Yalbury Cottage Wine List

Our award winning restaurant offers the finest of locally sourced produce from the surrounding area, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We have a small but interesting cellar of wines, which will please even the most discerning of wine connoisseurs.


NV Prosecco Extra Dry, IL Follo, Valdobbiadene £29.00 | 125ml Glass £6.95
This delightful Prosecco shows an elegant appley bouquet on a floral background which gives way to a dry, fresh palate and a pleasantly fruity finish.

Dorset Crémant NV, Bride Valley Vineyard £34.50
England’s only home produced Crémant, with a fresh light-yellow colour. Its lighter fizz gently slides onto the palate with a fantastic creamy expression

Langham Culver Classic Cuvee NV £39.50
A pale gold colour with aromas of red apple, plum, strawberry yoghurt and toasted brown bread. The palate has a fine mousse with orchard and stone fruit flavours, zesty acidity with a long finish


Gallimard Cuvee Reserve £49.50 | 125ml Glass £10.50
A lovely deep golden colour with pinky tinges, our House Champagne comes from a family owned house now in its 6th generation. It has a fruity nose with aromas of exotic fruit. In the mouth it is supple, supple, soft and creamy with gentle aromatics.

NV Bollinger Special Cuvée, Aÿ £77.50
Bollinger’s trademark rich and biscuity style is unmistakeable and their consistency makes them one of the finest producers in Champagne.


Langham Wine Estate Rose NV £42.50
This blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier produces a salmon pink wine with a stream of fine bubbles. The palate is light and refreshing with cranberry and strawberry flavours with a nose of roasted strawberries and butter pastry


1. 2019  Klippenkop Chenin Blanc, Paarl, South Africa £22.50
125ml Glass £5.00 | 175ml Glass £6.75 | 250ml Glass £8.50
This terrific wine has a great balance of ripe, green apple fruit, a touch of honeyed richness and zingy acidity, making it a versatile food wine.

2. 2019  Rioja Blanco, Bodegas Navajas, Spain £22.50
125ml Glass £5.00 | 175ml Glass £6.75 | 250ml Glass £8.50
Light, fruity and floral with a zesty edge. This unoaked white Rioja is made from 100% Viura and is delightful

3. 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine du Haut Bourg, Loire, France£24.50
125ml Glass £5.50 | 175ml Glass £7.25 | 250ml Glass £9.50
Coming from vineyards in the western Loire this delicious, old world style Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and refreshing. A great aperitif or match to Seafood dishes.

4. 2019 Vinho Verde, Vilacetinho, Minho, Portugal £21.50
A  refreshing Vinho Verde which bursting with fresh citrus fruit and just the slightest spritz.

5. 2019 Jurancon Sec ‘Le Veritable’, Cave de Gan, AC Jurancon £25.50
A wonderful, dry yet ripely fruited wine from the foothills of the Pyrenees.  Made with 100% Gros Manseng this terrific wine shows baked lemon fruit character and acidity.

6.  2019/20 Val Colombe Viognier, Pays d’Oc, France £26.75
A classic nose of white peach and orange blossom tinged with a hint of spice leads to a wonderful creamy palate which manages to show richness without being overblown.

7. 2018 Chardonnay Hannewald-Schwerdt, Pfalz Germany £28.50
This delightful wine is a revelation, showing citrus and stone fruit as well as delicate floral aromas. Silky and textured yet with some lively lift and balanced acidity

8. 2019 Picpoul de Pinet, Mare Nostrum £28.50
A classic example of Picpoul with lively and sprightly citrus fruit as well as delicate floral aromas. A delightful year round tipple and perfect accompaniment to shellfish

9. 2018/19  Muscadet ‘Sur Lie’, Dom. du Haut Bourg, Loire, France £29.50
This expressive, mineral tinged and supremely elegant Muscadet simply screams regional charm.  Crisp, steely and fresh is there a better seafood wine?

10. 2014 Sherborne Castle Special Reserve, Dorset £31.00
This aromatic and delicately scented blend of Bacchus and Reichsteiner is soft and approachable and displays the huge potential England has as a producer of quality wines.

