About us

The Company

We are an independent, online French wine merchant, based in South Manchester. Suppling French wine and offering wine tasting in Manchester, Cheshire and Liverpool areas.

Importing hand-picked beautiful French wines, direct from those hard to find growers.   

The business was established in 2012 and created out of a passion for finding wines that are truely from the heart.  "Having been disappointed with so many supermarket purchases, I wanted the reassurance that every time I reach for the foil cutter, fight with the corkscrew that my anticipation and excitement would be met with that wonderful sight and appreciation on the first sip!!  Reasurrance rather than lucky dip syndrome. " 

In 2012 she undertook an intensive Masterclass Course on the Languedoc & Roussillon, held by Sud de France, before setting out on a 3000 trip of france to find those hidden away vineyards.

France is such a large wine producing region with a huge variety of wines. The wines all herald from two very distinct regions the Languedoc & Rousillon and the Loire Valley.

The tasting notes for each wine provide a small insight into the hardworking producers, challenging climatic conditions, and the character.  

It's easy to buy the wines, online, email or telephone: 

The People

Johannah Ashton-Sykes, Black & White image

Johannah, owner of Dusty Road Wines

Johannah, owner of Dusty Road Wines, absolutely loves French wines & enjoys learning everything about them.  Who makes them? How they are created? What to eat with them?

"Having tried every single one of these wines and I can honestly say I've been to the vineyards, got to know the the producers and feel part of their passion to produce these fabulous wines...."

"I believe in sourcing only wonderful French wines & providing great customer service, making sure you enjoy your wine every time!

I look forward to sharing the wines with you... à votre santé!"




I booked Johannah to host a wine tasting for my clients and the feedback was amazing! She is bubbly, knowledgeable, and the wines are excellent. I would recommend her services to anyone considering a similar event.

Carla, IFA - Cheshire

We were immediately impressed by Johannah's knowledge, enthusiasm & passion about the wines she sources & sells. Johannah recently hosted a wine tasting in our home for family & friends, it really made Mike's birthday a special event.  All our friends said how much they enjoyed the evening. Thank you!

Linda & Mike - Hale

"I would start by saying that I cannot recommend Johannah highly enough. The wine tasting evening that she held for us was brilliant. Beautiful wines, matched canapés and stories of the producers all made for a perfect evening. But maybe more than all of that, the support that Johannah provided before the event in preparing for it was worth its weight in gold. She even helped us find a venue! If you are thinking of holding an event, whether for clients, members of staff or networking, I would strongly suggest that you contact Johannah.

Tamsin, Financial Planner - Hale


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