Grapesmith

Hand-picked wines from the best winemakers, cuvées and vintages, arranged by occasion to help you discover your perfect pairing.  

About Us

We're all about delicious wine - whatever the occasion. And so that's how we organise our wines - by occasion 

We have three simple sections. Everyday kitchen supper wines, brilliant to drink but outstanding value – everything under £12. Rather special wines, perfect for dinner parties or just to treat yourself – everything between £12 and £24. And finally wines to keep, to gift, to invest in – everything over £24.

Whatever the occasion, every single wine has been hand-picked from the best winemakers, cuvées and vintages. Cheers!

How did I get here?

I have long enjoyed a glass of wine, but it was when tasting my first vintage champagne that I really began to appreciate that the world of wine is infinitely nuanced. I needed to learn more about vintage, geography, topography, and most importantly about the people that create these lovely wines.

Having escaped The City I spent some time learning the wine trade from the bottom up. Shifting cases of wine is heavy work, and much harder work than placing shares with fund managers!

I set up GrapeSmith to help introduce our customers to the best quality wines available for everyday drinking as well as for special occasions. I want our customers to appreciate the provenance and the personalities that created the wine. I understand that it can be intimidating, confusing, and easy to make the wrong decision when buying wine. We endeavour to simplify your wine buying and make sure you go home the perfect wine for whatever’s the occasion.

We have a great team here, and the site at Barrs Yard is very special. Check us out on line, but for a real feel of what we are all about please come and visit us.

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  • 01488 680933
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  • grapesmith.co.uk/
  • Barrs Yard,
    1 Bath Road,
    Hungerford,
    Berkshire ,
    RG17 OHD.

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My favourite Gin discovered on holiday at St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly. Serve a large measure of Island Gin over ice, garnished with a fresh kaffir leaf and a dried orange slice, with two measures of tonic. @visitIOS pic.twitter.com/2f6DRbYoN1

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SOUTH AFRICA'S CULT WINE 'THE CHOCOLATE BLOCK' at the BEST PRICE you’ll find anywhere! A legendary wine with a huge following.  Now with 10% off! LIMITED AVAILABILTY OUR PRICE - £22 A BOTTLE OR £19.80 - 10% OFF - WHEN YOU BUY 6 OR MORE ow.ly/Q4bH50u6rRy

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SUMMER RAFFLE don't forget to drop in and pick up your raffle ticket for the chance to win a Nebuchadnezzar of Aix Rosé. It's the equivalent of 20 bottles of one of the best Provencal Rosés. The winner will be drawn at the Barrs Yard Party this Friday @ILoveHungerford @barrsyard pic.twitter.com/b4iWgRhZ5m

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In a very hot London today for the @sittastings - always a chance to taste some really great wines from specialist importers and passionate producers. @ Royal Horticultural Halls instagram.com/grape_smith/p/…

Chewing the fat with the guys from SWIG wines yesterday. 30 wines, 60 minutes. Speed tasting; better than speed dating, any day! @swig_wine pic.twitter.com/NvkN5HEQdB

First event of 2019, A Journey through Africa with Ross Dixie ... grapesmith.co.uk/collections/ev… pic.twitter.com/JLTREg1iBB

Forget 'saying it with flowers', this is what you need to show you really care this Valentine's Day! Cannonau is what Sardinians call the strain of Grenache particular to their island. It… instagram.com/p/Bt3B90BgoD7/…

MOUTARD ROSE/BLANC TO BLANC £14.40 This is one of my greatest finds of 2018. Champagne Moutard is seriously prestige in quality and price. I was unaware of their Chablis holdings and… instagram.com/p/Btyev-2ATji/…

Our kind of church! We’re here at the @bancroftwines tasting at The Dutch Church, London. So many great wines. #bancroftportfoliotasting @ Dutch Church London instagram.com/p/BtyGJRaghXx/…

