Sauvignon Blanc,
Bull Paddock Vineyard

The single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from Rapaura Springs is sensational. We'd even say world class.
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Quinta de Ervamoira

Ramos Pinto 10 Year Old Tawny Port from their renowned Quinta da Ervamoira farm, set in its own, unique, amphitheatre of vines.
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Le Soula Rouge,
Côtes Catalanes

Sumptious and concentrated, with a marvellous and authentic, rich, warm fruitiness and a frisson of wild edginess, just reminding us of its remote upbringing.
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Stainton Wines - Independent Wine Merchants, Since 1984

Wonderful wines and service you can always raise a glass to.

Established in Kendal in 1984, with an ambition to source and import some of the most characterful wines from small, interesting growers around the globe, Stainton Wines has grown to become a friendly and approachable independent wine merchants, and trusted trade wholesale partner to hospitality businesses across the North West and the Lake District.

Our no-nonsense approach is one which is always honest and driven by our passion for bringing you great tasting wines from some of the world’s most interesting growers and producers.

We look forward to introducing you to the exciting and diverse collection of great wines from Stainton Wines.

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All our wines are available to both trade customers and the general public, with either direct delivery or to collect from our Kendal store.

Buying from Stainton Wines


Amarone della Valpolicella, 2017

Casalforte, Veneto, Italy

Made from Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella, this Amarone is fermented from dried grapes which concentrates the flavour.

Aged in oak for 24 months it takes on a deep garnet colour with cinnamon and cherry aromas. The palate is complex and opulent with black cherry notes and coffee hints.

£26.95 / 75cl Bottle
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Classic Marlborough Pinot Noir

Rapaura Springs, New Zealand

Juicy fruit flavours are finely balanced with savoury truffle characters and a silky elegant finish in this New Zealand Pinot Noir which can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 2-years.

New Zealand has made the Pinot Noir grape variety work with its notoriously fickle nature and the dynamic Rapaura Springs estate has only quality on their minds, striving to make the best wines possible at lower yields.

£16.50 / 75cl Bottle
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Riesling, Vom Gelben Löss

Josef Ehmoser, Austria

Riesling is another huge success story, alongside the native Grüner Veltliner grape, in Austria, and the soils in the Ehmoser vineyards suit its requirements perfectly.

A balanced, complex aromatic intensity and stone fruit accents are the notable attributes. In addition to its juicy acidity, it shines with a taut, precise fruit.

£21.00 / 75cl Bottle
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Sauvignon Blanc, Bull Paddock Vineyard

Rapaura Springs, New Zealand

The single vineyard Bull Paddock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from Rapaura Springs is sensational.

A vibrant and intense wine with aromas of passionfruit, guava and tropical fruit, with a delicious saline minerality giving backbone and a food friendliness.

£19.95 / 75cl Bottle
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Cuvée Premium Rosé Cru Classe

Côtes de Provence, France

This is a beautifully fresh and balanced rosé. The clementine fruit is crunchy on the nose with intense freshness and great aromatic elegance in the blend of Grenache and Syrah.

Delightfully full flavoured with a distinctly dry finish.

£21.95 / 75cl Bottle
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Pinot Noir Rosé, Barton Vineyards

Walker Bay, South Africa

Pouring salmon pink with a light orange hue, this Pinot Noir Rosé from South Africa’s Barton Winery is a bright, clear and quite brilliant rosé wine.

With a subtle, light and fruity on the nose, a cocktail of fresh red berries followed by enticing strawberry and raspberry aromas.

£11.95 / 75cl Bottle
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Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano Valdobbiadene

Frassinelli, Veneto, Italy

The Glera grape variety is used for this delightful Prosecco. Before Prosecco became universally adopted, Glera was the traditional name for this type of sparkling wine.

Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano Valdobbiadene has a good body with flowery ripeness and a smooth, fulsome character. Clean and rounded on the palate, with a generous aftertaste.

£13.95 / 75cl Bottle
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Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Rosé Brut

Champagne, France

A beautiful pale pink cuvée champagne with light strawberry aromas and a delicate palate. Ripe and dry, this wine has good body and lasting flavour.

A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, this champagne has a well-structured vinous centre combined with fruity, fresh notes. A wonderful aperatif champagne, it also pairs very well with salmon dishes or to accompany dessert.

£49.00 / 75cl Bottle
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Ramos Pinto 10 Year Old Tawny Port – Quinta de Ervamoira

Douro, Portugal

Well rounded and generous, it offers hints of orange, quince and plum, smooth and full bodied but wiith a nice fresh edge too.

Enjoy with fresh figs stuffed with almonds (a local speciality), or with desserts based around orange conserve, eggs or dried fruit for a delicious treat.

£26.95 / 75cl Bottle
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Ramos Pinto Collector Reserve

Duoro, Portugal

A rewarding, smooth and pliant red Port and a terrific introduction to the high quality that the house of Ramos Pinto offer.

