Here’s a list of wine businesses, many of which are exhibitors at the festival, keen to sell, provide, supply, deliver (etc) their delicious wines to anyone who’s isolating, needy – or just thirsty.
There is a Winchester (and Hampshire) flavour to the list but it’s by no means limited to this area – in fact, most businesses operate nationwide. There’s even one in France and another in South Africa – plus options for drinkers in Hong Kong, Singapore and beyond…. Not to mention the odd restaurant. Lots of English producers too.
We hope this can help in a very small way during these difficult times. (Worth adding that this list has been compiled at speed and The Wine Festival takes no responsibility for accuracy or reliability of those listed, nor is it updated religiously, so sorry if bits are out of date – always worth double checking details.)
We were delighted to hear from one appreciative small wine retailer recently, who wrote: ‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you – we’ve been (pleasantly) overwhelmed with orders – what a boost for us!!! Just when we thought it would go disastrously for us small businesses, you have helped the opposite happen. We are all experiencing challenges during lockdown so I hope hearing the difference you have made is uplifting!’
Stay positive! Stay safe. Here’s sending you very best wishes from all the Wine Festival team.
AdVINture – new venture from former restaurant supplier H2Vin, which lost 95% of its business overnight after lockdown. Masterminded by Matt Wilkin MS. New customers get a 10% discount on their first order (over £150). Over 800 wines, some on offer.
Albury Vineyard – free delivery on orders over £50.
Alivini – Italian specialist. ‘Our online retail wine store is still open for business as usual. We are also able to take food orders via firstname.lastname@example.org’
Armit Wines – donating £10 to the Drinks Trust for every order placed for delivery (i.e. not en-primeur) through their website or private client team. Delivery free on orders over £100. Some special offers inc Spring Mixed cases.
Arthouse Wine – specialists in organic and biodynamic Italian wine. 10% of all wines by using the promo code BALCONIES at the checkout. Free delivery when you spend £100 or more. Delivery to all mainland UK addresses.
Averys – business as usual. Shop is open slightly shortened hours 10-18.30. Bristol (BS1-9) free deliveries through the shop and we are still delivering nationwide from web and tele sales orders.
Barton Vintners – South African producer Barton Vineyards is based in Walker Bay and imports directly into the UK. ‘We can offer a free delivery service at this time.’
Bauduc – Fine Bordeaux made by Englishman Gavin Quinney. Free delivery in England and Wales for 12 bottles (and put LooRolls as the loyalty code for 10% off during March). ‘The Rick Stein Sauvignon goes well with sole…’ [see Camel Valley, below]
Berkmann Wine Cellars – has launched the ‘Help 4 Hospitality’ initiative whereby wine orders for direct delivery mean a share of revenue is donated to the hospitality industry. Orders qualify for a 5% discount and then 12.5% of the order value will be donated to help the hospitality sector. Minimum order £120.
Berry Bros. & Rudd – London and Basingstoke shops closed but still operating online and ‘will continue to deliver to our customers for as long as we are able.’ Current offer: 12 wines for £200. Recently launched a mixed case raising funds for NHS Charities Together – £25 donated to the appeal for each case (worth £200).
BIB Wine Company – fine wines in a box. ‘We’re still delivering nationwide. We are experiencing delays on some orders. Instead of discounts or offers we have become an official partner of the Royal Voluntary Service, a charity at the forefront of the nation’s effort to fight the effects of COVID 19. Not only do they offer companionship phone calls for the isolated, deliver food and medicine to the elderly and needy, but they have mobilised an army of volunteers under the name NHS Volunteer Responders – now more than ever they need monetary support. We have created a Just Giving page, and are donating a portion of all sales to help support their efforts.’
Black Chalk – ‘Free delivery and a free tour and tasting voucher for orders of three bottles or more. Tours and tastings to take place at a later date…’
Bolney Wine Estate – Sussex-based producer. ‘Our Cellar Door shop remains open, gift vouchers are available with an extended expiry date of 6 months. We are offering FREE delivery on all orders over £20 and we are also in the process of putting together a number of gift boxes and hampers to enable our customers to enjoy the experience of Bolney from the comfort of their own home.’
