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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

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

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.

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

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

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017


Trophy Champion Sauvignon Blanc Six Nations Wine Challenge
Super Classic Status Michael Cooper's Wine Companion
Trophy China Wine and Spirits Wine Show 2018
Fine Wine of New Zealand Air New Zealand 2018
19+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Gold China Wine and Spirits Wine Show 2017
Gold New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2017

"If someone held a gun to your head and demanded you name one of New Zealand's most highly awarded sauvignon blancs or it’s curtains - then best you whip out Wairau Reserve. The current vintage is a cracker. Lemongrass, passionfruit, zesty citrus, sugarsnap pea, white pepper and capsicum characters lead to a luscious, lime induced glass of gorgeousness." Yvonne Lorkin Wine Reviews March 2018
Elsewhere up to $37.99

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

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

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

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

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
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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."
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Pauletts Watervale Clare Valley 201 Semillon


Gold Medal NZIWS 2018
Elegant apricot and lemon nuances on both the nose and the palate. Hints of classic lanolin is also present. There is classic acidity with slight honey note on the finish. This wine is great now, and will only get better with bottle age. A grape variety that was once the Australian giant and that is regarded as a Classic variety. Here is your chance to try a first rate example. A brilliant food wine that also holds its own all alone.
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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

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

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.
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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.
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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

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
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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..."
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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
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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
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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.
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Box 1 Classic Kiwi Twelve


4 Saint Clair Wairau Reserve 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
4 Holly by Matahiwi 2017 South Series Wairarapa Chardonnay
4 Maude Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
Elsewhere up to $447.88

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 3 Block Buster Rare Red Box


6 Maude Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
6 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz 2016
Elsewhere up to $491.88

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