DRINKS MARKET

Wells Food Festival has partnered with Charlie Bigham’s to create an online market featuring local artisan producers.

To visit the market click on the link.

Online market

The Drinks traders are shown below. To go to their websites click on their logos.

Bluestone Vineyards

Bluestone is currently 10 acres of grapevines planted on our 42 acre Rare Breeds Farm.  The 10 acres is subdivided into 4 vineyards: Three Acre, Top Field, Iron Age and Roundhouse. Each vineyard displays unique nuances through their terroir, microclimate and vintage. We are growing terroir wines, celebrating the individuality of each parcel of vines by the expression of these unique qualities in every bottle.

Chalice Mead

Like many other ventures Chalice Mead was founded on a dream, a desire to reconnect with nature and to promote our ancient mead heritage, bringing it fully into the modern age and at the same time supporting our bee populations in the UK and beyond.

Cheddar Ales

Cheddar Ales began its artisan brewing activities in October 2006 and is based at Winchester Farm on the edge of Cheddar village, near the famous Cheddar Gorge. Award winning ales, brewed on the slopes of the Mendip Hills.

Chew Valley Distillery

Chew Valley Distillery is a newly launched micro distillery in the heart of Chew Valley. We produce premium quality gin using traditional botanicals and local ingredients.

Comins Tea

We respect the origins of the tea, preparing our single estate teas in a way that makes the most of their fantastic natural flavours, aiming to keep it simple and not make it stuffy.

Crafty Wolf – Beckford’s Rum

Beckford’s Caramel Rum was the first in a planned series of drinks from this family run business based in Bath. The flavour and presentation of the rums evoke the style and finesse of the Georgian era in Bath and this delicious drink just leaves you wanting more. I can see why it was awarded a 3 Star Great Taste Award in 2019. New additions to the range include Beckford’s Folly, Black Pearl Spice Rum, White Pearl Coconut and Pineapple Spice.

Cup of Tea

We are a tea trading company specializing in loose leaf teas from around the world. We supply to retail and catering businesses on a wholesale basis and also run an online shop.

Devon Cove

At Devon Cove we create exceptional vodka using King Edward potatoes, lovingly grown on our family farm overlooking Hope Cove in South Devon.

Dowding’s

I’m Oliver Dowding and I run my own business. I produce apple juices and ciders. These are all from apples on my own farm although sourced locally but not needed where grown.

Dunleavy Vineyards

Combining passion, sustainable agricultural practices and the latest viticultural techniques, we produce multi-award winning rosé and sparkling wines from our Pinot noir and Seyval blanc grapes.

Electric Bear

We make delicious, new beers for the bold and the curious.

Elemental Cornish Gin

The Cornish Gin Distillery, home of Elemental Gin, is a family-owned business based in Cornwall, owned and run by Joe and Nicki with the occasional help of their chaotic toddler, Murphy Mae.

Fenny Castle Vineyard

Fenny Castle Vineyard is situated right on the edge of the Somerset Levels in the tiny village of Worth, close to Wells, England’s smallest cathedral city. We planted the first parcel of Bacchus vines in 2011 and the main vineyard of Ortega and Pinot Noir the following year. We now have a range of multi-award winning wines for sale. Our sparkling wines are 100% Pinot Noir and the Gold Medal 2015 Blanc de Noir is showing well.

Fowey Valley

Fowey Valley are makers of a range of exquisitely crafted fine spirits and ciders.

Honey’s Cider

We are a family run business who proudly make a scrumptious full bodied craft cider using classic Somerset apple varieties and traditional techniques. We love every part of our cider making process from pressing the apples in the autumn to drinking and selling it in the spring.

Hudnott’s

Hudnott’s concoctions are lovingly hand-crafted with care and attention. Unhurried filtering and ageing before bottling give these unique blends their extraordinary charm. Brimming with intrigue, each variety combines natural ingredients with an alcohol base to tantalise and delight the taste buds.

Hullabaloos Lemonade

A range of tongue tingling soft drinks made using real fruit juice, never from concentrate. Our drinks contain nothing artificial – just loads of real ingredients, and no bubbles.

Incredible Brewing Company

We brew unique beers throughout the year to reflect the varying seasons. It has been naturally hand crafted since 2013. Our recipes contain only the finest ingredients and no additives or finings are used in production. It is also unfiltered so all the flavour and goodness remains in the beer.

Kimpton Apple Press

As seen on ITV, Churchwarden’s is a craft, apple aperitif that is triple-distilled and aged in oak casks for two years to perfect its deep flavour and warm chestnut colour. Delicious served either neat, on ice or as a shot mixed into a glass of crisp Prosecco. The family run business is based in Hampshire and was started three years ago by Henry and Virginia as part of their apple pressing venture.

Landmark Speciality Coffee

In a world full of coffees we wish to bring our passion to the mix. Sourcing sustainable, organically grown and rainforest-friendly speciality coffee beans, our ethos is to bring you exceptional coffee while supporting small-scale farmers and co-operatives. We choose to work with suppliers and importers who prefer to invest in the welfare of both growers and the environment.

Langham Wine Estate

As winegrowers, we pride ourselves in crafting terroir-driven sparkling wines using grapes only grown on our Dorset vineyard. We take a low-intervention approach to both grape growing and wine production, constantly striving to minimise our environmental impact and produce honest wines that reflect our terroir.

