Vincent Grall has just 3.8 hectares of vines, making him the second smallest producer in Sancerre. That means he can lavish the sort of personal attention on his wines that is impossible for bigger concerns. He meticulously thins out the vines to limit yields, all the grapes are hand-picked (a rarity in Sancerre) and brought in small boxes to the winery which is located in his garage on the Sancerre hill. There’s no doubt it’s worth the extra effort. With elegant citrus fruits, hints of wild flowers and delicate minerality, it’s a real treat with oysters or simply grilled sea bass.
Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 225 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.