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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

Champagne Bollinger NV Gift Boxed

$85.99

Gold New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
One of the World’s Greatest Champagnes. Prestigious and renowned for its full, lush yeasty style. It is great Champagne in everyone’s book. It is the top echelon of Champagnes and deservedly so.
Something to impress; something to enjoy; something special.
Elsewhere up to $129.99
In a Gift Box

Champagne Bollinger NV 1.5 litre Magnum

$189.99

Think Big Bolly
One of the World’s Greatest Champagnes. Prestigious and renowned for its full, lush yeasty style. It is great Champagne in everyone’s book. It is the top echelon of Champagnes and deservedly so.
Something to impress; something to enjoy; something special..
In a Gift Box

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$22.99

5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
Air NZ "Fine Wines of New Zealand 2018"

"The founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay, where he directed the first 25 vintages, Kevin Judd’s wines are firmly positioned at the top of the quality arc. Flinty and mineral, with some reductive French characters, this is rich and concentrated, yet the power is beautifully contained. Sourced from 90% organically grown vineyards, natural ferments, minimal intervention winemaking philosophy. Gluten free." Bob Campbell MW
Elsewhere up to $28.99

Theory and Practice Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016

$18.99

5 stars Wine Orbit
4 stars Raymond Chan

“The palate is full bodied and rich with a toasty, meaty complexity. An umami like savouriness comes from a long maturation time on yeast lees. The texture on the palate is from supple front palate grape skin tannins. These tannins help balance the fruit richness without contributing hardness.” The Winery
For those of you who like juicy, spicy, smooth New Zealand syrah this wine is an absolute bargain. It has the class style and intensity of many that rate well into the late $20’s early $30’s would die for.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Spencer Hill Latitude 41 Hill Block Nelson Pinot Gris 2016

$18.99

This wine has been extremely popular with our customers. It seems to have enchanted those who love both dry and not so dry Pinot Gris. The vineyard says it beautifully.
"A crisp, fruity Pinot Gris that will surprise your taste buds. Pear and spice flavours are evident in this wonderful wine just about every year. Further light aging on special French oak and lee’s provides a hint of vanilla and cream. Grown on heavier soils that are required for full flavoured Pinot Gris"
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Castillo De Molina 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

$22.99

Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017
91 Points Descorchados 2016

Intense ruby red with violet hues in the glass. It bouquet is expressive and complex: raspberries, plum and cherries and blackberries with the tobacco and vanilla notes.
Well integrated wine on the palate with good structure and body. It has a hint of maturity with flowing rounded tannins. It finishes long and persistent. Super now it will cellar for half a decade.
This is a super example of the lovely medium bodied style: Think Western Australia or a Top Kiwi Cabernet.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Pirramimma Pirra McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz 2013

$18.99

Gold Medal AWC Vienna 2016 International Wine Challenge
Made with typical Pirramimma power and grace this wine is unbelievable....especially for the price.
Pirramimma say it so well...
"This vibrant fruit driven wine displays aromas of sweet raspberry and glazed cherry through the Grenache component, with the Shiraz adding plum and spice. The palate exhibits spicy raspberry and Satsuma plum with a round, rich middle palate and a long lingering savoury finish."
Full, intense and mouthfilling. It is a winner.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Eden Hall Springton Eden Valley Shiraz 2015

$24.99

Trophy Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
Gold Medal Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016

"2015 was a cracking vintage in pace, yield and above all quality and is likely to surpass the 2002 vintage in greatness. The 2015 Eden Hall Springton Shiraz is deep crimson-red, with savoury spice and black pepper on the nose. Ripe black fruit and lifted raspberry and prunes give way to fine, dusty tannins that linger seductively and make you want for more... can be cellared with confidence if you must."
Elsewhere up to $31.99

Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2015 Montepulciano

$22.99

Gold Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2018

Over many years this wine has presented itself as one of the best, if not the best example consistently of this grape variety in New Zealand. A fact clearly seen in the number of Gold Medals it has amassed over many vintages. The Winery describe it beautifully…
"Cherry stone, tar and molasses are evident on the nose whilst the palate is intense and fruit driven. Bold, bright, boysenberries interplay with cedar and spice coming from the fine grained French oak. Currently delicious, but would easily cellar well into the 2020’s."
Elsewhere up to $29.99

Castillo De Molina 2015 Carménère

$22.99

Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017
91 Points Decanter 2017


Dark violet in colour. With an expressive and intense nose. Full of black fruit and spices combining with subtle notes of vanilla and hints tobacco.
It is a round lush wine with ripe fruit, soft tannins, rich acidity and a persistent finish.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Beach House Hawkes Bay Noble Chardonnay 2016 375ml Bottle

