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Wine drinking has a very, very important rule: drink what you like! But never be afraid to try something new or different. Wine drinking should be fun, free of much of the garbage that interferes with the rest of our lives. It should be a catalyst for social intercourse. It should be pleasurable and memorable, it should be savoured and discussed, it should be fun.

Current wine special offers

Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013


4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said…
"It is beautifully savoury and complex on the nose showing dark fruit, cured meat, mixed spice and cedar characters. The palate is ripe, nicely rounded and silky, and delivers excellent mid palate weight and texture, leading to a lingering smooth finish. A beautifully maturing pinot showing lovely fruit richness with delightful savoury undertones. At its best: now to 2018."
This is a great buy. A 2013 Pinot Noir is is drinking beautifully. Think $30 a bottle not $16.99
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Domain Road Bannockburn 2014 Pinot Noir


Gold New Zealand Winegrowers Bragato Awards 2017
Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017
Gold Royal Easter Show 2018
5 stars WineOrbit
Silver International Wine Challenge 2017
Silver Decanter Wine Awards 2017

"Perfumed and inviting ....the palate delivers excellent fruit weight and intensity, wonderfully complemented by smooth texture and silky tannins. The wine shows lovely poise and complexity and offers terrific drinking". Wine Orbit
Elsewhere up to $39.99

Morambro Creek Padthaway Shiraz 2014


Double Gold 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Gold 2016 BTI World Wine Championships

"Deep inky black & purple in colour. The nose is perfumed with lifted mint, blueberry, vanilla and spice with a touch of liquorice and white pepper in the background. Expansive palate, smooth lush ripe blue-black fruits, nicely balanced oak, plenty of concentration with a long finish." Morambro Creek Say it all.
Every vintage is a stunner. This one carries on the very fine tradition.
Elsewhere up to $36.99

Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Shiraz 2016


Gold 2017 BTI World Wine Championships
Silver 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver 2017 China Wine & Spirit Awards
Silver 2017 NZ International Wine Show
4 1/2 STARS Winestate Magazine September 2017

"Lifted spice and ripe mulberry/blackberry aromas are complimented with chocolate, cedar and cinnamon on the nose. Well-integrated oak tannin provides flavours of clove and supple texture, which supports the rich plum, blackberry and mocha. The overall structure is supple and generous with fine-grained tannin and a lingering finish."
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Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016


18/20 4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. Here we have the highlights.
"...This is a full, up-front Chardonnay with flavours of yellow stonefruits, lemon-curd and butterscotch MLF on as fine, grainy-textured palate with balancing acid freshness. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4 years... 18/20 Nov 2017..."
This wine was a massive hit over last Festive Season. It is a Chardonnay drinkers dream after several more months in the bottle. From it peachy, buttery notes to its great MLF (Malolactic Fermentation) notes. A winner
Elsewhere up to $25.99

Askerne Hawkes Bay Gewurztraminer 2014


5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 2014
5 Stars Wine Orbit

"Lifted aromatics in the rose petal and apricot spectrum. The palate is very rich and round with a soft acidity and smooth texture. It finishes dry and long. Drink as an aperitif or match with spicy Asian dishes." The Winery says it, so, so well.
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Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016


Silver NZ International Wine Show 2017
93/100 NW Wine Competition 2017

Ripe pear and dried apricot aromas with hints of vanilla flowing onto a rich mouth feel with a off dry finish. Very classy, drink now or pop it in the cellar for up to 4 years.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Duncan's Big Georges Double IPA


A 8% mouthful of balance, power and style. A style modern, complex beer that delivers a bundle of flavour and palate interest. From Paraparaumu Duncan's beers all have the hallmarks of great balance.
"An American IPA full of equinox and citra bloom." Duncan's Brewery
Elsewhere up to $12.99

Duncan's Juniper IPA


Seriously Good IPA, a Primo staff drinks go to. All of the classic IPA markers in superb balance. Each can be picked out individually yet all come together in pitch perfect harmony. A tropical delight with serious hoppy intensity.
Elsewhere up to $12.99

Coopers Creek Limeworks Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016


5 Stars Wine Orbit
Silver Medal NZ International Wine Show 2017

Vintage 2016 was a brilliant vintage in the Hawkes Bay. Resulting in a powerful, big, rich Chardonnay. It has weight, sweet fruit, beautiful texture and length.
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Maimai Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2015


Another Great example of a highly drinkable, extremely well made and super well bodied Chardonnay at a fantastic price. Oak, melon, pineapple and oak meal intensity are words that all spring to mind.
This is in the style that has made such a comeback over the last three or four years. Quality Chardonnay at a very little price.
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Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017


