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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

Schist Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010


Massive Saving on this beautifully balanced, charming Pinot Noir. Drinking superbly now. Not to be missed.
4.5 Stars Wine State

"Richly coloured Alexandra red, fragrant and mouthfilling, with well-ripened cherry, plum and spice flavours, generous, savoury and complex, and a long finish. Finely balanced, youthful wine with cellaring potential. A good buy." That's at its full price.
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Dark, deep, full ruby-red colour with a little garnet on rim. The nose is lifted with raspberry fruit and confectionary notes, along with penetrating aromas of red cherry fruits, undergrowth elements and dark herbs. Medium-full bodied, this has dark berry fruits along with plum, liquorice and spices, lifted, with fresh juiciness. The acidity is balanced, contributing to the richness, and the palate is supported by fine, but firm tannin grip underlining the fruit. The wine has a moderately long and lingering finish with spicy fruit flavours. This is a well-balanced and well-proportioned Pinot Noir with spicy characters. Match with lamb, veal and pork over the next 4-6 years. Fruit from the ‘Schist Hills' vineyard in Alexandra, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in French oak barrels...RRP $33.50." Raymond Chan
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Stratum Waipara Chardonnay 2014


At a recent tasting this wine just blew us away. Here we have the hallmarks of the perfect all-rounder. Juicy, lovely oak, super balance and a price tag that is laughable for the quality. This wine absolutely leaves many wines in the late teens to mid-twenties price points in the dust. Exceptional.
"The Stratum 2014 Chardonnay shows ripe pear and spice aromatics with a hint of oak, leading on to a full flavoured and balanced palate. A wine to be enjoyed on most occasions." Winery
"A well balanced elegant wine with an abundance of apricot and peach fruit characters. Lovely light very easy drinking win. Or you can keep it for the next 4 to 5 years as it will develop." Underground Wines.
Elsewhere up to $18.99

Case of 12 = $155.88

Flying Sheep Hawkes Bay 2010 Gewurztraminer


Pure Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011
Top 40 Best Buy Wine State
4 1/2 Stars Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier,
he said...
"Highly aromatic and very varietal with a big perfumed nose of spring flowers and roses, Turkish delight, nougat and peach. A parfait amour and talcum powder edge as well.
Dry with medium+ acidity and all of the flavours described above especially peach and nougat. Medium+ length balanced and well made…"

4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper
"Richly fragrant, exotically perfumed wine, estate-grown at Mangatahi. Weighty (14.5% alc/vol), it’s a medium-dry style with concentrated stonefruit, spice and ginger flavours and loads of personality. Still fresh, it’s drinking well now."
"The heady, perfumed aroma has all the classic bells and whistles - ripe, intense notes of ginger, rose scented Turkish delight and poached pears. The palate is unctuous, spicy, perfumed and warming. Pear and tropical flavours shine through and the finish is generous..."
Deborah Walton-Derry Marlborough Express
If you like rich, lush, Gewurz this one is for you! If this was from Alsace you wouldn’t get change from $30.00. Yes it’s that good.
Elsewhere up to $22.99

Due to damage of some of the boxes in transit we are able to offer this extremely limited offer. Strictly while stocks last.
1 dozen = $126.00

Murdoch James ‘Estate’ Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013


Gold China Wine & Spirit Awards 2014
4 Stars 17.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
. He said...
"Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, pale on rim. The nose is softly full with aromas of ripe gooseberry fruit and tropical fruits, with lifted herb nuances... Dry to taste and medium-bodied, gently luscious and rich, ripe gooseberry fruit and exotic fruit flavours are the feature on palate. The mouthfeel is smooth and rounded, with good mouthwatering acidity providing energy. The palate follows a light textural line leading to a full, blossoming finish. This is a softly ripe and plush Sauvignon Blanc with rounded, ripe gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours...Fruit fermented with 2% in new oak to 12.5% alc. and 0.75 g/L RS, with 60% aged 3 months on lees and 15% undergoing batonnage."
From the outstanding 2013 vintage and drinking superbly now and over the next 12 months. The vines have been replaced with Pinot Noir vines this is the very last of this wine....ever.
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.6 pac =$79.50 12 = $150.00

Trentham Estate River Retreat 2013 Shiraz


Gold Medal 95/100 Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2014
There were sixteen Gold Medals including The Jim Watson Trophy winning SC Pannell Adelaide Hill Shiraz with 98 Pts; two wines received 97 pts; three, 96 pts. Then came 10 wines with 95pts. The River Retreat was Number 1 of those wines, which included the 2013 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah; St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2013 and Moppity Reserve 2013 Shiraz. It was a class of top guns with a very clear bargain at Number 1.
"Deep red, purple in colour with aromas of dark berries and chocolate; flavours of dark cherry and plum are fleshy and long. The balance of sweet fruit, subtle oak and soft tannins make this wine silky smooth and delicious." Trentham Estate, have described the wine beautifully.
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Bodega Norton Coleccion Mendoza Malbec 2013


