We are an independent Wine, Beer and Spirits merchants based in the centre of Stroud in the Cotswolds.
We provide customers with the best, most interesting and diverse selection of wines we can find. Our range is regularly updated, we import many of our wines direct from small vineyards and list a large selection of organic, biodynamic, natural and vegan wines.
With a combined 30 odd years in the wine trade, from Oddbins in the early 2000's, to running a busy independent in Brighton for 6 years, we thought it was about time to start our own business. Laura's family are all from Stroud, and after years of visiting this pretty, bustling market town (with no wine shop!) we decided to open one. In December 2016 we found the perfect spot, just off the High Street, behind Stroud's old Withey & Withey Wine Merchants (now Moonflower) Our little arched brick cellar was no doubt storing wine 100 years ago, so it’s nice to be putting it back into use.
Since then we've somehow managed to squeeze in an enormous range of over 1,200 different wines, beers and spirits. Every bit of wall and floor space is now crammed floor to ceiling with bottles. We don’t have a particular regional speciality but always try to keep things interesting; so alongside the classics from France, Italy and Spain, you will also find wines from Portugal, Greece, Germany, Georgia, Slovenia, Austria, Romania, South Africa, Australia, Moldova, Bulgaria, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Croatia, New Zealand, Lebanon, Turkey, Macedonia, Slovakia, Uruguay, Hungary, Argentina, England, Wales and Brazil too!
We've got beers from Arbor, Deya, Kernel, Burning Sky, Pollys, Verdant and Left Handed Giant, alongside the full range from Stroud Brewery, loads of nice German and Belgian beers, and ciders from Little Pomona and Iford.
Our Wine On Tap section is extremely popular. The whole idea is to save on packaging when transporting wine. We sell 1 Litre, glass swing-top bottles for £4, or bring in your own container or an old screwtop wine bottle and we’ll fill it up.
We stock over 250 different spirits and liqueurs, including Gins, Rums, Vermouths, and a lot of whisky. We have a good range of Port and Sherry, loads of miniatures, and a wide selection of the best Cuban, Honduran and Nicaraguan cigars.
In 2021 we expanded into the shop next door and opened our tasting room; serving wines by the glass or bottle all day. We also offer regular customer tasting evenings, and private wine tastings for small groups.
In 2023 we opened our second shop at Griffin Mill View on Google Maps
We've got loads more room here so it's stuffed full of the same great wines, and much, much more! We have parking right outside and hold tasting events here too.
We can be found down the alleyway behind Moonflower, directly opposite Mountain Warehouse at 55 High Street, Stroud. The nearest car park is Church Street, but we also offer speedy delivery to local addresses.
We are open 10.00-17.30 Monday to Friday, 9.00-17.30 Saturday and also hold regular tastings and pop-ups, usually on Friday nights in our Tasting Room. You can also book private wine tastings for groups of 6-15 people throughout the week.
Most of our wines are available to buy online, but there are often small parcels which may not make it to the website. If there are any special requests just give us a call. We offer 10% off any 6+ wines in-store, and for delivery to local customers. Please click here for a map of our local delivery zone.
Contact Richard, Laura, Lisa or Simon on 01453 753769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org