Noble Grape Was founded in 2017 by Richard Ballantyne MW. We are fine wine & spirit merchants with a mission to bring only the best, and best value wines to our customers. We seek out wines with personality and those that speak of where they come from, what we like to call 'authenticity of style'. Only wines which meet our exacting standards will appear on these pages, and all are heartily recommended by us.
Aside from our website we also have retail premises in Cowbridge, South Wales and we welcome you in person, or by phone. We are available 9am - 6pm Monday - Saturday for expert advice. We hold regular tastings and events. Please follow our Social Media links or join our mailing list (links in the footer of this, or any, page) for latest news and stories. We welcome you to follow our blog (Articles in the main menu) and we encourage your contribution to the conversation.
Richard Ballantyne MW
Richard is the founder of Noble Grape and is one of the 409 Masters of Wine in world. Richard's great passion is Italian wines, having wrote his Research Paper, the third part of the Master of Wine exam, on the single vineyards, the Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive, of Barolo, becoming an MW in 2016. Richard has been in the wine trade for 30 years having worked for various wine companies, but always with a strong emphasis on fine Italian wines.
Richard is always to be found in the Noble Grape store and likes nothing more than discussing wines wth customers.