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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

Beach House Selection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2018


New Release
Previous versions of this wine have done extremely well, with the 2017 receiving 4 1/2 Stars Top 10 Cuisine in 2018. Now to the 2018 - in our opinion the best in years and years. Deliciously drinkable now with the ability to age for 5 or more years.
A wonderful balance of citrusy, mealy fruit with a bright palate flow. Vibrant, lovely stone fruit flavours with delicacy and depth. Subtle oak, impressive complexity and harmony complete the picture.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Johanneshof Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2018


Super Classic Status Michael Coopers Wine Guide
5 Stars Michael Cooper NZ Listener March 2019
5 Stars 95/100 Wine Orbit
5 Stars 95/100 Wine Gourmet Traveller Bob Campbell MW.
He said...
"Nice to see this classic gewürztraminer sealed with a screwcap for the first time. A rich concentrated wine with an appealing hint of musk, possibly from botrytis, on top of Turkish delight and lychee flavours. Weighty in a medium-dry style. Great with spicy Asian dishes."
Elsewhere up to $36.99

Alpha Crucis Titan McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016


Gold International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 Critics Challenge
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2018
Gold McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018
Gold San Diego 2017

"Packed with blackberries, chocolatey oak, cracked pepper and fragrant spices, it offers outstanding richness and depth with opulence and power. Undeniably delicious." NZIWS
Elsewhere up to $36.99

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016


5 Stars Raymond Chan's Wine Review
93 Points Cameron Douglas MS
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper

"Bright, even straw-yellow colour with pale gold hues. The nose is elegant in proportion with moderately deep aromas of white and yellow stonefruits and a subtle amalgam of white florals, nutty elements and minerals. The aromatics are soft in expression and show delicacy and detail. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has good depth and intensity of white and yellow stonefruits, white florals, nutty notes and a little toasty oak. The fruit forms a well-concentrated core with good intensity and presence.. The mouthfeel is rounded and smooth with some underlying alcohol drive. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of stonefruits, nuts and hints of oak. This is a well-proportioned dry Pinot Gris with deep flavours of white and yellow stonefruits, nuts and oak, with plenty of mouthfeel and presence, and alcohol drive. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP, and fully barrel-fermented in seasoned French oak to 13.5% alc. and dryness, the wine aged 10 months on lees with batonnage and 30% MLF. BioGro organic. 18.5/20 Dec 2017 RRP $29.00"
"Ripe, fruity spicy and complex with aromas and flavours of bosc pear and apple, some white pepper and sweet rose, a mineral earthy layer and gentle oak spice layers. Medium+ acidity in a just dry style; flavours of white fleshed fruits are persistent; a complex and well made example. Drink now and through 2022."

A brilliant organic producer.
Elsewhere up to $33.99

Providore First Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018


4 Stars 18+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. (A whisker off 5 Stars)
4 Stars & Best Buy Cuisine 2019 Pinot Noir Tasting.

They said...
"Vibrant, generous and delicious. Everything that we want in a juicy young Pinot Noir. The clove and nutmeg spices reminiscent of Christmas cake accompany the floral red fruits that provide a sweet mouthfeel and a rich finish."
Elsewhere up to $29.99

Domain Road Central Otago Paradise 2013 Pinot Noir


5 Stars Wine State
5 Stars Michael Coopers Wine Companion
. He said...
"The 2013 vintage is domain Roads 'premier wine'. Matured for 13 months in French Oak, it has full, bright, moderately youthful colour. Mouth filling and concentrated, it has dense cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, and a long savoury firmly structured finish. set for a long life, it's well worth cellaring to 2012+"
“Fragrant and elegant bouquet showing of cherries and red apple skin, some raspberry and red florals....equally elegant on the palate with flavours that reflect the nose."

The Top of The Pops for Domain Road and rightly so. Only made in the very, very best of years this wine is a stunner.
Elsewhere up to $79.99

Great Combo: Pinot


1 Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016
1 Providore First Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
1 Domain Road Central Otago Paradise 2013 Pinot Noir
Elsewhere up to $143.97

Mt Monster Padthaway Shiraz 2016


Double Gold Medal W&S China 2017
Gold Medal BTI World Wine Championships 2016
Silver Medal San Francisco IWC 2016

"Deep purple in colour. Ripe cassis and black plum fruits on the nose with violets. Varietally fruit-driven. Palate, with cassis and dark berry fruit and spice flavours. Soft tannins compliment the fruit with mouth-filling generous finish." The winery sums it up brilliantly
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Nautilus Marlborough Chardonnay 2018


New Release of a Fan Favourite
Potential Classic Status Michael Cooper Wine Companion 2019

Chardonnay has become one of your favourites over the past few vintages, so it is always with interest we await a new vintage release. This 2018 will have you smiling. We think it rates alongside the Trophy winning 2016 in quality. Winemaker Clive Jones avoids the over-use of sulphates, so there is no funkiness – just brilliant golden fruits (nectarine and peach) and nutty savouriness. Rounded and complete on the palate – a very satisfying wine.
Elsewhere up to $38.99

Eradus Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2018


95 Points Rebecca Gibb MW
92 Pts the Wine Advocate 2019. A huge score for a wine that cost so little.
5 Stars 93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
4 Stars Michael Cooper

