specialist wine merchants listed & mapped! (Aug 2019)



Essex wine merchant  Joseph Barnes are specialists in the wines of the South of France and have an attractive website and great range of wines from southern France – a definition which stretches from Collioure AC on the Mediterranean/Spanish border round to Bandol in the east beyond Marseille; and includes a good selection from the south west including Madiran, Cahors, Bergerac, Fronton and Gaillac.

logoBased in Saffron Walden, Essex, the award-winning Joseph Barnes Wines was founded by Charles Hardcastle who named the business after his grandfather, a clothing manufacturer from Leeds.

Right from its inception, the aim of Joseph Barnes Wines has been to introduce customers to interesting and unusual handcrafted wines from small, independent chateaux and domaines largely from southern France but also from other areas of the wine world, and to this end the mission has been to constantly seek out new and exciting wines that are rarely available elsewhere but still represent great value for money.

… we seek out some of the finest wines from southern France – all from small, independent estates that the ‘big boys’ pass by.
We have visited the vineyards, know the vignerons and, in many cases, have seen the wines being made.
This hands-on approach means that you can buy your wines from us with confidence.
It has also made us ‘Independent Specialist Merchant of the Year’ at the World Wine Awards.

Regular tastings are on offer

Joseph Barnes Wines 13 Market Row, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1HB    t: 01799 528019


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