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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

Supper Club Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014


This is a super full, rich, loaded with black cherry and dark fruit Pinot Noir. Its savoury, full palate has intensity and charm. Great drinking now, and will improve over the next 12 to 18 months. Superb value.
4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"The wine shows lovely mix of ripe berry and plum flavours with nuances of clove and nutmeg. It is juicy and brightly flavoured on the palate, showing attractive fruit purity backed by fine tannins. Very smooth and lingering, and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2019.."
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Supper Club Marlborough Chardonnay 2014


If you like the Whitehaven or Forrest Chardonnay's you'll love this one. Enough Chardonnay to be really good, enough Marlborough to be stylish and very smooth. It has been really popular with Chardonnay lovers and offers brilliant value.
4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"It is elegantly fragrant on the nose displaying white nectarine and rock melon characters with subtle vanilla and cedar complexity. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted, and delivers generous fruit intensity and silky texture. A rounded and attractive chardonnay with a lingering creamy finish. At its best: now to 2018..." Sam Kim
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Kilikanoon Clare Valley Shiraz 2012


5 Stars James Halliday's Wine Companion 2015
5 Stars Highlighted for Repeated 5 Star Vintages James Halliday
5 Star Winery James Halliday's Wine Companion 2015

"Bright crimson-purple; the palate is crammed to the gills with the luscious black and red fruits promised by the bouquet, expertly executed oak and tannins management the icing on the cake."
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Matawhero Church House Gisborne 2014 Chenin Blanc


Trophy & Gold Spiegelau Wine Show 2015
Trophy Best Other White & Gold Gisborne Wine Show 2015
Weekly Pick Canvas Magazine
. They said
“... This is the Gisborne version of that famous white wine from Loire. Expect mango, marshmallow and lemon blossom aromas alongside layers of full, ripe tropical fruit in the palate. There’s a faint hint of rain on hot stones in there too. It’s unputdownable, basically.” Yvonne Locken
"This impressive example of an underrated variety that's been grown in the region for decades...It's beautifully balanced with a fresh palate of stone fruit and lemon curd edged with mineral." Jo Burzynska Viva NZ Herald June 17
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Mondillo Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013


Gold New Zealand International Wine Show 2014
Pure Gold Air NZ Wine Show 2014
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Raymond Chan's Wine Reviews,
he said...
"...Dark, deep, even ruby-red colour with black-purple hues, lighter edged. The nose is elegantly concentrated and finely proportioned with pure aromas of black cherry and berry fruits entwined with liquorice, minerals and thyme herbs, unfolding raspberry and oak toast elements in the glass... The tannin extraction has provided powdery tannins and the mouthfeel is velvety in texture and flow. This has beauty and finesse, but possesses an underlying power and drive that leads to a long, fine-textured, tightly bound finish. This is a very tightly concentrated Pinot Noir with black cherry fruit flavours and refined structure that will develop classically over the next 7-8+ years..."
"Gorgeous aromatics of violets, dried herbs, sweet oak and red berries recur in the seductive smooth creamy palate that has a lovely smoky savoury backbone, earthy nuances and cake spices."

Judges: Bob Campbell MW, Larry McKenna, Peter Cowley & John Hancock NZIWS 2014
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Askerne Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013


Pure Silver Air NZ Wine Show 2014
Silver Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2014
Silver Royal Easter Show 2015
4 Stars Raymond Chan

"I love the super-pretty, dark magenta and crimson colour of this wine - it just looks glorious in the glass and - bonus, it tastes darn lovely too. With earthy, deliciously dusty, smoky, peppery plum and dark berry aromas, ripe fruit, warming spices and long, stretchy tannins - this is a new favourite for me." Yvonne Lorkin
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Supper Club Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014


41/2 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews.
He said...
"Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on rim. The nose is very fresh, tightly held with penetrating aromas of pungent passionfruit...This is pure and mouthwatering...attractively aromatic and pungent passionfruit flavours show alongside nettles, grassy notes and gooseberry fruit, forming a good core with depth and linearity...The flavours carry through to a long, dry finish with passionfruit notes. This is an elegant, intense, passionfruity Sauvignon Blanc with soft grainy texture...Fruit from Dillons Point and 20 yo. vines on Rapaura Road..."
Lovely wine at a super price.
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Gran Familia Rioja Cosecha 2013


Fantastic New Release
Always one of our most popular Spanish reds. This new vintage at just $14.99, is something out of the box!
Gran Familia Rioja is made in a modern style showing plenty of fruit with underlying spice and subtle oak. The tannins are soft and ripe, and all up, this is great drinking Spanish red.
"This could well be Spain's best value wine. It shows fresh, vivid, dark cherry and raspberry fruit with a subtly meaty, spicy edge. Less oaky than many riojas, and better for it." Jamie Goode, Sunday Express UK
The value coming out of Spain in recent times has simply been amazing.
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Ringbolt Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


Gold Melbourne Royal Wine Show 2014
90 Points Wine Spectator
90 points Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail (Canada), 27 May 2014