$15.99

A Henry's Pic Top Buy
Last Chance on this little beauty. A stunning buy. Harmony, power and lush fruit characters. Flavours of orange blossom, ripe pineapple and citrus rind overwhelm the senses. The wine is honeyed and mellifluous across the palate flowing pleasantly to a silky soft finish.
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Wrights Reserve Gisborne Chardonnay 2016

$29.99

5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 Stars WineOrbit
Gold Organic Wine Awards 2018

"Bright, light golden yellow colour, lighter on the edge. This has a full and gently concentrated, deeply packed nose with fresh, ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits along with citrus fruit elements entwined with creamy barrel-ferment, and nutty, toasty oak... Full-bodied, the palate has rich and deeply packed flavours of yellow stonefruits, tropical and citrus fruit melded with a layering of creamy and nutty oak... This is a rich and vibrant, well-concentrated Chardonnay with a complex array of fruit and oak flavours. Match with roasted pork and veal dishes over the next 4-5 years. Mendoza clone fruit, vines 13 y.o., fully indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 85% new French oak, undergoing batonnage and 100% MLF. Certified Asurequality organic..."
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Crab Farm Hawkes Bay 2013 Chardonnay

$19.99

This wine is from one of the best Hawkes Bay vintages ever. it sold out quickly on release. In its youth it displayed lovely ripe peachy characters with a smooth and fine grained creamy texture. Now the wine is 5 years old and at the peak of its powers.
It is an intriguing mix of those youthful elements and the richness and palate interest that only age can bring to the table.
This is a rare opportunity to try a developed Chardonnay at it original price. Stocks are limited.
Expand your wine horizons and try the something new and old all at once.
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Beach House Selection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2017

$19.99

4 1/2 stars Best Buy Cuisine Chardonnay tasting 2018. They said...
"A fleshy style with some tropical melon notes balanced by stone fruits with a warm vanillin overlay. The spicy expression and smooth texture reminds us of classic aromas and flavours that are still relevant. A terrific long satin finish."
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Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$15.99

Classical Marlborough with great passionfruit and capsicum characters racy acidity with a real morish element.Over the last 8 months this wine has gone from strength to strength. It tastes great and has been flying out the door. The most often said comment: This wine is incredible value for money. The perfect summer stock up.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Case of 12 = $155.88 (12.99 a Bottle)

Mischief Waipara 2017 Pinot Gris

$18.99

There is plenty of fruit here, with pear juice and apples dominating the rustic complexity. A rich fruit salad palate, some zesty acidity, and a touch of sweetness makes this wine positively jump out of the glass.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Krohn Rio Torto Reserva Ruby

$39.99

This is a excellent example of top port, From it’s deep red colour to its opulent, rich plummy fruit with a massive depth of flavour, especially compared to others in this style-category, High quality fruit, excpressive and morish. A great price makes this a super chance to try something usually not on ones radar,
Elsewhere up to $49.99

Tio Pepe Fino Sherry

$29.99

The world’s best-selling Fino. It is from Jerez in southern Spain. It is uncompromisingly dry. An absolute classic.
Here are a few tips:
Always serve cold from the fridge.
Always keep it and serve it as if it was a white wine. Once the bottle is opened it should be drunk within 4 or 5 days.
It is fantastic with food, especially savoury nibbles such as Jamon Iberico, chorizo, olives, nuts, Manchego cheese and bread and oil Great with fish or prawns and shrimps.
Elsewhere up to $39.99

Pirramimma Eight Carat Sparkling Shiraz NV

$23.99

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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Petit Mawhero Rose 2017

$15.99

This little French beauty was a big hit last vintage. Selling out smartly. Fresh and laded with love cherry and berry fruit. A charmer in every sense. A perfect spring and summer sipper.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Greylands Ridge Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

$33.99

Gold Air New Zealand Wine Show 2015
18+/20 4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...

"Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on rim...Nuances of thyme herbs, spicy, nutty oak and violet perfumes add detail and interest. Medium-bodied, softly rich and well-concentrated flavours of ripe dark raspberries and plums are complexed by nuances of thyme herb, spices and oak...This is a rich and softly concentrated Pinot Noir with balance and structure. Match with beef, lamb, venison and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6+ years..."
Elsewhere up to $41.99

D’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2015

$49.99

5 Stars J Halliday’s Wine Companion 2019
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

“This is a particularly good Dead Arm, its alcohol miraculously the same as the ’14, but however that may be, it has an elegance to its mouthfeel and lingering finish. Screwcap. 14.4 % alc. RATING 96. To 2045 $70”
"Brooding and alluring, plum, blackberry, liquorice and spice entwine with a raft of dark, earthy notes."
From D’Arenberg and so right.
Elsewhere up to $71.99

Available in a Gift Box on request

Thomas Goss McLaren Vale 2016 Shiraz

$19.99

Gold Medal New Zealand International Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal New World Wine Awards 2017
5 Stars & Wine Orbit

