WINNER of the AA WINE LIST OF THE YEAR AWARD in partnership with Hampton Manor
Wine freedom scoops AA Wine list of the year award
In October 2019 we won the coveted industry award for the best wine list in the UK in partnership with friends Hampton Manor. Sam worked with James and the team at Peels Restaurant, Hampton Manor to develop a new ground breaking wine list.
Wine Freedom worked closely with long-standing client, Hampton Manor, to develop the boutique hotel’s and Michelin starred restaurant Peels’, natural wine offering. The list was created with three core elements in mind: an accessible showcase for handmade and natural wine; the creation of a unique offering designed to spark curiosity without alienating, whilst reflecting the Hampton Manor menu and ethos of showcasing the best British produce and supporting emerging homegrown talent.
The AA judging panel observed, ‘A super impressive list that is wonderfully curated. Features include funky producers, difficult to source wines via innovative keg system. A list that is totally engaging. Amazing, very stylish and one that takes you on a journey and story. The wine list is a feature in its own right and an innovative way to organise a list, very helpful. A list that pushes the boundaries with such personality.
James Hill, Hampton Manor’s owner, said, “The DNA of Hampton Manor is built on the birth of the arts and crafts era, a celebration of craftmanship and the beauty of nature. As such our wine list had to reflect this philosophy. Working with Sam at Wine Freedom we developed a wine list showcasing unique handmade wines specific to their origin, made using honest natural techniques. We are extremely proud to receive the AA Wine List Award in recognition of this.”