New Vintage
Classical Marlborough with great passionfruit and capsicum characters racy acidity with a real morish element.
The perfect beach, BBQ, party wine.
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Johanneshof Marlborough 2017 Gewurztraminer


Stunning New Release
Arguably the Best Gewurztraminer in New Zealand year in year out.
The title has been challenged by the much bigger budget Vinoptima and Dry River. They are excellent, but not on the scale of this little legend.
Super Classic Status Michael Cooper's Wine Companion, a multitude of Trophies, Golds and 5 Star reviews that testify to it excellence year in year out.
An explosion of Turkish Delight aromas, raisins and marzipan. A weighty, powerful and opulent palate with its notes of rose petals and spice. Elegant, complex and stunning. A Gewurztraminer masterclass.
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Te Mania Nelson Gewurztraminer 2015


5 stars 93 points Wine Orbit
"Another gorgeous wine under this label, this latest offering is filled with stone fruit, mango, lychee and floral characters with hints of spice and honey. The palate is succulent, rounded and velvety with excellent fruit power as well as seamlessly integrated acidity. Varietals pure and immensely enjoyable." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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Te Mania Nelson Riesling 2016


Double Gold Medal Sakura Wine Awards
4˝ stars Wine Orbit

"It is immediately appealing on the nose showing baked apple, spice, fig and lemon peel aromas, followed by a juicy palate that is beautifully fruited and finely textured with subtle sweetness, which is well balanced by refreshing acidity. The wine offers delightful fruit flavours with subtle toasty complexity, making it a fabulous drink." 90 points, 4˝ stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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Te Mania Nelson Rose 2017


5 stars 93 points Wine Orbit
"Fresh, vibrant and beautifully fragrant, the instantly appealing bouquet shows watermelon, raspberry, apple and floral characters. The palate is juicy and lively, and offers bright fruit intensity together with fine texture and crisp acidity, finishing long and attractive. This is a charming rendition offering flavoursome fruit flavours." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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Galway Pipe Grand Tawny 12 year


Best in Show Trophy 'Sweet Fortified International' Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014.
Gold NZ International Wine Competition 2013 2014 & 2015
Gold London International Wine Challenge 2015
Gold Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015
Double Gold San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
93/100 James Halliday Wine companion 2015,
he said...
"Excellent intensity. Sweet raisiny flavour, modest amount of rancio character, highlights of spice, orange, nuts. Acidity in good measure. Gold medal winner San Francisco Wine Show '13 and not a bad call."
A legend in its own time. One of the most prestigious names in Australian Fortified wines.
Lush, gorgeous and extremely morish. Balanced, fine and powerful. So so smooth, concentrated, lovely wood aged characters and divine finesse.

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Pirramimma Geoffrey Fortified Liquor


Silver AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2017
Silver AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015
Silver NZ International Wine Challenge 2015

Great Australian Fortified Liquor (we can't call it port any longer). Raisiny and deeply satisfy. Great for the winter months ahead.
Elsewhere up to $49.99

Pirramimma Eight Carat Sparkling Shiraz NV


Gold Medal NZ International Wine Show 2015
Gold AWC Vienna 2015 International Wine Challenge
Gold AWC Vienna 2016 International Wine Challenge

Made by Pirrimamma this is a little beauty.
"Perfumed with heady framboise and full of raspberry and cherry with hints of mocha, chocolate, cake spice and pepper, its luscious yet is quiveringly dry." NZIWS
Back and beautiful. One of the best balanced and lovely Sparkling Shiraz' out there. No heavy Shiraz in a bottle here. All class and balance.
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec


Trophy Best Cabernet Blend at the 2017 Hawkes Bay Wine Show.
Gold 2017 Hawkes Bay Wine Show
For the third year in a row.
To show how serious this wine is two of the other Gold Medal Winners were the Mills Reef Elspeth 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon & Trinity Hill 2015 'The Gimblett'.
Be impressed as this wine certainly is immpressive. Great to see its new labeling with the both Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc mentioned in dispatches.
Intense and full with lots of great Cabernet characters: chocolate, dark berry, tobacco come to mind; wrapped in a well bodied frame with super tannin integration.
One for now or the cellar this wine really is a winner.
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot 2015


New Release
Always the “must have” star of the range, this new release doesn't disappoint. It is loaded with charming, almost velvety tannins and a soft full elegant palate.
A master class in what generous, delicious Merlot should taste like.
It has all of three classics; berry, chocolate and ripe black plum elements, wrapped in a very classy package. Great now, will live a long and wonderful life.
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Askerne Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec 2015


Gold Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2017
4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit
Silver Air NZ Awards
4 Stars Raymond Chan

"This complex blend showcases a great vintage on our Havelock North vineyard. Dark and brooding on the nose with black doris plum, aromatic jasmine and underlying mineral notes of graphite and tar. The palate is broad and soft with supple front palate tannins and soft vanilla oak enveloping the fruit.
Drink now or cellar for 5-7 years."

