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Our Growers

Please find below information about some of our suppliers.

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Bordeaux
Burgundy
Regional France

 

Rest of Europe
New World
Other Suppliers

 

Bordeaux

   
Château Carignan  

Château Carignan

The beautiful Château Carignan was built in 1452 and lies just 10km to the east of Bordeaux in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux AOC. The property takes advantage of the clay-limestone hillsides covered with stony gravel, producing supple, well-rounded wines principally from the Merlot grape...  more >

Chateau Cap de Haut
 

Château Cap de Haut

Pierre-Gilles and Marie-Hélène Gromand d’Evry of Château Cap de Haut are in the favourable position of being right on the river, giving them a milder, more even climate than just 10km inland. Their estate has been in the hands of the Fumel family since it was purchased by Georgine de Fumel, Marquise d’Evry in 1920... more >

Château la Connivence, Pomerol  

Château la Connivence, Pomerol

When Alexandre de Malet Roquefort of 1er Grand Cru Classé Château la Gaffelière decides to make a top Pomerol, you can be sure that it will not fall short of the mark... more>

     
Château de Sours  

Château de Sours

It was the late Auberon Waugh, for many years the author of The Spectator Wine Club, who first put Château de Sours Rosé on the map with UK wine drinkers and it remains their flagship wine to this day... more >

     
 

Château Tour Baladoz, Grand Cru St Emilion

When Private Cellar’s Director of Buying, Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW, first tasted the wines of St Emilion property, Château Tour Baladoz she was bowled over. Given that their neighbours are 1er Grand Cru Classé Château Troplong Mondot and the legendary Tertre Roteboeuf, it is hardly surprising but these wines are beautifully made in their own right and have a real sense of terroir... more >

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Burgundy

   
Private Cellar Domaine Leflaive  

Domaine Leflaive

The Leflaive family have been land owners in Puligny Montrachet since the 1700s and the estate today, under the guardianship of Anne-Claude Leflaive undoubtedly fully deserves its ranking amongst the greatest white wine estates in the world... more >

     
Domaine Matrot  

Domaine Matrot

Based in Meursault but with vineyards in Puligny, Volnay, Auxey Duresses and Monthélie, Thierry Matrot is always understated, both in his attitude and his wines... more >

     
Domaine Rois Mages (Anne-Sophie Debavelaere)
 

Domaine Rois Mages (Anne-Sophie Debavelaere)

Anne-Sophie Debavelaere bravely took the decision to invest in vineyards and chais in Rully in 1984, despite no formal training in winemaking, and has not looked back since. She has completed her oenology studies and is hugely excited by the potential of certain soils in the Rully appellation, latterly buying a 1er Cru vineyard, les Pierres... more >

     
Domaines Joseph and Philippe Roty  

Domaines Joseph and Philippe Roty

Domaines Joseph and Philippe Roty are inextricably linked as even before the death of Joseph in 2008, Philippe was essentially running Domaine Joseph Roty whilst independently maintaining his own vineyards... more >

     
 

Château Fuissé

Owned by the Vincent family for more than five generations with Antoine Vincent now in charge of winemaking, Château Fuissé is a benchmark in the appellation... more >

     
Domaine Laurent Cognard  

Domaine Laurent Cognard

The Cognard family for many years have managed their vineyards, harvested their grapes and delivered them to the local co-operative at Buxy. It’s no surprise that with such talented and dedicated growers contributing, the Buxy Co-op has gained such an excellent reputation ... more >

     
Domaine Rossignol-Trapet  

Domaine Rossignol-Trapet

Domaines in Burgundy are forever carved up as a result of the archaic inheritance laws and Rossignol-Trapet is a perfect example, formed when Nicolas Rossignol married Florence Trapet... more >

     
Domaine Patrick Javillier  

Domaine Patrick Javillier

The Javillier family have been vineyard owners in Meursault for several centuries but it was Patrick’s father, Raymond, who worked full time as a vigneron, increased the family vineyard holding and set up a négociant business, to run alongside the Domaine... more >

     
 

Domaine Seguin-Manuel

« As I have mentioned several times ever since this name was resurrected from history, Thibaut is a talented winemaker not just amongst those that enjoy his wines, but respected by many of his peers. They represent good value in the marketplace…If you are looking for affordable, well-crafted Burgundy, then look no further than here.» Robert Parker Jr... more >

