The wine store with passion

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

Matahiwi Blanc De Blanc NV


A rich, full, lush New Zealand Methode at a brilliant price. A winner year in year out. The winery says it so well...
"In this wine you’ll notice melon and brioche aromas with a biscuity nectarine finish. Distinctively Chardonnay, this Blanc de Blanc will partner well with food or just to celebrate!"
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Kahurangi Estate Nelson 2018 Chardonnay


New Release.
Well structured, stone-fruit, melon and mealy complexity. Chardonnays at this price are almost impossible to find. What's more this wine can safely be tucked away and cellared for 3 or 4 years. It is tremendous now, balanced and wonderfully drinkable.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017


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

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

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


This wine has to be the NZ Red Bargain of the Year. Beach House say...
"Gloriously easy to drink this wine has rich flavours of dark plum, red berries and mocha with the Cabernet franc bringing a touch of spice. 2014 was one of Hawke’s Bays finest vintages, culminating in this elegant, expressive and very approachable wine."
Superbly easy to drink, ripe fruit characters flow onto a great smooth palate 4 years of aging have made this a stunning little gem.
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Beach House Hawkes Bay 2018 Pinot Gris


"This is a very pleasant and delicate Pinot Gris displaying fruit characters such as pear, feijoa, fig and melon. There is also a distinct beeswax character present on both the nose and the palate. A touch of residual sugar imparts a lovely balance to this seamless wine."
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Kahurangi Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014


Gold Aromatic Wine Show 2018
"A highly scented, fragrant wine with lovely weight & intensity of rose petals, ginger & lychee followed by a luscious palate and a smooth, lasting finish."
A little ripper. gewurz lovers heaven.
Elsewhere up to $24.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Bodega Tamari Special Selection Mendoza Rose 2017


From Argentina this Rose is in the dry, floral style with intense and crisp acid. Think more French than Kiwi. A drink to enjoy with food and in hot summer days. A style with a huge fan base.
Elsewhere up to $29.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

D'Arenberg McLaren Vale The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2016


Double Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2018
Gold Houston 2017

"A wine that really does offer something for a large array of individuals, from someone purely interested in a nice drink to those seeking to explore the nuances of these “alternate” varieties. The Viognier certainly takes centre stage on the nose in the guise of stone fruits, candied ginger and florals. In the background...Marsanne adds slightly more exotic notes of green mango, hay and almond. The palate has a lovely medium bodied weight to it...Fruity and spicy yet dry make this an all occasions wine."
Elsewhere up to $22.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Bodega Tamari Special Selection Mendoza Malbec 2017


Gold Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2017
Deep red in colour. Intense spicy fruit with red and black berries in harmony. This one is on the deep spicy side of the Malbec spectrum. For those you enjoy this variety or those who would like to discover it this wine is a great place to start. It will cellar very well.
Elsewhere up to $29.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Auntsfield Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018


New release
5 Stars 18.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine reviews. He said...

"Very pale straw colour. The nose is soft with ripe, passionfruity aromas and gentle density. This has lovely harmony. Medium-bodied, the ripe passionfruit flavours are softly presented, and the palate is composed of fine phenolic textures with bright acidity. The integration, balance and togetherness is gorgeous. Luc Cowley reported that 2018 wasn’t an easy vintage, but lessons learnt from 2017 were invaluable. (2018 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc)." August 2018
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

D’Arenberg McLaren Vale The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2018
4 Stars Winestate Magazine New Release Wine Show, 2018
90pts Robert Parker Points
92pts Nick Stock
92pts James Suckling

" This is a good release of d'Arenberg's The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon. From Cabernet Sauvignon grown in McLaren Vale and the 2015 vintage, it has a deep colour in the glass, with aromas of jammy black fruits, earth and leaf. The oak influence is
judicious, with only old oak used. The palate is towards medium-full bodied and the length good. This wine punches well above its weight..., and indeed, bears a good resemblance to its elder sibling, the Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon just reviewed. Terrific value."
Sean Mitchell Grape Observer
Elsewhere up to $25.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Holly by Matahiwi 2017 South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay


Gold International Wine and Spirit Show 2018 - The only New Zealand Chardonnay to do so.
Gold Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars Sam Kim Wine Orbit