“Well this is just gorgeous. 2018 might've been the warmest summer on record for NZ but the distinctive zesty nettle and grassy characters of the cooler, windier Awatere are still right here. Pure, sophisticated Sauvignon made with love. 95 points “
"The 2018 vintage (4*) is aromatic and strongly varietal. Bright, light lemon/green, it is freshly herbaceous, with melon, lime and green-capsicum flavours, crisp and punchy, and some tropical fruit notes. A forthright young wine, it offers good value."
"This fabulous Awatere sauvignon shows fragrant aromas of passionfruit, kaffir lime, lemon peel and jasmine on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that is pristine and delicious. The wine offers classic varietal purity backed by refreshing acidity, making it highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2021. Aug 2018."
Wine Orbit
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Eradus Sticky Mickey Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2017 375ml


92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
A great score for any wine in the Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Filled with juicy passionfruit, fresh honey and citrus notes with long and concentrated mineral rounded mouthfeel. A structured and balanced wine." The winery is spot on.
Elsewhere up to $22.99

Champagne Bollinger La Grande Annee 2007


Huge reviews; Massive Reputation.
La Grande Annee is to Bollinger what Dom Perignon is to Moet and Cristal is to Louis Roederer.
It is the top of the pops; the peak of their achievements. Highly collectable; limited and beautifully packaged. Made in only the very Best years.
Elsewhere up to $259.99 in a Presentation Gift Box

Champagne Bollinger NV Gift Boxed


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2018. They said...
Deeply savoury on the nose and mellow and savoury on the palate, with tiny bubbles, touches of vanilla and peach, a crisp dry finish and a malty arc emerging as the delicious taste lingers."
Elsewhere up to $129.99 in a Gift Box

Champagne Ayala Rose Brut Majeur NV


93 points James Suckling
91 Points Vinous
90 Points Wine Spectator

"A cleverly arranged nose with saturated rose-like perfume layered into ripe expressive peaches, strawberries and wild dark cherries. The palate holds that darker cherry edge with real style and balance. Terrific."
Elsewhere up to $113.99

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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Askerne Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernets Malbec 2015


Gold Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2017
Silver Air NZ Awards
Wine Orbit 4.5 Stars
Raymond Chan 4 stars

"This complex blend showcases a great vintage on our Havelock North vineyard. Dark and brooding on the nose with black doris plum, aromatic jasmine and underlying mineral notes of graphite and tar. The palate is broad and soft with supple front palate tannins and soft vanilla oak enveloping the fruit."
Drink now or cellar for 5-7 years
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Jim Barry Clare Valley The McRae Wood Shiraz 2015


94 pts 5 Stars James Halliday's 2019 Wine Companion 2019. They said...
"The inaugural vintage was '92, serving this cuvee up as the younger sibling of the Armagh, though with its own different skin. Lees barrel ferment influence. Some smokiness. Molten raspberry bonbon, iodine, liquorice and briar. Good energy. Impressive length. Some reductive chains, needs time to unravel..."
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John Duval Barossa Entity Shiraz 2016


From Granges ex star Winemaker
John Duval Entity Barossa Shiraz 2016
97 Pts and Platinum Best in Show Decanter Asian Wine Awards 2018
97 Pts James Halliday 2019 Halliday Wine Companion August 2018
95 Pts Campbell Mattinson the Wine Front July 2018. He said…

"Svelte, sturdy, plump, you name it. There's ample tannin here but the fruit sweeps through it. This is a ripping Barossa/Eden Shiraz. As generous as it is refined; as neat as it is ribald. Blackberry, roasted plums, cloves, mint, dark chocolate and a rush of boysenberry. Both grunty and succulent." It's a beauty.
Elsewhere up to $68.99

Jim Barry Clare Valley The Barry Brothers Shiraz Cabernet 2016


Gold 95/100 Top In Class Melbourne Royal Wine Show 2018 One of Only two Golds in the Class
NWWA 2018 95 Points Gold
"Decorates the glass with a bright magenta colour. Juicy and vibrant on the nose, this wine displays red and dark fruit flavours – raspberry, blackberry, and cherry, with lifts of violet florals and sweet spice. The palate is lively and bright with a burst of red fruits."
"A medium bodied composition with soft, fine grained tannins give length and depth, finishing with a touch of spice and savoury oak..."
This is a style the youngest Barry Generation is making their own. Every year Gold; every year BIG wraps.
Yummy now with the ability to cellar.
Elsewhere up to $28.99

Wirra Wirra 2017 Catapult Elevated Vineyards McLaren Vale Shiraz


Gold 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards
5 Stars Wine orbit Nick Stock 92 Pts. He said...

“Bright raspberries and red plums with some darker blackberries, leading to a fleshy, plump and pleasure-filled palate. Attractive freshness. Screw cap. Drink now.”
From a super vintage; this is silky, beautifully balanced Shiraz.
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Box 1 Golden Kiwi Bargains


6 Eradus Awatere 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
6 Askerne Hawkes Bay 2015 Merlot Cabernets Malbec
Elsewhere up to $293.88

Box 2 Kiwi Flow


3 Eradus Awatere 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016
3 Askerne Hawkes Bay 2015 Merlot Cabernets Malbec
3 Providore First Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
Elsewhere up to $338.88

Box 3 Classic Kiwi


6 Eradus Awatere 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
6 Providore First Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
Elsewhere up to $311.88

Box 4 Pinot Pinot


6 Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016
6 Providore First Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
Elsewhere up to $383.88

Box A Burgundy


6 Beach House The Selection 2018 Chardonnay
6 Providore First Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
Elsewhere up to $341.88

Box B Great White


5 Beach House The Selection 2018 Chardonnay
4 Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016
3 Johanneshof Marlborough 2018 Gewurztraminer
Elsewhere up to $381.88

Box C The Reds


5 Mt Monster Padthaway Shiraz 2016
4 Providore First Edition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018
3 Alpha Crucis Titan McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
Elsewhere up to $340.88