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Introducing Ann et Vin, Wine shop extraordinaire!

Ann et Vin is an exciting and award-winning independent wine shop situated on Castlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, stocked with distinctive, affordable wines personally selected by Ann Hayes.

Through our knowledgable service and assistance, we make it easier for you to try out new wine grapes, regions and qualities in a relaxed, approachable atmosphere.

Feel free to browse our wine shop at your leisure, taste something new and take advantage of our seasoned advice to make your own particular choice. We also offer a bespoke wine gift service, perfect for family, friends or as a corporate gift.

You will find our wine shop and wine merchants conveniently sited on Castle Gate, the former Great North Road, and now Newark’s wining and dining boulevard. Free undercover parking is available to allow you to load up at your convenience. Click here if you’re not sure how to find us. We are conveniently situated 24 miles from Nottingham and just 18 miles from Lincoln.

Come and enjoy the special Ann et Vin wine experience in our oasis of calm and seclusion

About Ann

Ann Hayes has worked in the wine trade for almost 40 years, beginning her career with John Townend and Sons of Hull in 1983 when she opened a new store in Brigg, Lincolnshire.

Ann takes great delight in personally choosing all of the wines that are for sale in her shop.

Modestly, she says that she does not consider herself a wine expert, but certainly knows more than the ‘average person on the street’. She has a fabulous ‘wine memory’ and can still recall the taste of wines that she tried more than 20 years ago!

Ann combines a ‘commercial palate’ with good retail acumen and she’s able to understand exactly what customers want from a particular wine.

Ann will never baffle you with ‘wine speak’, she just wants more people to discover and experience some new wines.

She says: “Everyone’s palate is completely different and I don’t expect everyone to like the same wines. But I love being able to challenge people’s perceptions with my wine choices for them.”

You can read more about Ann and our story here.