Welcome to the new Hermitage Cellars website

Wine is an amazing beverage!  The people who produce wine in the main are some of the most passionate and interesting people you could ever get to meet. Every wine region has its own character, that sense of place that is so topical in food right now has existed in the wine world for many years. Here you will find wines that are in my cellar, that I share with friends and family around a dinner table, as well as some current thoughts, news and opinions on wine and the people who make it. Enjoy.

Blog  |  30 June 2018

From small things…

It’s a not one his best-known songs but there is a Bruce Springsteen track called ‘From small things big things one day come’ and I as I stood in a Hampshire Vineyard with a baby Pinot Noir vine in my hand recently  I couldn’t help but hum it to myself.

Blog  |  9 July 2018

A truly remarkable woman in wine

I was lucky enough last week to host a wine dinner with Nicolas Bureau of South Africa’s Glenelly Estate.

Wine note  |  9 July 2018

Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche Rouge 2016, M.Chapoutier

Bursting with dark berry flavours of blackberry, dark cherry and plums, this Shiraz has soft and supple tannins and a white pepper finish.

Offer  |  28 June 2018

Provence Rosé shortage…

Aromatic guava and orange blossom jump from the glass – this Chenin Blanc is dry with hint of sweetness from the ripe apples, peaches and…

Wine note  |  12 June 2018

Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2016, Stellenbosch

Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2016, Stellenbosch made on one of the very few Bio-dynamic and organic wine farms in South Africa.

Wine note  |  2 June 2018

Stanley Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough

It’s always a pleasure to meet wine producers and listen to them as they tell their story to consumers and I was fortunate enough last…

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