Ruby Collector Rererva displays dark fruits, with hints of prunes, figs, blackberry and cherry, full bodied with a sweet ripe mellow finish.

£17.50 / 75cl Bottle
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Barton Vineyards

Western Cape, South Africa

The cool, frost free climate and southerly aspect gives rise to a slow and extended grape ripening period thus lending itself to the production of exceptional wines.

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Biurko Gorri

Rioja, Spain

Biurko is a Basque word that means 'place of two waters' and is the name of an area in the town-land formed by two hillsides and a valley.

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Bodega Lagarde

Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

Bodega Lagarde possesses exceptional vineyards and make wines that reflect a strong sustainable commitment to the land and its people.

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Bodegas Piqueras

Almansa, Spain

Organic farming methods, soils poor in nutrients and rich in limestone, low rainfall and careful selection ensure that Bodegas Piqueras produce exceptional wines.

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Bodegas del Medievo

Rioja, Spain

Established in 2001 by a group of quality-driven winegrower families, Bodegas del Medievo is an exciting, innovative winery in Aldeanueva de Ebro, Rioja

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Château du Donjon

Minervois, France

The Panis-Mialhe family has been passionate about viticulture since the 15th century. Combining respect for traditional values ​​with modernity, cultivation techniques have obviously been refined over generations.

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Château La Bastide

Corbières, France

Château La Bastide is situated on the north end of the Corbières Appellation, this impressive château offers a unique traditional character.

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Château Lamothe

Bordeaux, France

Located at the top of a clay-limestone hillside in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards, this estate has belonged to the Neel family since 1956 and the Château promotes biodiversity in their respectful viticulture.

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Dezat Frere et Soeur

Loire, France

This most impressive French winemaker has moved into the third generation of the Dezat family to fly the flag for all things that are good in the villages of Sancerre, Pouilly.

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Domaine André Colonge

Rhône, France

A perfect example of a family farm being passed-on from generation to generation and them making a humble living from their land, with passion and pride the driving force.

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Domaine Chéreau-Carré

Loire, France

Just three wines are produced from the 25 hectares of vines at Château de Chasseloir, some which are well-over 100-years old and the oldest vines in Muscadet.

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Domaine Christian Moreau

Chablis, France

Although their first commercial vintage was only in 2002, Domaine Christian Moreau have quickly elevated themselves to the very top of the Chablis tree of quality.

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Domaine Christophe Patrice

Chablis, France

Christophe Patrice has been working in the family estate with his father and uncles since 1996 and, with the experience he gained, moved to his own vineyard in where he honed the style of his wines. 

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Domaine Jean Collet et Fils

Chablis, France

Stainton Wines are thrilled to add the wines of Domaine Jean Collet et Fils to our Chablis portfolio. Domaine Jean Collet own around 40 hectares which they farm mainly organically, and the rest is in organic conversion.

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Herdade do Mouchão


In a country steeped in winemaking history, the name Mouchão is synonymous with wines of distinction.

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Josef Ehmoser

Wagram, Austria

This husband and wife team of Josef and Martina are a gentle, unassuming couple based in the hamlet of Tiefenthal in Grossweikersdorf, Austria.

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Joseph Perrier

Champagne, France

This iconic champagne house was founded in 1825 by the father and son, François-Alexandre and Joseph Perrier.

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Faqra, Lebanon

Massaya is the essence of modern-day Lebanon. and through the quality of their wines, the native flavours of the food and the warmth of hospitality, they deliver a message of refinement, happiness and welcome.

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Oliver Zeter

Neustadt - Haardt, Germany

Brothers Christian and Oliver bottled their first wine in 2007 and have already impressed their peers in Germany. Oliver’s work experience in South Africa shines through in these stellar wines - rising star and a name to watch.

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Paxton Winery

McLaren Vale, Australia

Established in 1979, Paxton is a family owned wine company. Founder and owner, David Paxton is one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturalists, a reputation built on managing and growing wine grapes of exceptional quality for over 30 years.

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Ramos Pinto

Duoso, Portugal

Unique and exceptional, from a most beautiful part of the world and famous for their Tawny Ports, the Ramos Pinto label should be on every wine lovers shopping list.

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We may be a small team, but we can - hand on heart - boast experience of sourcing, importing, storing, selling and distributing fine wines that spans more than a century.


As you would expect, our knowledge of all things wine is extensive and comprehensive, but above all, we speak in plain terms. If there's anything you don't understand, just ask.


Trusted, approachable and reliable are just some of the words our customers use when talking about our service. Simply put, we're here for all your wine needs.


Whether you're just setting-up or looking to refresh your wine list for the season ahead, talk to the team at Stainton Wines and discover how we can support your business.


You've found the wines you love, you want to buy them again and we can guarantee this. We deliver when we say we will and, if anything is wrong, we'll always put it right.


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