4 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"A richly flavoured malbec, the attractive bouquet shows fragrant aromas of dark plum and blackberry with subtle game complexity. It’s succulent and plump on the palate with supple texture, finishing long and fruity. At its best: now to 2017."
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Aramis White Label McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012


New Release
4 Stars Wine State Magazine 2015

An opulent, deep and succulent Shiraz. Cassis and lifted blueberry flavours are interwoven with rich mocha, fragrant star anise and earthy undertones. Savoury with soft smoky meaty notes add complexity and depth. Balanced tannins, a smooth full palate and real star appeal. If you like the 2010 you'll love this version.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Molto Purezza Negroamaro Del Santo 2012


From Puglia in Italy's South, where there is lots of heat and sunshine. Classy oak, black fruits and a beautifully balanced medium bodied frame work. If you like Italian you'll love this.
Elsewhere up to $21.99

6 Pac = $78.00

Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2013


2013 Gimblett Gravels Top 10 as picked by Gordon Russell & Andrew Caillard MW They noted their selection showed “amongst the greatest red wines produced in New Zealand”
The others included the; Trinity Hill The Gimblett, Craggy Range Le Sol, Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Sauvignon & Newton Forrest Cornerstone Cabernet Merlot Malbec.
This wine was the only Cabernet Franc and the greatest bargain.
Silver Medal Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2014
Beach House make the best Cabernet Franc in the business. The 2013 is a ripper. A wine to enjoy now. However two or three years in the cellar will reap massive rewards.
"The nose exhibits brambly fruits, dark chocolate and mixed spice with a hint of lifted toasty oak. A rich, bold entry onto the palate gives way to a wash of dark fruits and spice. This is a big and bold wine with ripe full tannins that will give the wine longevity well into the next 10+ years. A fine example of the high level of intensity the Cabernet Franc variety can bring on our Gimblett Gravels site. Cabernet Franc is one of Chief Winemaker Chris Harrison’s favourite varieties and he believes that this particular vintage of Cabernet Franc stands out as one of the greats." Beach House website.
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Alpha Domus The Pilot Hawkes Bay 2013 Merlot


Primo Vino Pick As Best Value most Scrumptious 2013 Hawkes Red: That's saying something.
A lovely soft, fruit driven Merlot with seductive aromas of dark cherry, plum, rose, spice and vanilla. Medium to full bodied bursting with flavours of redcurrant, plum and liquorice. Clove and olive flavours oak are imparted with the French oak treatment. A long lingering finish atop a cloud of soft supple tannins and a velvety finish.
Great now with the ability to cellar up to 6 years.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Alpha Domus Leonarda Late Harvest Hawkes Bay Semillon 2014 375ml bottle


From the brilliant 2014 Hawkes Bay White Wine vintage. This little sticky is a gem.
Alpha Domus say it brilliantly...
"Mango, orange and Turkish delight aromas give this wine an exotic bouquet. Marmalade and grapefruit characters result in an appealing citrus lift.
Rounded and luscious with flavours of marmalade and ripe tropical fruits. Grapefruit and honey characters are supported by fresh citrus flavours. A full flavoured, well balanced wine with a velvety mid palate and clean citrus finish."

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Three Bridges Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013


5 Stars Wine Orbit
5 Stars 18.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
. He said...
"Dark, deep, near saturated black-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is full with harmoniously integrated aromas of ripe black berried fruits and black plums with layers of liquorice and eucalyptus notes unfolding, along with cedary oak, menthol and nuances of meat. Full-bodied, the palate features a well-concentrated a tightly bound core of ripe black berry and plummy fruit entwined with black pepper and liquorice. The fruit is supported by fine, firm tannin structure, and the wine possesses plenty of drive. The wine has a sleek, near slippery flow, the discreet acidity lending good energy. The palate leads to a stylishly restrained, succulent finish with cedary nuances. This is a fine-textured, stylish Shiraz with ripe berry and plum fruit flavours and liquorice and eucalypt interest. Match with slow cooked lamb dishes and Mediterranean fare over the next 6-8 years. Fruit from the Barossa Valley fermented with a portion of whole berries to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in new French and American oak barriques and hogsheads. 18.5/20 May 2015."
Elsewhere up to $28.99

Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Malbec 2013


Trophy Best Cabernet Blend & Gold Medal Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2014
This is incredible good wine: dense, powerful loaded with cassis and black fruits. It should retail at closer to $30.00 than $20. Yes it has gone up over the past vintages. For its current quality it is still an absolute bargain. It will last 10 years in the cellar at least. Inky black in colour, a superb mix of powerful fruit, classy tannins and marvellous intensity.
Elsewhere up to $24.99

Zerrutti Ultimo Tasting Glass


The Best Biggest Glass ware deal in a very long time.

