specialist wine merchants listed & mapped! (June 2019)



Pleasant surprises always raise a smile, and the small market town of St Neots in Cambridgeshire delivered with independent family Cambridgeshire wine merchant The Smiling Grape Company in Market Square, where Matt Ellis offers a really interesting range of carefully selected wines , many of which are seldom seen elsewhere.


logoWe offer a very special wine retail experience where not only can you buy wines from all over the world (which you can’t find in supermarkets) but our wine shop has a fresh and original way to shop for wine, making it easy to find the perfect tipple for any occasion.

“Wine should be a celebration of life” and we have created a novel way so that everyone who enters The Smiling Grape Company can simply follow our carefully planned system and have the perfect wine for any occasion or mood. When shopping with us you can choose wine by country, grape or price. But you can also choose wine by flavour, by the food you wish it to accompany or even select a wine to match with a movie, book or music. It’s that simple.

Amongst the surprises were an excellent Spanish Cava, a great Loire Sauvignon Blanc and an interesting Foradori Teroldego Rotaliano from northern Italy – Teroldego being a little known red grape varietal.
With in-shop tastings, mail and internet ordering and a great little wine shop, there is plenty to justify a little diversion off the A1 or A14.
Or if you are boating down the River Great Ouse then the Smiling Grape also offers the “River Ouse Wine Service” which will supply wines direct to your mooring!!

Tastings offered

The Smiling Grape Company,Unit 1 Priory Chambers, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH    t: 01480 403100

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