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Wine Merchants, The Big Indie Wine Fest


Hanging Ditch

Hanging Ditch LogoThis independent wine merchant is located in the heart of Manchester, between the Cathedral and Harvey Nichols. Just two years old, its fast become the wine enthusiasts venue of choice and prides itself on an environmentally friendly approach. Staff recycle as much of its cardboard and glass waste as possible, and stock a range of organic and biodynamic wines.

Britannic buildings, 42-44 Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1ST
0161 832 8222 / www.hangingditch.com


Reserve LogoThis little gem in chic West Didsbury sells a wealth of wines, spirits, beers and champagnes from £4 to £400 - many of which are sourced from family-owned producers. Reserve also runs popular tasting events, and was rewarded for its selection of delicious wines with an Independent UK Wine Merchant Award in 2008.

176 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 1LH 0161 438 0101 / www.reservewines.co.uk

Smithfield Wine

Smithfieldw Wine LogoLocated on Longacre Street, Smithfield Wine specialises in allergy-free, vegetarian, vegan and kosher wine. It concentrates on wine from small, independent providers around the world, and runs a popular blog on its website.

3 Longacre Street, Manchester M1 2WN0161 273 6070 / www.smithfieldwine.com

The Vineyard

The Vineyard LogoWine Buff Stuart Rothwell ran a Fine Wine Business in Bury, Richards & Richards Fine Wines, which he built up from scratch, He was then approched by two friends to start up a business for themselves, Hence "The Vineyard", where they won the North West Wine Specialist Retailer of the year in their first eighteen months, Stuart prides himself on his friendly approach, offering customers a no-frills guide to wines from a wide range of regions from Argentina to the deep south of France.

12 Square Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, BL0 9BE 01706 822213 / www.thevineyardwineshop.co.uk


Gaucho LogoSituated in the hub of the city centre, Gaucho's extensive wine list spans over 150 varieties, showcasing a new selection of wines hand picked and specially made for Gaucho. Guests are encourage to sample the taste of Argentina reflecting the culture and passion evident in Argentine life.'

2a St Mary’s Street, Manchester, M3 2LB, 0161 833 4333, www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk


Evuna LogoEvuna is a fine Spanish wine house situated in the heart of Manchester. Discover the world of Spanish wines with Evuna, importer of fine Spanish wines from family run vineyards. Evuna wines are of the highest classification in Spain, from family run bodegas that take extra care when producing their wines. We consider all our wines to be WORLD CLASS, from boutique wineries.

277-279 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EW, 0161 819 2752, www.evuna.com

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols LogoWith over 700 Wines, Spirits and Beers to choose from, Harvey Nichols Manchester’s Wine Shop is often the first city-centre destination for those seeking classic styles or something a little more rare or unusual. Our hand picked portfolio comprises a varied and diverse catalogue to suit any pocket.

21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester M1 1AD, 0161 828 8898, www.harveynichols.com

Molly Brown’s Wine List

Couple EatingMolly Brown’s Wine List is a boutique wine merchant created by wine lovers. Their dream is to bring together an exciting range of wines in one easy to use site, to give you a brilliant wine experience. The range covers great wines, unusual wines, new grape varieties, and a few classics. Share their dream and discover some great new wines along the way.



Co-Op logoServing over 21 million customers in stores every week, The Co-operative Food is now the fifth largest UK food retailer. Overall we now have around 3,000 stores in the UK and an outlet in every postcode area in the UK, except one.

But the one thing that really sets us apart from other supermarkets is that we offer an ethical way to shop. For instance, we have over 200 Fairtrade products in our stores and we were the first supermarket to launch a Fairly traded own brand wine in the UK.’

1st Floor Dantzic Building, Dantzic Street,Manchester, M60 0AF
0161 827 5594

Taste Buddies

Taste Buddies LogoOrigin Wines & Spirits Ltd was formed in 2006 and specialises in importing exclusive wines primarily from small, independent producers in France, Spain and Italy. This year we decided to bring our wines to the public with the launch of our TASTE BUDDIES website. Here you can purchase wines from Anima Negra, Colleluce, Luigi Giusti, Cattin Freres, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Emilio Hidalgo, Laurentina, Traslanzas, Bodega Pirineos, Barbadillo and Quinta do Buble. You will also find details of our tastings, trips, wine fairs and other events."

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