These glasses have been used once at the Pinot Noir Conference. Cleaned to their sparkling best, they are ready for life in your home.
"The newly designed Zerrutti Ultimo glass has been developed to enhance the special qualities of Shiraz.
Although originally designed for Shiraz, once the glass was tested, the design qualities of this glass proved it to be ideal for tasting a wide range of wines.
Consideration has also been given to the actual user of the glass. Maximum size has been given to the bowl, without upsetting the equilibrium of the glass. Even when full, the glasses are not awkward to hold and retain excellent balance. The size is perfect for use with everyday meals and can be placed closely together in a table setting.
It has a proportionately larger bowl, rising more tightly at the top to allow for more vigorous swirling and to help break up the molecules which release more of the bouquet. The tighter mouth of the glass prevents the rapid dissipation of the bouquet. Height 210mm."

11% Lead Crystal.

Unfortunately delivering the glasses is a bridge too far. Breakages with mass handling are inevitable. Making this an in store or break it up promotion, only.
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Buy 5 Get one free. That's a 6 pack for $45.00
Please only enter the number of glasses you are paying for.

Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2014


Silver New Zealand International Wine Show
4 Stars Otago Daily Times.
They said...
"GOOD VALUE - Lovely fruit - fresh citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and stonefruit, with an underlying textural, creamy nuttiness filling out the palate and a crisp, long finish...DELICIOUS."
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Ngatarawa Glazebrook Hawkes Bay 2014 Chardonnay


4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Review.
He said...
"Medium-full bodied, elegantly concentrated flavours of citrus and stonefruits are enriched by creamy, nutty barrel-ferment notes. The mouthfeel is underlined a fine phenolic line and enlivened by crisp, refreshing acidity. Light gold in colour with a ripe peach, citrus, and melon bouquet. Subtle spicy oak with hints of cinnamon, and cream. Persistent stonefruit and ripe tropical fruit flavours. Rich creamy textured palate with citrusy acid and spicy / nutmeg oak."
"A beautifully expressed chardonnay, the lifted bouquet shows yellow nectarine, rock melon, almond and subtle vanilla characters, leading to a succulent palate that is rounded and silky. The wine shows lovely fruit intensity while remaining elegant and poised. At its best: now to 2019."
Wine Orbit
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Sea Level Home Block Nelson Pinot Gris 2014


Trophy Best Pinot Gris Air NZ Wine Show 2014
Gold Royal Easter Show 2015
Pure Gold Air NZ Wine Show 2014
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2014
Gold International Aromatic 2014

"It's concentrated and finely textured, well supported by complex pear, Asian spice and floral aromas." Air NZ
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Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2013


Supreme Champion Wine in Show & Gold International Aromatic Wine Competition 2014
Blue Gold Sydney International Wine Competition 2014
Champion Gewürztraminer & Gold The Marlborough Wine Show 2014
Gold Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015
5 Stars Cuisine Magazine March 2015
Pure Silver Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014
Silver International Wine Challenge 2015

"This wineries Gewürztraminer consistently impresses. The conditions were there in 2013 to do so again and the team at Lawson's Dry Hills has delivered. Lychee and rosewater notes unfold gently on the palate - this medium-style wine has the poise, depth and structural ease that come with old vine fruit." Cuisine
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Tatty Bogler Central Otago 2012 Riesling


A BIG Hit at our Friday night tasting, lovely wine.
18.5/20 5 stars Raymond Chan's Wine Reviews...
"Tatty Bogler From 1 ha of vines on a steep north-west facing slope in Bannockburn...Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The bouquet is softly full with aromas of white florals and gentle lime fruit, delicate honeysuckle and talc notes, and chalk nuances. Medium-dry to taste, soft flavours of limes, white florals, honey and sherbet show with a delicate richness. The mouthfeel is soft and chalky in texture, but underlined by mouthwatering acidity that provides liveliness and vibrancy to the palate. There is excellent tension as the flavours flow to a very long, lingering and softly refreshing finish. This is a beautifully soft-textured and gently mouthwatering medium-dry Riesling with subtle floral and honeyed notes... 18.5/20 May 2013 RRP $30.00."
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Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Riesling 2013


