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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

Corte Giara Allegrini Prosecco 2016 Dry

$17.99

This is a much beloved classic of Italian winemaking and fantastic value.Characteristically dry, this complex sparkling wine has all the acidity that you want in a Prosecco, as well as a hint of coffee right at the end to keep things interesting.
Prosecco is perfect for any party or celebration. It is from a fantastic Italian Vintage and looks brilliant too.
As Moet Chandon is to Champagne, Nautilus Cuvee Brut is to Methode Champenoise so Corte Giara Allegrini is to Prosecco. These Venetian winemakers are one of the best known producers of Italian sparkling, with good reason.
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Sons of Eden Kennedy Barossa Valley Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2017

$29.99

94 Points James Halliday
94 Points The Wine Front
92 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
92 Points James Suckling
94 Points Wine Orbit
James Halliday

"It’s svelte and smooth, but it still qualifies as a robust red. It certainly pours on a power of fruit flavour. Blackberry, kirsch, dark leather and anise flavours sweep convincingly through the palate. All guns ablaze. Value and quality in one" James Halliday
"What I like about this is that it’s both robust and svelte. It tastes of blackberry, kirsch, anise and dark leather and at every point along the flow of the palate it feels convincing."
Campbell Mattinson May 2019 The Wine Front
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Yalumba Barossa Paradox Shiraz 2015

$29.99

95/100 & Top 5 Gourmet Traveller 2018
95/100 5 Stars James Halliday's 2018 Wine Companion
5 Stars, 95/100 Bob Campbell MW 2017
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim 2017
5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan 2017
94/100 Campbell Mattinson 2018. He said...

"Shiraz from the northern end of the Barossa Valley. It tastes sweet, deep and essential. Sweet with berried fruit, deep of toast and earth, essential sump oil characters completing a luxurious display of Barossa shiraz. Oak has been folded seamlessly in, as though it was always there. Tannin too is in synch. You’ll see vanilla, violet, malt and mint characters here if go looking but chances are, if you enjoy Barossa shiraz, you’ll be too busy sinking into its loveliness."
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Tony Bish's Fat & Sassy Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

$19.99

5 Stars 18.5/20 Raymond Chan
5 Stars 93/100 Sam Kim Wine Orbit

“..Medium-bodied, the palate is rounded and fulsome with mouthfilling flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits entwined with layers of nutty oak and lees. This unfolds creamy barrel-ferment elements and MLF detail, and the wine shows some underlying power with plenty of drive, the soft acidity enhancing he palate richness. …” – Raymond Chan
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Charles Wiffen Marlborough Riesling 2013

$16.99

Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
A relatively new release from the amazing 2013 vintage. 6 years old with so much more to offer.
This wine is an elegant yet powerful. Off-dry style with hints of minerality and great texture. A wonderful floral nose laced with citrus aromatics, these matched with lemon, lime and stone fruit flavours. Lively acidity, a harmonious palate with superb balance make this great Riesling. A wine with a great pedigree, this one is among the very best.
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Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rose 2019

$20.99

New Release This wine sells out smartly, a Rose' Lovers Dream
"On the nose there are lifted aromas of strawberry, raspberry and even cranberry, along with hints of rose petal and cinnamon. The palate is dry, creamy and shows some complex flavours of berry fruits, pear and quince notes.
Mouth filling dry style wine, medium bodied with good concentration, well balanced acidity and an attractive long, crisp, clean finish."
Winery
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Domain Road Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

$17.99

94 points Cameron Douglas MS
Silver 92 points Bob Campbell MW
4 Stars Wine State

"Complex and enticing bouquet of Sauvignon Blanc .... apple, pear and minerals, white flowers and sweet herbs. Well made, drink now and through 2021." Cameron Douglas MS
Just released with that touch of age that really shines in this Central Otago Classic. One of The Regions very, very best. It’s regional difference make for a great drinking experience.
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Domain Road Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019

