Wine is our passion. We’re proud to stock a wide range of top-quality wines from producers who specialise in sustainable,organic, biodynamic and natural wines.
We champion wines from winemakers who make individual hand crafted wines and not branded, industrially produced examples of mediocrity.
These growers work with their environment. Their methods include the use of wild yeasts, natural winemaking techniques, sustainable, organic or biodynamic viticulture.
Put simply, whatever your preference, the one recurring theme which sets a great wine apart from an average one, is without doubt, attention to detail in the vineyard and in the winery.
Unfortunately, as as a result of our desire for convenience, more than 75% of all the wines we drink are bought from our local supermarket. This in turn has led to a significant decrease in quality and thus detrimental to the enjoyment we experience as consumers.
Here at the Grape Store, we want people to know that there is an alternative to the mass marketed brands we are so used to seeing on the supermarket shelves. Our aim is to champion smaller growers and vineyards who value quality and enjoy drinking their wine as much as we do.
Our wines are fairly priced and you will not be misled by 3 for 2, buy one get one free or supposedly half price deals that are destined to disappoint!
Having got the wine bug, I decided to embark on a series of wine qualifications with the help of the WSET [Wine & Spirit Education Trust]. I thouroughly enjoyed the journey of some 5 years and continue to learn more about wine each day. I have completed the Intermediate, Advanced and the Diploma qualifications as a result of my love and enthusiasm for wine.
I would not proclaim myself an expert, but each time I drink a glass of wine I yearn to learn a little more and maybe make a new discovery!
The more you learn about wine, the more fascinating the subject becomes. There is truly nothing better than discovering a new wine, a new grape variety or an inspirational winemaker.
Feel free to join in with that discovery with some wines from The Grape Store and when you are buying wine elsewhere, please consider this………….
The next time you are pushing your trolley down the supermarket isle, remember it’s better to drink less but drink better!
If you really have not got the time to wait a day or two for delivery from us, then please support your local independent merchant, they will be happy to see you and I have yet to meet one who doesn’t like talking about wine!
John Lees AIWS.
Find Out More & View Our Organic Wines
There are many superb examples of high quality organic wineries, but the term should be treated with caution unless you know the producer in question or trust the place or person that you buy it from. At The Grape Store, we stock a wide variety of organic wines which you can trust; we won’t stock wines from vineyards we haven’t researched first.
Find Out More & View Our Natural Wines
Natural wine is a relatively recent phenomenon, but one that is currently at the cutting edge of the wine world. Essentially, natural wine takes organic or biodynamic practises in the vineyard as its starting point, and extends them into the winery, reducing the chemical input and manipulations throughout the entire production process.
Find Out More & View Our Biodynamic Wines
Biodynamics requires a much greater commitment from the grower and is often referred to as ‘super-charged’ organics. Rather than simply reducing chemical inputs, biodynamics is a proactive attempt to bring life to the soil by the use of natural composts and organic preparations. Biodynamic vineyards always look beautifully alive and healthy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our minimum order quantity is 6 bottles. Need help picking? Just contact us – we’ll be happy to advise you!
Mainland UK delivery costs £9.95 for 6 bottles or £6.95 for 12 or more bottles, but we also offer a collection service from our warehouse near Stratford upon Avon. Please contact us if you wish to pick up your order in person. Don’t forget, delivery is free if you spend over £150!
We only offer standard delivery on our website, but if you contact us, we should be able to arrange a courier delivery. Please note, there will be an additional cost for this service.
We are able to deliver worldwide. Please contact us for more information and a delivery quote.
Delivery is made by courier and your order should be with you in 3-5 working days.
If you wish to find out the status of your order, just visit the Order Tracking section in your account.
It’s easy to get in touch with us – just visit our you contact page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If it’s an urgent query, we advise ringing us so we can sort out your problem straight away.
The Grape Store Services
We have previously supplied wine and expert staff for a number of weddings and other events, and each has been hugely successful. If you’re interested in hiring our unique services for your special day, please contact us – we’ll be happy to put a package together based on your needs!
We like to think we know our stuff when it comes to our wine – we taste each and every variety we buy in as well as ensuring the producer meets our standards of ethical and sustainable wine production. If you need any advice on which wines would be best for you, we’re here to help. Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!