Bordeaux and Beyond – specialist wine importer focusing on wines from small independent growers in France. Case orders via site or email, personal deliveries free for Berkshire and North Hampshire.
Bsixtwelve – Online purchase with “Lock Down” offer 10% discount across all wines and gift card. Free UK delivery on orders over £125. Use discount code FREEDELIVERY at checkout.
Camel Valley – Open for bottle and case sales only. For free online national delivery on 6 bottles use the code BOB. ‘Don’t tell a sole…’
Cantina Goccia – on-trade supplier focused on Umbrian wine, now re-purposed for home deliveries. Free deliveries for orders of 24+ bottles. All wines marked down by at least 10%.
Caviste – business as usual, ‘we have stacks of fantastic wines and gins for you to drink at home.’ Free delivery on orders of £50 or more (was £75) for mainland UK. ‘Isolation cases’ available.
Chapel Down – ‘We are offering free delivery across our full portfolio of sparkling wine, still wine, beer, cider and spirits, as well as some exceptional offers.’ See website for details.
Chesil Rectory (restaurant) – now closed. ‘Please help us in the crisis by buying a Chesil wine box’. Chesil red or white selection (of six) = £90 (usual restaurant price £196). Or the Deluxe box (six) = £130 (usual restaurant price £303). Call 01962 851555. ‘We can deliver in the Winchester area if you’re stranded or in isolation or work for the NHS. Only with community support will small businesses survive!’
Chet and Waveney Vineyard – ‘Offering cellar door sales with appropriate hand washing and social distancing following the latest recommendations from the government and NHS. Also free wine deliveries by post for orders of 6 or more bottles (cases can be mixed).’
Corney & Barrow – still offering an online delivery service for customers in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. Necessary precautions are being taken for all deliveries. Currently running a promotion on ‘Wines for the Everyday’ featuring a range of mixed cases alongside weekly offers. See website for more.’
Dalwood Vineyard – small vineyard in Devon set up and run by a pub skittle team. Sparkling and still. Free postage and packaging.
Danebury Vineyards – ‘Silver Lining special offer’ is free delivery in Hampshire and one bottle free in a case of 6 or 12. Can be mixed cases of Danebury still or sparkling.
Davenport Vineyards – ‘Our organic wines are available for UK delivery as always. Often next-day delivery with all the correct precautions taken (no signature required etc). Free delivery for 6 bottles or more.’
Denbies Wine Estate – ‘Denbies Wine and Gift Shop, Surrey, is currently open between 10am – 3pm with 20% off all wine purchases. On-line we are offering 20% for 6 bottles or more. Vineyard is open for fresh air with 7 miles of public footpath for visitors to roam.’
Dunleavy Vineyards – ‘Our online shop is always open! We have our new still rosé, sparkling red and sparkling white. Free local delivery in central Bristol and some parts of North Somerset.’
Elegant Wines – Former restaurant supplier now re-purposed. Free delivery for SO postcodes.
Elizabeth Rose Wines – ‘We are dedicated to supporting small vineyards in England and Wales. Our website allows consumers to choose from over 100 different wines and we deliver anything from one bottle to multiple cases! Customers can also pick and mix a case or chose from a pre-selected case. We are currently running an offer whereby ALL deliveries are completely free with the offer code EASTER2020.’
The Finest Bubble – high-end champagne and sparkling wine. Hosting an Instagram Live tasting every Friday at 6.30pm for an hour with sparkling expert Essi Avellan MW.
Flint Vineyard – Free next-day delivery nationwide on orders of two bottles of more.
Fox & Fox – boutique Sussex sparkling wine producer. Free delivery to UK mainland and no minimum order.
