A family-run wine shop in the heart of Staffordshire
No 'wine snobbery' - just great wines in a relaxed environment...
The Wolseley Wine Loft is a little wine lovers' haven, nestled on the edge of Cannock Chase AONB in the heart of Staffordshire. Lying just off the Wolseley Bridge roundabout (opposite the garden centre) we're well placed for Stafford, Rugeley, Cannock, Lichfield and outlying villages.
With some 500 handpicked wines on the shelves at any one time you're sure to find something you love in your price bracket, alongside a range of Continental and craft beers, specially selected artisan gins and spirits and delicious Italian deli items.
Where it all began…
Back in 2013 Brenda, son-in-law Dave and daughter Charlotte embarked on a wine lover's dream - to set up their own wine shop. From humble beginnings in a quaint but small loft in an converted (hence the Wolseley Wine Loft) stocking around 50 wines, we've come a long way.
We've loved every moment of the journey - consolidating our knowledge through tasting, research - and more tasting. As wine lovers rather than 'experts' there's no place for wine snobbery at the loft - we believe there are great wines to be found at all price points and from all over the world, and we love seeking them out to share with our customers!
With more wines crowding the shelves we soon outgrew the original shop, and in 2016 moved into a neighbouring building in the form of a reconstructed bull pen with dovecote. As well as having bags of charm, it's given us space to grow and the room to host intimate tasting events on the premises.
Off the beaten track…
You'll rarely find a wine we stock on the supermarket shelves - it's our aim to bring you a 'wine less ordinary'. Our selection spans the globe and all budgets. You'll discover great value every-day drinking wines rubbing shoulders with exceptional vintages, so there really is something for everyone.
We'll take you on a voyage of wine discovery - Old World stalwarts like Italy, France, Spain and Germany sit alongside wines from New World superpowers such as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. We also stock wines from 'off the beaten track' - up and coming regions like Portugal and Austria feature heavily, while those from 'hidden gems' like Romania, Chile, Canada, Syria, The Azores and an expanding selection of English wines also grace the shelves.
But it's not just new and interesting regions we like to explore - we love finding new or forgotten grape varietals and blends to share with our customers - after all, our motto is 'Dare to drink differently'!
More than just great wine…
You'll find more than a great range of wines at 'the loft' - we stock a selection of Continental beers and craft ales, fortified wines including sherry and port, ciders, aperitifs and a curated selection of artisan gins and spirits. If there's something specific you're looking for, we're always happy to help you try and source it. Foodies will also delight in the 'Little Italy' Italian deli area, with a delectable range of savoury Italian ingredients and sweet treats on offer - perfect for hampers!