The Verulam Industrial Estate in St Albans is the location of the award winning Cellar Door Wines shop. Opened five years ago, this independent wine retailer has won the Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2008 award.
It is run by two friendly brothers, Peter and Miles Lilliott, who are passionate about their wines. Not only have they gone great lengths to source excellent and affordable wines from around the world, but they also have the principal of sourcing it from smaller, conscientious producers.
The store has a relaxing, modern ambiance, offering 6 wines for tasting and fresh coffee. Recommendations are given and free local delivery is provided. They offer over 400 wines to cater for all taste buds.
Peter Lilliott, in his relaxed Australian accent, explained to me that their passion for wines has been inherited from their background. They have a boutique, family vineyard in Hunters Valley, Australia for over thirteen years.
‘We want to blend traditional service levels with a modern look and feel in store.’
They have definitely accomplished their goals and the local feedback is very positive.
* Opening times; Monday – Saturday; 10am – 8pm, Sunday; 12pm – 4pm
* Free customer parking
* Corporate Gifts, Hampers and events planning
* Discount on mixed cases
* Address; Verulam Industrial Estate, St Albans, AL1, UK
* Tel; 01727 854 488
* Website; www.cellardoorwines.co.uk