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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

Beso Reserva 2014 Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon


An Absolute Steal. Distributor Clearance
A complex bouquet shows cassis, dark plum, mixed spice and cigar box aromas. Stylish and intense with liquorice and vanilla.
Plump and rounded on the palate. Fabulous fruit flavours, beautifully enhanced by silky texture and supple tannins. Very concentrated and full bodied with supple and the mouth filling tannins give this Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon a great power and length.
If this wine came from Hawkes Bay or Waiheke Island you would be very happy to buy it at the original retail price.
Will cellar for up to twelve years.
Elsewhere up to $45.99

Must Finishing Monday 6pm or while Stocks last

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
Must Finishing Monday 6pm or while Stocks last

Mills Reef Bespoke Gimblett Gravels Cabernets 2015


5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...

Even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter edged. This has a subtly full and voluminous nose with very refined aromatic expression, showing fragrant redcurrants with nuances of blackcurrants... This is elegant and beautifully aromatic. Medium-bodied, the palate is refined and elegantly presented with sweetly rich and juicy redcurrant fruit flavours entwined with blackcurrant fruit notes.. The tannins are very fine-grained, lending a velvety structure and mouthfeel... This is a beautifully elegant and fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc blend with sweet redcurrant fruit with subtle currant and herb detail on a smooth, fine-textured palate...A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Cabernet Franc."
Elsewhere up to $39.99
Must Finishing Monday 6pm or while Stocks last

Mount Riley Marlborough Chardonnay 2016


4 Stars Best Buy Cuisine 2018 Chardonnay Tasting. They said...
"That distinctive struck match aroma announces that this is Chardonnay. The wine has been very well crafted as the natural fruit weight is moderate yet the use of fermentation technique and just enough oak has lifted the wine to another level."
Unbelievably yummy for the price. Close your eyes and taste something seriously good that you'd swear was much. much more expensive.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Te Pa Marlborough Chardonnay 2017


5 Stars 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Blue Gold Sydney Top 100 2019
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2018. They said...

Crisp and dry with a river running over pebbles minerality , zesty touches of grapefruit and lime, capsicum herbaciousness and lingering passionfruit and peach."
Elsewhere up to $29.99

Rockford Rifle Range Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


95/100 James Halliday's WineCompanion 2019
"This is Rocky speaking from his heart. It's powerful but pure, any slight roughness around the edge is certain to smooth out to velvet with 5 - 10 years more inthe bottle. it is what it is, needing no apology, especially to those rockford devotees with multiple vintages of Rocky's core red wine's ( this and the Shiraz) in their cellars stretching back 20 -30years. '15 was a great vintage, and the Rockford hit the bullseye..."
Elsewhere up to $79.99

Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2018
"Spicy oak on the nose. Bright and savoury on the soft textured palate with dark cherry and purple plum fruit, lightly meaty tones and tobacco in the background."
Tasted blind you would never pick the price of this wine; if region might fool you too.
An incredible value these words really understate the point.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2016


5 Stars Wine Orbit
4 stars 18/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He says:

““Full, even, black-hued ruby-red colour... The nose is softly rich and full with ripe fruit aromas of blackberries and dark raspberries, along with nuances of black plums, unfolding spice elements with black pepper, tar and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has an elegantly proportioned palate with rich and deep flavours of ripe blackberry and plum fruit with liquorice, black pepper and tar. The flavours form a strong heart which reveals complexing earth and mineral detail as the wine flows. .. This is a rich and concentrated Shiraz with ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit along with liquorice, pepper and tar on a grainy textured palate. Match with roasted game meat and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6+ years. ..” In our opinion one of the very best under this label. Juicy, chocolaty and rich, very Barossa, very 2016.
Elsewhere up to $25.99

Mount Riley Marlborough 2018 Sauvignon Blanc


5 stars WineNZ 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Tasting December 2018.
Vibrant aromas of lime zest, gooseberries, feijoas with a touches of herbs. A weighty mouthfeel with intense flavours that are classical Marlborough and flow on from its great nose. It finishs bright and crisp.
Great as an aperitif or match with seafood, smoked fish, fresh salads or chargrilled vegetables. A Ripper at this price.
Elsewhere up to $21.99