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Maimai Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014


An unbelievable deal on this smartly presented, highly drinkable New Zealand Syrah. Loaded with rich berry, dark chocolate and hints of black pepper. This ripe and charming Syrah is an absolute steal.
Elsewhere up to $29.99

Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2007
1 .5 Litre Magnum


94/100 The Little Red Winebook
Lots of Medals too
However this means very little as the wine is 11 years old. So we tried it before getting it in, black plum and spice on the palate wrapped in a medium to full body.
The conclusion: First let it breathe for a minute of three. Let it open up to its glorious medium bodied smoothness. Lots of blackberry
Elsewhere up to $74.99

Rocland Chocolate Box Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Gold Sydney International Wine Show 2018
"Dark/black appearance. Cassis, dark fruits, dried mint and herbs, graphite, cedar, clove cinnamon oak. Very dense, with good concentration, fresh, cooling acidity and strong, refined tannins. Good length, austere finish. Food accentuates the impressive concentration of the wine, and the refinement of the tannins." Matthew Deller MW
"Big and bold, firm meaty tannin structure, ripe fruit, big oak, no shrinking violet this wine, certainly benefits with the introduction of food." Stuart Halliday
"Dark red, primary dark ripe red currents and plum stone on nose, dense sweet fruit focused palate, tight fine tannins. Good match with beef cheek."
Oliver Masters
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Pirramimma McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


Gold AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016
Gold AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2017
5 Stars 94 Points James Halliday, Wine Companion 2018

"Shows that, when conditions are right, McLaren Vale can produce cabernet with convincing varietal character, needing no embellishment of lots of new French oak, bringing with it its own structure and texture. This really is a smart wine, with a juicy cassis component to finish it off." James Halliday
2013 was an exceptional vintage in the McLaren Vale.
In 2017 we promoted the Yalumba Cigar 2013 Cabernet which was outstanding. This wine is every bit as good; some might say better. One of the absolute best deals we have had in years. It has huge cellaring potential. Drink now to 2030.
Elsewhere up to $33.99

Pirramimma McLaren Vale Katunga GTS 2014


Gold AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2017
G = Grenache; T = Tannat; S = Shiraz
Now this is an interesting blend. One worth tucking into. A ripe juicy and morish wine full of ripe blackberry fruit and smooth lush tannins. Many of you will be very familiar with the 'Katunga', this wine is an excellent addition offering masses of character and quality at a very reasonable price tag.
Elsewhere up to $28.99

Kingston Estate Clare Valley Shiraz 2016


Blue Gold Sydney Top 100 2018
NZ International Wine Show 2017
. They said...
"Rich and friendly with yummy dark fruit, mint, clove and chocolate tart flavours, backed by lovely concentration and a silky, persistent finish."
"Deep crimson-edged blackberry hue with an attractive and concentrated bouquet of plum and cassis underpinned with creamy oak and spices. In the palate there are touches of chicory and mocha infusing the creamy chocolatey oak and succulent red berry flavours with tingles of cake spices and pepper and the tannins are silky with a velvet trim. A fulfilling flavoursome Shiraz that at the price point over delivers."
Sue Courtney,
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Box 1 Pinot by Fairmont


6 Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016
6 Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013
Elsewhere up to $299.88

Box 2 Southern North Island Whites


5 Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
5 Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016
2 Askerne Hawkes Bay 2014 Gewurztraminer
Elsewhere up to $304.88

Box 3 All The Pinot


5 Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016
4 Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013
3 Domain Road Bannockburn 2014 Pinot Noir
Elsewhere up to $344.88

Box 4 Wine & IPA


2 Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
2 Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016
2 Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013
2 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Shiraz 2016
2 Duncan's Juniper IPA
2 Duncan's Big Georges IIPA ( Check on the Web)
Elsewhere up to $255.88

Can do 4 of one of the beers if preferred, just let us know.

Box 5 All the Red you Need


4 Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013
4 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Shiraz 2016
2 Domain Road Bannockburn 2014 Pinot Noir
2 Morambro Creek Padthaway Shiraz 2014
Elsewhere up to $361.88

Box 6 Noir & Noir


6 Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013
6 Domain Road Bannockburn 2014 Pinot Noir
Elsewhere up to $389.88