(Desert) island wines – try three island wines by the glass as we take part in A Town Explores A Book this April

We’re getting involved in the A Town Explores A Book this April, getting in touch with our inner Robinson Crusoe through the medium of what we know best: wine.

From 4-22 April we’ll be participating in A Town Explores A Book by putting three ‘desert island wines’ from our list on by the glass.

The three wines are all low-intervention, and made by the coast on islands: Ciello Bianco from the Italian island of Sicily; 7 Fuentes, a volcanic wine from the Spanish island of Tenerife; and Tillingham Pet Nat Rosé from an island we know well, the UK. The latter is made using natural and biodynamic techniques just down the road near Rye.

Order any one by the glass (175ml), or go for a tasting flight featuring a tasting glass (100ml) of all three plus one of our small plates of the day for £18.


Ciello Bianco (natural, vegan) £6

Ciello, Cataratto, 2017, Sicily, Italy, 12.5%

Cloudy, funky and just a little bit wild. This place organic Italian number is light, dry and loud. Embrace your inner teenager! A Farmyard fave.


7 Fuentes (organic, volcanic, vegan) £10

Suertes Del Marqués, Listan Negro, 2015, Tenerife, Spain, 13.5%

Smashed strawberries with a savoury smokey finish, this energetic wine is smokin’ hot and a great introduction to volcanic wine. Tenerife is having a food and wine resurgence — you can taste why!


Tillingham Pet Nat Rosé (natural, vegan) £10

Tillingham Wines, Ortega / Muller Thurgau / Dornfelder / Rondo / Pinot Noir, 2018, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, England, 10.5%

Lively, complex and sour with a bittersweet finish, a biodynamic English beauty from down the road. Fruity rhubarb cream soda.