Furleigh Estate – Cellar Door shop remains open. All delivery charges waived for mainland UK, gift vouchers available. ‘We have put together a number of special mixed cases eg the ‘Stay Calm & Drink Pink’ collection, the ‘Bacchus to the Future’ case and the ‘Full English Fizz’ collection amongst others. These are priced at 25% off our normal prices.’
Grape Britannia – specialises in English and Welsh wines. ‘We deliver anything from one bottle to multiple cases. We also have a range of carefully curated cases such as our Bacchus Selection or Sparkling Wine Styles. We deliver nationally, with deliveries within Cambridge where we are based, via our eco-friendy box bike, being free.’
Greyfriars – Surrey-based producer. Offering free local delivery and free national delivery on online orders over £30.
Gusbourne – Kent-based wine producer. ‘Complimentary delivery on all Gusbourne orders, whether you need one bottle or 100.’
Harrow & Hope – free delivery nationwide. ‘We’ll also be sending out our mailing-list-only pre-release offer on our latest vintage rosé 2017, sign up to receive.’
Hennings Wine – ‘We have reduced our delivery limit nationwide and locally of our shops and we are offering free non-contact delivery within 5 miles of each shop. Our fab shop teams are happy to chat and keep people company!’
Howard Ripley – are partnering with Weingut Keller to launch a series of fine wine auctions across the globe to raise money for Whitechapel Mission, a charity for the homeless. Wine lovers can donate bottles – or bid on tasty lots. #wineloversagainstcorona
Hush Heath Estate – ‘We are offering FREE delivery on all orders to mainland Britain with no minimum spend required.’
Jake’s Artisan Foods – ‘Home of the original hand-cut pork pie from Hampshire. I can deliver on Thursdays to the Winchester area, as follows: Boxes of 4 pies or more providing total orders for the week are for more than 16 pies. 4 pies are £13 and freezable.’
James Hocking Wine – Californian importer offering ‘cellar to door luxury lockdown delivery.’ Free delivery service for South Hampshire residents on single bottles from its Fine & Covetable collection of wines. Free delivery on the rest of its ‘sub-£50 a bottle’ portfolio, when buying a six-bottle case. The bottles will be offered at trade price – a considerable saving. ‘James is very happy to provide help and recommendations on 07470 524427.’
Jascots Wine – ‘We’re still delivering wines!’ Currently offering private clients wines at trade price. Email email@example.com
Jeroboams – all shops remain open, offering free delivery for local residents and over 70s ordering 6 bottles or more within the M25. Normal delivery free to mainland UK for orders over £250.
JF Tobias – London-based wine merchant delivering nationwide (including Winchester!). Small start up business specialising in fine wines.
Joie de Vin – local Winchester supplier. ‘We have some great wine on hand from cancelled tastings Call us and we can make a delivery (whilst keeping a suitable distance) to Winchester, Eastleigh, Southampton and surrounding areas.See our website for promotional cases of 6, or call us and we’ll put something together especially for you. Tim & Jill 01962 622067 / 07738470990.’
Justerini & Brooks – ‘business as usual for the time being. When placing an order, please let us know if you’re self-isolating so we can inform our drivers. For the moment, we’re operating a normal delivery schedule.’
L’Altre Vi – Oxford-based mother-and-son team with a love for Catalan wine. ‘In the interests of encouraging everyone to stay local, we are currently offering free delivery to the county. Our normal delivery service (with a flat rate fee) is still available nationwide by courier.’
Laneberg Wine – the north-east’s first urban winery. Free local delivery within 45 mins of the winery (in Team Valley, Gateshead) or free nationwide courier delivery on orders over £25. Plus 10% off first order if you sign up to the website.
Lea & Sandeman – ‘we’re open and delivering nationwide and in London’. Free delivery over £100. ‘We’ve put together a mixed case…guaranteed to raise your spirits as well all lie low.’
Lupton Wines – ‘If you can’t face the shame and embarrassment of fighting some stranger over a bottle of Chardonnay in Tesco and need some wine delivered to your home or office, we are still delivering and operating as normal throughout the country.’ National delivery service, free local deliveries (RG postcode), no minimum order, mixed cases available.