11. 2018 Estate Riesling, Ernst Loosen, Mosel, Germany £31.50
Ernst Loosen is ‘Mr.Riesling’,This delicate Mosel Riesling  has the characteristic crisp, balancing acidity possessed by all good Rieslings.

12. 2018/19  Wagram Gruner Veltliner, Eschenhof Holzer, Austria £34.50
A full and fruity style of Gruner Veltiner so typical of the clay soils of the Wagram with flavours of green apples, peach, grapefruit and a touch of that classic Gruner spice.

13. 2020 Seifried Gewurztraminer, Nelson, New Zealand £34.50
A wonderfully aromatic nose with hints of lychee, rose petal and spice leads to a palate of textured Turkish delight flavours with a soft, rounded mouthfeel and balanced fresh acidity.

14. 2018/19 Gavi di Gavi Bric, Roberto Sarotto, Piedmont, Italy £36.50
This beautiful Gavi is a complex wine with delicious white peach notes on the nose leading to more stone fruit on the palate as well as delicious honeydew melon.

15. 2019 Tindall Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand £37.50
Passion fruit, gooseberry and lime fruit flavours mingle effortlessly with super acidity and make this wine a highly individual Kiwi Sauvignon.

16. 2018 St.Veran ‘Cuvée Cinq’, Cave Chaintre £39.00
This textbook St.Veran is a must for Burgundy lovers.  Lemon and peach fruit characters layered with floral notes, minerality courtesy of the limestone soils and a  creamy text finish.

17. 2019 Grauburgunder, Weingut Thorle, Rheinhessen, Germany £39.50
Thorle is a superb Biodynamic estate producing characterful, honest wines from some of the best vineyard sites in the area.  Bright, lively and textured with ripe yellow fruits and spice

18.2016 Chablis, Domaine Fournillon, Burgundy, France £42.50
Beautifully constructed, dry and minerally with lots of green apple notes.  The palate is fresh yet has a rounded mouthfeel with more green apple and hints of pear giving a tangy finsih

19. 2018 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Lebrun £47.50
An intense minerality, with citrus and tropical fruit flavours dominating that touch of classic Pouilly smokiness. Great length balanced with a piercing acidity.

20. 2014/16  Moorooduc Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula £48.50
A natural made Chardonnay this wine is both delicate and complex, balancing light floral, lemon rind and white nectarine aromas with a weighty creamy texture

21. 2018 Rully 1er Cru La Pucelle, Dom. Belleville, Côte Chalonaise £57.00
A truly expressive white burgundy with citrus, butter and white fleshed melon on the nose.  The palate is superbly balanced with a toasty mellowness, simply a classy wine.

22. 2016/18  Meursault, Christian Bellang, Burgundy £63.50
A lovely nutty Meursault with well-balanced oak notes. The nose displays green fig, mineral and toasted hazlenuts before leading to a palate with crisp acidity and a long finish.

23. 2018 Puligny Montrachet, Domaine Meunier £72.50
Clean and fresh Puligny-Montrachet with a light touch of oak, refreshing citrus and apple aromas and floral hints. Lovely minerality on the palate underlying the lemon notes.


30. 2018 Grenache/Syrah, Dom. la Colombette, Pays l’Herault £22.50
125ml Glass £5.00 | 175ml Glass £6.75 | 250ml Glass £8.50
A delightful, easy going red from a pioneering property in just outside Beziers.  Lovely aromatics and texture courtesy of the Grenache whilst the Syrah adds a bit of depth.

31. 2018 Rioja Tinto Sin, Bodegas Navajas, Navarette, Spain £22.50
125ml Glass £5.00 | 175ml Glass £6.75 | 250ml Glass £8.50
A terrific young Rioja with perfumed, violet scented fruit, juicy rounded palate and great freshness to the finish.  Navajas (pronounced Na-Va-Cas) add a few barrels of their super Crianza to this wine just to add a little extra depth and complexity.

32. 2016 Château Chartron La Fleur, AC Bordeaux £24.50
125ml Glass £5.50 | 175ml Glass £7.25 | 250ml Glass £9.50
Our brilliantly balanced easy drinking house Claret is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Soft and rounded with red berry and blackcurrant fruit with subtle mineral undertones

33. 2019 Culsari Pinot Noir, Umbrele, Romania £24.00
Fruit driven and easy drinking, this is a great Pinot Noir to suit lighter dishes and general summer drinking.

