OUR SAMPLE WINE LIST
Wine and The Wheatsheaf.
When the Barton family acquired The Wheatsheaf their private cellar came with them. The Wine List reflects Ian Barton’s passion for European wine and sorry but no New World wines are featured.
The reasons for making this distinction are two fold. Firstly it is, naturally, acknowledged that some of the finest wines in the world originate in America, Australia, South Africa and Argentina but Ian Barton’s general feeling is that lower down the scale, we do not see the best imported into the UK and the really good stuff is prohibitively expensive, and secondly whilst every effort is made to cut down on our carbon footprint in terms of food suppliers-why would we fly wine around the world?
Instead the Wine List offers the best value in fine wines from Europe, from a reasonably priced and well researched House Wine to some “ungettable” gems at unbeatable prices.
In fact if you have a special occasion coming up and you are planning to celebrate at The Wheatsheaf, it may be possible to match a vintage wine with your special year-whether it is a birthday or some kind of anniversary- the feelers will go out to get you the year and wine you desire.
Large Format Wine at The Wheatsheaf
The Wheatsheaf are specialist suppliers of Large Format Wines-perfect for larger parties-impressive and novel.
Contact Ian or James for details 01225 833504.
Wine and Combe Hay
With a field in the village known as Viners it is thought there is a history of wine making that goes back to Roman times. In fact, all these centuries later some of the old terracing is still apparent.
Today the existing vineyard was planted behind The Wheatsheaf in 1985 using the Guyot system as used in Champagne and along the Loire and covers an acre. The grapes are Huxelrebe, Miller-Thurgau and Schonburger and despite these German varieties produces a clear, crisp dry white wine. The grapes from the first three vintages were taken to Pilton Manor to be crushed and fermented and made into wine, the following two years were produced by the famous Three Choirs vineyard in Gloucestshire but nowadays the wine is produced by Steven Baborough at his winery Bagborough Vineyard just outside Shepton Mallett.