Independent real wine specialist - Open 10-5 Monday to Saturday with Covid-19 restrictions in place.

Halfway up the High Street  in the picturesque north Dorset town, Shaftesbury Wines is a proudly independent treasure-trove.

The range is constantly changing with new finds being added and squeezed in, where space permits. You won’t find industrial mass-produced brands here.

You will find expert, friendly guidance, in a non intimidating environment where you can discover something new and delicious.

We feel it is important to have drunk each of the wines so we can offer a personal opinion as well as the knowledge which comes from over 40 years working with wine- we love our work!

Despite Alice’s best efforts, we often have exciting finds which we haven’t quite got round to listing yet, as well as selling out (there can be as few as a dozen shipped to the UK of some lines – when we say tiny producers we mean it!) of others unexpectedly.

If you’re making a special journey for a particular bottle, it’s a good idea to give us a quick call and check that we haven’t accidentally sold it. Similarly, it’s always worth asking us what’s new when you pay us a visit.

Drink responsibly: to us this means enjoying real wine made with passion rather than chemicals.

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