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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

Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV


Super Classic Status Michael Coopers Wine Companion for many years.
97/100 Bob Campbell
95/100 & 5 stars Cameron Douglas
5 stars Michael Cooper
93/100 Nick Stock
Gold Air New Zealand Wine Show 2015

“Seriously sophisticated bouquet with a savoury, sleek and energized aroma package centering on toasty autolysis; mild fruit. Dry, savoury rich in flavour and character, elegant and long. Gentle mousse with silky texture, brioche and peach. A delicious wine with a long finish.” Cameron Douglas
Elsewhere up to $44.99

Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019


It back after selling out in a flash last time.
Here it is, our Huge Selling Sauvignon Blanc Best Buy is Back. From the Magnificent 2019 vintage. Punchy, bright and morish. The perfect appetizer to Summer.
Tropical fruit, red pepper, hints of fresh herbs. the taste of Spring is here.
The Sauvignon Lovers ,loved it at our weekend tasting.
Elsewhere up to $24.99

Box 12 = $168

Alexander Dusty Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018


Red Wine of the Year Michael Coopers 2020 Wine Companion
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
Elsewhere up to $31.99

Maimai Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016


The latest release of this crowd pleasing Hawkes Bay Syrah will not disappoint if you like spicy, medium bodied juicy Syrah. The perfect summer wine loaded with rich berry, chocolate and hints of pepper. Very smooth with a long finish.
Elsewhere up to $25.99

Case 12 = $180

Tilia Mendoza Chardonnay 2018


For the lovers of peachy, smooth lush Chardonnay at a very,very affordable price is the a Brilliant Buy.
"Bright yellow with greenish hues. Intense white flowers and tropical fruit. Subtle mineral hints. Fresh tropical fruit with subtle crème brulée and toasted bread oak hints. Fresh, balanced acidity. Long and persistent finish." - Winery Notes
Elsewhere up to $24.99

Yalumba The Cigar Menzies Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


94 Points James Halliday
5 stars Wine Orbit
Silver Bob Campbell MW

The Cigar is the name given by Coonawarra Vignerons to the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil. Grown on this famous strip this wine has a bouquet showing bright cherry, chocolate and musk fruit aromas supported by savoury cedar oak. The vibrant palate is full of blueberries and rhubarb balanced by choc-mint with the tannins having mouth-filling praline texture. Smooth lush tannins and a long, lingering finish add to the great picture.
Elsewhere up to $36.99

Champagne Bollinger NV Gift Boxed


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
Larger than life. Intensely flavoured. Beautiful coffee, caramel and honey flavours and enriched with loads of fresh fruit and bright acidity. A complex, charming Sparkling in an elegantly robust frame.
One of the Greatest Champagnes in World
Elsewhere up to $129.99

Grey Ridge Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015


The return of our super favourite Central Otago Pinot Noir.
Small production, so not a regular on the show circuit. We can not recommend this stunner enough.
It is still our Pinot Noir Buy of The Year, to date.
Silver Medal Bragato Wine Competition

A small note.When you compare this wine at it's special price with many of the usual suspects it simply leaves then in its wake. Those who like Screaming at Meg, walking the Devil's Staircase, Counting to Two and the Rabbits on the Ranch will be Huge fans of this wine very smartly.
A lovely cherry bomb, of Central Otago cuddly smoothness that wraps itself around your senses and forces you to unquestionably want another glass.
Medium in colour, with a nose of cherry ripeness which leads to a beautifully balanced palate, which seduces and charms.
Great drinking now and well into late 2020 early 2021.
Elsewhere $39.99

Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec 2016


New Release
Intense and full with lots of great Cabernet characters: chocolate, dark berry, tobacco come to mind; wrapped in a well bodied frame with super tannin integration.
Super smooth with lovely balance and heaps of charm. This new release will not disappoint fans of this wine. Cassis, chocolate, dark berry with a smoothly wrapped with a great tannin structure.
Great now with many,many years in the tank.
Elsewhere up to $31.99

Palliser Martinborough 2019 Rose


Beautifully packaged and great to drink. A little ripper that sells out very, very quickly every year.
Palliser say it brilliantly...
"A very pretty, pure and delicate style of Rosé made out of 100% Pinot Noir that will transport you to where it’s always summer."
Elsewhere up to $28.99

d'Arenberg Footbolt McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014 1.5 litre Magnum


Purchase over $230 of wine from the website or in store and you qualify to purchase this Magnum for $32.99
Best Value Buys Wine State July/August 2017
93 Pts Peter Chapman
93 Pts Nick Stock
4 ½ Stars Wine State Best Of The Best Values
Best Value Buys Wine State
4 ½ Star South Australia Regional Tasting
93 Points Peter Chapman
93 Points Nick Stock

“Aromas of blackberry and blueberry with walnut, dark chocolate and cigar box. Fullbody, round and juicy. Lovely savory finish. Love the intensity and structure to this. Drink in 2019.”
Elsewhere up to $62.99

Please note; the price will be charged at $45.99. When you purchase over $230 in one order we will refund you $13 on this wine.

