The Don is justly proud of its wine list of more than 400 wines and 25 Champagnes which has been awarded the prestigious international Best of Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator every year since its opening in 2000.
The Don’s vinous history as a bottling cellar started in 1798 with the arrival of George Sandeman fresh down from Perthshire to establish his eponymous Port and Sherry company and is still reflected in our extensive collection of ports, sherries and Madeiras with vintages dating back to 1900. We also offer wide selection of wines available by glass, carafe and bottle and for those who want a very special glass, we have the unique Coravin machine.
The Don and Bleeding Heart are partners in the acclaimed New Zealand vineyard, Trinity Hill in Hawkes Bay, on east coast of the North Island. Named as one of New Zealand’s Top 10 wineries in Decanter magazine, Trinity Hill has gained a worldwide reputation for its wines, especially the reds from its Gimblett Gravels estate. Five of our wines have gained more than 90 points in Robert Parker’s seminal Wine Advocate Magazine: the Homage Syrah was the first New Zealand red to win a stunning 95 points!
We have a knowledgeable team of sommeliers who would be delighted to put together a bespoke private Wine Tasting and Dinner for you and your guests in one of our atmospheric Private Dining rooms. To book an event with us, please email the team here.
Wine Dinners & Events
We host regular Fine Wine Dinners and tastings at The Don,
The Bleeding Heart and St. Swithins Wine Shippers