Vintage Roots, Holdshott Farm, Hook

Vintage Roots have been suppling all our outlets for many years with high-quality Organic wines… Here’s a bit of how their story began…

“Our journey began back in 1986 thanks to one of the government’s more enlightened initiatives, ‘The Enterprise Allowance Scheme,’ which gave budding entrepreneurs the princely sum of £40 a week for a year (equivalent to the state benefit of the time) to launch a new business.”

“This was all the incentive that three (latterly two) twenty-something friends needed to strike out and work for themselves, doing something they truly enjoyed and believed in. What had begun as a three month fruit picking, reggae turntable amble across France in a friend’s converted bus, turned into something altogether more ambitious the following year when Lance & Neil set off in a slightly shabby but much loved Citroen with a tent, some neatly folded maps and a worryingly succinct list of organic vineyard addresses.”

“And yet, against all the odds, the boys made it back to port with a boot jam-packed with fine organic wine and a niggling suspicion that they might be onto something rather special.” Read more at…

Check out our new recipes section, updated monthly with seasonal delights you can make yourself at home. You may also find a recipe of your favourite dish from one of our outlets too, but of course some we must keep a secret!

Passionate about great food and service? Interested in joining our award winning team ODE? We’re always on the lookout for new staff… To see the current positions, follow the link below.