Askerne Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
Top 10 and 4½ Stars Cuisine Magazine
4½ Stars Wine State
4½ Stars Michael Cooper

"A chardonnay for those that enjoy bold aromas of vanillin supported by a warm palate filled with delicious fruit, and butterscotch flavours. This has the potential to be too overt, yet the palate is quite beautiful and delivers in volume and integrity." Cuisine
Elsewhere up to $36.99

Domain Road Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc


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.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Askerne Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2017


Gold Medal NZ Aromatic Wine Competition
Silver Medal Air NZ Wine Awards
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper
4 Stars Raymond Chan
4 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Cuisine

“..Medium-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has elegantly concentrated flavours of white and yellow stonefruits with white florals and honeysuckle, and subtle mineral elements. The mouthfeel features a soft-textured core, with balanced, integrated acidity that carries the wine to a refreshing, light-nuanced finish. This is an elegant, off-dry Pinot Gris with a soft core of yellow stonefruits, florals and honeysuckle on a well-balanced palate..” -Raymond Chan
Elsewhwere up to $26.99

Misha’s Vineyard Limelight Central Otago Riesling 2015


Fine wines of New Zealand 2019
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
Classic Status & 5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Cameron Douglas MS
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 Stars Wine Orbit

“This single-vineyard wine is hand harvested at Bendigo, in Central Otago. Delicious now, the 2015 vintage was made in a medium style (34 grams/litre of residual sugar), with complexity gained by fermenting 22 per cent of the blend with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. Light lemon/green, it is richly scented, with searching, citrusy, appley flavours, lovely sugar/acid balance and a lasting finish. Drink now or cellar…” Michael Cooper
Elsewhere up to $32.99

Charles Wiffen Marlborough Riesling 2013


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.
Elsewhere up to $22.99

Askerne Dessert Cabernet 2018 375ml


Stunning New Release. Maybe the best ever under this label. A real equal for the Clearview Sea Red, however this one is vintaged.
Dense and brooding notes of black plum and cassis. Coal dust, ground metal and wet earth evoke suggestions of strength and power. The palate delivers on all counts with notes of liquorice, plum jam and heady spirit. The finish is sweet and soft but held together by a tannin matrix which allows the wine to keep its freshness.
"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
Elsewhere up to $26.99 375ml

Champagne Beaumet NV


Top Best Buy & 5 Stars and Fourth Place 2019 Cuisine
In 2018, Cuisine rated this wine the Top Under $100 Champagne and Best Buy of their whole Champagne Tasting.
"This superb label from experts at Laurent-Perrier beat out big names such as Veuve, Perrier-Jouet, Moet Vintage, Pol Roger, Charles Heidsieck and Taittinger -- all priced well above! These are not one-off results: it was No.3 Best Buy in 2015 with a stellar history 4.5 to 5 Star ratings. For the price of top Kiwi bubbles, this real Champagne is house pour at the Ritz Hotel in Paris! It is perfect for celebration or aperitif, with poached pear and apple flavours rounded out by a subtle spectrum of nut and toasty harmonies. Delicious! Stocks are flying so get in." The New Zealand importer says it brilliantly, congratulations to them for picking this winner.
Elsewhere up to $51.99

Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Sparkling Shiraz NV


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."
Elsewhere up to $27.99

d'Arenberg d'Arry’s Original McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache 2015


Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2018
Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards2 018
91 Points Ray Jordan West Australian. He said

Shiraz (50%) Grenache (50%)
“A famous Aussie classic. Always delivers. Great texture and balance with grainy tannins and a slightly chalky character in the middle. Works well and carries the palate forward.”
92 Points Nick Stock
“Lots of brambles and spices to this blend of shiraz and grenache. Peppers, blackberry compote, dark chocolate and dried herbs too. Full body, structured and chewy tannins, a fine line of acidity and a juicy finish. Drink in 2021. Screw cap.”
Elsewhere up to $26.99

d'Arenberg The High Trellis McLaren Vale 2016 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon


Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018
Gold New Zealand International Wine Show 2018.” They said…

“Deeply coloured and richly fruited, showing cassis, plum jam, toasty oak and mixed spice notes with an elegant touch of dried herbs. It’s succulent and intensely expressed with loads of tasty ripe flavours.”
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Box A Summer Box Save $120


4 Tin Cottage Marlborough 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
4 Tilia Mendoza Chardonnay 2018
4 Maimai Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016
Elsewhere up to $303.88

Box B Two Flash Reds Save $150


6 Grey Ridge Central Otago 2015 Pinot Noir
6 Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec
Elsewhere up to $431.88

Plus qualify for Footbolt Magnum Super Buy

Box C Incredible Kiwis Save $125


3 Tin Cottage Marlborough 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
2 Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Gris 2019
2 Grey Ridge Central Otago 2015 Pinot Noir
3 Maimai Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016
2 Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec
Elsewhere up to $352.88

Box D Foreign Lovelies Save $96


6 Tilia Mendoza Chardonnay 2018
6 Little Giant Barossa 2017 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $311.88

Box 1 Pinot A & G


6 Alexander Dusty Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018
6 Grey Ridge Central Otago 2015 Pinot Noir
Elsewhere up to $431.88

Plus qualify for Footbolt Magnum Super Buy

Box 2 Kiwi Red Bonanza


3 Maimai Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016
3 Alexander Dusty Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018
3 Grey Ridge Central Otago 2015 Pinot Noir
3 Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec
Elsewhere up to $389.88

Plus qualify for Footbolt Magnum Super Buy

Box 3 Kiwi Super Box


3 Nautilus Marlborough Cuvee Brut NV
4 Tin Cottage Marlborough 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
5 Alexander Dusty Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018
Elsewhere up to $394.88

Plus qualify for Footbolt Magnum Super Buy

Box 4 Summer Box Save $120


4 Tin Cottage Marlborough 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
4 Tilia Mendoza Chardonnay 2018
4 Maimai Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016
Elsewhere up to $303.88