$20.99

Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
New Release
This wine sells out smartly every year a real star
"Our Pinot Gris has aromas of peach blossom, marzipan and toffee apples on the nose, mingled with hints of ripe lemon and biscotti. On the palate it provides flavours of juicy stone fruit, ripe pear, peach and a hint of rock melon. The wine is has a creamy texture, it has balanced acidity with good levels of complexity and concentration followed by a long lingering finish."
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Charles Wiffen Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2012

$18.99

17.5/20 4 Stars Raymond Chan's Wine Review
"Full straw-yellow colour with light green-gold hues...The bouquet is softly full and broad with harmoniously presented aromas of savoury tropical fruits...Medium-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has rich flavours of savoury tropical and exotic fruits along with Turkish Delight and root-ginger, entwined with savoury earthy and nutty complexing detail. The flavours form a rounded, near-unctuous core with moderate concentration, underlined by some alcoholic power... This is a mature medium-dry Gewurztraminer with a near-unctuous palate of savoury tropical fruit flavours on a palate with alcohol drive. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 2+ years...17.5/20 Jul 2018."
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Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Shiraz 2017

$18.99

Gold 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver 2018 NZ International Wine Show
Silver 2018 BTI World Wine Championships
Silver 2018 China Wine & Spirit Awards
Silver 2018 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition

For many, many years this wine has had a legend of followers. It is good every year, some years its outstanding. This is one of them.
This is wonderful Shiraz for the lovers of the bold, blackberry fruit laden, mocha edged Australian style. The style they are most noted for. It is a well balanced, smooth as silk and just as charming red. Great now, with lots of years in the tank.
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Alexander Dusty Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018

$23.99

New Release Year in Year out this wine receives top reviews
News Flash
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
4 1/2 stars & Wine of the Week Michael Cooper. He said...
“Designed for early drinking, this second-tier red offers great value. Bright ruby, with a fragrant savoury bouquet, it is mouthfilling, with concentrated, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours showing good complexity and the structure to mature well. It’s as good as many $40 pinot noirs. $27.”
"Made from handpicked fruit off our home Hinakura Vineyard, the newly-released 2018 vintage has a full and densely packed nose of ripe dark raspberry, cherry and dark berry fruits, with liquorice and spicy notes on a well-structured, elegant palate with plenty of fruit weight. A concentrated full-bodied pinot noir with fine-grained tannins, energy and power with a smooth finish and great mouthfeel"
. – Winery Notes
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Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro

$19.99

The new GSM from Yalumba really is the goods delightfully full, charming and seductive.
Another strong vintage for Yalumba in 2017 also sees a beautiful label refresh/redesign. Their blockbuster GSM, previously known as The Strapper, will now forever be known as 'Samuel's Collection, Barossa Shiraz. Gone are the quirky labels, instead we have a label of class and structure - more representative of the wine inside. Concentrated Barossa Shiraz sandwiched between fragrant Grenache and spicy, savoury Mataro - it's a wine with subtle elegance and superb freshness. The type of red that Riesling lovers and winemakers enjoy, because of its excellent layers of flavour and absolute drinkability that is hard to tire of. Great with savoury dishes and meats, also just downright gluggable.
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Misha’s Vineyard ‘The High Note’ Bendigo Pinot Noir 2015

$33.99

95/100 5 stars Bob Campbell MW
Potential Classic & 5 stars Michael Cooper
5 stars 18.5+/20 Raymond Chans Wine Reviews
5 stars WineOrbit

“Stylish Bendigo pinot noir with dark cherry, violet, spice, slate and mineral characters. Still quite closed but with good cellaring potential. A wine of character that consistently shows definable regional/vineyard character.” Bob Campbell MW, Bobcampbell.nz
Estate-grown at Bendigo, in the Cromwell Basin, the very elegant, harmonious 2015 vintage (5*) was hand-picked from 12 year-old vines (at 23.9 to 24.9 brix), and matured in French oak hogsheads (33 per cent new). Bright ruby, it is finely scented, mouthfilling and supple, with ripe cherry and spice flavours, hints of plums and nuts, silky tannins and impressive complexity. Already delicious (Michael Cooper, Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines, 2018)
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Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Sparkling Shiraz NV

$21.99

94pts Australian Wine Showcase Magazine Oct 2014
4 Stars Wine State
Silver 2015 BTI World Wine Championships

"Deep crimson colour with brick red mousse and a fine bead. The aroma displays ripe plums, earthy notes and spice. Mouthfilling flavours of plums and prunes with hints of liquorice. Soft, creamy with a persistent cherry, chocolate and spice finish."
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Pirate Life Mosaic IPA 500ml Can

$5.85

In a Can, short dated/outdated, (BB August). Brilliantly stored, drinking superbly over the next 6 to 10 months - if you can wait that long.
These beers are HUGE sellers in the land of OZ, check out the web, many resellers have sold out. Are they good? They are GREAT.