Mowbarton

Mowbarton covers 12 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside overlooking the Vale of Avalon. It is home to Mowbarton Estate Sparkling Somerset wine as well as to Mowbarton Barn and Mowbarton Shepherd’s Hut which provide luxury self-catering accommodation for large groups and more intimate twosomes. Mowbarton is surrounded by green fields and pasture, yet easily accessible with plenty of attractions nearby and only 20 minutes from the M5. ‘Miles from nowhere, yet close to everywhere’ Mowbarton is the perfect place for holidays, anniversaries, mini-breaks, get-togethers and celebratory events of all kinds. With the Mowbarton vineyard right on the doorstep, there is even a bottle on hand for the celebration itself!

Perch Hill Vineyard

Perch Hill Vineyard is situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills and is run as a family business. Covering more than a hectare, the vineyard was first planted with 1000 vines in 2013, followed by a further 2000 vines in 2014. Our main vines are Chardonnay, which produce fruit with excellent acidity. We also have a smaller number of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines, and are running trials of Sauvignon Blanc, Regent and Ortega.

Pilton Cider

We are artisan producers at the heart of Somerset’s cider-land making whole juice sparkling cider by the old English method of keeving.

Pitchfork Ales

Pitchfork Ales is a leading micro brewery in Weston-super-Mare. Renowned for brewing beers of exquisite flavour and quality, the core range features beers brewed for nearly three decades as well as brand new innovative specials. Beer lovers can order direct from the website.

Rosemullion Distillery

Rosemullion Distillery is a small distillery set in the rural Cornwall countryside, close to the Helford River. We are a craft distiller and creator of artisan Cornish gin and rum, with a passion for quality, flavour, and authenticity.

Salcombe Brew

Salcombe Brew was created through the desire to bring the two finest things in life for Amanda and I together, that being fine coffee and the small coastal town of Salcombe in South Devon. To be able to offer such a range, we have linked up with one of the UK’s leading independent coffee roasting and packing companies. Today we are not only able to offer our coffee as whole beans and ground coffee, but also in Nespresso compatible capsules and our unique individually wrapped coffee bags.

6 O’clock Gin

Strikingly smooth to taste and beautiful to behold in its iconic Bristol-blue glass bottle, our original, multi-award-winning 6 O’clock Gin was born in 2010, perfected from an old family gin recipe. It has a soft and citrusy flavour, led by juniper, carefully balanced with coriander seed, angelica root, orris root, winter savory, elderflower and orange peel, all lovingly distilled for a deeply-delicious taste experience.

Somerset Cider Brandy Company

Our farm in Somerset sits among 180 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill. The farm has been pressing cider for over 200 years. In 1989 we were granted the UK’s first ever full cider-distilling license. We have been distilling award winning cider into Somerset Cider Brandy ever since. In addition to our Somerset Cider Brandy we make award-winning liqueurs including Kingston Black Aperitif and Somerset Pomona.

Stone Circle Mead Company

Stone Circle Mead make traditional, fermented, oak-aged meads at our meadery in Wiltshire, in the heart of England. We use the finest honey, fruit juices, spices, premium yeast … and then apply patience.

Stones Cider

Award winning cider produced in the heart of Somerset.

The Dorset Ginger Company

The Dorset Ginger Company is a family run business established in 1985 and operates from Lytchett Matravers, just outside of Poole in Dorset. We produce award winning non alcoholic, non carbonated, hand blended ginger drinks and Sicilian lemonade.

The Grape and The Good

In a nutshell, we aim to provide a friendly, useful service including free local delivery and regular free tastings. Whilst we can’t have everything open at once we will always have something for you to taste. We don’t buy wine for the shelves without tasting it first and we’re keen to offer the same opportunity to our customers as much as possible.

The Leafy Tea Company

Artisan teas and infusions with no artificial flavours in 100% biodegradable packaging.

The Wild Beer Co

Based on a farm in rural Somerset, The Wild Beer Co was born out of a love of fermentation, barrel-ageing and most importantly, flavour.

Viper Gin

Based in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, our distillery is continually developing new recipes for production and proudly promoting all local businesses we are lucky enough to work with.

Wayford Vineyard

The Wayford vineyard grows only one grape variety – Pinot noir – which is the second most widely grown grape variety in the UK. Pinot noir is a very old variety and may be only a couple of generations away from wild Vitis sylvestris. It can be dated back to at least the first century C.E.

William’s House Wines

William’s House Wines, founded by food critic William Sitwell, offers delicious, everyday wines at great prices. And, because sometimes in life there can be too much choice, we make it temptingly easy. We only ever offer a choice of eight bottles at any one time. So: that’s two reds, two whites, two rosés and two sparklings. We’ve sipped our way around the world and done the hard work for you, so all you need to do is choose a wine that sounds right for you.

Worleys Cider

We make and sell a range of outstanding ciders using apples from fine old orchards on the Somerset Levels. Our aim is always to achieve the finest quality and 2019 saw us scoop 3 Stars and a Golden Fork from Great Taste Awards, and Champion Cider at Taste Of The West. We think that speaks for itself.

Wraxall Vineyard

Wraxall Vineyard lies on a beautiful warm south-facing hill which is situated south of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. It is the perfect location for growing a variety of grapes that capture the very essence of English wine.