Truro wine shop among the best

Directors Jamie Tonkin and Louisa Fitzpatrick

Old Chapel Cellars in Truro has been named the seventh best independent wine shop in the UK.

Each year, leading industry publication, Harpers Wine & Spirits, releases a list of the 50 best independent wine merchants across the country.

The 2024 ‘50 Best Indies’ came with a welcome surprise for Old Chapel Cellars, which not only topped the list of Cornish entrants at #7, but was also named ‘highest climber’ in recognition of its growing national reputation.

The judges praised Old Chapel Cellars for being the first wine merchant in the UK to achieve B Corp status, which served to “highlight its focus on increasingly sourcing direct from exceptional and sustainable producers around the world”.

Co-director, Jamie Tonkin, said: “We’re very proud to be named ‘highest climber’ in these well-respected awards – a testament to the hard work of the whole team in the midst of a tough economic climate.”