Our Story

Welcome To Vin Santo

Located in Chester’s historic 13th Century crypted cellars on Watergate street, Vin Santo is a wine shop and wine bar run by 4 friends with a passion for good wine and fantastic customer service.

Join us for a wine experience like no other, as we take you on a relaxed journey around the world of wine.

Covid information

  • We ask you to arrive for your booking no earlier than 5 minutes before as to ensure we don’t become over-crowded within the store.
  • We may require the table back promptly at the end of the booking time however should there be no further bookings and you wish to stay you will of course be more than welcome too.
  • We politely ask clients while they are not sat drinking to wear face mask, this includes visiting restrooms and perusing our shelves. We will provide face masks but we do ask if customers can bring their own to help us reduce waste.
  • We are taking many precautions to protect staff and customers and don’t take these measures lightly, so we ask customers to please support us and respect the policies in place.

Extensive Wine List

Experience our carefully curated selection of wine. This is an ever changing collection so there will always be something new to discover. 32 wines will be featured in our Enomatic machines.

Sipping List

Rum, Whiskey, Brandy or Tequila.  Here at Vin Santo we have selected a fantastic range of spirits to suit every palate.


We are constantly on the lookout for the most interesting and unique gins from around the world. All served beautifully garnished with accompanying botanicals.


Bringing you the best traditional European beer and a smattering of modern British craft beer, we are proud of our niche selection of beer. We buy from the wonderful Lisa and Dale at That Beer Place, as well as direct from one of Manchester’s most up and coming Breweries, Alphabet.


"Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars..." - Dom Perignon's apocryphal proclamation upon discovering what we now know as Champagne today.

Here at Vin Santo we have a dedicated Champagne list featuring six beautiful Champagnes served by the glass.

Fine Wine

Housed in our Spirit room you will find an impressive selection of Fine Wine. 

Although these are kept under lock and key a member of our knowledgeable team can introduce you to our superb collection of wine and champagne. 

Wine Merchant Opening Hours

10:00am - 9:00pm

10:00am - 11:30pm

12:00pm - 9:00pm

Bar Opening Hours

12:00pm - 9:00pm

12:00pm – 11:30pm

Drop Us a Line

Don't be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!