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SOUTH DOWNS CELLARS

logoIn the centre of Hurstpierpoint High Street, 10 miles north of Brighton, just off the A23 you’ll discover Sussex Wine Merchant South Downs Cellars – and behind the modest facade you’ll be greeted with an excellent choice of wines. My own predelictions lean towards the wines of South West France so its always a good start to see some really classy and classic producers such as Chateau de Cedre in Cahors (one of the very best); Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic Bilh from Bouscassé. There are equally good wines from the other French regions.
At the other extreme in style and location, their selection of Californian wines is superb, including Bonny Doon and the extraordinarily intense wines of Ridge – the 2001 Geyserville (a stunning Zinfandel blend) being one of my favourite wines of all time.
Their selection from the Old and New Worlds indicates a judicious selection of some of the best producers sprinkled with interesting lesser-known offerings.

They have a shop, online ordering and a wine club.

Voted as one of the UK’s Top 50 Independent Wine Merchants 2017 in the wine trade magazine Harpers.

South Downs Cellars 100 High Street. Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9PX t: 01273 833830
also at 70 High Street, Lindfield, West Sussex RH16 2HL t:01444 484025

 

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