One of the questions we get asked a lot is what wine to drink with curry. Now we can finally recommend two great wines from Indian winemaker, Sula. The red is a Zinfandel, spicy, full… instagram.com/p/BttfIM6HSei/…

INTRODUCTORY OFFER - 10% OFF OUR NEW SOUTH AFRICAN WINES. USE CODE 'SOUTHAFRICA' AT CHECKOUT There’s just so much GREAT wine coming out of South Africa these days. Read more in our latest blog....... grapesmith.co.uk/blogs/news/int…

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Normal life has resumed after the ‘pause’ of the snow days! We’re open as usual and we’ve got a busy few weeks of tastings ahead! Don’t forget you can now order online! #wine #hungerford… instagram.com/p/BtdoV2ZAHnU/…

GRAPESMITH AT THE WHEATSHEAF VALENTINE'S DAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 7PM There are just 4 spaces left for this fabulous Valentine's Dinner at The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat. Join us for a… instagram.com/p/BtT2L04no8P/…

Louis Latour Grand Ardeche Chardonnay, £14.50 Louis Latour Domaine de Valmoissine Pinot Noir, £12.95 Click to buy: bit.ly/2UqlOFv Two great new arrivals in our ‘Savour’ Collection. We try to avoid the mainstream but hats off to Louis Latour for these two. pic.twitter.com/QWOh7rfcjd

The @grape_smith tasting team hard at work yesterday twitter.com/ClarisseMartin…

For all you braving Dry January - apparently that’s over 4 million of you - this is just what you need. NonSuch Shrubs ‘Drinking Vinegars’. Strange name, strange sounding concept but… instagram.com/p/BsbRHeBnE4d/…

If you must subject yourself to a Dry January then you must try this. Low alcohol spirit brewed in London with a distinctive gin taste ... just without the Gin! Genius! @ Hungerford instagram.com/p/BsLv4GAnZPk/…

Welcome in the New Year with a bang! Read our suggestions in our latest newsletter bit.ly/2rYYYJ1 pic.twitter.com/VWaiN1vAq8

Last year it was Port...this Christmas everyone’s after Sloe Gin. This is a new one just arrived. Not too sweet, not too tart and you can still taste the Gin. Great stuff! @ GrapeSmith instagram.com/p/BrpYfWKH1j8/…

New arrivals .... Chocolate and Toffee Apple Moonshine! Pop one of these babies in that stocking! instagram.com/p/BrnVyOPHdYG/…

CHATEAU LA GORE, MEDOC, 2012, £16.40 If you're looking for the perfect claret for Christmas lunch then this is it! Also available in a wooden box of 6 for £88 - perfect gift if you're visiting friends or family for the big day! pic.twitter.com/SOy5BLwnXN

TERRE DEL NOCE PINOT GRIGIO, £8.50 Sourced from the foothills of the Dolomites this is anything but your average PG! Lashings of minerality and a wonderful clean crisp palate. Take a step up the ladder and taste Pinot Grigio like the Italians do. bit.ly/2FHe7bN pic.twitter.com/QSsefjQHwp

We've just launched our Christmas wine list. Pop in and pick up a copy of browse our new online shop at grapesmith.co.uk pic.twitter.com/HGTwkFJ28G

We've launched our fabulous new website just in time for Christmas. It's packed full of offers, events, ideas and best of all, you can now order many of our most popular wines online. grapesmith.co.uk pic.twitter.com/NU3CCol1Us

Bampton Slow Living Society Wine Tasting this evening pic.twitter.com/BgMOLlPRuh

The @pickeringsgin Baubles have just landed here at GrapeSmith ... must mean Christmas is on the way! Pop in and grab some or phone to order, these never hang around for long! pic.twitter.com/EKoIirMfb2

TASCANTE, NERELLO MASCALESE, SICILY, £24 This is one of our new favourites. Relatively young vines grown on volcanic soil on the slopes of Mount Etna. It's slightly Pinot Noir-esque,… instagram.com/p/BqM-X8KHJuq/…

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