Lyme Bay – ‘We are operating with a skeleton team to fulfil all website orders. Free delivery on orders £20 and over and where possible will stick to our promise of next day despatch. We ask that customers are patient if orders take a little longer than usual but rest assured we’re working hard to get our West Country wine, cider, mead, gin, rum, and fruit liqueurs out to you.’
Majestic – As of 24th March, stores are closed to walk-in customers but home deliveries continue. 25% off on many lines, no more in-store tastings but ‘we handed over the tasting budgets to our store teams as a welfare fund, to buy things like pizzas, moisturiser, taxis, and they asked for the fund to be donated to local food banks instead.’
Montrachet Fine Wines – ‘We are open and delighted to take orders for delivery to anywhere in the UK.’
The Naked Grape – taking orders for delivery only (mainland UK) via phone, email and website. Free delivery within 10 miles of any shop location. ‘Stay positive and we will get through this challenge together.’
Novel Wines – indie wine shop ‘specialising in lesser known wines. During this crisis we are still delivering our wines UK-wide and offering free delivery for customers in Bath. We have no minimum order so folks can stock up or just order the odd bottle. Our shop in Bath is closed to browsers but they can phone or go online and use the code COLLECT for free Bath delivery. Customers can click and collect by appointment only.’
Nyetimber – new weekly Zoom series of ‘Did You Know’ online virtual masterclasses launched Friday 3rd April at 7pm.
Open House Deli (Winchester) – No more eat-ins but lots of milk, drinks, fresh fruit and veg, loo roll, and great food: delivery available
Private Cellar – still delivering (though not to Scotland). ‘If you need to order some Quarantine Vino we are delighted to offer a special deal on our Reserve de Sours Sparkling Brut that will provide you with refreshing Easter drinking and consolation in your isolation. Free delivery if you order 12 bottles or more of this Brut, use the code EASTER at the checkout.’
Raimes – Hampshire sparkling wine producer. ‘We are offering free delivery on six bottles or more.’
Rathfinny Estate – Tasting Room and Flint Barns closed. Cellar door still open. Free delivery within 10 miles of Rathfinny. ‘Including a small stock of sparkling wines available because our restaurant closed.’ 01323 870022
Red Squirrel Wine – ‘We are currently running a mixed cases offer. There are great deals there on some fine rarities as well as faster moving wines usually sold through restaurants all of which are now closed.
Ridgeview Wine – pioneering Sussex sparkling wine producer. Free next day delivery (excluding weekends) on all wines, no minimum order.
Roebuck Estates – 20% off and free delivery until Easter on all wine orders no matter the size. Delivery nationwide. To receive this offer use the coupon code 20SPRING when ordering via the website.
Roving Sommelier – ‘We’re currently offering a very affordable bin end sale including some amazing bargains. Min spend £60 excluding delivery.’
Solaris Wines – ‘Open for business and are offering free delivery to most UK postcodes for orders of 6 bottles or more, which may be assorted.’
Solent Cellar – shop temporarily closed but home deliveries available. Local Lymington deliveries no longer charged. ‘Contactless’ delivery service available.
Stanlake Park Wine Estate – historic Berkshire producer, free UK mainland delivery for orders over £60 or free local delivery or click-and-collect from the Twyford store. In addition to wine, also: beer, cider, biscuits, jams, chutneys from local businesses.
Stone Vine & Sun – ‘currently business as usual: we are well staffed, committed to staying open and looking after our customers’ needs.’ Shop open 9-6 weekdays and 9.30-4 Saturdays. APC delivering (safely) nationwide, Dave and Phil locally. Delivery charges suspended temporarily for local orders over £50 and others over £75
Tanners – recently re-opened their website for orders after a surge in demand, though only on a limited basis.