34. 2018 Gamay, Domaine du Haut Bourg, Val du Loire, France £25.50
Juicy, fresh and most distinctly from a very cool climate, this superb, light red is great for summer drinking and makes a great lunchtime red to match our Dorset Tapas boards.

35. 2015 Bradgate Cabernet/Merlot, Jordan Estate, South Africa £26.50
This classic Bordeaux blend from the award-winning team at Jordan displays the ripe, up front fruit of the new world combined with the structure and elegance of the old.

36. 2020 Beaujolais Villages, Cave Julienas-Chaintre £26.95
A classic Beaujolais Villages sourced from 6 different Cru villages.  Charming, rounded and fresh, this is a delightful wine for lighter dishes.

37.2016 Shiraz, Cranswick Estate, Barossa Valley £27.50
Deeply coloured with plummy aromas and a dash of sweet, earthy raspberry fruit and vanillin smoothness. The multi layered palate is complex showing dark berry flavours and spices and a long, balanced finish.

38. 2018  Carmenere Reserva, Casas del Bosque, Rapel Valley £28.50
Full and ripe with blueberries, spice and a hint of herbaceous flavours. This wine is an excellent example of top class Chilean Carmenere with dark berry fruit, some green leaf and plenty of spice.

39. 2019 Sangiovese di Toscana, Caparzo, Italy £29.50
This Tuscan red shows an intense, fruity bouquet, with ripe blackberries, wild strawberries and spice. The palate has a warm brambly feel, full of soft ripe fruit and hints of spices to finish.

40. 2018 The Pepper Pot, Edgebaston, South Africa £30.00
Made from grown grapes in the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Elgin regions, this wine is created to show the fresh, fruity and spice driven flavours of these Rhône varietals. The colour is youthful and purple/red. The nose is one of crushed black pepper, dark mulberry and mixed berry coulis.

41. 2019 U Passimiento Nero d’Avola/Frappato, Sicilia Rosso £31.50
Bright, intense red fruit on the nose displaying lots of red berries. The palate is warm and full bodied with harmonious acidity and smooth elegant tannins

42. 2018 Chianti ‘Antiche Vie’, Pietro Beconcini, Italy £35.50
A delicious, toothsome and savoury Chianti from a terrific biodynamic producer.  This is brimming with cherry fruit and finishes with a tantalising smoky tang.

43. 2019 ‘Drink Me’ Tinto, Niepoort, Douro, Portugal £36.00
Deliciously different both in taste and presentation, the dry table wines of Dirk Niepoort are a true delight giving elegant, rounded drinking wines which go well with food.

44. 2018 Embers Cabernet Sauvignon, Flametree, Margaret River £38.50
Medium bodied with lifted aromas of violets and ripe black fruits alongside chocolate and cedar notes.  The luscious palate shows flavours of plum, blackberry and more chocolate and is rounded off by fine tannins.

45. 2018 Malbec, Luigi Bosca, Mendoza, Argentina £42.50
Deeply coloured in the glass with aromas of dark berries, coffee and spice, this medium bodied, velvety smooth Malbec sees 12 months in oak, giving the wine rounded tannins and great fruit concentration.

46. 2017 Lirac Rouge Cuvée Elie, Domaine La Loyanne £43.50
This blend of 60% Grenache & 40% Syrah comes from 80 year old vines, giving it a wonderful depth and concentration to the rich fruit.  A great pairing to beef or game dishes.

47. 2018 Loidana, Marco Abella, DO Priorat, Spain £45.50
This amazing wine from one of Spain’s finest wine growing regions is simply delicious and a great introduction to Priorat.  It shows an abundance of black cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit alongside hints of violets, cedar and spice.  The velvety palate is smooth and harmonious showing an impeccable balance through to the end of the long finish.  Approachable and authentic, this complex wine is an utter joy to drink.

48. 2018 Tindall Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand £46.50
Delightful aromas of cranberry, plum and red cherry on the nose. The palate is elegant and lasting with hints of vanilla and subtle oak.

