Introducing The WineBarn

We are hugely excited to be working with The WineBarn, a German wine importer headed up by native wine expert Iris Ellmann. We are their first Cornish outpost, providing a footing in the far West alongside their mainly London stockists, which include Harvey Nics, Harrods & Selfridges.

After attending their portfolio tasting in London last month, Jon was blown away by the diversity and quality of the WineBarn range. He has added about a dozen of these intriguing new finds to our collection; they are now available to trade and retail customers and we are looking forward to offering several by the glass in the café over the coming months.

Iris has hand-picked a wide selection of great producers – from historic family estates to up-and-coming young winemakers – all of whom she knows and deals with personally on her travels through Germany’s 13 wine growing regions.

Jon has selected whites, sparkling and red wines, all of which we can’t wait to introduce to our shelves.

Here’s a few to look out for…


Allendorf, 2016 – Save Water Drink Riesling
A delightfully fresh Riesling with scents of fresh grass, pineapple and apricots. Perfect with fresh Cornish shellfish, or our local asparagus when in season.

Weingut Aldinger, 2014 – Sauvignon Blanc Grand Reserve Dry
This complex and rounded Sauvignon, which is left on the lees for 5-6 months, has aromas of gooseberries, redcurrants und citrus fruits. It combines good minerality with a savoury finish.


Allendorf, 2015 – Riesling Sekt Brut
This sparkling wine is a nice aperitif or palate cleanser. Tender aromas of peach and apricots and a hint of apples. On the palate it shows delicate fruit-flavours and a complex character.


Weingut Bercher, 2015 – Burkheimer Spätburgunder Village Pinot Noir
From the Baden region, this Pinot is surprisingly juicy and full. The spicy-sweet aroma of dark chocolate, orange and figs makes this a good match for some of our Eastern-inspired lamb dishes.

Weingut Becker, 2013 – Becker Family Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is grown on a rare area of limestone soil. It is light in colour with scents of wild berries, tobacco, spices and forest floor. On the palate it is juicy and elegant, with good length and structure.

If you’d like any more information, or would like to introduce some of these wines to your own restaurant list, please get in touch with Jon.

Ben Tunnicliffe Cooks Fish At Scarlet!

We are excited to announce that we have joined forces with renowned chef and seafood specialist Ben Tunnicliffe to host a fish supper here at Scarlet Wines this February.

On Friday 23rd, Ben will cook a four-course feast, featuring fish landed at Newlyn alongside other seasonal ingredients.

Meanwhile Jon will carefully pair each dish with the perfect wine from his hand-picked portfolio of over 300 wines.

Ben Tunnicliffe is a classically-trained chef and a leading figure in Cornwall’s buoyant food scene; his restaurants, The Tolcarne Inn and Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove, have become known as some of the best places to enjoy fresh Cornish seafood.

Ben said: “I can’t wait to cook some of my signature fish dishes at this event, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Jon decides to pair them with. We’ve discussed the menu and I know he is already brimming with ideas – our guests are in for a treat!”

Jon is a wine aficionado with a passion for searching out authenticity, originality and value; it is thanks to his knowledge of wine from all over the world that our shelves are packed with eclectic bottles bearing idiosyncratic descriptions.

Jon said: “I love Ben’s style of cooking – he doesn’t over-complicate his dishes but lets the quality of the raw ingredients shine through.”

He added: “Obviously I’ll be choosing wines to subtly match and enhance the flavours and textures of Ben’s dishes, but I’m also hoping to surprise our guests with some original ideas when it comes to regions and grape varieties.”

The four-course meal is £40 per person including matching wines; spaces are limited and can be booked by calling our team on 01736 753696.

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Unbelievably, the festive season is just around the corner once again, and it’s time to let you know our opening hours. We’d love to see you – whether just to grab a coffee on the way back from the shops, or for a full-blown meal with friends and family.

We are open every night for dinner, between 18th and 23rd, then again 26th to 30th December.

We close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, with last food orders at 3pm.

We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but open on New Years Day (full hangover recovery kits on stand-by!)

Do give us a call to book as it can be a very busy time, or chance it and we’ll do our best to accommodate you!