Wines

Our Restaurant Manager, Alex Thomas, has put together a choice of wines that have been paired with our menus and the seasons with the help of Head Chef Dan Viner and our wine supplier. The aim is to have a range of wines for every palate, to match the food, or just offer an easy going glass of something sublime.

We hope you will find a favourite as well.  Please ask should you need any recommendations or advice.

We also have a deicated mixologist who runs the Bridge House Cocktail Bar every Friday & Saturday evening, featuring a seasonal cocktail menu showcasing locally produced Dorset spirits and mixers.

Food & Wine Matching

While food and wine matching is not an exact science, we have, wherever possible, indicated appropriate recommendations throughout our list.

Suppliers: Corney and Barrow of London

Our current wine list is as follows:  (Vintages change once a year. Not always at the same time, when they do, a new vintage may be offered)

White Wines                                                                                                                                             

1              Corney and Barrow Blanc Producteurs Plaimont IGP, Cotes de Gascogne, France                                                                              

                An appealing, zesty and infinitely versatile fresh white wine.

 

2              Lowry's Pass Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa                                                                                                                    

                Great value, modern South African Chenin Blanc. Light, zesty and equally enjoyable with food or on its own.

 

3              Casa Felipe Sauvignon Blanc, Valle Central, Chile                                                                                                                                

                Crisp, aromatic and refreshing from Chile's Valle Central. Enjoy it with seafood and salads.

 

4              Pinot Grigio Montevento IGT, Veneto, Italy                                                                                                                                          

                A fresh, well balanced and fruity wine                                                                                                                    

                with elegant, floral notes and hints of pear and apricot.                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                               

5              Terre de Lumiere Viognier, Celliers Jean d'Alibert IGP, Pays d'Oc, France                                                                                         

                One of the oldest established wineries in the ancient Minervois region.                                                                  

                Freshness and juicy fruit, with orange blossom notes and ripe, orchard fruit flavours.                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                              

6              Picpoul de Pinet Domaine de Morin, Langaran, France                                                                                                           

                Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with a crisp glass of this Picpoul de Pinet.                                               

                gentle and refreshing with notes of white peach and a silky mouth-feel.                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                           

7              The Southerly Chardonnay, South East, Australia                                                                                                                               

                Named for breeze sweeping in from the nearby Ocean, a New World Chardonnay with Old World restraint and poise.

 

8              Pecorino Roccastella, Marche, Italy                                                                                                                                                        

                An 'occasion' wine, its power and complexity have led some Italians to describe it as red wine dressed up as white.

 

9              Muscadet sur lie Jean Francois de Grand Mouton JF Guilbaud, France                                                                                               

                Traditionally made, best vineyards, perfect balance of tangy tropical notes, fresh white flowers and a stony minerality.

 

10            Ana Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand                                                                                                                               

                Named after winemaker Michiel Eradus’s daughter, Ana, could be described as                                                    

                easy-drinking, zesty and fresh - benchmark Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                               

11            Gewurztraminer Cave de Cleebourg, Alsace, France                                                                                                                             

                Exotic, unctuous Gewurztraminer with a classic French signature, from small village winery in Northern Alsace.

 

12            Pinot Gris Eradus, Waipara Valley, New Zealand                                                                                                                                  

                Dainty aromas of white peach, pear and stone fruits, smooth, long finish and zingy acidity. Step up from Pinot Grigio!

 

13            Sancerre Domaine du Nozay, Loire, France                                                                                                                                          

Award winning from a passionate winemaking family, dedicated to the pursuit of perfect Sauvignon Blanc.

The perfect palate cleanser or matched with a great big hunk of cheese.

 

14            Petit Chablis Domaine Millet, Burgundy, France                                                                                                                                  

                What an excellent Petit Chablis this is, some flint and gunsmoke, bold, fresh apple and load of juicy personality.

Lovely lime and lemon freshness and a touch of minerality in the finish.

 

15            Meursault Clos du Cromin Olivier Leflaive, Burgundy, France                                                                                                            

                Rich and weighty, yet teasingly light, Olivier Leflaive's Clos du Cromin is a benchmark white Burgundy.

Red Wines                                                                                                                                                                                                     

16            Corney & Barrow Rouge Vin de France, Pays d'Oc,  France                                                                                                                

                Soft, supple and inviting this is a cracking Languedoc red that drinks effortlessly.

 

17            Nero D'Avola Il Barroccio GT Rosso Terre, Siciliane, Italy                                                                                                                  

                A little firecracker. Velvety smooth yet vibrantly juicy, it has buckets of dark berry fruit.

 

18            Panul Merlot Vinedos Marchigue, Maipo Valley, Chile                                                                                                                        

                Easy drinking, rich and juicy Merlot from the idyllic Colchagua Valley in Central Chile.                                        

                Chile has been blessed with near-perfect vine growing conditions                                                                          

                with its balmy climate and luminous sunshine yields pure, ripe Merlot.                                                                               

 

19            Cabernet Sauvignon Domaine de Saissac IGP, Pays d'Oc, France                                                                                                        

                A long-time favourite, concentrated and balanced with delicate, cedar-spice notes.

