Welcome to Shaftesbury Wines

"God in His goodness sent the grape to cheer both great and small,
little fools will drink too much and great fools none at all."


Half way up the High Street in the picturesque north Dorset town, Shaftesbury Wines is an independent treasure-trove of real wines from small producers. You will also find a good range of Malt Whisky, Brandy, Grappa, Port, fine hand-rolled cigars, local craft ales and, most recently, olive oil.

The range is constantly changing with new finds being added and squeezed in, where space permits.   With spirits, we can sometimes get the odd bottle of something odd in a bottle so it is worth asking.  It's not so easy with wine as there are millions of different wines available and only a small proportion find their way to our tiny island!  (see "did you know") If you know the style we can usually offer something similar.

You won’t find industrially, mass-produced supermarket brands here.  You will find expert, friendly guidance in a non intimidating environment where you can discover something new and delicious.  I feel it is important to have drunk each of the wines, so I can offer a personal opinion as well as the knowledge which comes from over 30 years working with wine; I love my SH101751work!

Open Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm

(and often a little bit later - ring if you are running late)

I am happy to accept orders by email or ‘phone for local delivery or collection.



If you live within about 10 miles or so and are too busy to get to the shop, ring your order through and I’ll drop it off on the way home.  This will normally be sometime between 5:30 and 6pm.  It’s no bother so there is no minimum and no charge.

In the Product part of this site you can search for wines by country, region or grape variety as well as all other product currently in stock.  

The What's New? page tells you about new products or just seasonal favourites

Did you know? Includes a number of interesting fact and figures about the wine industry.

Rage against the Machine has lots of (sometimes a bit angry) rants, articles and information about the dark side of the modern wine trade.

Please drink responsibly; to me this means enjoying real wine made with passion rather than chemicals.

WARNING:  This site contains images of alcohol and tobacco products.  If you are under 18 you should not be looking at it.     Go and do something healthy outside instead.