What we do

What we do
Cellar Door Wines is an Independent retail and wholesale wine merchant established in 2004 by Miles and Peter Lilliott. Nineteen years on, and a world pandemic later, we’re still trading successfully on the Verulam Industrial Estate on the London Road and have a second store in the beautiful Stable Yard at Hatfield House. The two shops and our online business are run by Co-Owner Penny Edwards and manager, Geraldine Shearer.

We have a huge range of wine from around the world including Canada, Lebanon, Georgia, Romania and Uruguay. Wines of South Africa and Italian wines are our speciality. We also sell a small, high quality range of locally brewed craft ale and small batch spirits. Our shelves are categorised by style rather than country or grape in order to encourage our customers to try something new. The categories are Bold, Silky, Fruity, Crisp, Aromatic and Rich. In 2022 we started a wine club where subscribers receive monthly, quarterly or bi-monthly bespoke cases delivered to their doorstep.

Our friendly, WSET qualified (thanks to Hertfordshire Wine School) team is always on hand and willing to offer their recommendations to our customers. Our bespoke gifting and gift wrapping and delivery service is highly regarded in the St Albans community.

We hold regular ticketed producer wine tastings at St Albans and Hatfield and offer private tastings for up to 18 people, there is always a great selection of cheese and charcuterie served at our events. See our events here. Our cheese and cured meats are almost always catered by local delicatessens Wild Alban or Buongiorno Italia.  There are also two fantastic wine dispensers at our St Albans branch which always have 16 different wines available to taste or buy by the glass. 

There is a hidden gem, St Albans (Chiswell Green) Vineyard called Wimbushes. Our team members are involved in the harvesting of the grapes in September and pruning of the vines in January. We have the great privilege of selling this rare wine made from Solaris and Rondo grapes - in 2021 only 600 bottles were produced.

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