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William & Jessie's Wedding Day

Pheasants Ridge wedding

‘Even connoisseurs, and not just the worthy ones, only serve English sparkling at weddings now.’ The Times. 6th October 2012: William Gilbey and Jessie Graham were married at Bignor Park, Sussex and Pheasants Ridge Brut was served at their reception. It was fabulous too … we were there! The couple then left on honeymoon for three […]

The Gilbeys are selling wine again!

The Gilbeys are selling wine again. The Gilbey Wine Club lives on. Christmas is round the corner! French imports: We are now importing the main part of our list direct, so several of our wines are pretty well exclusive to ourselves. Any of these wines can be bought in cases of 6 bottles per wine. […]

Pheasants Ridge Wedding

‘Even connoisseurs, and not just the worthy ones, only serve English sparkling at weddings now’. The Times. Here are Julia Brammer and Benj Collyer in the vineyard at Pheasants Ridge; happily, they have chosen to serve our Quality English Sparkling Wine at their forthcoming wedding. Julia teaches the Alexander Technique and Ben is an Osteopath, but is studying to […]

Would you serve English ‘champagne’ at your wedding?

Kate Spicer writing in The Times: Everyone knows about the virtues of English wines these days. Anyone who doesn’t probably wouldn’t pass the citizenship test. Even connoisseurs, and not just the worthy ones, only serve English sparkling at weddings now: Nyetimber, Camel Valley, Chapel Down and Ridgeview are all good toasters. We would like to […]

Why blog?

My fellow directors (Bill, Caroline and Lin) have decided that I (Michael) should blog more often. We have spoken about Facebook and Twitter and decided (quite possibly mistakenly) that these are not for us, but  think we should blog instead. Not entirely sure why, but the discipline of ‘putting pen to paper’ on a regular basis is […]

An exciting find

We recently added an English red wine to our list which is a must try.  Titchfield Pinot Noir.  Titchfield vineyard is ideally placed in a sheltered location close to the warm waters of the Solent in the heart of the historic Elizabethan village of Titchfield in Hampshire.  The Maritime climate is perfect for the Pinot […]

Convenient parking over the bridge in Windsor

If you have ever had a problem parking when visiting us in Eton it is worthwhile parking on the Windsor side of the bridge. The nearest Windsor car parks are marked on the map and all but one are less than ten minutes walk away. Gilbey’s Bar and Restaurant is located in Eton High Street […]

The vineyard year begins

Another vineyard year has begun as we started the winter pruning last weekend. What does this year have in store for us? It is unheard of for us (and almost so for all other Northern hemisphere growers) to be looking back on no less than three good years in a row. We won silver medals for […]

Winter Warmers at Gilbey’s

It’s January – and to beat the winter blues all we really want is cosseting with uncomplicated ‘comfort food’ and a cracking glass of wine. At both restaurants to fulfill this need we have introduced a one course dish-of-the-day for only £12.00.   Have a look at our website for all our current menus. We […]

Happy Christmas from us all at Gilbey’s

Thank you for all your support throughout 2011 and we do look forward to many more happy moments in 2012.   We thought we ought to let you know our plans for the Christmas period. Christmas closure: We shall be closed from Saturday 24th December and will re-open for lunch on Friday 30th December. New Year’s […]