Pirate Life IIPA (Double IPA) 500ml Can

$5.85

Introducing the Mighty Pirate Life from Adelaide, these are serious outstanding beers.
In a Can, short dated/outdated, (BB August). Brilliantly stored, drinking superbly over the next 6 to 10 months - if you can wait that long.
These beers are HUGE sellers in the land of OZ, check out the web, many resellers have sold out. Are they good? They are GREAT.

Pirate Life Unfazed by the Haze New Holland IPA 375ml Can

$3.45

Introducing the Mighty Pirate Life from Adelaide, these are serious outstanding beers.
In a Can, short dated/outdated, (BB August). Brilliantly stored, drinking superbly over the next 6 to 10 months - if you can wait that long.
These beers are HUGE sellers in the land of OZ, check out the web, many resellers have sold out. Are they good? They are GREAT.

Askerne Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018

$31.99

Top 10 and 4½ Stars Cuisine Magazine
4½ Stars Wine State
4½ Stars Michael Cooper
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Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

$15.99

Hot off the bottling Line. Super New Release
I really should say ‘cold off the bottling line’ but...
Here it is our HUGE Selling Sauvignon Blanc, The Best Buy is Back. From the magnificent 2019 vintage. Punchy, bright and morish. The perfect appetizer to Spring.
Tropical fruit, red pepper, hints of fresh herbs. The taste of spring has arrived.
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Yalumba Y Series Pinot Gris 2018

$12.99

4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"Youthful and delightfully fruited, the bouquet shows rockmelon, nectarine and fresh pear aromas with a touch of white floral. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, elegantly framed by fine texture and refreshing acidity. Very likable and easy to enjoy. At its best: now to 2020."
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Askerne Reserve Hawke's Bay Gewurztraminer 2018

$26.99

New Release
5 Stars Michael Cooper August 2019
5 stars Wine State.
They said...
"Already a lovely mouthful, this is a softly mouthfilling wine, weighty and rich. Bright, light lemon/green, it has concentrated stonefruit flavours, hints of ginger and spices, excellent delicacy and harmony, and an off-dry, lasting finish.'
Harvested at 1 tonne per hectare you know its going to be good coming from these guys. Made for the cellar.
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Askerne Dessert Cabernet 2018 375ml

$19.99

5 stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan

Our 2018 Dessert Cabernet is a fortified wine made from some of our best Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers aromas of red berries, cassis, blackcurrant jam and damson plums. With a rich, velvety palate, a background structure borne of the Cabernet, and seductive sweetness, this wine is a classic of its type. Bottled young, it will give drinking pleasure from the start, but will also repay cellaring and continue to develop in bottle for many, many years to come.
– Winery Notes
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Askerne Hawkes Bay Viognier 2018

$19.99

New Release
5 Stars Wine Orbit
Silver NZ international Wine Show 2018
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper August 2019.
He said...
"The 2018 vintage is a great buy. Fully barrel-fermented, it is a fragrant, generous, strongly varietal wine, with substantial body. Sweet-fruited and finely textured, it has ripe, stonefruit flavours, gently seasoned with toasty oak, fresh acidity, and a smooth, dryish (5 grams/litre residual sugar), well-rounded finish."
A massive hit at our tasting, this wine is a delight. In our opinion the best value and more than likely one of the best in the country, year in, year out. It has brilliant balance something can be very difficult to achieve with this grape variety.
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Opawa Marlborough Rose 2018