 

20            Chamuyo Malbec, Argentina                                                                                                                                                                  

                This rich Malbec offers the benchmark blackberry fruit intensity and smooth chocolatey layers                            

                balancing acidity and silky tannins give the wine a versatile structure                                                                     

                to partner a wide range of dishes                                                                                                                          

 

21            50/50 Rioja, Joven Bodegas Zugober, Spain                                                                                                                                          

                Classic Rioja from small, quality-focused family winery, Bodegas Zugober,                                                          

                in the prestigious Rioja Alavesa area. Clean and intense aromas of red fruit and spicy notes.                                 

                The palate displays rich plum, dark cherry fruit and warm spices, long lasting on the palate.                                 

 

22            Casa Felipe Carmenere, Central Valley, Chile                                                                                                                                        

                Aromas of cherries, plums and subtle notes of chocolate and spices, with soft tannins and a velvety finish.

 

23            The Southerly Shiraz, South East, Australia                                                                                                                                          

                Unmistakeable depth and character. Juicy forest fruits with dark chocolate & sweet spice creates  wine with complexity.

 

24            Pinot Noir Reserva Vina Mar, Casablanca, Chile                                                                                                                                   

                Purple-pink in colour with a bright nose of spicy ripe plum and cherry.                                                                 

                Finely structured and elegant on the palate due to the vineyard's proximity to the Pacific.                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

25            Soraie IGT Veneto, Cecilia Beretta, Italy                                                                                                                                                

An innovative and unique take on the Amarone style, made with a blend of international and local grape varieties, to produce a wine that is more accessible and affordable than the great Amarone wines, but with much of the character.

 

26            Quinta de Chocapalha Tinto, Estremadura, Portugal                                                                                                                              

                A very Portuguese blend, this provides fruit with delicate spice a perfect accompaniment to game and red meats.

 

27            Fleurie Grand-Pre, Domaine Lathuiliere Gravallon, Beaujolais, France                                                                                                

                Impressive finesse and body drawn from its pink granite soils, smooth and silky this is fantastic Fleurie.

 

28            Mourvedre Grenache Syrah Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa                                                                                         

                Rich concentration of flavours, a meaty structure and a balanced freshness running through the palate.

 

29            Pinot Noir Eradus, Waipara Valley, New Zealand                                                                                                                                 

This Pinot Noir blends earthy mushroom notes with dark, perfumed fruit and flowers.

 

30            Chateau Barrail du Blanc Grand Cru St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France                                                                                                     

                We love this wine. It comes from the lighter sandier soil of Saint-Suplice de Faleyrens, wears its heart on its sleeve.

 

31            Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grande Reserve Chateau Beauchene, Rhone Valley, France                                                                              

                The family uses vines which are over 100 years old and produce perfectly concentrated, spicy, rich wines.

 

Rose Wines                    

 

32            Mas Oliveras Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado, Bodegas Roqueta, Catalunya, Spain                                                                                  

                Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado is lively and refreshing,                                                                                              

with bright, summer berry fruit, a juicy palate and a delicate finish.                                                                       

 

33            Pinot Grigio Rose Montevento, Veneto, Italy                                                                                                                                        

                A full, fruity, well balanced wine with wild strawberry notes and a creamy finish.

 

34            Source Gabriel Rose AOC, Cotes de Provence, France                                                                                                                        

This is classic Provence rosé. So pale and delicate yet fruity it's a real crowd-pleaser.

Floral notes coupled with that kind of rich stone fruit you only get from wines from this part of France.

 

35            Furleigh Estate, Sea Pink Rosé, England                                                                                                                                                     

                Gold-medal winning made within 3 miles of the hotel! A stunning  wine which is cherry pink                               

                strawberries and cream on the nose, very well balanced with a silky palate. A great all-rounder                             

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Dessert  - all half bottles – also available by the glass

36            Noble Late Harvest Semillon, Nelson Estate, Paarl, South Africa                                                                                          

                With a smell of rich orange blossoms and flavours marmalade, this is divine,                                                        

 

37            Corney & Barrow Sauternes, Bordeaux, France                                                                                                                                    

                Morning mists and warming seas, have given Sauternes the crown of sweet wines, try it and see.                                          

 

38            Sticky Mickey Late Harvest Sauvignon, Eradus, Waipara Valley, New Zealand                                                                                   

                By name and by nature, sticky! Deep and rich, luscious passion fruit flavours, sweet heaven                                                  

 

39            Vinsanto del Chianti Classico, Vignamaggio, Italy                                                                                                                                

                Typical of Vin Santo with nutty and raisin notes, textured like honey and cream, a true Holy Wine                       

 

Sparkling                                                                                                                                                      

40            Prosecco Treviso NV, Italy                                                                                                                                                                    

                A medium-dry Prosecco with nice light bubbles, great flavours and length.                                                                            

 

41            Guy de Chassey Grand Cru Brut NV, Champagne                                                                                                              

                Made from the best grapes, hence Grand Cru, it is smooth, silky and very, very good.                                                          

 

42            Furleigh Estate Sparkling, England                                                                                                                                        

            Grown in Dorset, with incredible depth and as much finesse as some big name Champagnes.                                               

 

43            Furleigh Pink Sparkling, England                                                                                                                                          

                Elegant sparkling rosé which is subtle yet exquisite. Delicate salmon pink with fine bubbles.                               

 

44            Delamotte Blanc de Blanc Vintage 2007, Champagne                                                                                                           

                For a little exquisiteness, something to make you sigh and think “this is sublime……..”

 

Port                                                                                                                                                               

50            Corney & Barrow 10 year old Tawny Port                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                               

51            Grahams LBV Tawny Port                                                                                                                                    

               

 

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