The Best Local Wine Merchants to Help You Raise a Glass this Summer
Looking to shop local for your wine this summer?
Victor Indigo November
Arch 12 Wellington St, Gateshead NE8 2AJ
From summery reds to super sauvignon blancs, this new wine shop and tasting room in Gateshead has something for every palate. Head here to pick up a new bottle, ask the team for their advice, or take a seat and sample their cheese and charcuterie boards alongside a perfectly-paired wine flight.
77a High Street, Yarm TS15 9BG
01642 657 261
The team at Fourteen Drops have spent years in the industry sourcing the best wines for hotels, shops and bars and now they bring their passion and experience to shoppers in Yarm. Often working with small, artisan wineries, you’ll find more than 200 top quality wines from across the world here. Looking for the perfect pairing for a dinner party? Book a private tasting with one of the experts.
Grape and Grain
3 Bridge Street, Morpeth NE61 1NT
In the heart of Morpeth, join Grape and Grain for events and tastings or simply pop into the shop for a chat about their fantastic offering of wines. From French Champagne bruts to Argentinian or Australian reds, English whites or Italian rosés, this wine merchants stocks them all.
Kork Wine and Deli
74 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2NE
This independent local wine shop and deli in Whitley Bay specialises in natural wines, fine local deli meats and cheeses. Can’t find the bottle you were after? Ask the team for their advice, they’re always happy to give a recommendation.
Bon Coeur Fine Wines
Moor Road, Melsonby DL10 5PR
Since 1994 the team behind Bon Coeur Fine Wines have been helping customers broaden their wine horizons as they know how overwhelming shopping for the perfect bottle can be. Establishing strong relationships with international wine markets, pop into the wine showroom, Cellar 21, or join the experts at one of their wine tasting events to pick up tips and tricks, as well as the perfect summer tipple.
Independent wine merchant Dennhofer Wines was established in 1972, and now they trade throughout the region. Stocking quality red, white, rosé and fortified wines, you’ll find a good selection from across the globe and each can be purchased individually or in mixed cases via their website.
98 Main Street, Fulford, York, YO10 4HH
Browse the collection of carefully curated wines and relax in the lounge with a glass of your favourite wine paired perfectly with cheese or charcuterie boards at York’s independent wine shop, Jorvine. As well as the tasting room where wine can be sampled by the glass or as part of wine flights, there’s also a wine club which gives members special offers every month.
Aike, Driffield YO25 9BG
Specialising in high-quality sustainable wines, family-run Laurel Vines now have more than 15,500 vines producing their medium dry white, Rondo Red and sweet rosé wine. Why not take a vineyard picnic this summer and enjoy the vineyard up close?
Howe Field Road, Upper Dunsforth YO26 9RU
Nestled in the Vale of York, Dunesforde is a four-acre vineyard established by the Townsend family. With four grape varieties, each carefully chosen to work in harmony with the cool climate, visit the vineyard for a tour, a wine tasting experience or pick up a bottle at their cellar door shop.
3 Montpellier Street, Harrogate HG1 2TQ
As proud independent wine merchants, the team at Harrogate Wines stock only the finest wines from around the world. As well as their dedicated tasting room where regular events are held for customers, we recommend taking a browse through their award-winning South African range which stretches to more than 100 different bottles.
14 Weetwood Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS16 5LX
0113 824 5728
This quirky natural wine shop has wine on tap – literally. Offering a refill system means you can bring your bottle back again and again to enjoy your favourite drink. Looking for something new to try? Browse the shelves filled with red, white, orange, rosé and sparkling, or take a seat and sample their wines first hand with a selection of nibbles alongside.