Our Story

Michael-Sutton-Cellar-Logo-01We are a small independent family-run wine merchant with a shop in the heart of the beautiful South Devon countryside. The business is now run primarily by Jonathan and Suzie Sutton with Juliet (Michael’s widow) offering advise and support.

Michael Sutton, having been a wine lover for some considerable time, decided that when he retired from farming he would pursue his interest in wine more seriously. So with the help and encouragement of his great friend Ronnie Hicks Master of Wine, he set up Michael Sutton’s Cellar in 1985.

Michael’s ethos was to only sell wines that he and Juliet liked to drink themselves and which represented good value for money. He had a wide network of family and friends who became regular buyers of his wines.

Michael was a friendly, hospitable wine merchant who was always willing to share his knowledge of wine with anyone who would care to listen whilst enjoying a glass.

Over the years Michael and Juliet often travelled through Europe and to Australia to meet the wine producers and build up lifelong relationships with them and their wines.

Since Michael’s death in 2011, the business continues to progress in his legacy so that the customer can totally trust the quality and provenance of the wines on offer.