Wimbushes Vineyard St Albans
Andy and Karina Harrison decided to plant an acre of vines on their beautiful Chiswell Green property about 9 years ago, as a hobby. In 2018 they appointed Suffolk winemaker (and ex-surgeon) Michael Rhodes to turn their Solaris and Rondo grapes into wine. In recent years, due to careful vineyard management by David Savage and the vines maturing healthily, the fruit and their talented winemaker, they have produced some seriously good English wine. These wines are produced in very small quantities, so we do tend to limit the amount of bottles purchased by any one household.
Four Acres Estate Little Hadham
The Four Acres Estate is a small family run vineyard and orchard set on a hillside above the Ash Valley in Little Hadham, Hertfordshire.
After a lifetime spent in the travel industry, Platon Loizou decided that he wanted to get back to his Cypriot roots and fulfill a long-term dream of making wine. Since 2010 he has been out in all weathers, getting closer to nature tending his precious vines, nurturing them from saplings to maturity, bolstering his knowledge by consulting at every step with some of the best vinters in the country.
Creative Juices Brewing Company Rickmansworth
The brewing trio at Creative Juices set up in 2018 on a farm in Maple Cross, dating back to Saxon times. The believe that: 'Beer is something to be discovered, explored, savoured and marvelled at. Beer is something to be shared whilst you while away the hours, enjoying each others company, talking about nothing and everything. Life is just too short to drink inferior beers that lack distinction and craft beer is one of the finer things that should be easily accessible to all.'
Farr Brew Wheathampstead
Founded in 2014 Farr Brew is the brain child of Nick Farr, a man with an enthusiasm for top quality ale who started his brewing journey in 1999. He was soon joined by long-term friend Matt Elvidge who brings his experience from years of working in the creative and sales industries to the role of Sales Director. We work closely with Nick and Matt and their team, supplying wine for their 6 local pubs: ‘The Reading Rooms’ in Wheathampstead, ‘The Rising Sun’ in Slip End, ‘The Red Cow’ in Harpenden, The 8 Bells in Hatfield, The Elephant & Castle in Amwell and The Bull in Whitwell.
The 3 Brewers of St. Albans
Our longest stocked local ale producers and one of the first modern brewers in St Albans - Mark Fanner and his team make 'local beer brewed by local beer lovers using local ingredients, including fresh water from our very own Hertfordshire borehole.'