Who are we?
We began on street markets in 2011, telling stories of wines from small wineries from around the world hidden from the mainstream eye. Our specialism was finding sparkling wines that were an unexplored category, and while we have been hard at work, there are still tens of thousands of little-known producers making high quality bubbles from England to Brazil. Our job has always been to bring those wines to you, and to enjoy the Champagne experience for less.
Where are we going?
Through time we grew, importing and supplying wines to some wonderful partners including Selfridges and Secret Cinema, leading us to create our own first space where we could show the wines, educate and entertain in our own special way. Located in Charles Dickens' old office, with caverns beneath Covent Garden's theatreland, Grays & Feather is a hideaway in Central London. Here we began to grow into something new, our mischievous energy leading us to create events, dishes, mobile wine bars and side projects in ecology that began to explore the whole world of why we eat and drink in the first place and focussing on how and why we come together.
How can you help?
Unfortunately, like many other small hospitality businesses, we went into lockdown for 3 months right as we began to hit our stride, while many of our ongoing costs such as rent and maintanance continued. This took away the hard earned funds we had raised to operate safely and begin new products in education and ecology going forward.
What might have been a fairly straight forward process of reopening 2 months ago is now about threading the needle, carefully managing funds to pay staff and those ongoing costs to make enough to return to safety.
We aren't asking for donations but instead offering Wine Tickets to use on your next visit. You can put these towards experiences at Grays & Feather before we open so we can then open comfortably and offer the same quality environment many had come to love.
We look forward to welcoming you soon and thank you so much for reading!