“Ripe and expressive, this firm red has depth, showing black currant, black cherry and sage flavors that persist as the finish lingers.” Wine Spectator
“Named after a late-1800s shipwreck that also gave its name to Ringbolt Bay, the brand is crafted in remote southwest Australia. How they get it here at this price is a marvel of modern transportation economics. The 2012 vintage of this consistently good red is full-bodied, smooth and succulent, with prominent flavours of black currant and cherry. The tell tale hint of mint, classic to Australia’s relatively cool western Margaret River region, is here, too, as is an intriguing whisper of mossy earth. Medium-rare steak would be perfect.” The Globe and Mail (Canada)
2012 was the 6th vintage in a row that Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 9 or 10 out of 10 on the Langton's definitive vintage report - it's no wonder winemaker Peter Gambetta recommends confident cellaring of up to 10 years.
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Beach House Selection Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2014


A new label and a new release for Beach House with the same excellent high standards. This wine is a ripper, think the best of previous vintages. It is fleshy and smooth with well rounded ripe stonefruit flavours. Toasty and creamy notes add complexity. Rich and harmonious a wine to saviour now or to cellar for up to 4 years. It is a steal
2014 was an excellent season for white wine in the Hawkes Bay; this wine is proof.

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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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.
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Case of 12 = $155.88

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

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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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.
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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

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.

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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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Three Bridges Barossa Valley Cabernet 2013


5 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Primo vino Pick of the three releases.
Lots of Cabernet for so little.
"It’s intensely aromatic on the nose showing dark berry, vanilla and cedar characters with a hint of mint chocolate. The palate is concentrated and succulent, and delivers plenty of appealing flavours and rich texture, finishing superbly long and tasty..."
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Chapel Hill Parson's Nose McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013


Gold Medal NZ International Wine Show 2014
94/100 James Halliday Top 100 The Australian 2014
. He said...
"Good depth to the colour; a most attractive medium-bodied wine, displaying its region of origin and its variety; flavours of blackberry, black cherry, plum, licorice and a waft of bitter chocolate neatly framed by finely groomed tannins, oak irrelevant. "
Screwcap, 14.5% alc, drink to 2023."

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Mt. Monster Limestone Coast Shiraz 2013


Gold 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show
Gold 2014 China Wine & Spirit Awards
Silver 2014 Melbourne International Wine Competition
Silver 2014 International Wine & Spirits Competition

"Rich purple colour. Ripe blackberry and plum nose, floral notes, satsuma plum and soft scented fruits. Subtle oak use adds complexity and provides structural framework whilst allowing primary Shiraz characters to shine through. Varietal fruit driven palate, with cherry/ berry fruit and spice flavours. Fine, soft tannins complement the spice/ berry flavours and provide support on a generous, mouthfilling finish. A beautiful drink immediately upon release." WinelistAustralia
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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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Valtier Reserva Utiel-Riquena 2007


Gold Medal Mundus Vini Wine Competition 2012
Utiel Requena is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) located in the province of Valencia and is home of the indigenous Bobal variety, which produces dark, velvety reds, in this case blended with 50% Tempranillo. Made by Faustino Rivero and sourced from low-yielding vines with an average age of 40 years sourced from stony, high altitude (700m) clay/marl vineyards. Indigenous yeast fermentation, maturation for 18 months in American and French oak barriques and 18 months in bottle is a recipe for fine Reserva wine yet this deep-coloured, intensely flavoured, silky-soft red is amazing value for money.
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El Burro ‘Kickass’ Garnacha 2013


5 Stars Three Year in a Row
5 Stars Wine Orbit

"Beg, Steal or Burro a bottle of this "Kickass" wine. Don't let the irreverent name dissuade you from buying it by the caseload. Medium-bodied, fresh and silky, this wine shows flavours of cassis, cherry, raspberry and wood spice, with a hint of leather and soft, integrated tannins. Remarkably balanced and layered for the money, it's a great choice for vegetarian dishes as well as many pizzas, pastas and sausage and chicken dishes." Globe and Mail, Canada
“What a wonderful drink. This classic expression of the variety is medium-full-bodied and packed with dark plum and raspberry flavours with a touch of mixed spice. It's silky, flowing and supple.”
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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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Box 1 Supper NZ Burgundy


6 Supper Club Marlborough Chardonnay 2014
6 Supper Club Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
Elsewhere up to $293.88

Box 2 A Box with Three


4 Beach House Selection Hawkes Bay 2014 Chardonnay
4 Askerne Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013
4 Ringbolt 2012 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
Elsewhere up to $319.88

Box 3 Kiwi Red Super Stars


6 Supper Club Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
6 Askerne Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013
Elsewhere up to $329.88

Box 4 Red Times Four Save Over $100


3 Supper Club Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
3 Gran Familia Rioja Cosecha 2013
3 Ringbolt 2012 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
3 Kilikanoon Clare Valley Shiraz 2012
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Box 5 Kiwi As


3 Matawhero Church Block Gisborne 2014 Chenin Blanc
3 Beach House Selection Hawkes Bay 2014 Chardonnay
3 Supper Club Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
3 Askerne Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013
Elsewhere up to $341.88