$18.99

Silver NZ International Wine Show 2018
"This wine is bright light salmon colour with a charming and vivacious nose of ripe peaches, pomegranate and spices, leading into a mouth filling, smooth palate. The finish is fresh, clean and refreshing. Opawa Rosé is a dry wine that is a perfect aperitif or accompaniment to fresh summer cuisine."
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016

$24.99

"A very spicy Syrah indeed – you could fill a spice rack with the number of different spices emanating from the glass. Cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, allspice, posh spice (wait a minute…?). Along with the spice come black berries and red currants.
Judicious use of oak allows the fruit to shine in an elegant style of Syrah that is not only delicious but devilishly drinkable. What more could you ask for in a Gimblett Gravels Syrah? Enjoy now until it’s gone because this never lasts for long. But if you were to attempt cellaring it will gain interest and complexity well into the 2020’s."

When we first tried this wine we instantly loved its elegance, refinement and power. in the past the Beach House Syrah's have often been about muscle over finesse. This one makes a great shift.
This is a delicious New Zealand Syrah from a top vintage. Medium bodied beautifully structured with great appeal.
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Askerne Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014

$17.99

4 ½ Stars Wine Orbit
"Using a combination of estate and off-site fruit has enabled us to produce a Syrah of purity and vibrancy. Suggestions of blueberry and cranberry define the nose along with a savoury complexity from extended barrel aging on full lees. This savouriness also contributes weight to the palate, the textural edge comes from suave and supple skin tannins. Enjoy now of cellar for 3-5 years."
A Great Bang for the Buck Red: "Nothing Too Serious" using the words Iva Davies of Ice House
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Langmeil Barossa Orphan Bank Shiraz 2016

$67.99

Silver Berliner Wein Trophy
Silver Decanter World Wine Awards
92 points The Real Review, Huon Hooke

"A rich bouquet of red and blue fruits, herbs and cedar, entwine with hints of sage, chocolate and savoury notes. Rich and juicy raspberry and Satsuma plum fill the mouth, with allspice sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. The fruit is well balanced with hints of briary spice and textural, fine-grained tannins on the lengthy finish. Cellaring: 2018 – 2033. Alc. 14.5%"
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Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2017

$13.99

90 Points Silver Medal Bob Campbell MW.
91 Points 4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"It is delightfully lifted on the nose showing Black Doris plum, cherry, violet and mixed spice aromas, followed by a beautifully rounded palate that is plump and succulent. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours together with elegant spicy nuances, finishing long and supple. At its best: now to 2021."
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Box A Pinot Four Ways

$299.88

3 Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Gris 2019
3 Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rose 2019
3 Alexander Dusty Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018
3 Misha’s Vineyard ‘The High Note’ Bendigo Pinot Noir 2015
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Box B Two Kiwi Burgundy Great Buys

$263.88

6 Tony Bish's Fat & Sassy Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018
6 Alexander Dusty Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018
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Box C Three Great Aussies

$264.88

5 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2016 Shiraz Cabernet
4 Yalumba Samuels Collection 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro
3 Sons Of Eden Kennedy Barossa 2017 GSM
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Box D Great Reds Deal Pinot Noir Bargains

$262.88

5 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2016 Shiraz Cabernet
5 Yalumba Samuels Collection 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro
2 Misha’s Vineyard ‘The High Note’ Bendigo Pinot Noir 2015
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Box 1 Great Aussies Save $124

$275.88

4 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2017 Shiraz
4 Yalumba Samuels Collection 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro
4 Yalumba Barossa Paradox 2015 Shiraz
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Box 2 Funky Whites Save $102

$213.88

4 Corte Giara Allegrini Prosecco 2016 Dry
4 Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Charles Wiffen Marlborough 2013 Riesling
1 Charles Wiffen Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2012
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Box 3 Great Mix Save $102

$224.88

3 Corte Giara Allegrini Prosecco 2016 Dry
3 Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2017 Shiraz
3 Yalumba Samuels Collection 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro
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Box 4 Kiwi Aussie Love Save $114

$251.88

3 Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Charles Wiffen Marlborough 2013 Riesling
3 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2017 Shiraz
3 Yalumba Barossa Paradox 2015 Shiraz
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