Our Story


We are a small independent family-run wine merchant with a shop in the heart of the beautiful South Devon countryside. You will find us in Blackpool Valley just a mile from the coast road in Stoke Fleming.

The business is run by us, Jonathan and Suzie Sutton. We have a small hand-picked range of wines and we work closely with Anthony Barne MW who advises and supports us on our choices. We absolutely love working in this industry and are very keen to share our knowledge with others or just sell you a decent bootle of wine!

The founder Jonathan’s late father, Michael Sutton, had 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 MW, he set up Michael Sutton’s Cellar in 1985.

Michael’s ethos was to only sell wines that he liked to drink and which represented good value for money. He 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 his wife, Juliet often travelled through Europe and to Australia to meet the wine producers and build up lifelong relationships with them and their wines.

We manage the business with those same values today and always enjoy finding new wines for our customers.

DARTMOUTH FOOD FESTIVAL WINE BAR 2018