Clive's Wines is an independent wine producer based in Staffordshire, England. Producing a range of popular fruit wines that have gone down a treat since we added them to our range earlier this year.
Here's a few words from the founder Clive Darby:
"The company is based in Burntwood, Staffordshire near to the beautiful cathedral city of Lichfield. It all started in 2010 with some old demi-johns given to me by my mother in law. After trying some kit wines I ventured into trying real fruit. My first flavour was Elderberry and was enjoyed by family and friends. I then decided that I wanted to try and make other fruit wines, using my own recipes.
I took them to parties, BBQ's and gave them away as presents. The more I gave away, the more I was asked for. My next step was to apply for my licence and produce fruit wines in larger batches. I gained my licence in 2012 and began to produce a range of different fruit wines, selling to local farm shops. The business stayed part time and was run from home whilst still working full time.
By September 2015, I was running out of room to produce more wine and needed to look at moving the business to premises. I managed to acquire a unit and with a lot of hard work, got the unit to a standard to produce wine. This enabled me to produce more, as by now I was supplying wine to 20 different farm shops. This was still all part time!
In April 2016 I took the biggest step yet and gave up my full time job, company car and income to produce wine full time and bought a van."
In 2020 we partnered up with Order.Beer and have been supplying an increasing number of customers ever since.
Here's just a couple of recent reviews of both the wine and Order.Beer, a perfect combination!
"What an awesome, efficient service. Ordering is easy, delivery the next day and delivery is free! The English wine is beautiful, fruity and smooth. I'll definitely be using your service again. Thank you!!"
"Speedy delivery & superb English wine .... loved the shipping bottle casing to ensure no breakage! Wonderful.. will be shopping again here soon !"
Wines are made from real fruit and are not mixed with a grape wine. They contain no sulphites, artificial colours or preservatives and we only use British sugar. Our latest batches are now also suitable for vegetarians and vegans (check the label on the back first ).The fruit used in the wine is locally sourced where possible and the elderflowers are picked by ourselves from around Burntwood and Lichfield. The wines are medium/medium sweet, the gooseberry being our only dry wine.
All wines are best served chilled and can be served with ice or mixed with a tonic or lemonade. The Tayberry and Raspberry can also be enjoyed warm.