49. 2019 Morgon ‘Côte du Puy’, Grange Cochard £47.50
Packed with blackberry, crushed black raspberry, kirsch and damson plum fruit, with black liquorice, dried herb and mineral notes.  The complex palate shows fine balance and focus throughout.  A fabulous Cru Beaujolais which is made with minimal intervention and low sulphur to produce a wine of great character and purity.

50. 2015 Château Fontestau, Cru Bourgeois Medoc, France £58.50
The soft, approachable fruit, balanced tannins and hints of cedar make this medium weight Bordeaux immediately enjoyable.

51. 2018 Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru, Domaine Meunier, Côte Chalonaise, Burgundy, France £63.50
Cherry, raspberry and some leafiness all appear on the enticing nose. The palate is clean and crisp with bright brambly fruit and flavours of the forest.

52. 2017/18  Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine de l’Ange, Rhône £64.00
Grenache makes up 70% of the blend in this rich and hearty red form the southern Rhône.  The wine shows lots of dense red berry fruit with hints of spice and a gentle warming finish.

53. 2014 3 Cru Amarone, Guerrieri Rizzardi, Italy £66.50
A classic Amarone, with rich raisin, chocolate, coffee and notes of spice. Velvety full body and well-integrated alcohol. The nose and palate are expressive, and the finish lengthy. Excellent wine.

54. 2011 Château Bellegrave, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France £85.00
This very solid vintage from Bellegrave produced a slightly fuller wine than usual with a greater degree of fruit and structure that is drinking beautifully at present.


60. 2019/20  Grenache Rosé, Domaine la Colombette, France £22.50
125ml Glass £5.00 | 250ml Glass £8.50
Pale, dry and very elegant, this delightful Rose is softly textured and rounded.  At only 11.5% alcohol it is easy to drink

61. 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé, Villa Wolf, Pfalz, Germany £29.50
A Ripe and refreshing with a delicious off dry strawberry fruit character, this is a very versatile food wine, especially with seafood and spicier dishes


2018 Chablis, Domaine Alexandre £24.50
Crisp, fresh citrus fruits underpinned by classic minerality and fine, balanced acidity.

2016 Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Martinez Lacuesta £23.50
Tasty and well-structured showing an enticing deep black-cherry colour in the glass.  Wonderfully fruit led with an elegant finish and perfectly integrated oak.


NUY Red Muscadel, South Africa. By the glass (100ml) £7.00
This pale red dessert wine from South Africa is a cape classic.  Sweet and strawberry scented with a fresh vein of acidity perfectly balancing the richness.

Monbazillac, Domaine De L’ancienne Cure. Half bottle £28.00 | By the glass (100ml) £7.50
Richly honeyed with complex notes of dried fruits, nuts and caramel alongside.  The heady orange blossom and barley sugar bouquet leads to a complex dried fruit palate offset by a fine acidity.

Cuvée Celine, Clos Le Comte, Sauternes. By the glass (100ml) £9.00
The Clos le Comte is a tiny (1.3 hectare) organically farmed vineyard of 50 year old vines. Harvested by hand after 3 to 5 passages through the vines, this remarkably fresh, elegant and exotic wine is truly delicious



We hope that you will enjoy our choice of wines from around the world as much as we have enjoyed selecting them.

 All wines can be purchased from Jonathan Charles at The Dorset Wine Company located in Poundbury.

We always strive to keep our list as up to date as possible.  If you would like to check a specific vintage please ask when ordering your wine.



If you have not booked dinner, please be aware that IT IS ESSENTIAL to contact us to make a table reservation. We do NOT guarantee tables for our residents.

Please note: Yalbury Cottage closes for an annual break from December 24th until January 21st


3 Course Dinner £47.50
2 Course Dinner £39.50
Main course Only £22.50
Sunday Lunch £37.50
Two Course Sunday Lunch £29.50
Full English Breakfast £15.00
Continental Breakfast £ 8.50
Cream Tea £ 9.00
Full afternoon tea £20.00

Tuesday - Saturday

Afternoon tea - arrival from 1pm - 3pm
Dinner - arrival from 6:00pm - 8:30pm


Sunday Lunch arrival from 12:00 noon - 2:00pm
Please note: We close at 4.30pm on Sundays

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