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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

Waipara Springs Reserve Premo Chardonnay 2014


93 Points 5 Stars WineObit. They said...
"Opulent and richly flavoured, the complex bouquet shows yellow stone fruit, mango, vanilla and cedar characters with nuances of oatmeal and butterscotch. The palate is concentrated and generously fruited, and offers layers of gorgeous flavours backed by well-integrated acidity. The finish is persistent, expansive and very satisfying..."
Elsewhere up to $27.99

Il Meridiane Nero d'Avola 2014


This wine is juicy, lush and very morish. Ripe black cherry, dark plum and smooth berry fruit are on the agenda. Smoky, savoury, a hint of bitter chocolate, a long smooth palate with depth and soft tannins. It is well balanced in a medium bodied frame.
We tried this wine with a series of other American and European imports, it was a star. Incredible buying for so very, very little. We were mightily impressed.
This wine comes from Sicily, not the more Southern regions of Italy that this variety is noted as coming from.
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Gran Tesoro Campo de Borja Garnacha 2014


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 mouth-filling spice with a long smooth and enticing pallet with a great long finish.
Soft and very approachable. This wine is a great example of what can be done with this grape variety. A very positive and delightful drop.
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Parson's Paddock Langhorne Creek 2016 Shiraz


New to our market and a great new kid on the Block. For those of you who like the Mt Monster Shiraz, Pirrimimma Katunga Shiraz and Morambro Creek Shiraz this wine is from the same script.
It is inky black; loaded with chocolate, mocha, deep blackberry fruit on the nose and palate. It is intense and bright with depth and power seldom seen at at this price point. The reviews to date of this newly released wine have been good without being spectacular, we are sure that this will change in the future.
Elsewhere up to $24.99

Twelfth Night Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013


4 Stars 17.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with a little garnet on the rim. The bouquet is soft and full, with a well-packed core of savoury dark-red berry fruit harmoniously interwoven with aromas of thyme herbs and some earthy and game-like detail showing the beginnings of secondary interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate is soft and fulsome with gently rich, savoury flavours of dark-red berry fruits...and nuances of game and earth. The fruit richness is balanced by plenty of fine-grained tannin structure providing good line and grip...a lingering, sustained finish. This is a fulsome, rich-fruited Pinot Noir with structure and grip, showing the beginnings of savoury, secondary earth and game notes. Serve with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 5-6 years..."
In Short: Full, ripe and lush with a lovely savoury note.
Elsewhere up to $31.99

Beach House Selection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2016


Great New Release
Year after year this super wine is an absolute winner. The 2016 is no exception. In fact it might be one of the very best yet. Bright citrus fruit, mealy complexity and wonderfully approachable very early, it has the ability to age for a very long time also. 2016 was a super Hawkes Bay vintage and it shows in this wine.
We first tasted it with the Beach House Reserve Chardonnays: The Levels and The Track from 2016. We were amazed at its quality and felt it was right up with the big brother that sells for over $30.00. This wine is extremely classy and will reward cellaring.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Pine Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


A genuine cancelled export order of high quality Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from a great vintage. A super time to stock up before the wines from the Big Wet are released.
Racy, classic red and green pepper notes, a hint of cut grass and a splash of passionfruit make this a must buy at this brilliant deal.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Case Price = $138.00.

Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2014


Trophy & Gold Hawkes Bay Wine Competition 2016
"The wine has a lovely ruby red colour and exhibits an array of different aromas including damson, violets, dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice and cloves. On the palate the wine is rich and robust with firm tannins coming from both the fruit and the oak. Dark sweet fruits and tar flavours highlight this dense but perfectly balanced Cabernet Franc.A stunning example of Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc from one of Hawke’s Bays greatest vintages." Beach House Wines
This is a brilliant example of both the grape and the area that it is from. A great, smooth, intense drop that has huge appeal.
Elsewhere up to $31.99

Beach House Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot 2014


Canvas Wine of Week 5 August 2017.
"If you're like me and have moments where you could absolutely murder a glass of merlot, then this little lovely will make all your wildest dreams come true. Plump, plush and packed solid with plum and black forest flavours, chocolate, sweet smoke notes and a pillowy, perfectly poised texture lead to a long, fleshy finish. Nice!" Yvonne Lorkin
Elsewhere up to $28.99

Large Wooden Cellar Boxes


These fit nearly (about 97% of bottle shapes and sizes) They are a brilliant economical, verstile and eco-friendly way to store wine.
Each Box takes 12 bottles.
Instore pick up all at the 5+ price
Elsewhere up to $34.99+

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Supper Club Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