This single vineyard wine is a real Chardonnay lovers Chardonnay. Stone-fruit, citrus, toasty oak and barrique ferment soft richness. It has many years ahead of it for those who are patient. Will happily cellar for 5 years.
Elsewhere up to $31.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Yalumba ‘The Virgilius' Eden Valley Viognier 2016


595/100 5 Stars James Halliday's Wine Companion 2019. He said...
"Elegance is as much in favour as flavour, though so too is complexity. This is a fine wine slender, flinty, spicy, kissed with wood smoke, carried by stone fruit. It darts in many different directions, but ultimately it zeroes in on long through the finish..."
Elsewhere up to $56.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Barossa Shiraz 2014


95/100 5 Stars James Halliday's Wine Companion 2019. He said...
"You have to admire the way this combines mouthfilling flavour with freshness, elegance and indeed beauty. This packs prettiness into its power. It's as much about boysenberry, as blackberry, as much violtes and mint as sweet, soft plums. There's a glide of smoky, chocolatey oak, but no more than that. Oak here just taps the fruit into line, and adds to the texture. It's quite a beauty..."
Elsewhere up to $112.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Yalumba The Signature Barossa Cabernet Shiraz 2014


96/100 5 Stars James Halliday's Wine Companion 2018. He said...
"This ticks all the boxes, a rock of ages in the storm of Yalumba reds coming into the market, led by The Caley, but numerous others seeking your company. The blackcurrant and blackberry fruit are in total harmony, and the overall texture is of a high order thanks to the management of the oak, as well as that of the tannins.. A standout..."
Elsewhere up to $58.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV


Super Classic Status Michael Coopers Wine Companion for many years
Multiple awards of the Highest Order over the last decade and longer.

Gold At the 2018 New Zealand Wine Awards (The AirNZ Wine awards and Bragato wine awards in their new guise)
95/100 Cameron Douglas MS October 2018. He said...
"Complex and enticing bouquet with a light savoury core surrounded by aromas and flavours of white peach, an array of citrus and strawberry. dry, silky, fleshy, fruity, savoury and complex. Very fine mousse with high acidity, a soft brioche and yeast layer, balanced lengthy finish. Drink now and through 2026."
Elsewhere up to $42.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

DÁrenberg McLaren Vale Footbolt Shiraz 2016


New Release on the NZ Market
92 Ray Jordan West Australian
92 Nick Stock
91 James Suckling
91 Wine Spectator

This is a classic Footbolt. Massively overdelivering on its small price. Lush full dark fruits with hints of spice and layers of dark chocolate, hints of tar and chewy yet well balanced tannins. This wine has got cellaring potential to burn. It comes from a great vintage and will reward patience. Very good now; superb in the future.
Elsewhere up to $25.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Paulett Watervale Clare Valley Semillon 2017


Gold Medal NZIWS 2018. They said…
“Honeysuckle and beeswax delight the senses and it's fabulous textured with citrus and honey balanced by fresh stonefruit and savoury earthy notes.”
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Pirramimma Eight Carat Sparkling Shiraz NV


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.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Sale finishes Monday 25 November 6pm

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017


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

Aveleda Colheita Selecionada Alvarinho 2016


Gold Mundis Vini 2018
A Stunning Portugese example of the variety we often call Albarino. Known as the 'Queen‘ of the white wine varieties in Portugal. This dry racy and beautifully balanced wine is a master class in the variety. Hints of minerality and lemon sorbet. Delicate and pretty with a serious edge.
when we first promoted this wine it sold out in a flash. This will be the last opportunity to get this gem.

Krohn Rio Torto Reserva Ruby


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

Beach House Hawkes Bay Noble Chardonnay 2016 375ml Bottle


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

Champagne Bollinger NV 1.5 litre Magnum


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

Champagne Bollinger NV Gift Boxed


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 Ayala Brut Majeur NV


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2018 & 2016
92 Pts James Suckling. He said...

