About The Grape to Glass.
We like to do things a little differently at the Grape to Glass, Tim has a great vision, which the rest of the team buy into and wholly believe in.
Our shop is not like other wine shops. It is set out to help people explore what they do and don’t like. It enables people to find new things to try. No categorisation by price, country or grape varietal. Our layout is logical, and far easier to find something to your tastes.
We sell wines with personality, to match your personality. We do this and bring character to the experience, taking the doubt and fear and replacing them with education and assistance.
If you know a wine you like, see what is around it on the shelf and give them a try.
At any given point we have up to 500 different wines on offer, this is out of a range of 1,800 that have been offered so far since we opened (and that number is growing quickly).
These range from Lightweight through to heavy hitting, warm, spicy, full bodied reds. Easy drinkers through to heavy hitters, with lots in between Dry easy drinking through to woody/smokey off dry whites. Lighter to darker rose, a smattering of sparkling, and some dessert wines. We also have a small stock of ports, sherries and vermouth, and an ever growing range of gins both local and more exotic.
If you need help and advice you will get it from people who are passionate about wines, but also believe there are no rules. If you want to drink chilled red, why not. If you want a nice white with a steak – go for it. No judgement, just a helping hand to find the wines that are right for you.
Let’s take the rules and science out of wine, open it to all. Let’s all find and drink some amazing wines.
Taste ~ Share ~ Enjoy ~ Educate
Meet the Team
The boss, the one we work hard to keep in the style to which he is accustomed.
Favourite wines – Water
Least Favourite wines – Water
Curating a team with the same characterises as the wines. Someone for all tastes. Bringing together people with a love of wine and a desire to help people on their journey to find what they like, and love about wine.
Favourite wines – Lugana Trebbiano
Least Favourite wines – Echo Falls
Second in charge and controls the important things like paying bills, payroll and keeping us all in line.
Really the master blender of the shop. Making sure the team offers the right mix.
Would much rather be on the stage than in the shop.
Favourite wines – Albarino
Least Favourite wines – Zinfandel Rose
The scholar of the shop. He is the one that we all rely on. Wicked sense of humour, massive knowledge on wine. Perfect wingman for your journey as you explore the wonderful world of wines.
Favourite wines – Pavillion Blanc du Margaux Bordeaux
Least Favourite wines – Yellowtail
Taking his own journey from one of working through what he doesn’t like about wines and helping others to do the same. In a constant search to find a Rose he likes. Not often seen in the shop these days, but still very much around.
Favourite wines – Barolo in the winter, Sangiovese any time.
Least Favourite wines – Chardonnay, Rose
Young, enthusiastic and on a lovely journey of discovery of her likes, but also the complexity of wines. Exploring flavours, smells, pallates and keeping us all enthused as we share her journey.
Favourite wines – Faithful hound Stellenbocsh, Al qasar zibibbo
Least Favourite wines – zinfandel rose
Favourite wines phillp shaw 'The idiot' shiraz
Least Favourite wines – wine in a box