Taste of Georgia – ‘As supermarkets and online groceries are overwhelmed with panic buying – use Taste of Georgia online wine shop, which is still working. We are a small family business so why not support us by ordering delicious Georgian wine.’ Free home delivery in the Bromley area or for orders over £135 for England and Wales. 15% off all wines. ‘No limits, order as much as you wish.’
Thomson & Scott – free delivery ‘and plenty of stock’
TFW Fine Wines – North Norfolk indie. ‘I am still open for business. I work from home (always have) in isolation. I deliver the wines by car, alone & deliver to the door & leave the wine at the door.’
Toscanaccio – delivery only
Trivet online shop – set up to support the team behind this outstanding new London eatery by Isa Bal MS and other previous members of The Fat Duck team. Some properly eclectic wines from the likes of Armenia, Turkey, Georgia, Slovenia and beyond. Plus experiences (including, eg, a Zoom tasting with the lavishly bearded Isa himself.)
Vagabond – all stores temporarily closed. But ‘we have created an online store to bring Vagabond to you’ (click on link).
Waitrose – have announced a £1m community support fund and special opening hours to prioritise the elderly and vulnerable.
The Whisky Exchange – wines, beers, sake, spirits and more. ‘We are still delivering country wide.’ £4.95 for 3 working days or free delivery over £100 UK mainland.
Winchester Distillery – Offering free UK delivery plus 10% off all spirits, including their award-winning Twisted Nose Gin and Vodka, Winchester Dry Gin and their Hampshire range. Use the code WINEFEST10 at checkout to claim the discount.
The Wine Barn – ‘Running at good capacity and can deliver within 3-5 days at this time.’ The Stay Home Stay Safe case is a mixed twelve of red, white and sparkling German wines ‘to lighten your evenings’ (£220.40).
Wine Cellar Door – A curated selection of mixed sets and cases from vineyards all of the UK, available to buy online with 100% of purchase price going directly to the producer. A variety of styles, price points and regions represented. Most with free UK mainland delivery.
The Wine Society – The society closed for orders for the first time in its 146-year history on 24th March, to protect its workers. But on 1st April, Chairman Sarah Evans announced a phased re-opening would be happening imminently. It would be a reduced service in a reconfigured warehouse to clear the backlog of orders initially, then a reduced service. As of 5th April, the gradual re-opening for new orders was due to start on Easter weekend. Meanwhile, the monthly online tastings have become weekly, 8pm on a Thursday, there are tastings at home and ‘armchair travels’ with buyers.
Wine Utopia – ‘A big thank you for your orders over the last 10 days.’ Winchester shop opening for click and collect on Fridays and Saturdays. Stockbridge shop to be opened every Friday and Saturday (social distancing in place). Some lovely rosés on offer as spring kicks in… Free delivery anywhere in Hampshire and West Berkshire when you buy 12+ bottles. The ‘STAY SAFE’ mixed case is £99.95 for 12 bottles, including delivery.
Wines with Attitude – Free delivery in England and Wales for orders over £200. Wines from £15-50, flexibility to choose wines in cases of 6 or 12. ‘Friendly advice and great customer service.’
WineWordsWisdom – based outside Winchester. Prices start at £10 a bottle, many are organic or biodynamic. Free nationwide courier delivery on orders of 12+ bottles. For local orders (5-mile radius of SO21 1TA), free delivery for 6 bottles or more.
Wiston Estate – Free delivery nationwide on all orders using the code FREESHIPPING at checkout. ‘For orders of 6 bottles or more we’ll include a free stopper.’
Woodchester Valley Vineyard – near Stroud. ‘We’re offering free home deliveries and drive-by collections from our cellar door. We specialise in producing white, rosé and sparkling wines from vines planted on the limestone soils of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.’
Yapp Brothers – apparently shifted more bottles in a single day recently than any other in its 51-year history. Open for orders and delivery, most arrive within 2-3 days. Shop in Mere closed. Best to email firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘To summarise: wine coming in, wine going out, all a little slower than usual, but we keep on truckin’.’