Our Opening Times: MON-SAT 10am-6pm - OUR WINE BAR IS OPEN THURS & FRI EVES 6-10PM BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED. THURS NIGHTS ARE PIZZA NIGHTS WITH HIDDEN PIZZA COOKING ON THE COBBLES. PIZZA & WINE OFFERS AVAILABLE! FRIDAY NIGHTS WE COLLABORATE WITH STREET-FOOD OUTFIT 'SAUCE'.

Orders can be made online anytime or by calling us from 10am on 01963 548228 - YOU MUST BE 18 OR OVER.

FREE DELIVERY for orders within 15 miles, minimum spend £75, please use discount code FREELOCAL15 at checkout. FREE DELIVERY for local orders within 5 miles, minimum spend £20 - please use discount code FREELOCAL5 at checkout. For Next Day courier orders (£15 for up to x 12 bottles) please order by 12pm and we recommend ordering Thursday for Monday delivery.

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We are delighted to have been acknowledged by Drinks International, Drinks Retailing News and Harpers Wine & Spirit publications and chosen as a Finalist in the Drinks Retailing Awards as Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2021!

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WHO WE ARE

The Somerset Wine Company is a small family-owned business launched in 2015. We believe in showcasing the best wines made by the best smaller producers which convey a strong connection to the land and place where the grapes are grown. ‘Terroir’ is the French explanation - we might say ‘sense of place’.

We supply our lovely products for both retail, via our shop in Castle Cary, and wholesale.

We are small and offer very personal service. We are 100% focussed on the quality of the wines we stock. We taste every bottle to select the best wines at the right price points we feel represent great value for you: From a fabulous niche Burgundy producer to a delicious every day Rosso Piceno under a tenner. We are excited by introducing you to new wines, unusual grape varieties or emerging wine regions to entice you to drink out of your usual comfort zone. These days folk are drinking less, but better - as Von Goethe famously said, “Life’s too short to drink bad wine”. Cheers to that.

Having a party? Friends for supper? Planning a wedding or celebration? Need to hire glasses? Fancy learning about wine?

Email, call or just pop in and tell us about your event, supper menu, or general wine needs. Wine isn’t rocket science, it shouldn’t be intimidating, it is fun and collaborative. Ours is a social wine shop: We’d love to chat, taste wines with you and help.

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Pinsents Deli

The Deli Castle Cary, along with its sister Deli - The Tisbury Delicatessen in Wiltshire, offers a wide range of high quality and unusual artisan food products, sourced from all over Europe, but with a particular emphasis on the best local West Country cheeses and charcuterie.

We are an atmospheric delicatessen, complemented beautifully by The Somerset Wine Company’s range of fine wines, ales, ciders and spirits. Freshly roasted coffee and pastries are available for take-away or in-Deli service, along with sharing platters of cheeses and charcuterie, daily special hot pots, soups and salads. Please drop in, try a nibble of cheese and check out the full foodie/wine experience!

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We are recruiting for a new Shop Manager

please email or call us for more info:

info@somersetwinecompany.com   01963 548228

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As well as our 600+ range of wines at our Castle Cary shop we have a concession at Teals, the brilliant locally-focused, organic-led, food market/destination store on the A303 at North Cadbury. Visit us there too!

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Wine School - New Dates

Fancy Tasting Some Great Wines? Learn About Food & Wine Pairing?
Principal Grape Varieties/Wine Regions? How To Describe What You Smell?

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SWEET TRACK SOMERSET DRY GIN

CELEBRATING SOMERSET'S PILGRIMAGE CULTURE

The Sweet Track was a Neolithic timber walkway built to provide a dry path for our forebears across the watery Somerset Levels. Discovered in the Seventies by a man named Ray Sweet, the track dates back to 3806BC - making it even older than Stonehenge. It reminds us that Somerset is and always has been a land of pilgrimages, named as it is for the "summer people" who moved their livestock to the fertile wetlands each year.

With its original blueprint design, Sweet Track Somerset Gin celebrates the pilgrimage culture of Somerset, with its top notes of citrus, orange peel and cider apple married to the earthy aromatics of woodruff, yarrow and sage.

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Sweet Track Somerset Dry Gin - front view of bottle

WE LOVE SOMERSET. WE LOVE WINE

There is just something so irrefutably wonderful about wine. It is a simple agricultural product but a magical one. It is the ultimate alchemy: the humble grape turned nectar from heaven. It has an ability to touch your soul in the same way as music or art. Wine is a life enhancing product which has the power to move, to turn a shared meal with friends or family into an occasion, a picnic into a romantic proposal. Wine charts life's milestones, it celebrates and commiserates; it is inextricably linked to the joy of living and therefore so much more than just a drink.

Wine is so multi-faceted: It is where geology meets geography, agriculture meets art, chemistry meets culture, all blended together by the human hand. Wine is a collaborative process: a synthesis of nature's diverse elements and man's skill and creativity. It is a truly fascinating subject and we aim to share our passion for it with you.

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Wine Shop

A carefully curated selection of international , unusual, smaller producer wines where the hard work is done in the vineyard. Complemented by local artisan real ales, ciders and spirts.

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Trade

We work with local restaurants, pubs and event venues. Offering you a personal and flexible service, we provide competitively priced wines for your wine list, both drinking wines and thinking wines. We would love to come and have a chat, so please get in touch!

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News & Events

We run regular tutored wine tastings in the shop and pop-up suppers with local chefs at the Market House next to us. We also enjoy travelling the world finding new wines for you.

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