Silver New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
Silver International Aromatic Wine Competition 2014
Pure Silver Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014
Silver Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015
4 Stars Best Buy Cuisine March 2015
Silver Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014
Silver International Wine Challenge 2015
Silver Decanters World Wine Awards 2015

"This wine's aromatics are head-spinning - waves of vibrant citrus and citrus blossom. That generosity continues in the mouth where there is breadth, length, purity and a lovely caressing texture. An excellent dry style from the accomplished team at Lawson's Dry Hills."
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Whitehaven Marlborough Noble Riesling 2013 375 ml Bottle


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2014
4 1/2 Stars Wine State Magazine March/April 2014
Pure Silver Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013
Silver Medal Marlborough Wine Show 2013

"A luscious indulgence. Complex aromas of citrus, lime and beeswax notes, layered with concentrated honey and dried fruit on the palate. A great accompaniment for rich soft cheeses and sweet desserts." Whitehaven describe it beautifully.

Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Rosé 2014


Viva Top 50 Wines 2015. They said...
"This appealing Tempranillo Rose' is verging on a light red, but stills offers plenty of pink appeal. Wafts of rose and honeysuckle cross its perfumed palate over juicy Strawberry and cherry fruit and a fresh citrus lift."
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Kuru Kuru Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013


Pure Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014, they said...
"Brightly flavoured and elegantly expressed, a charming wine showing cherries and plums with a silky finish."
"Carefully blended from 3 sites in the Alexandra, Pisa and Bendigo sub regions of Central Otago, Pinot Noir 2013 is a masterpiece expression of Central Otago. Displaying both elegant red fruits from Alexandra and more structured darker berry fruits from the 2 warmer sites. There is also milk chocolate, spice and beautifully ripe tannins with a long finish."
Tarras Wines, Kuru Kuru makers
Elsewhere up to $39.99

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2013


Trophy Champion Pinot Noir The Marlborough Wine Show 2014
Gold The Marlborough Wine Show 2014
Pure Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014
Silver Decanter World Wine Awards

"This wine has wonderful power, concentration and opulence, whilst maintaining its poise and elegance. Red berry fruit and dark cherry characters are intertwined with sweet spicy oak notes that work wonderfully with the wines fine, ripe tannins."
Elsewhere up to $31.99

Alpha Domus The Barnstormer Hawkes Bay 2014 Syrah


New Release. Every year a star release. The Tradition continues
Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

A fruit-driven Syrah with aromas of liquorice, black pepper, plum and floral notes.
Consistently one of the very best Hawkes Bay Syrahs and incredibly good value for money.
Lovely medium body with flavours of dark red and black fruits with a lash of chocolate. The spice, vanilla and savoury tones are beautifully accent by the use of French oak. Soft supple tannins, lingering long finish add complexity; simply great drinking.
Elsewhere up to $35.99

Brookfields Ohiti Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Here is New Zealand's Best Sub $20 Cabernet Sauvignon. Ohiti Estate is a very hot vineyard producing lovely ripe Cabernet.
Typically dark in colour for a Cabernet Sauvignon, Brookfield’s 2014 Ohiti Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with ripe cassis, black plum and blackberry flavours on a lovely background of savoury French and American oak. Soft smooth tannins complete the lovely picture.
Elsewhere up to $22.99

Campo De Borja Vina Ainzon Tinto Grenache Tempranillo 2012


Smooth and super approachable this cracking little red from Spain is absolutely top notch. Juicy, loaded with black berry fruit and plums. This wine puts the emphasis of fruit and style. It is clean and lovely. Another great example of what Spain can do. In the mould of the Arriba & Rojo. Yummy
Elsewhere up to $21.99

6 Pac = $78.00 12 = $144.00



6 Murdoch James ‘Estate’ Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013
6 Trentham Estate River Retreat 2013 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $245.88

Box 2 Three Stars


4 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2013
4 Three Bridges Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
4 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Malbec 2013
Elsewhere up to $331.88

Box 3 Shiraz Times Two


7 Trentham Estate River Retreat 2013 Shiraz
5 Three Bridges Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
Elsewhere up to $277.88

Box 4 Bargain Red Box


4 Molto Purezza Negroamaro Del Santo 2011
4 Trentham Estate River Retreat 2013 Shiraz
4 Bodega Norton Coleccion Mendoza Malbec 2013
Elsewhere up to $239.88

Box 5 Kiwi Big Time Box


6 Murdoch James ‘Estate’ Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2013
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Malbec 2013
Elsewhere up to $293.88

Box 6 Every Kiwi Box


4 Murdoch James ‘Estate’ Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013
2 Flying Sleep Hawkes Bay 2010 Gewurztraminer
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2013
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Malbec 2013
Elsewhere up to $299.88