Wine List


 At the School House Hotel in Swindon we purchase wine from many suppliers in batches and when sold will replaced with different wines.
If you want a certain wine for an event, please pre-pay your chosen wine which we will store for you.
We needed countless dinner parties and tasted 239 wines to prepare this list. We have selected nice
wines at fair prices and perfectly matching our food.




 House White 2015     Brancott Estate, Marlborough             £ 24.50
(Sauvignon Blanc) IWC “Silver outstanding” Lively flavours with strong autumn
fruit and grapefruit aromas. Perfect to enjoy with a friend, to accompany my
Indonesian spiced foods, chicken cassoulets or spiced white fish.

House Red 2013     Campo Dorado Rioja Crianza         £ 24.00
(Tempranillo, Graciano & Garnacha) Denominacion de Origen Calificada.
Spain in a bottle! Traditional robust pepper, cassis and oak flavours with lovely
lingering palate. Perfect with Moroccan lamb, rabbit or fowl.  
House Sparkling   NV   Champagne Brut Paul Langier    ½ Bottle  £35.00    Bottle   £ 55.00
(Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay) Classic intricate buttery champagne
with hints of hazelnut and greengage. Enjoy at breakfast, lunch, dinner or in the bath.




2012     Chateau La Tour De Bessan             £ 50.50
(Bordeaux Blend; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec)
Appellation Margaux Controlee. Elegant with distinctive cedar notes, bold ripe fruits.
I’ll be keeping the last 2 bottles for myself to enjoy on Boxing Day.  

 2012     Chateau Haut Montil             £ 53.00
(Bordeaux Blend; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec)
Appellation Saint-Emillion Grand Cru Controlee. Karen is cooking us “Selle de chevreuil
a la Alsacienne” on Valentine’s night and I’ll be de-corking this wine. Cuban cigar smooth
tannins, cherries and vanilla. Heaven! P.S Someone remind Karen in January 2017!!!!

 2012    Saint Emillion Grand Cru               £ 45.00
(Bordeaux Blend; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec)
 Appellation Saint-Emillion Grand Cru Controlee. Nice soft tannins, hints of cacao, black-
berry and a lingering appely palate. If my horse Peter liked wine this would be his tipple!
South of France
2014     Cahors Calvet                    £ 27.00
(Malbec) Appellation D’Origine Protégée. Well balanced with spices and autumn berries.
Perfect to accompany Karen’s beef suet pudding for “tea” after a walk in Lydiard Park.  
2013/14   Cotes du Rhone Calvet             £ 27.00
(Syrah, Grenache, Mourvêdre) Appellation D’Origine Protégée. Leather aroma, raspberry
scent and a touch of pepper. Perfect to accompany duck, pink breasts or a fillet steak.
2014     Fleurie Calvet,            £ 32.00
(Gamay) Appellation D’Origine Protégée. Flowers and fruit in a bottle! Substantial and
fleshy. A must drink with Garbure. My favourite aperitif !

2009     Brunello Di Montalcino Collina dei Lecci,             £ 65.00
(Sangiovese) Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. Floral and spice notes mixed
with dark autumn fruit and ripe tannin. Enjoy with a rare fillet steak or game cassoulet.
I will retire to Collina dei Lecci and drink Brunello all day every day!




2012    Amarone Della Valpolicella,             £ 75.00
(Semi dried Valpolicella Blend; Corvina,Rondinella and Molinara) Denominazione di Origine
Controllata e Garantita. Perfect wine to accompany “abbacchio romano”. Rich and intense
with plum & raspberry nose, substantial in palate with lingering enjoyment. Finish the bottle
in front of the fire with Fred.

2012     Cossano Belbo Barolo                £ 45.00
(Nebilio) Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. Rose petal and oak notes,
spice and cherry flavours. Enjoy with your lover, wild boar confit or red meats.

 2011     Barolo Ricossa           £ 51.00
(Nebilio) Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. Floral fruits, touch of tobacco,
cinnamon and cherry flavours. My wine to celebrate anything. Every day!

2014     Campo Viejo Rioja            £26.00
(Garnacha) Denominacion de Origen Calificada. Slight caramel undertone, bright floral
and fruit nose with spice. Drink with risotto, vegetarian dishes and spiced fish.

2011     Soligamar Reserva        £ 40.00
(Tempranillo, Garnacha & Mazuelo) Denominacion de Origen Calificada
Subtle earth, pepper & cedar notes. Well bodied and lingering palate.
Best with rack of lamb a la bordelaise or game birds.

2010     FaustinoV Reserva         £ 50.00
(Tempranillo & Mazuelo) Denominacion de Origen Calificada
Smooth tannin, matured and rounded flavours with hints of vanilla & plum.
Your perfect wine with Christmas goose, plum pudding or lamb.