Matahiwi Blanc De Blanc NV


Silver Global Sparkling Wine Masters by the Drinks Business
Silver Global Chardonnay Wine Masters by the Drinks Business

“I love the melon and nectarine notes and the deliciously fine bubbles. Lemon and peach flavours ooze through to something deliciously dry and fruity - it's a nicely structured sparkling wine crafted by Jane Cooper and her team at Matahiwi Estate. It's a sip that hits the spot in every way and has "celebration" written all over it.”
Yvonne Lorkin

Clearview Sea Red NV Fortified Red


Always a star, everyone's favourite Clearview wine ( Don't tell the Chardonnay lovers that)
Clearview Say it so well themselves...
"The classic Clearview meal finisher, a fortified red wine style pioneered by Tim. A red dessert wine with a weighty palate oily with dense berry fruits and plum; followed by an unctuous rich but dry finish. Drink now for a fruitier style or cellar carefully for several years."
Elsewhere up to $39.99

Champagne Beaumet NV


Cuisine 2018 just rated this the Top Under $100 Champagne and Best Buy Champagne, beating Champagnes such as Veuve Clicquot, Perrier Jouet, Moet & Chandon NV, Moet Vintage, Pol Roger, Charles Heidsieck which are all priced well above the Beaumet.
5 Stars & Best Buy Cuisine $100 & Under Champagne Tasting, November 2018 (NV)

"This is a wonderfully focused style that is alive and complex. Aromas of white flowers lead to flavours of ripe lemon with a mealy texture and a hint of chalk that gives it edge and vibrancy.
Sometimes, although not as often as we would all like, great wines come with an attractive price tag. Such is the case with this year’s Top Champagne under $100. The Beaumet label may not boast the grand notoriety of some of its peers, or the marketing budget of some of the more visible labels. However, it does invest in quality and it can boast great pedigree as it comfortably resides within the famed Champagne house Laurent-Perrier..."

Elsewhere up to $54.99

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 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

Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV


Trophy & Gold At the 2018 New Zealand Wine Awards (The Air NZ 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

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018


Super Classic Status Michael Cooper's Wine Companion
Gold NZ Aromatic WineShow 2018

Pale straw in colour. With pungent, rich tropical blackcurrant bud and passionfruit aromas combine with notes of green nettle and oyster shell.
A generous and intense palate of white peach, passionfruit and fresh grapefruit which is powerful and concentrated. A long lingering finish which is all class reminds us of what a great wine this is.
Elsewhere up to $37.99

Beso Chilean 2015 Merlot


If ever there was a case of the ugly duckling becoming a beautiful swan it is this wine. We promoted and sold a HUGE amount of the 2014. Shortly afterward the 2015 was released and to be frank, we were disappointed. Sweet, jubie fruit with a charming yet unconvincing structure; pleasant BUT move on twenty or so months and WOW. This is really top flight wine in the mid twenty to thirty dollar price bracket, if it came from Aotearoa. But it comes from Chile and is an absolute steal .
From its ruby colour with a splash of bright violet. To it’s a robust deep palate overflowing with a seductive mix of berry fruits and plum.
Super charming in a medium mould, ideal drinking if you’re a Merlot or deeper Pinot Noir fan. The spring and summer wonder red.
Elsewhere up to $24.99

Box 1 Incredible Red Deal


8 Beso Reserva 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
4 Mills Reef Bespoke Gimblett Gravels Cabernets 2015
Elsewhere up to $519.88

Box 2 Three Steals


4 Kahurangi Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014
4 Beso Reserva 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
4 Mills Reef Bespoke Gimblett Gravels Cabernets 2015
Elsewhere up to $439.88

Box 3 Mighty Marlborough


4 Mount Riley Marlborough 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
4 Te Pa Marlborough Chardonnay 2017
4 Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
Elsewhere up to $315.88

Box 4 From Aotearoa with Love


2 Mount Riley Marlborough 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Te Pa Marlborough Chardonnay 2017
2 Kahurangi Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014
3 Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
2 Mills Reef Bespoke Gimblett Gravels Cabernets 2015
Elsewhere up to $344.88