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William’s House Wines, founded by food critic William Sitwell, offers delicious, everyday wines at great prices. And, because sometimes in life there can be too much choice, we make it temptingly easy. We only ever offer a choice of eight bottles at any one time. So: that’s two reds, two whites, two rosés and two sparklings. We’ve sipped our way around the world and done the hard work for you, so all you need to do is choose a wine that sounds right for you.
Fenny Castle Vineyard is situated right on the edge of the Somerset Levels in the tiny village of Worth, close to Wells, England’s smallest cathedral city. We planted the first parcel of Bacchus vines in 2011 and the main vineyard of Ortega and Pinot Noir the following year. We now have a range of multi-award winning wines for sale. Our sparkling wines are 100% Pinot Noir and the Gold Medal 2015 Blanc de Noir is showing well.
01749 678 900
Mowbarton Estate Somerset sparkling wine is perfect for any celebration – from a fabulous country wedding to an intimate dinner for two. Created from three of the seven grape varieties permitted to produce champagne – Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier – Mowbarton Estate Somerset sparkling is made by the traditional methode champenoise, and proof that the finest English wine can be as good as anything from across the Channel.
This is how Master of Wine Neil Tully describes Mowbarton Estate: ‘With a pale gold colour and fine sustained mousse, this wine achieves an attractive balance of soft, cooked apple / tarte tatin flavours with a fresh, slightly grassy character.’
800 years ago the monks of Glastonbury made wine from grapes grown on the south-facing slopes of the Isle of Wedmore. Mowbarton Estate has revived that tradition with vines planted in view of Glastonbury Tor.
Only grapes from our own vineyard are used in Mowbarton sparkling wine. Its aromatic nose – almond and a little spice as well as apple – comes from the use of Pinot Blanc, rather than the more conventional Pinot Noir. Once common in Champagne blends it is now found only in a few exclusive cuvees.
That, along with long hours of summer sunlight, freedom from frost, and gentle breezes from the Bristol Channel combine to make Mowbarton Estate a superb and distinctive cool climate sparkling wine.
Perch Hill Vineyard is situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills and is run as a family business. Covering more than a hectare, the vineyard was first planted with 1000 vines in 2013, followed by a further 2000 vines in 2014. Our main vines are Chardonnay, which produce fruit with excellent acidity. We also have a smaller number of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines, and are running trials of Sauvignon Blanc, Regent and Ortega.
In a nutshell, we aim to provide a friendly, useful service including free local delivery and regular free tastings. Whilst we can’t have everything open at once we will always have something for you to taste. We don’t buy wine for the shelves without tasting it first and we’re keen to offer the same opportunity to our customers as much as possible.
01749 42 86 85
The Wayford vineyard grows only one grape variety – Pinot noir – which is the second most widely grown grape variety in the UK. Pinot noir is a very old variety and may be only a couple of generations away from wild Vitis sylvestris. It can be dated back to at least the first century C.E.
Wraxall Vineyard lies on a beautiful warm south-facing hill which is situated south of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. It is the perfect location for growing a variety of grapes that capture the very essence of English wine.
01749 860 331
Combining passion, sustainable agricultural practices and the latest viticultural techniques, we produce multi-award winning rosé and sparkling wines from our Pinot noir and Seyval blanc grapes.
As winegrowers, we pride ourselves in crafting terroir-driven sparkling wines using grapes only grown on our Dorset vineyard. We take a low-intervention approach to both grape growing and wine production, constantly striving to minimise our environmental impact and produce honest wines that reflect our terroir.