     
Domaine Robert Arnoux  

Domaine Robert Arnoux

Established in 1858, Florence (née Arnoux) and Pascal Lachaux are the fifth generation to run this estate... more >

     
Domaine Lucien Boillot  

Domaine Lucien Boillot

Based in Gevrey Chambertin, Domaine Lucien Boillot has vineyards in no less than 14 different appellations across the Côte d’Or, principally in premier crus in the Côte de Nuits... more >

     
  Domaine Watson

Chris’s respect and passion for Chablis spurs him on to make the best wine possible. Being the only English owner in the region could be tricky – but not in Chris’s case. Being a fluent French speaker helps but because he has remained true to the core values of Chablis production, his endeavours have been recognised in his appointment as a member of the Confrérie des Piliers Chablisiens... more>
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Regional France

   
Château Beauchêne  

Château Beauchêne

Château Beauchêne is owned by the Bernard family, whose history in Orange dates back to the 17th Century. Originally tenant farmers, the Bernards bought their first vineyard soon after the second phase of the French Revolution in 1794... more >

     
Champagne Chauvet  

Champagne Chauvet

Founded by Henri Chauvet at the beginning of the 1900s, the Champagne Chauvet estate comprises 8.4 hectares in the 1er cru village of Rilly la Montagne, near Reims. The business is now run by third generation Chauvets, Mathilde and Damien, who produce our wonderful Blanc de Noirs... more >

     
Champagne Legras et Haas  

Champagne Legras et Haas

Based in the Grand Cru village of Chouilly, in the heart of the Cote de Blancs, Legras & Haas have been growing vines and making Champagne for the past two centuries and now have some 31 hectares under vine... more >

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Rest of Europe

   
     
 

Tenuta Ca' Bolani (Prosecco)

The rise and rise of Prosecco shows no sign of abating in the UK and whilst we could have put any old Prosecco on to our list and jumped in to enjoy the wine’s stratospheric rise in popularity, that is not how we like to work at Private Cellar... more >

     
 

Masseria Altemura

Masseria Altemura lies deep in the Puglian countryside, in the heart of the Salento Peninsula, an area saturated with Mediterranean character... more >

     
Simone Castelli  

Simone Castelli
(Morellino di Scansano Podere 414)

The hilltop town of Scansano is found in the south west of Tuscany, in the province of Grossetto and in the region known as the Maremma... more >

     

New World

   
Springfontein.jpeg  

Springfontein

Dr. Johst Weber first set foot on the virgin soils of Springfontein, in English, “Strong Spring,” in 1994, right after the fall of Apartheid. He had a dream of creating a project that involved family, friends and a product that, in his words, “…is a combination of nature and human craftsmanship.” The Estate is breathtakingly beautiful... more >

     
Joseph Phelps Vineyards  

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Established in 1972 by former construction magnate Joe Phelps, this 600 acre former cattle ranch now has 160 acres under vine in some of the leading AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) in the Napa, principally Rutherford, Stags Leap and Oakville... more >
 

     
Joseph Phelps Freestone Winery  

Joseph Phelps Freestone Winery

In 1999, Bill Phelps, son of Joseph, bought some land in the Russian River region of Sonoma, which lies to the west of Napa, and the Freestone mission was born. Planted with 82 acres of Pinot Noir and 18 acres of Chardonnay the vineyards are managed along organic and bio-dynamic principles, whilst a stateof- the-art, gravity-flow winery has been built in the middle of the vineyard to minimise both the effects of transport on the grapes and the Freestone carbon footprint... more >

     
Bodega Enrique Foster  

Bodega Enrique Foster

In the heart of Mendoza lies Lujan de Cuyo, considered one of the best locations for Malbec. Bodega Enrique Foster has two blocks of vines in this area... more >

     
Bishop's Head  

Bishop's Head

Established in 2006 with the sole aim of making quality wines, Bishop’s Head is based in Waipara on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island... more >

     
McNaught & Walker  

McNaught & Walker

McNaught & Walker's Sauvignon Blanc is produced from a single vineyards in Marlborough on the South Island of New Zealand...  more >

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Other Suppliers

   
Jeremy Rata (Photography)  

Jeremy Rata (Photography)

We are extremely grateful to Jeremy Rata for his invaluable help with the bottle photography for our website. Jeremy's photos have also featured in our wine lists over the years and you can see more of his work at www.jeremyrata.com.

 

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