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Camber Wines is an independent wine shop specialising in a selection of wines from around the world. We handpick all our wines ensuring good quality without being unaffordable. We want to encourage our customers to try something different and pride ourselves on providing wines for you to explore. We love being in the heart of Old Portsmouth and welcome anyone to come up and visit, even to just have a chat about wine regardless of knowledge and experience. We also provide private wine tastings in the tasting room, wine tasting suppers, subscription to the Camber Wines club and more.
Believe it or not, there are some people that have a fear of wine. It’s called “oenophobia”.
After 25 years grooming at Rosie’s Vineyard, Dave and Karen acquired the American Bar, a traditional pub, opposite Viviers Fish Market, in 2003. Their love for food helped extend their passion to good quality wines to complete this harmonious relationship. The journey then started to convert the pub into the bustling bistro and wine hub that it is today. Camber Wines has now been established for over a decade.
Steve has roots at the University of Plymouth where he completed a degree in Hospitality Management.
He brings a wealth of wine knowledge to the table and an undeniable passion. This has led to Steve travelling, touring the vineyards of both Hampshire and East Sussex, along with his favourite – the Californian coast.
Steve is a busy family man; husband to Katie (who’s current favourite tipple is Pecorino) and proud father of his two curly tops, Maggie and Margot, who will no doubt enjoy his passion one day, too!
Christina (aka. Crin) joined the Camber Wines family back in April 2017.
After studying at Portsmouth High School through to Sixth Form, she then moved to London and received a degree in Anthropology at the University of East London. She started her wine career at Majestic Wine where she qualified with the WSET level 3 qualification and progressed from Trainee Manager to Store Manager within 3 years, this is where she found her passion for wine.
Having been a customer of abarbistro and Camber Wines for some time, Christina joined the team as she loved the prospect of working for a family run business with more focus on small independent wineries. This has allowed her to travel to the Rhone Valley and Tuscany to experience the wine production first hand and therefore personally select the wines that are on offer to you.
Camber Wines was born over ten years ago, stemmed from Dave and Karen’s passion for imbibing this pure liquid. They are the proud “Grand Fromages” of the family business portfolio.
Their business philosophy was built on their John Lewis Partnership early career roots;
They have personally scoured the globe in pursuit of the best wines out there. Wine blending in the Barossa Valley to “Pigeage” (treading grapes) in Burgundy.
More recently their focus has shifted to Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, as they indulge in their new favourite pastime, 4 amazing grandchildren.
Located above Abarbistro, our little shop is bursting with wines from all over the world, focusing on the best countries and grape varieties on offer. Come upstairs and explore the world of wine where our friendly staff are always happy to help with our professional yet personal service. Our tasting table allows you the opportunity to try before you buy as we open a selection of bottles every month.
Visit us in store: Daily from 10-6pm.
As wine ages, its colour changes. Red wine becomes lighter and paler, whilst white wines become darker and deeper.
We have created a website for wine lovers not wine buyers. We pride ourselves on wines that are visually appealing as well as tasting great and gives you the opportunity to explore more of what wine has to offer.
Please see our delivery page for more information.
Or shop online and select “Click & Collect” at Checkout.
Click & Collect pick ups Monday – Sunday 10-6pm
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