About Us

Steep Hill Wines is a specialist, independent wine merchant serving Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties.

Our shop is located at 25 Steep Hill in the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. The building dates back many centuries and is built on top of the Roman Guard House at the Southern entrance to the Roman City. Our cellar is part Roman and part Medieval with the main building dating back to the Georgian period.

Our aim is to create a relaxed and informal environment where you can browse and shop. We are a traditional, family-run company, with a small group of professionals who are passionate about wine. Steve & the team are on hand to offer friendly, knowledgeable advice, tailored to your specific requirements.

Our wines

We stock wines from all over the world and take great care in hand selecting each one. We specialise in sourcing wines from smaller, quality driven producers who share our passion for interesting and individual wines.

Quality is the most important factor in our choice of wine, and each wine has to be a good representative of the wines from that area and country. We taste ALL our wines before we buy them, and if a wine or vintage is not good enough then we will not stock it. After quality, wines are then selected for their value for money, and finally on their appearance and saleability.

We hold a large and detailed stock of wine that we change regularly and we have access to many more lines. We can often source wines, so if the wines you are looking for are not listed then please contact us and we will try to assist you.

We hope you will enjoy the results of our research.

Our glassware and giftware

We stock a comprehensive range of quality traditional and contempory wine glasses & decanters along with a good range of wine accessories. We buy direct from some of the worlds key glass designers and manufacturers such as LSA and Riedel. If you can not find what you are looking for within our on-line shop please contact us.

Who we are

Rob is the owner, and son of Peter and Elizabeth. Originally from Yorkshire, Rob moved to Lincolnshire in the early 1990's. When the property came on the market in 1991 he decided it would make a perfect wine shop with it's original cellar. Rob has always had a keen interest in wines and is industry qualified to WSET Advanced level, now married to Amanda with their 3 children Mabel, Betty and Daisy he's a busy family man, but he still finds time to enjoy a bottle or two of wine, an avid fan of Sauvignon Blanc and Californian Cabernet.

Steve, the shop manager and wine buyer, is often the first face you'll see at Steep Hill Wines.  He has a great deal of experience in the wine world, from an assistant wine-maker and harvest organiser to wine sales. He spent a few years working seasonally in Germany. He joined Steep Hill Wines in October 2015. Steve has an eclectic taste in wine - though is very passionate about Central & Eastern European whites - and a passion for finding new and interesting wines. If you need help or advice finding the perfect wine for yourself or as a gift, Steve will be delighted to help you.