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Duncan & Hannah Gammie
Bella & Charlie
WEE: adjective SCOTTISH
little. - "when I was just a wee bairn"
VINOTECA: wine library SPANISH
A wine bar where you can taste wines to enjoy in or take a bottle away
INspired by Good wine, good food & Good COmpany.
Duncan grew up in a family that loves to invite people over for dinner. With a barbecue hut that includes a pizza oven and rotisserie, a massive kitchen and fields full of family grown, fresh produce, food has always been an important part of the Gammie family.
Duncan spent many years working at a Michelin Starred restaurant in Edinburgh as a Sommelier and Assistant Manager. He loved breaking down the stereotype of a typical Sommelier by helping people find good value on the 400+ bottle wine list and encouraging people to try more unusual wines, rather than more expensive ones.
Hannah started out as a Receptionist at a 5 star hotel, before moving to the Event department and becoming Events & Wedding Manager.
After meeting in Scotland, Hannah and Duncan moved to Hertfordshire. Whilst exploring the nearby towns they found the beautiful market town of Hitchin. A hot spot for local foodies and a town that loves to support independent businesses.
The Wee Vinoteca is all about keeping things simple, we have a small but ever-changing range of wines to suit all budgets. This is matched with a simple menu of snacks to complement our wines. We have designed the bar to have a homely feel and we welcome families, babies and dogs.
After being open for only a couple of months. We were nominated as finalists in the Muddy Stilettos Awards for Best Newcomer and Best Bar in Herts & Beds. We then won in the Best Newcomer category.