"Boasting more bling on its grill than Lil Wayne or Lil Bow Wow, or in fact any of the “Lil’s”, this shiraz has clearly shown it’s at the top of its game as far as wine competitions are concerned. Inky dark, glossy in the glass and bursting with boysenberry and blackcurrant characters on the nose and palate, it’s the dusting of pepper, eucalypt and redcurrant that add complexity to its long, spicy and luscious." Yvonne Lorkin, May 2018
The Return of one of our stars from 2017 in its new vintage form. If you liked the last one you'll love this one. Super buying.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Paulett Polish Hill River Shiraz 2014

$18.99

5 Stars 93/100 Wine Orbit
4 1/2 Stars James Halliday's Wine Companion 2017

The wine was made as a showcase to show the true characteristics of Shiraz as it grows in the Clare Valley.
Aromas of dark plums, blackberries, black pepper and soft spices. The palate is fuller-bodied and super smooth: dark berry, rich plum with hints of chocolate and spice. Its tannins are mellow and long. It finishes bright and smooth.
Elsewhere up to $28.99

Massena Barossa Primitivo 2017

$29.99

5 Stars Wine Orbit
92/100 Huon Hooke The Real Review March 2018
91 Points Campbell Mattinson Wine Front

Massena is an outstanding producer of wines that are beautifully crafted and fabulously funky.
This primitivo is a great example. Where the other featured wine in this email is a brilliant Italian this one evokes a more American feel. Zinfandel and Primitivo are one and the same in the eyes of many. This one is full, warm, deep, dark and stunning. Like Zinfandel it best suits drinking in its first three years of life.
Elsewhere up to $38.99

Crofts Quinta da Roêda Vintage 1995

$91.99

1995 Gold Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
Elsewhere up to $92.99

Crofts Quinta da Roêda Vintage 2008

$64.99

93 Points Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, November 2010
Elsewhere up to $92.99

Gran Tesoro Campo de Borja Garnacha 2014

$15.99

A lovely Spanish Garnacha (Grenache) that has body and charm to burn. There is real palate weight and character in this wine. Juicy deep, red brambly fruit, plum and berry. Sweet and mouthfilling spice with a long smooth and enticing pallet with a great long finish. Soft and very approachable.
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Beso Chilean 2015 Merlot

$13.99

If ever there was a case of the ugly duckling becoming a beautiful swan it is this wine. We promoted and sold a HUGE amount of the 2014. Shortly afterward the 2015 was released and to be frank, we were disappointed. Sweet, jubie fruit with a charming yet unconvincing structure; pleasant BUT move on twenty or so months and WOW. This is really top flight wine in the mid twenty to thirty dollar price bracket, if it came from Aotearoa. But it comes from Chile and is an absolute steal ABSOLUTE.
From its ruby colour with a splash of bright violet. To it’s a robust deep palate overflowing with a seductive mix of berry fruits and plum.
Super charming in a medium mould, ideal drinking if you’re a Merlot or deeper Pinot Noir fan. The spring and summer wonder red.
Elsewhere up to $24.99

Box 1 Bordeaux In South American

$221.88

6 Beso Chilean 2015 Merlot
3 Castillo De Molina 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
3 Castillo De Molina 2015 Carmerene
Elsewhere up to $311.88

Box 2 CNZA: Intials of Origin

$212.88

6 Beso Chilean 2015 Merlot
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2015 Montepulciano
3 Thomas Goss McLaren Vale 2016 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $320.88

Box 3 The Funky Mix

$218.88

3 Petit Mawhero Rose 2017
3 Beso Chilean 2015 Merlot
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2015 Montepulciano
3 Thomas Goss McLaren Vale 2016 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $320.88

Box 4 Hawkes Bay Meets Chile

$239.88

3 Crab Farm Hawkes Bay 2013 Chardonnay
3 Beso Chilean 2015 Merlot
3 Castillo De Molina 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
3 Castillo De Molina 2015 Carmerene
Elsewhere up to $314.88

Box 1 A Great Pair

$227.88

6 Spencer Hill ‘Latitude 41’ Moutere Nelson Chardonnay 2017
6 Theory and Practice Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016
Elsewhere up to $311.88

Box 2 The Kiwi Long Weekend Box

$251.88

3 Greywacke Marlborough 2107 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Spencer Hill ‘Latitude 41’ Moutere Nelson Chardonnay 2017
3 Theory and Practice Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2015 Montepulciano
Elsewhere up to $332.88

Box 3 Big Foreign and Delightful

$275.88

4 Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2015 Montepulciano
4 Castillo De Molina 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
4 Castillo De Molina 2015 Carmenere
Elsewhere up to $335.88

Box 4 International Red Tour

$269.88

3 Theory and Practice Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2015 Montepulciano
3 Castillo De Molina 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
3 Eden Hall Springton Eden Valley Shiraz 2015
Elsewhere up to $347.88