About us

Grape Minds is North Oxford’s own independent wine merchant, based in Summertown and established by two young wine lovers with a little history in the area. Graeme and Michael ran Majestic Wine in Summertown for two very happy years, and when this beautiful shop on South Parade became available, it was too tempting to ignore!

Why North Oxford

It’s an area that loves its wine nearly as much as we do! Whether it’s visitors to the city, party hosts, fine wine lovers or those who unwind with a relaxing glass, North Oxford appreciates a good drop, and we love helping you find it.

Our Philosophy

It’s all about great wine. We don’t care what it is or where it’s from, if it’s a fabulous bottle then we want it in our shop! We want to bring you the world’s best wine, and we’ve plenty to treat the most sophisticated palate, but when we’re buying there’s nothing more satisfying than finding a bargain we think will become a classic.

Is it just wine?

Of course not! While we bonded over magnificent Italian reds and beautiful Burgundies, we love a beer as much as anyone, and if your gin collection is bigger than Michael’s then you’ll definitely enjoy our spirit section! Come and peruse our craft beers, local ales and lagers, or if you like something a little stronger, we’ve got cognac, whisky, rum, gin, vodka for every occasion.