25th October 2021
We speak to Ellis Wharton Wines, a Cornish company who hand select the finest wines to accompany your beachside evenings.
Introducing Ellis Wharton Wines
EWWines started in 2006, selling fine wines and spirits to Hotels and Restaurants all over the Southwest. Our premises at Indian Queens, just one minute off the A30, allows us to sell restaurant quality wines to the public at competitive prices. We offer an extensive hand-selected range of wine, spirits, beer and food, with express delivery across the UK or Click and Collect from our large shop open Monday to Saturday.
Beach Retreats carefully select the best locations for your beachside Cornish holiday. Why not allow us to take the same care and hand select your holiday wines, delivered straight to your cottage doorstep?
Autumn wine recommendations
As the nights draw in and we adjust to the Autumnal changes around us, our taste buds also attune to the season. You may find yourself craving darker fruits and warm spiced flavours beside the warmth of a cosy wood burner. These flavours also work well with earthy Autumnal root vegetables and hearty stews, best enjoyed with great company after an active Autumnal Cornish day, whether you walked the coast path, played in the sea or strolled along the water’s edge. Life’s all about decisions, let us guide your wine selections so you can concentrate on maximising your adventures!
The perfect Autumnal white. From one of Rioja’s oldest Bodegas, produced from a single plot in Rioja Alta, this is a wine of superb balance with well-managed, French oak giving a smoky, toasty character with fresh pear, quince, camomile and dried apricots. A truly versatile wine, favourite pairings would be with smoked fish or a sweetcorn chowder. Works well with spiced Asian food too.
La Mascaronne Provence Rose (France) 2020
This wine proves Rose is for all seasons, not just summer! In the words of previous owner Tom Bove, “La Mascaronne has one of the finest terroirs in the Côtes de Provence appellation”. In a short time, award winning wines were being produced and they are now served in many restaurants in Paris, London and the South of France. In 2019 RobertParker.com said that La Mascaronne is an organic producer that “clearly merits more attention”. Pairs well with roast rack of lamb in a redcurrant jam. Also delicious with grilled prawns, or try with Provençal roast vegetables.
Gran Cerdo “Tempranillo” Rioja (Spain) 2020
One of our favourites at EWWines for sheer quality, quaff ability and the story behind the bottle! Gran Cerdo Tempranillo is all about the purest expression of fruit with minimal sulphur. The winemaker, Gonzalo Gonzalo Grijalba is a legend (and not just for his name). He has proved that you can make a fantastic Rioja, following Organic & Biodynamic practices, at an affordable price. Pairs well with most dishes- we love it with a Monkfish succotash or an autumn crown prince squash dish with toasted nuts.
Hailing from Eden Valley in Southeast Australia, the wine is made from nearby old vine Barossa Grenache (50%) giving concentrated red cherry, with a good helping of Barossa Shiraz (30%) to support with powerful, ripe blackberry fruit with 20% Mourvèdre which adds classic structure. There is a firm focus on quality with the winemaking here. Pairs well with a vegetable lasagne, goulash or a smoky rib of beef.
Box wine offer
Let us introduce for you either superb six or tasty twelve. We select either 6 or 12 wines for you with free delivery to your holiday cottage for £150. No nonsense, 6 or 12 outstanding wines for your holiday or delivered as a subscription service to any mainland UK address as a monthly (optional) wine box club.
Also do please browse our ever-changing mixed case and hamper deals. A firm autumn favourite is our mixed Rioja case for £64. 1 Rose, 2 whites and three reds from around the well-known region, probably the UK’s favourite.