Shop Information

2 Royal Parade
Station Approach
Kew
TW9 3QD
Tel: 020 8940 4482
contact@thegoodwineshop.co.uk

 

TASTING EVENTS AT KEW


Opening times

Monday 11am to 8pm
Tuesday 10am to 9pm
Wednesday 10am to 9pm
Thursday 10am to 9pm
Friday 10am to 9pm
Saturday 10am to 9pm
Sunday 11am to 8pm

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OUR PEOPLE

Col Grandfield – Store Manager, Kew

I arrive at The Good Wine Shop on top of a career of over ten years at the cutting edge of London’s hospitality scene, with over 5 years in a wine-focused capacity. I am passionate about small-production wines using organic farming and minimal intervention in the winery and am very lucky to have worked at a couple of wineries during the vintage, at a boutique Chianti Classico producer and with a Barossa Valley garagiste. Hard work, great fun and invaluable learning experiences.

My favourite wine regions are the Languedoc and the Roussillon in SE France – areas brimming with potential, young and exciting producers, and a source of good value, well-made wine. I also love grower Champagne, Mosel Riesling and Burgundy, and I can often be found quaffing real ale, new wave craft beer and single malt Scotch whisky.

Outside of wine I am a keen cyclist and have completed various cycling challenges including riding the length of Ireland and Portugal, and cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours.

Matt Hares – Assistant Manager, Kew

Having been born and raised at the foot of the South Downs in Sussex, I have grown up in what's perhaps the UK's most accomplished wine region surrounded by a number of stellar English producers. As a young man I always enjoyed a celebratory tipple on special occasions growing up. But I fell in love while on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia, visiting several inspiring producers and getting properly immersed in viticulture.

I'm a lover of both the Old and New worlds, with a preference for more classical styles, but hey, I'm open. If I were forced to choose a favourite, I'd have to go for Burgundy – maybe Vosne. The sheer finesse and elegance of the wines on offer, while still being so voluptuous and expressive. Delightful!

Halle Stephens – Wine Advisor, Kew

My passion for wines started young when I worked picking grapes for small wineries in the Okanagan Valley. Each time I go home to visit I am reminded of the beautiful microclimate and how great the wines are. My vocation in wine came later while running a wine bar in West London. I fell down the rabbit hole, immersed myself in wine studies and have not looked back since.

I am drawn to travel & learning about other cultures which I think stemmed from my formative years abroad and moving to Japan at 16 years old. Wherever I found myself whether it be Spain, France, Slovakia, Turkey, Greece & on, I discovered food and drink was a direct line to the heart of the culture. I found it gave you a window into a country’s soul.

Working in the wine industry combines elements of all things that make me happy: travel, wine, culture, food, learning.... I mean what's not to love. When not working or traveling you can find me at my allotment pretending I know how to garden.