The wine list at The Harbour is full of surprises, with interesting vintages from small, well-respected vineyards across traditional regions and the New World.
There's a full choice of red and white wines, each handpicked from nearby suppliers.
With an emphasis on French varieties, the wine list is chosen specifically to complement the menu; the wines available change often so there is always something new and exciting to try. As with the food, the wine list is priced very fairly, enabling you to enjoy a great meal at a very reasonable price.
1. Alpha Zeta, Garganega 2011 £18.00 £5.70 (glass)
Beautiful and easy to drink. A fantastic all round food wine from Veneto.
2. Ponte Del Diavolo, Pinot Grigio 2010 £22.50 £6.10 (glass)
Deliciously aromatic wine from Italy with plenty of exotic fruits and lively zest on the finish.
3. Loimer “LOIS” Grüner-Veltliner, Austria 2011 £25.00 £7.00 (glass)
Austria’s finest white grape variety, Gruner – Veltliner, is all about crisp appley flavours with a touch of spiciness. Perfect with scallops......and one of our favourites!
4. Rudera Chenin Blanc, South Africa 2009 £28.00 £7.60 (glass)
A full bodied Chenin with nut and hay on the nose alongside spicy oak. Great with all seafood (and just great on its own).
5. Eden Valley Viognier, Australia 2010 £30.00
Louisa Rose, the 'queen' of Viognier, here demonstrates her consummate skill with this tricky variety. Aromatic and refined it is a wonderful match with crab or full flavoured fish dishes.
6. Menetou-Salon, France 2010 £32.50
From Sancerre's neighbouring region in the Loire Valley, this little beauty is 100% Sauvignon with a subtle mineral edge and bags of fruit. A winner from Roger Champault.
7. Terre di Chieti Pecorino, Abruzzi, Italy 2011 £34.00
A fresh and aromatic wine with amazing fruit concentration. This really has it all; good acidity and length.
8. Montagny 1er Cru , France 2010 £36.00
Jean-Marc Boillot is a outstanding wine maker who previously worked for Olivier Leflaive
before setting up on his own.
9. Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2011 £37.00
From Kevin Judd who used to run the vineyards at Cloudy Bay. An amazing nose with tropical fruit flavours, citrus notes and green herbs. All of these factors make this an exceptional tipple.
10. Chablis 1er Cru, France 2010 £39.50
Jean-Paul Droin “Vaillons”... Beautiful.
11. Pouilly Fuisse, Vieilles Vignes, France 2010 £42.50
Domaine des Deux Roches, full yet fresh with a hint of oak. Fine thread of minerality gives energy and depth.
12. Meursault, Domaine Jean Philippe Fichet, France 2009 £65.00
A great vintage for M. Fichet. Brilliantly defined and precise flavours on a satiny texture. The finish goes on and on. Thoughts of this wine makes me thirsty.
La Labelle, Sables Fauves 2009 £20.50 £5.50 (glass)
Chateau Beychevelle Bordeaux, Crisp and refreshing
Champagne & Sparkling Wine:
Ruggeri Argeo Prosecco, Italy NV £32.50 £8.00 (glass)
Louis Roederer Brut Premier, France NV £69.00
Graham Beck Brut Rose, South Africa 2008 £34.00
1. Alpha Zeta, Corvina, Italy 2010 £18.00 £5.70 (glass)
A classy house wine, supple enough that it can even pair with our ‘meatier’ fish dishes.
2. Rasteau L'Andeol, France 2009 £25.00 £6.90 (glass)
Cotes du Rhone villages, Perrin et Fils. A well structured Grenache with a touch of Syrah. Green peppers, figs, dark chocolate and spices.
3. Rioja, Izadi Reserva, Spain 2007 £28.50 £7.70 (glass)
This fruit driven wine exceeds the `reserva’ requirements.
Old low-yielding bush vines are key to a terrific tempranillo
4. Ch. Civrac, Bordeaux, France 2007 £30.00 £7.90 (glass)
From local man Mark Hellyar comes a bright, cherry fruited wine with a mouth watering acidity and great length. Gives a lot a clarets a run for their money. A must try on our list.
5. Fleurie, Les Moriers, Domaine, France 2010 £31.50
Michel Chignard's vineyards are bordering Moulin a Vent and produce unusually concentrated and intensely aromatic wine, with a depth of fruit and structure seldom found in Fleurie.
6. The Scribbler, Cabernet Shiraz, Australia 2009 £33.00
From the Barossa region this is silky smooth with sweet blackcurrant and blueberry fruit flavours. A gem of a wine.
7. La Bastide Saint Vincent Gigondas, France 2009 £34.50
A real gutsy Grenache with extra stuffing from a touch of Syrah. Full bodied and smooth. A Rhone with bags of character.
8. Ch. De Fonbel, Grand Cru St. Emilion, France 2007 £38.50
From the owners of the renowned Ch. Ausone. Plenty of plum and cherry characters, with silky tannins. Subtle oak gives this Bordeaux good balance.
9. De Trafford Blue Print Shiraz, South Africa 2008 £45.00
A heavy weight coming from the Keermont vineyard. Boasting wild berry fruit, cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose then a soft, sweet spicy finish. Georgeous.
10. Ch. Batailley, 5th Growth Pauillac, France 2004 £59.00 Dense, textured red and black fruit, creamy oak and a very long finish on this fine, elegant wine from a classic vintage. A claret with class.
11. Chambolle Musigny, France 2005 £65.00 Domaine Patrice Rion. Gracefully perfumed with velvety, succulent cherry fruit on the palate. Well structured with a gently tannic finish which sets this red Burgundy apart from so many others.
Muscat Beaumes de Venise 2010 £34.00 (bottle) £22.00 (half) £7.50 (glass)
Domaine Durban. Forget any other Muscat you have had before. This is unbelievably fresh, utterly delicious and leaves you wanting more. Simply the best.
Quinta do Passadouro Ruby Riserva Port, NV Portugal £6.50 (glass)