London - Wine at Firmdale

  • Head of F&B, Sarah Williams and Wine Supervisor, Lawrence Rugeroni tasting wines sat on banquette seating behind a table with four bottles of wine in front of them

Our WINE ETHOS

Akin to our individual and creative approach to hotel design, we take pride in curating our wine lists, celebrating producers with evocative stories that really care about what they do. We're passionate about craftsmanship, which is why we focus on artisan wines - those made by grape growers and their families. Alongside this, we look for producers that are farming vines in a conscious and sustainable way - organic viticulture and with low intervention wine making.

Whether it's an established producer, such as Gérard Boulay, or an exciting up-and-coming winemaker, like Sylvain Pataille, we love bottles with personal stories. Our lists are dynamic - we update them regularly as we find new wines that excite us, and we’re constantly discovering lesser-known producers making incredible wines. We discovered Champagne Déhu last year, following a team trip to Champagne in France, and we now exclusively serve their grower Champagne as our house pour.  

While we are brave with our choices, we want wine to be approachable. There’s always a large selection available by the glass, with a selection of premium wines available via Coravin. 

 

Here are some of our favourite wines to look out for this summer across our restaurants

Bourgogne Aligoté, Sylvain Pataille 2022 (Burgundy, France) - Sylvain is one of the region's leading lights in cultivating this indigenous grape. The wine has vibrant acidity and mineral citrus notes that are balanced by a lovely honeyed mouthfeel.

Sancerre, Gérard Boulay 2022 (Loire, France) - A wine that challenges all preconceptions of how Sauvignon Blanc tastes - the notes that really come through are lemon, grapefruit, fennel, blackcurrant leaf and flint minerality. It’s a lovely pairing with our grilled dover sole.

Sandhi Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills 2021 (California, USA) - Made by esteemed winemaker Sashi Moorman, this Chardonnay has restrained and elegant aromas of citrus, acacia honey and green apples.

Peter Max Pinot Noir, Crystallum 2022 (Western Cape, South Africa) - A wonderfully elegant and perfumed Pinot which perfectly treads the line between fruit ripeness and a Burgundian-style restraint.

Ripa Rosado, José Luis Ripa 2019 (Rioja, Spain) - Spending 30 months on the lees in barrel, this rosé is worlds apart from what we are used to. It’s a gastronomic wine that can be drunk at any time of the year - juicy berry fruits are marked by a slightly savoury, herbal and nutty edge.

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