Castelnau
Languedoc, France

30.00


Tempranillo 2019, Albizu
Rioja, Spain

22.00


Gamay 2021, PUR Beaujolais Nouveau
Beaujolais, France

28.00


Ciconia Tinto 2020, Casa Relvas
Alentejo, Portugal

31.00




"You know that every wine on their list has been rigorously selected for its inherent quality and value-for-money"
Nick Brooks, Vine Trail

Tel: 01736 796 928
enquiries@gurnardshead.co.uk
The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE