Buying Wine in the North East

Looking to buy wine? Here's information on Regional Independents and other National Retailers. Click Here to see which local retailers have been mentioned in recent Decanter magazine editions.


Independent Wine Merchants in and around the North East with a walk-in shop

Bin 21 
 "Morpeth's only dedicated wine-merchant and off-licence. Proud to be independent!"
 29 Newgate St. Morpeth, NE61 1AT /  31 Market Place, Hexham, NE46 3PB
 Patrick Eyres: 01670 504901  twitter @Bin21wines
 Global range of wines ("over 300")
"Gap in market offers a chance for a passionate approach"
Jan 21 2011, The Journal

Carruthers and Kent  Carruthers and Kent
Fine and exclusive wines - expertly sourced, personally recommended."
 3A Elmfield Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4AY  
 Claire Carruthers and Mo O'Toole: 0191 213 1818  twitter @candkwines
 Global Range of Wines and an in-shop delicatessen
"Carruthers and Kent Fine Wine shop...."
Sept 24 2010 The Journal
  Mmm Glug...
  "Food and drink heaven in Newcastle upon Tyne"
 10 - 13 Grainger Arcade Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 5QF
 Ian and Simone Clarkin: Tel: 01228 543033  twitter @mmm_newcastle
Small global range of wines
 "You shouldn't haves""
 18 Market St, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3NU
 Andrew & Jo Foster:  twitter @Dillies
 Small global range of wines

Media: "Building success on a few of their favourite things" Sept 14 2012 The Journal
39 Northumberland Street, Newcastle,
 Global range of wines

 The Hop, The Vine
 "Merchant Of Fine Wines & Ales"
 Unit 18, Dewley Court, Westway Industrial Park, Throckley, NE15 9AW
 Philip and Cheryl George: 07508 040992 e-mail
 Global range concentrating on the New World, especially Australia (Over 200 wines)

Media: "Hop to it to discover fine wines" December 9th, 2011, The Journal

 Rehill's of Jesmond

 "Specialist Food & Wine Merchant"
 245-249 Jesmond Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 1LB
 Tony & Sonny Rehill: 0191 281 4499
 Off-license and grocery store, but head to the back to find a range of beers and wines that wouldn't be out of place in a dedicated wine store.

 Media: "Aladdin's cave of wine" April 13, 2007, The Journal

  Richard Granger Ltd.
 "Fine Wine Merchants"
 West Jesmond (Metro) Station, Lyndhurst Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3HH
 Alistair Stewart, Mark Rennie: 0191 2815000
Established in 1970, a global range of wines ("over 600") including a significant premium fine wine section and some excellent fortified wines.

: "It is just such a people thing." Nov 4, 2005, The Journal

  Shills of Cockermouth
 11 Station Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9QW (Cumbria)
 Nick & Wendy Shill: 01900 826427  twitter @ShillsStationSt e-mail
lobal range of wines
The Wine Chambers
  The Wine Chambers
 "specialist wine merchant"
Front Street & 59 Walton Avenue, Tynemouth
 : 0191 257 8362. (Website only shows Pol Roger Champagne, d'Arenberg & Montes wines...they have a lot more!)
Global range of wines, don't let the website fool you!

"Billy, Ben and the TinPot connection" November 5th, 2010, The Journal
           "Cheers to new Wine Merchants" July 20th 2012, The Journal
  Vesuvio Wines
 "Independent Wine Shop & Wine Bar"
 3A Houndgate, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5RL
 Darren & Adrian Shield, Tom Lilico: 01325 788 564

 250 wines from around the world at any one time...and a wine bar to boot.

Media: "Brothers raise their glasses for new fine wine business" September 2011, inter-face

Independent Wine Merchants in and around the North East with only on-line purchasing

 Bottled & Boxed "exclusive gifts, extraordinary service"
    (Online wine & gift packs) Foster House, Southside, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL13 5JY Tel: 0870 700 0093

Burgundy Basement  Burgundy Basement.
 "Wines of Distinction"
 (Online) PO Box 1319, Sunderland, SR5 9JP
Brian Robson: 07850936005  twitter @Beauneman
 French range specialising in Burgundy

Dennhofer  Dennhofer Wines.
 "..independent wine seller operating throughout north east England."
 (Online), The Rookery,  Newton, Northumberland, NE43 7UN
 Heinz Dennhofer: 01661 844622.
 Global range of wines, especially France

 Fasol Menin.
(Online), Northumberland.
 Stuart Colmer (UK Distributor):
 Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene DOCG  & Raboso Piave DOC producer wines.

Marta Vine, "Heart and soul in every glass"
 (Online) Currently based in Southwell (Notts) but honourary North Easteners!
 Marta Mateus & Kevin Bowers:  twitter @Martavine
 Portuguese Specialist (supply wines to Bin21, Dillies and Carruthers & Kent).