2014    Las Montanas Valle central     £ 24.00
(Merlot) Drink with any chicken dish, perfect with cheese. Velvet very smooth
merlot with ripe fruit flavours.



2015     Prosecco Canti       £ 25.00
(Glera)    Denominazione di Origine Controllata. Dry with persistent pearly bubbles and
distinctive fruits. Ideal at afternoon tea, as an aperitif or with a picnic. Karen’s favourite!     

NV   Cava Ecologica Codorniu £ 35.00
(Organic Xarel-lo, Macabeo & Parellada) Refreshing with lemon and apple blossom
and lingering creamy finish. Match with vegetarian dishes, strawberries or sole a la meuniere.

NV Champagne Comte de Brismand £ 45.00
(Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier)
Lemony palate, well balanced and with lots of sparkling for any occasion.

2005    Champagne Bollinger   La Grande Annee 2005         £110.00
(Pinot Noir & Chardonnay) Superbly delicate, yellow-gold. Fabulous with hints of dates,
speculaas and maple. A very well made Champagne. We have not tasted anything better.

Friuli Grave
2013     Ponticello Pinot Grigio Friuli            £ 26.00
(Pinot Grigio) Denominazione di Origine Controllata. Lemon and a hint of fresh mint,
a little almond with refreshing lingering palate. Perfect with smoked fish salad or on its own
whilst dancing the night away. 




2013/14   Frascati Gabbia D’Oro         £ 26.00
(Malvasia & Trebbiano) Denominazione di Origine Controllata.  Fresh, crisp, dry with a
soft smooth fruit palate. Ideal with scallops, Greek salad or for sorrow when your partner
is spending most of her/his time at the stables.
2015     Calvet (Sauvignon Blanc)     £ 26.00
(Sauvignon Blanc) Appellation D’Origine Protégée. Bordeaux at it simplest best.
Brilliant, crystalline, with soft green highlights. A nose full of freshness with citrus
aromas. Dry, fine and lively wine with lovely after flavours.





2015     Muscadet Pierre Brevin        £ 32.00
(Muscat Melon de Bourgogne) Appellation D’Origine Protégée. Balanced tropical fruits and
floral notes and a hint of biscuit. A must with oysters, seafood and fish.

2015     Sancerre Pierre Brevin (Sauvignon Blanc)     £ 46.00
(Sauvignon Blanc) Appellation D’Origine Protégée. Perfect with lobster, grilled fish, crab or
fowl prepared with cream & tarragon. I drink it with chicken & mushroom cassoulet.




2015     Chablis Henry La Fontaine         £ 45.00
(Chardonnay) Appellation D’Origine Protégée. Yellow with green tints. Mineral aromas
and a hint of butter. Drink with prawns, salmon and smoked fish. Also, perfect with haggis!

2014     Pouilly Fuisse Louis Chadot         £ 65.00
(Chardonnay) Appellation D’Origine Controlee. Emerald-gold wine of finesse.
Hints of hazelnut, almonds and grapefruit. harmonious, fresh and full palate.



The Chablis and the Pouilly Fuisse are not “Chardonnays” but fine wines produced from
superb Chardonnay grapes, by master viticulturalists for serious oenologists!



2015 Chateauneuf Du Pape, Domaine Chante Cigale    £ 65.00
(Rosanne, Grenache, Bourboulenc & Clairette) Clear yellow with golden tints. Stylish
with a floral exotic bouquet, a full body and abundance of tropical fruit palate.
The perfect wine with roast fish & seafood on our Christmas day menu.



New Zealand


2014     Villa Maria Private Bin, Marlborough        £ 26.00
(Sauvignon Blanc) Nice nose with hints of grass, hay and sea salt. A full palate with
tayberry, lime and lemon grass. Go to the beach or drink this wine with any fish
in our restaurant. Either way you will enjoy the sea!


Cotes de Provence


(Rose blend) Appellation D’Origine Protégée. Pears and peaches in a bottle, dry
balanced palate with tart finish. Made from grapes touched by the Mistral so keep an eye
on your husband. Enjoy with salads, quiche or as an aperitif





2015     Rose D’Anjou, Pierre Bevin     £ 26.00
(Rose blend) Appellation D’Origine Protégée. Strong red fruit, strawberry and violet nose,
candied lemon peel and greengage hints, medium dry balanced palate. Drink with spiced
meals like paella, Moroccan lamb or beef rendang.




We serve the following large bottles of mineral waters;

Hildon Still    £ 5.00
Hildon Sparkling   £ 5.00



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