5 Stars WineOrbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan 17.5/20

"Bright, light straw-yellow colour, pale on the rim. The nose is full, bold and up-front with voluminous aromas of pungent passionfruit and tropical fruit...Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate s brisk, racy and lively with fresh acidity underlining a fine, concentrated core and line of pungent passionfruit flavours entwined with tropical fruits, herbs and capsicums...This is an up-front, zesty and racy Sauvignon Blanc with bold and concentrated passionfruity flavours, a dry, textural line and thirst-quenching acidity...Fruit from the Rapaura and the Lower Wairau Valley, 50% of the vines 25 y.o..." Raymond Chan
Elsewhere up to $19.99

Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


An Amazing wine at Brilliant Value. From the 2016, a great time to stock up with the 2017 wines on the way.
A old favourite is back in outstanding form. How they have made a wine so good that costs so little is amazing. Everyone who has tried it to date has loved it. It has the intensity, class and depth of a wine in the $20 to $25 price bracket.
Loaded with intense passionfruit, lime and red capsicum flavours. Super acid balance and a we need another glass factor.
One of our best Sellers ever.
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Otiake Central Otago Riesling 2012


A genuine Dry Riesling. Gran Smith apples; lemon and lime juice; racy acidity with more time in the gas tank.
If you enjoy this style of wine here is an opportunity you'd be crazy to miss.

Champagne Beaumet Brut Vintage 2012


Champagne Beaumet Vintage 2012
Jancis Robinson calls 2012 an "exceptional" and "exemplary" vintage in Champagne
An incredible price on proper Vintage Champagne, with low yields and beautiful fruit quality. Only made in the very best years with beautiful creation of the famous house of Laurent-Perrier. It is the real deal just half the price of the competition a 1/3 of the price of many vintage Champagnes. Super-elegant with a fine texture and light, balanced breadiness and minerality. Amazing Vintage Champagne for cheaper than Non-Vintage. Gorgeous.
Elsewhere up to $59.99

Champagne Beaumet NV


House Champagne at the Ritz
4 1/2 Stars Top Ten Cuisine 2016
4 1/2 Stars Number 3 Best Buy Cuisine 2015
5 Stars in 2014
4 1/2 Stars in 2013
5 Stars 2012.

The most consistent best value NV Champagne outgunning it rivals easily. Harmonious and fresh with poised, creamy bubbles, the Beaumet NV is a total charmer. It is perfect for aperitifs, with a subtle spectrum of nut and toasty notes rounded out by poached pear and apple flavours. Made by the experts from Laurent-Perrier it is all style and style.
Superb Buying.
5 Stars Best Buy Cuisine 2016
"Delicate floral and vanilla bean aromas combine classical charm with lightly nutty ferment notes. The palate is smooth, mouthfilling and refined with fresh soft acidity and a lingering aromatic finish."
Elsewhere up to $49.99

Cosmos NV Methode Traditionelle


Rare & stunning packaging. Yvonne Lorkin wrote...
"All life begins with a bang," says winemaker John Thorpe on the back label of this fun, Gisborne-grown sparkler. It was aged for just over two years in bottle after tirage. Scented with soft lemon, breadcrust and yellow plum, it also boasts tangy citrus pith, nutty notes and creamy complexity on the finish."
Elsewhere up to $29.99

Beach House Old School Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2014


Beach House's signature generosity style is to the fore here. A fantastic, some would say classic, Hawkes Bay blend with plenty of weight and presence; in an immediately attractive style. The wine soft, approachable and loaded with rich, choco-berry flavours. "A Superb Buy." Beach House winemaker Chris Harrison has produced another out and out winner.
Elsewhere up to $19.99

Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz 2015


Made from vines at least 35 years old
We have the superb new release Premium wines from Langmeil in the Barossa Valley. These are rare, extremely highly rated, and on strict allocation. To boot they are from the Exceptional 2015 vintage.
Langmeil is a 5 Star James Halliday Winery.

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1998


97/100 Jeremy Oliver
93/100 Wine State
93/100 Wine Enthusiast
92/100 International Wine Cellar
90/100 Wine Advocate

Only made in the very best years. Very little makes our shores
Current Retail Price $419.99 that's only $30 extra for 17 years of Cellaring

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 1998


94/100 James Halliday
91/100 Jeremy Oliver
90/100 Wine Enthusiast
92/100 Wilfried Wong
Current Retail Price $79.99 that's only $20 extra for 17 years of Cellaring

Box 1 All Red


3 Twelfth Night Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013
3 Il Meridiane Nero d'Avola 2014
3 Gran Tesoro Campo de Borja Garnacha 2014
3 Parson's Paddock Langhorne Creek 2016 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $302.88

Box 2 Nationalism


3 Pine Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
3 Waipara Springs Reserve Premo Chardonnay 2014
3 Twelfth Night Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2014
Elsewhere up to $347.88

Box 3 Foreign Investment


4 Il Meridiane Nero d'Avola 2014
4 Gran Tesoro Campo de Borja Garnacha 2014
4 Parson's Paddock Langhorne Creek 2016 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $275.88

Box 4 Beach House 14 Bordeaux To Go


6 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2014
6 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot 2014
Elsewhere up to $365.88