"New attitude to old world wines"
Oct 29, 2010, The Journal

Michael Jobling  Michael Jobling.
"The little wine company with the big personality"
 (Online) PO Box 90, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 0WZ
 Michael Jobling & Torie Jackson: 0191 3784554  twitter @MichaelJoblingW
 Global range of wines ("around 300")

PortoVino  PortoVino.
"Importers of Fine Wines from Portugal"
 (Online), Newcastle.
 Paul Ravel & Alan Holmes: 07833 493195  twitter @PortoVinoWines
 Private and corporate Wine Tastings, Events and Personalised (own label) wines.
"Bring the sunshine into your life with wines from Portugal"
Feb 5, 2010, The Journal

  Rothbury Wines
 "Run by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts"
 Townfoot, Rothbury, NE65 7SL
 Sue Bolam: 01669 620965
 Global range of wines.

Media: "So tempting to take work home" August 4th, 2006, The Journal

National & Other Retailers


Majestic Wine  Majestic Wine Warehouse
 "Wine Warehouse"

 NEWCASTLE: Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1SR
 Store Manager Greig Wilson: 0191 284 7231 twitter @majesticncs
Unit 4, Hexham Retail Park Station Road Hexham NE46 1EZ
 Store Manager Bex Slater:  01434 606 351 twitter @majestichexham
 Global range of wines, minimum purchase 6 bottles


  The Wine Society
Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2BT
01438 741177
The Wine Society is owned by its members and exists exclusively for their benefit. Founded in 1874, its aim is to introduce members to the best of the world's vineyards at a fair price. The cost of a lifetime share is £40 with no annual fee or obligation.

Domain de Palejay, (Provence Winery with visits to North East markets and events)
    8 rue du Grand Pont, 30650, Rochefort du Gard, France (Warehouse in Longbenton, Newcastle, for UK deliveries & local events)
Arthur & Josiane Cook: (includes details of which local events they are attending during the year)
Direct sales of their own wine

Costco, Cash & Carry
    Mandela Way, Gateshead, NE11 9DH
0191 4619806
Good fine wine section, especially France and North America (Kirkland own label)

Makro, Cash & Carry Warehouse
    Sedling Road, Wear Industrial Estate, Washington, NE37 1LX
0844 4457445
Good, if somewhat venerable, fine wine section, especially Australia and Italy. Range depleting recently though.

+ Local Supermarkets who care about wine...

Mark & Spencer, multiple locations in the North East


Waitrose, multiple locations in the North East


Sadly not all wine businesses in the North East last forever, In Memorium:

 Aroma Wines
, "premier fine wine trader"
    (Online) Express Works, Brunswick Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne,  NE13 7BA
 Richard Gilbert: 0191 236 4557  twitter
 Small range of predominantly French (fine Bordeaux) wines

  Spanish Select Wines.
 (Online) 18 Linden Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4EY.
  Geoff Norris: 0191 246 1639 twitter @SpanishSelect

  Spanish Specialist


  Corkscrew Wines
  "Carlisle’s only independent wine merchant
 Arch No5, Viaduct Estate Road (West Walls), Carlisle, CA2 5BN
 David Ogden and Elizabeth Hardwick: Tel: 01228 543033
 Global range of wines ("usually over 300 wines available to choose from")

Tyne Wines  Tyne Wines.
 "Passionate about wine"
 (Online) Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2UL
 Irwin & Katherine Thompson: 0845 2575125

 French range from independent producers in Champagne, the Loire,  Beaujolais, the Rhône Valley and the South-West

Proteas Wines.
 "The Essence of Variety
 West Moor Farm, Longhorsley, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8QX
 Tony & Carolyn Raven: 07816 245678  twitter
 South African Specialist


Boutique Wine on Facebook  Boutique Wine at No. 14
 14 Narrowgate Alnwick Northumberland NE66 1JG & Heighley Gate Garden Centre, Morpeth
 Michael and Gareth Bateman: 01665 606 304
The Boutique Wine Company, twitter @WineBoutique14 & @G_teamgb
 Small Global range of wines
"Bateman brothers' wineshop venture is sparkling" Dec 03 2010 The Journal
"Brothers toast new venture" Sept 14 2011 Northumberland Gazette

  Spanish Spirit,
 (Online) Prudhoe, 01661 834933
 Spanish Specialist

Lovely Bubbly,
 (Online), Jarrow,  twitter @Lovelybubblyltd
 Champagne Specialist

  The Grape Unknown,
    (Online), Shotley Bridge,
Small range of French wines

"Farmer knows what makes small wine producers tick" Jan 15 2010 The Journal

 National Retailer with stores in the Grainger Market & Gosforth.




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