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Cépage provides pop-up wine bars and tasting experiences for weddings and other milestone events. This team of wine pros is passionate about all things wine and truly knows their stuff, headed up by Harry Ballmann. He has been talked about in Seven Fifty Daily, Imbibe an Vogue as a pioneering and dedicated wine professional. Hired by the likes of Chanel, Cartier and Hackett London, as well as working with celebrity chefs such as Tom Kitchen and Clare Smyth, Harry is a well renowned wine host and private sommelier.

Services Offered

Cépage offers an array of services, and can be extremley flexible to your needs, be it a wine tasting, wine bar or supplying wine for your wedding or event. Get in touch to learn more.

About Cépage

Every bottle we select is a wine we believe in, from exciting vineyards and winemakers we champion. The Cépage bottles are meant to be drunk, shared and loved. We will always advocate enjoyment, fun and discovery. ​

Cépage in French, from encépagement, means the proportion of grapes in a wine blend. It is vital you know exactly what’s in your bottle, from the grapes and soil, to the family behind its making. Cépage is the brainchild of a sommelier and designer, keen to express their love for their respective industries. Like the founders, Cépage is young, dynamic and fun.

Cépage is a space for you to enjoy real sommelier expertise from the comfort of your electronic device. The wine shop has been curated in the same way you might see a restaurant wine lists made, a mixture of fine and fun wine for you to delve into, be as experimental or as safe with your choices as you want to be. Oh, and don't forget, we are ALWAYS on hand to provide a recommendation or two! It's split into two, between everyday "VINO", and the "CELLAR SELECTION", prizes wines from the world's most renowned producers and vintages.

About Harry

Harry found wine through pure ignorance. In his time studying his master’s in Maastricht in the Netherlands, he attended cellar auctions and bought wine on a measly student budget that was often older than him. It was captivating and humbling to know so little about something, he says.

Harry changed his career plans to pursue wine, originally planning to work a vintage in Central Otago in New Zealand, he stumbled across a junior sommelier job at the prestigious Wiltons in St James, London. Under the supervision of Yohann Pinol, a respected and experienced sommelier, Harry opened some of the world’s best wines in his tenure. Harry then moved to become Head of Beverage at FOLIE, in 2019, earning a place in the top 100 wine lists in the UK. Unfortunately, FOLIE fell victim to COVID-19 and the unprecedented economic situation.

Now, Harry works on Cépage full time. He has been talked about in Seven Fifty Daily, Imbibe an Vogue as a pioneering and dedicated wine professional. Hired by the likes of Chanel, Cartier and Hackett London, Harry is a well renowned wine host and private sommelier. He also consults for Home Bargains, revitalising their wine offering in over 600 stores nationwide.

When it comes to wine styles, the older the better, especially if it's Barolo, Bordeaux or from the Rhône Valley.

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