"Ayala is looking very good and offers some genuine depth and complexity for this entry-level pinot-dominant blend, driving impressive concentration into a savory and defined style. On the palate, this offers up dried-red-cherry fruits, gentle spices and smooth, zesty bite. It finishes with precise, nutty tannin." James Suckling
Elsewhere up to $89.99

Misha’s Vineyard Central Otago The Soloist Rose 2018


19-/20, 5 stars, Raymond Chan
"...Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has intense aromatic aromas of raspberries and cream with bright and vibrant red florals, lifted confectionary notes and a suggestion of esters. The fruit forms a tight and concentrated core and has very good linearity, flowing along a very fine-textured line with thirst-quenching acidity enlivening the palate and providing energy. The flavours lead to a long and sustained finish. This is a bright and vibrant, up-front aromatic dry rosé with raspberry, floral and confectionary notes on a fine-textured palate with linearity and freshness. Match with dim sum and Asian fare, or antipasto and tapas over the next 2 years..."
Also 5 Stars WineOrbit.
Stunning Rose, bold and beautiful.
Elsewhere up to $29.99

Petit Mawhero Rose 2017


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

Black Barn Hawkes Bay Rose 2018


New Release
A ripper Rose on the drier side of the street.
Already allocated through the winery this little gem is for those who love Cherry and strawberry fruit intensity, with a touch of flinty minerality and bright acidity.
Won't be around very long.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Auntsfield Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016


AirNZ 'Fine Wines of NZ' 2018
5 stars, 96 points, Bob Campbell MW
94/100 Cameron Douglas MS
5 Stars Wine Orbit

“Attractively scented pinot noir with dark cherry, plum, violet and spicy oak flavours. The wine has appealing density and a velvet texture. Very impressive, elegant red that’s pure pinot noir. A seductive wine.” Bob Campbell, MW
Elsewhere up to $49.9

Maude Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017


Wine of the Year New Zealand Wine Awards 2018
Troppy Best Central Otago Wine
Trophy Best Pinot Noir
Gold Medal
Chair of Judges Warren Gibson said the Maude Pinot Noir 2017 was very classy example of Pinot Noir in this year’s competition.

"A delicious and complex young wine, juicy and light on its feet” said Mr Gibson. “Showing beautiful refinement, powdery tannins and loads of controlled power. Pure class."
"Powerful and complete, that’s how we’d describe our 2017 Pinot Noir. Layers of dark Central Otago berry fruits, hints of violet, clove and cinnamon aromas are locked into this wine which screams of promise. The mouthfeel is instantly generous with the depth and breadth of flavour quite astounding. Tannins like velvet, guide the flavours through the palate giving structure and carry." Sarah-Kate & Dan Dineen - Winemakers
Elsewhere up to $41.99

Limited Stocks

Greylands Ridge Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014


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

Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz 2016


5 Stars Winestates Mainfreight Great Syrah & Shiraz Challenge 2018
431 Tasted
50 Five Stars
Wine Below $50.00 Aus. with Five Stars: 14
This is one of the FIVE least expensive

"Lovely deep colour with a cherry compote of a nose and hints of cedar like oak. Nicely weighted palate rich with spicy berry and plum flavours and good attention to extraction."
Elsewhere up to $39.99

Very limited Stocks

D'Arenberg McLaren Vale D'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2015


Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018
92 Nick Stock
92 James Suckling
91 Ray Jordan West Australian

"A winemaker’s favourite. Year in, year out this traditional Shiraz Grenache blend continues to deliver beyond expectation. 2015 is no exception. Depth of character on the nose is a feature with each subsequent sniff revealing something new. Dark, earthy Shiraz notes, complimented perfectly by fruit driven, pure Grenache. The palate is equally rewarding. Rich and powerful, but not in an overbearing way. The blend of the chunkier Shiraz tannins, interwoven with the more spritely Grenache tannins enhances the texture of the wine. Flavours seem to flow infinitely on the palate and acidity is on point. This wine will definitely benefit from decanting whilst young, but don’t be afraid to let it age a few years yet in a well-conditioned cellar." D'Arenberg
Elsewhere up to $25.99

Vigna Nuova Prosecco Treviso DOC Brut NV


Charming Prosecco with all the great characters that make this wine:
Dryish to taste, soft and frothy.
A yummy core of apple, herb and stonefruit flavours
A soft, rounded mouthfeel and gentle acidity with a soft morish finish.
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Box 2 On the Light Side


4 Vigna Nuova Prosecco Treviso DOC Brut NV
4 Black Barn Hawkes Bay Rose 2018
4 Aveleda Portugal Colheita Seleccionada Alvarino 2016
Elsewhere up to $291.88

Box 4 White Its All Good


4 Saint Clair Wairau Reserve 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
4 Holly by Matahiwi 2017 South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay
4 Aveleda Portugal Colheita Seleccionada Alvarino 2016
Elsewhere up to $387.88