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
Fingal Rock Wines
Raymond Reynolds
Indigo Wine
Bat and Bottle
Wine Barn
Eclectic Wines 

Open Whites (all by glass and carafe)

Grillo, Luma, Cantina Cellaro 2014
Sicily, Italy


Cotes de Gascogne, San Guilheim 2014
Gascogne, France


Broccatelli Galli, Bianco 2014
Umbria, Italy


Riesling, 100 Hills, Wittman 2014
Alsace, France


Quincy, Domaine des Croix 2013
Loire, France


Godello, El Bolo, Rafael Palacios 2014
Valdeorras, Spain


Wild White, Chateau Civrac 2013
Bordeaux, France




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.

Email us here for details if you're interested in our Wine Dinners. 

Open Reds (all by glass and carafe)

Mencia Joven, Castro Ventosa 2014
Bierzo, Spain


Le Sabounet, Roger Sabon NV
Rhone, France


Sangiovese VinVita, Rubicone 2014
Emilia-Romagne, Italy

Klima Red, Karavitakis 2012
Crete, Greece


Lemberger, Weingut Aldinger 2014
Werttenberg, Germany


Pinot Noir, Pommier 2013
Bourgogne, France


Cahors, Domaine de la Berangeraie 2009
Cahors, France



"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
The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE