Other Old World Wines

Forget France, forget Italy and forget the Romans, the origins of wine production lie rather further east.

Lebanon and Israel lay claim to be the cradles of viticulture, but a ‘winery’ dating back over 6,000 years has recently been found in Georgia. Then there’s Armenia, Iran, Turkey and Greece in the frame so the counter-claims may go on until the aurochs come home! Even India dates back to several centuries BC. What doesn’t change is the consumers’ surprise that such countries even make wine. There is important production in the Balkans and dynamic wine industries in Austria and Hungary. The wines of England and Wales, both sparking and still, will be more familiar to many.

Showing 1-48 of 56 Items

  1. Sixteen Ridges Vineyard Bacchus
    Sixteen Ridges Vineyard Bacchus 2018 (Herefordshire)
    10.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > England
    Crisp and herbaceous, this is reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc with juicy, vibrant, gooseberry fruit...
    £14.50 per bottle
  2. Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve
    Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve, English Quality Wine 2018
    Madeleine Angevine 11.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > England
    Plenty of zesty fruit here, quite Sauvignon Blanc like, grassy and...
    £12.90 per bottle
  3. Khareba Qvevri Saperavi
    Monastery Qvevri Red, Otskhanuri Sapere, Khareba 2014
    Saperavi 12.0% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Georgia
    This is a 'qvevri' wine made in clay amphora jars so it has a very individual, oxidative...
    £25.50 per bottle
  4. Gruner Veltliner
    Domäne Baumgartner Grüner Veltliner, Trocken, Weinviertel 2019
    Grüner Veltliner 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    A terrific dry white from Austria, this is full of zippy grapefruit character but with body and...
    £9.20 per bottle
  5. Yerevan Winemaker's White Blend
    Yerevan Kangun/Rkatsiteli, Winemaker's Blend White, Armenia Wine Co. 2018
    Kangun 12.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia
    Clean and fresh with aromas of pear, white flowers and quince. Good fruit on the palate with a...
    £9.95 per bottle
  6. Yerevan Winemaker's Blend
    Yerevan Areni/Karmrayhut, Winemaker's Blend Red, Armenia Wine Co. 2016
    Areni 12.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia
    Fresh and juicy red fruit with cherries and an attractive peppery character on the palate....
    £9.95 per bottle
  7. Riesling Furth
    Müller-Grossmann Riesling, Furth, Kremstal 2018
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    Pure and clean with peaches and apricot fruit on the palate with a wonderfully crisp finish....
    £14.40 per bottle
  8. Neuburger, Burgenland, Feiler-Artinger
    Feiler-Artinger Neuburger, Burgenland 2017
    Neuburger 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    This is a superbly complex wine with well balanced fruit and oak, intense and long from a producer...
    £22.50 per bottle
  9. Gruner Löss, Gobelsburg
    Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner, Löss, Kamptal 2018
    Grüner Veltliner 12.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    A classic fresh and peppery Grüner from the the sandy, limey terraces around and above the village...
    £14.20 per bottle
  10. Gruner Steinsetz, Gobelsburg
    Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner, Ried Steinsetz, Kamptal 2018
    Grüner Veltliner 12.0% Vol
    Northern Europe
    Peach, pear and apple flavours with white pepper and spice on the finish. Pure and focused, elegant...
    £22.70 per bottle
  11. Ruster Ausbruch, Feil-Artinger Hf
    Feiler-Artinger Ruster Ausbruch, Burgenland 2016 - Half
    Chardonnay 9.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    Feiler's signature wine is made from selected botrytis- affected grapes from the town of Rust. It...
    £33.00 per bottle
  12. Blaufrankisch, Feiler Artinger
    Feiler-Artinger Blaufränkisch, Umriss, Burgenland 2013
    Blaufränkisch 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    A succulent and rich wine with plenty of soft red fruit and cherry flavours with balanced tannins...
    £21.50 per bottle
  13. Cabernet Sauvignon white Martin Pomfy
    Martin Pomfy Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, Juznoslovenská 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon 12.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    This Cabernet Sauvignon, made as a white wine, is a great success with lovely weight and texture...
    £14.95 per bottle
  14. Rulandske Sede Martin Pomfy
    Martin Pomfy Rulandské Sedé, Juznoslovenská 2017
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    Full and rich with a soft, silky character and a touch of smokiness.Good freshess too on the...
    £14.95 per bottle
  15. Orietto Pinot Grigio
    Orietto Pinot Grigio, Moldova 2018
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Moldova
    Fresh, dry and crisp dry white with good lemony fruit and easy, accessible...
    £7.90 per bottle
  16. Vin Santo, 4 Years Barrel Aged, Estate Argyros, Santorini - 50cl
    Vinsanto 4 Years Barrel Aged, Santorini, Estate Argyros 2012 - 50cl
    Assyrtiko 13.0% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Greece
    Rich, juicy fruit, sweet and figgy with good spicy flavours and with wonderful acidity to give...
    £44.00 per bottle
  17. Santorini Assyrtiko, Argyros
    Argyros Santorini Assyrtiko 2019
    Assyrtiko 13.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Greece
    Complex and concentrated wine with mineral backbone, smoky notes and a saline, citrus...
    £28.00 per bottle
  18. Naoussa, Diamantakos
    Naoussa, Diamantakos 2015
    Xinomavro 13.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Greece
    Dense Aromas of red fruit, black cherry, tomato, vanilla and pepper; cocoa powder and mild animal...
    £27.00 per bottle
  19. Paparuda Merlot
    Paparuda Merlot, Estate Selection 2019
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Soft, plummy Merlot with notes of pepper, gentle tannins and an open, expressive palate. A charming...
    £7.50 per bottle
  20. Khareba Rkatsiteli
    Winery Khareba Rkatsiteli, Dry White Wine 2017
    Rkatsiteli 13.0% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Georgia
    Fresh and lively wine with good weight of fruit and an attractive streak of minerality. Rkatsiteli...
    £10.95 per bottle
  21. Khareba Saperavi Classical
    Winery Khareba Saperavi, Dry Red Wine 2016
    Saperavi 14.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Georgia
    This is a full flavoured wine with a sweet core of dense damson fruit, crunchy and savoury, with...
    £11.95 per bottle
  22. Grüner Veltliner Silberbichl, Müller-Grossmann
    Müller-Grossmann Grüner Veltliner, Silberbichl, Kremstal 2016
    Grüner Veltliner 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    Aromatic, then full and rich with plenty of exotic fruit, mangoes and pineapples but with a good,...
    £22.00 per bottle
  23. Talisman Bulls Blood
    Talisman Bull's Blood, Egri Bikavér, Törley 2015
    Kekfrankos 12.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Hungary
    Dark cherry and berry fruit mix with aromas and flavours of dark chocolate, it has an attractive...
    £7.90 per bottle
    Out of stock
  24. Soul Tree Cabernet Sauvignon
    Soul Tree Cabernet Sauvignon, Nasik Valley 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > India
    Rich and full of spicy, plummy fruit, full flavoured with hints of peppers, and ripe raspberry...
    £9.90 per bottle
  25. Paparuda Feteasca Regala
    Paparuda Feteasca Regala, Estate Selection 2017
    Feteasca Regala 12.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Aromatic nose with distinct peach and apricot flavours on the palate, soft and creamy fruit and a...
    £7.50 per bottle
  26. Devín Martin Pomfy
    Martin Pomfy Devín, Juznoslovenská 2018
    Devin 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    This has flavours of lychess, greengages and kumquat from a variety that is a cross between...
    £14.95 per bottle
  27. Vlassky Rizling Martin Pomfy
    Martin Pomfy Rizling Vlassky, Ruban 2017
    Welschriesling 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    This has really good texture with plenty of creamy fruit and good weight. There are hints of pepper...
    £14.95 per bottle
  28. Pinot Noir Martin Pomfy
    Martin Pomfy Pinot Noir, Juznoslovenská 2017
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    Excellent Pinot Noir character with supple chocolate and mocha flavours combining with strawberry...
    £15.40 per bottle
    Out of stock
  29. Pinot Noir Selection Martin Pomfy
    Martin Pomfy Special Selection Pinot Noir, Juznoslovenská 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    Rich and complex wine with plenty of black and red fruits over soft oak flavours. Really good sweet...
    £18.80 per bottle
  30. Cabernet Sauvignon Martin Pomfy
    Martin Pomfy Cabernet Sauvignon, Juznoslovenská 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Slovakia
    Plenty of classic Cabernet Sauvignon flavours here with soft cassis fruit and good juicy length....
    £14.95 per bottle
  31. Solo Quinta Orange Wine 2017
    Orange Wine, Recas Estate 2018
    Chardonnay 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    A rich, characterful, oxidative style of wine full of dried-fruit character, apricots and orange...
    £12.50 per bottle
  32. Skouras St George
    Skouras Saint George, Aghiorghitiko, Nemea 2017
    Agiorgitiko 13.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Greece
    Smoky nose with plenty of excellent ripe fruit on the palate backed up with fine...
    £14.50 per bottle
  33. Chardonnay
    Esterházy Chardonnay, Burgenland 2018
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    This super Chardonnay is from 25 year old vines. It has an elegant nose of quince and fresh apple....
    £12.30 per bottle
  34. Paparuda Sauvignon Blanc
    Paparuda Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Selection 2019
    Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    An exuberant Sauvignon with attractive, juicy tropical fruit aromas and flavours. Good weight and...
    £7.50 per bottle
  35. Paparuda Pinot Grigio
    Paparuda Pinot Grigio, Estate Selection 2019
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    An enticing aroma of pears with hints of citrus fruit and a touch of honey. There is more of the...
    £7.50 per bottle
  36. Ancre Hill Chardonnay
    Ancre Hill Estates Chardonnay, Welsh Regional Wine 2018
    Chardonnay 10.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Wales
    A crisp, elegant wine with lemon flavours, aromatic white flowers backed up with round oak...
    £23.00 per bottle
  37. Glyndwr Medium Dry
    Glyndwr Dry, Welsh Regional Wine 2018
    Madeleine Angevine 11.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Wales
    A light, floral, fruity, medium-dry white with good fresh fruit character and hints of citrus apple...
    £14.40 per bottle
  38. Three Choirs Estate, Medium Dry (Glos)
    Three Choirs 'The English House' Medium Dry, English Regional Wine 2017
    Seyval Blanc 10.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > England
    Situated in Newent, in the warm, fruit-growing county of Gloucestershire. The estate uses modern...
    £9.95 per bottle
  39. Tokaji Aszú 5 Putt, Classic - 25cl
    Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos, Tokaj Classic Winery 2013 - 25cl
    Furmint 11.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Hungary
    Deliciously sweet dessert wine with a creamy texture and flavours of apricot, orange marmalade,...
    £19.90 per bottle
  40. TBA Esterhazy
    Esterházy Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Burgenland 2015 - Half
    Welschriesling 9.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    Concentrated and rich with dried fruit, oranges and honey on the palate. Lovely weight and...
    £22.50 per bottle
  41. Selene Cabernet Sauvignon
    Selene Feteasca Neagra, Recas Estate 2018
    Feteasca Negra 15.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Black fruit flavours with plums and blueberries together with spice and hints of leather on the...
    £16.50 per bottle
  42. Paparuda Cabernet Sauvignon
    Paparuda Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Selection 2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Crunchy Cabernet with good blackcurrant fruit and rich depth of flavour. Easy going wine ideal by...
    £7.50 per bottle
  43. Paparuda Pinot Noir
    Paparuda Pinot Noir, Estate Selection 2019
    Pinot Noir 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Fragrant and fruity Pinot Noir with plenty of ripe red fruits, strawberries and raspberries, fresh...
    £7.50 per bottle
  44. Pinot Noir
    Estoras Pinot Noir, Burgenland, Esterházy 2017
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    Aged for 12 months in wooden casks, this is a strawberry and cherry scented Pinot with nuances of...
    £12.95 per bottle
  45. Zweigelt
    Esterházy Zweigelt, Burgenland 2017
    Zweigelt 14.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Austria
    Very fresh and pure with soft ripe red berry fruit, then juicy and succulent with supple tannins....
    £11.95 per bottle
  46. Paparuda Rosé
    Paparuda Rosé, Estate Selection 2018
    Feteasca Negra 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Easy, fruity rosé with strawberry and cherry fruit. Soft, easy drinking and...
    £7.50 per bottle
  47. Soul Tree Sauvignon
    Soul Tree Sauvignon Blanc, Nasik Valley 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc 13.0% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > India
    Full Sauvignon with good freshness and ripe fruit...
    £9.90 per bottle
  48. Clos de Gat Har'el Chardonnay
    Clos de Gat Chardonnay, Judean Hills 2017
    Chardonnay 14.0% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia > Israel
    Complex Chardonnay with citrussy fruit balanced by judicious use of rich, creamy oak and lees...
    £29.00 per bottle

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