The present List is the fruit of our passion for fine Wine and Spirits, as well as our continuous effort to create a unique experience for the visitor of the Old Downton Lodge. It is a work in progress, but we sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading through its pages, find the choices of your pleasure and let us create a memorable experience for you.
The choices that you are about to browse, have been put together, in order to compliment the elegance of the dishes created by our Head Chef, Nick Bennett, and are there to provide exceptional representation and value for each country and region listed.
We are very proud of the fact that our Wines and Spirits are supplied by the award-winning Shropshire wine merchant, Tanners Wines of Shrewsbury.
Tanners have been an independent family shipper of estate wines since 1842 and stay resolutely independent until today. Run by James Tanner, who is the fourth generation of the family to work in the company, the firm employs more than 100 people, with the majority split between its distinctive, black & white headquarters in Shrewsbury and its distribution depot in Wales.
By shipping direct from the vineyards into their own premises, they offer unique wines from predominantly family producers, who have a passion for their land, vines and produce. Tanners have won an international reputation and a loyal following among wine lovers, as well as a great number of important national awards and accolades, acknowledging the firm as one of the very best wine merchants in the UK.
Here at the Old Downton Lodge we believe that good service is about helping you create those special moments, which will become the memories of the future.
To Good Health!
Willem and Pippa Vlok
Old Downton Lodge.