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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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
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……..”
50 Corney & Barrow 10 year old Tawny Port
51 Grahams LBV Tawny Port