Our Chichester shop
Chichester, West Sussex
Welcome to the youngest branch of the Hennings Wine empire. Nestled, since November 2011, at the top of North Street Chichester, we’re still relatively new but we’ve had a brilliant few years introducing Hennings to the Chichester faithful and building up a great local customer base through the various wine tasting experiences we offer, twitter or good old fashioned chit-chat!
We absolutely love to get involved in all things ‘tastings and events’ here, so you can expect to find a bit of fun, alongside the serious side – we’ve even been known to have customers performing the Argentine Tango in aid of World Malbec Day so you have been warned! We run lots of tutored and private wine tasting evenings in our dedicated first floor tasting room but if you’re thinking of coming to any make sure you book early as they’re always very popular events.Our tasting room is the perfect place to learn more about wine in a friendly environment. Hennings’ team run events throughout the year from vintage Champagne tastings, gin tastings to cocktail making and everything in between. This is also the perfect setting for private events and tasting experiences. We are able to cater for groups of up to 25 people on our private first floor tasting area – please ask us our friendly team for further details and availability.
When not hosting brilliant tasting events, our first floor is also home to our ‘Buy the Bottle’ speakeasy! 950+ wines by the bottle. Local cheeseboards. Snack bowls. Browse our shop’s brilliant selection, buy a bottle, pay some corkage and enjoy it by the bottle on our first floor. We’ve also got a wine tasting machine stocked with extra special wines in larger measures than those on our ground floor. Put simply, Sussex’s widest range of wines by the bottle to choose from and ‘drink in’.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about our Chichester shop, is our fab Enomatic wine tasting machines. In them we have a selection of 24 wines, divided into red, white, rosé and occasionally spirits that are available to try with the aid of our natty little top-up cards (these make great gifts too). So why not pop in, sit back and relax with a glass of something lovely in our sunny courtyard – we’ll let you stay inside if it’s rubbish weather too. Our Enomatics are really gathering a fan base now, so much so that on the first Friday of every month we are open late until 8:30pm so customers can explore the range of wines and have a bit of Friday night fun. Don’t be surprised to find a blind wine challenge in our machines, we like to keep you, and our team, on your toes.
Above all, we love talking about wine, sharing our knowledge and experiences and hearing about everybody’s different preferences and stories from the wonder that is the world of wine. Come and find us, have a chat, taste something nice and take a bottle home with you!