Tasting Notes


Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Hawkes Bay 2011

This wine has great density of bright red colour with a bouquet of sweet berry fruit and cherry together with mild spice and rich savoury characters. These flavours carry to the palate, which is soft and long with ripe, supple tannins.

Brief Description:

A medium bodied red with warm berry fruit characters, soft tannins and a warm finish
Food Match: Enjoy with beef and lamb kebabs, lasagne, pizza and other Italian dishes.

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13.0% Alc/Vol Preservative (220) added e750ML
7.7 Standard Drinks Product of New Zealand


Merlot Reserve Gisborne 2011

A classic merlot displaying a mature plummy nose. This wine is deep, yet softly textured, layered with ripe black fruit flavors and supported by gentle tannins. This medium to full-bodied wine will appeal to many palates

Brief Description:

A gently rounded palate with a warm finish that is almost impossible to resist
Food Match:  A perfect partner for all red meat dishes, authentic pasta and strongly flavoured cheese.

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13.5% Alc/Vol preservative (220) added e750ML
8.0 Standard Drinks Product of New Zealand


Pinot Noir Central Otago 2008

This is an elegant youthful wine with seductive spice and smoke aromas leading into a cascade of ripe red berry fruit flavours, with hints of chocolate, encompassed by velvety smooth tannins.

Brief Description:

An elegant wine with seductive spicy aromas with dominance of classic red berry characters.

Food Match: Pair with vegetables and salads Pork, Beef and chicken, Seafood, and ethnic dishes.

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12. % Alc/Vol preservative (220) added e750ML
7.1 Standard Drinks Product of New Zealand


Chardonnay East Coast 2011

This cheeky chardonnay has ripe stone fruit aromas that are complemented by a subtle oak influence.  On the palate, full fruit richness gives way to a soft and creamy mouthfeel, producing a wine of medium body and a lingering finish

Brief Description:

A young wine of medium body with depth and elegance, balanced by subtle oak.

Food Match: Enjoy chilled with vegetables and salads, chicken, seafood dishes, and soft cheeses.

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13.0% Alc/Vol Preservative (220) added e750ML
7.7 Standard Drinks
Product of New Zealand


Chardonnay Unoaked Gisborne 2010

This young chardonnay has ripe peach and pear aromas that are complemented by a subtle oak influence, On the palate, full fruit richness gives way to a soft and creamy mouthfeel, producing a wine of medium body and a lingering finish.

Brief Description:

A fresh young chardonnay with intense fruit flavours, offering excellent drinking.

Food Match: Pair with vegetables and salads roast chicken, pork, and ethnic dishes. 

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13.0% Alc/Vol Preservative (220) added e750ML
7.7 Standard Drinks
Product of New Zealand


Sauvignon Blanc Gisborne 2011

This Sauvignon Blanc provides the riper more tropical flavours, with pronounced herbaceous characters. These intense aromas carry through to the palate, structured around lively acidity and a lengthy crisp, clean finish.

Brief Description:

A fresh wine with ripe citrus flavours, lively acidity and a lengthy crisp, clean finish.

Food Match: Pair with: seafood, salad, vegetarian dishes, and pork, chicken / poultry dishes.

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13.0% Alc/Vol preservative (220) added 750ml
7.7 Standard Drinks
Product of New Zealand


Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2011

This exuberant Sauvignon Blanc bursts with intense floral and passionfruit aromas that lead to flavours of gooseberry, pear and melon on a refreshing palate, with loads of personality; it is racy, refreshing and perfectly balanced.

Brief Description:

A fresh wine full of herbaceous citrus and tropical fruit flavours delicious from the start
Food Match: seafood, salad, vegetarian dishes, pork, chicken

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12.5% Alc/Vol Preservative (220) added e750ML
7.4 Standard Drinks Product of New Zealand


Riesling Marlborough 2009

Vibrant, light and delicious wine in an off-dry style, this is pure pleasure with fresh lime, apple, and grapefruit aromas bursting from the glass. It’s fruity with layers of mineral notes and good depth of flavor and acidity, makes for easy drinking.

Brief Description:

A light wine with good intensity of lemon and lime characters
Food Match: Pair with: pork, chicken, seafood, Asian and Thai foods

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12.5.0% Alc/Vol Preservative (220) added e750ML
7.4 Standard Drinks
Product of New Zealand


Gewurztraminer Gisborne 2010

This Gewurztraminer offers an exceptional example of this intensely aromatic variety. Lychees, rose petals, marmalade and spices are but a few of the characters creating this wine of unmistakable intensity and character, there is a fantastic balance of yeast derived complexity and weight to help balance the forward fruit characters.

Brief Description:

A wine with lovely freshness and delicacy with a spiced fragrance and a lingering finish
Food Match: Delicious with all forms of spicy aromatic dishes inspired by the cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand and India.

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13.0% Alc/Vol Preservative (220) added e750ML
7.7 Standard Drinks
Product of New Zealand


Pinot Gris Italy 2006

Sourced from Northern Italy, where the variety is commonly known as Pinot Grigio, reflecting the overall brand hallmarks of youthful and freshness with layers of classic pear, and spice flavours, with a underlying savoury complexity leading to a lingering off-dry finish.

Brief Description:

A mouth filling, and richly varietal, with strong pear, spice and pear flavours.

Food Match: Suit wide range of dishes including smoked chicken, lightly spiced Asian cuisine or by itself on a sunny afternoon.

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12. % Alc/Vol preservative (220) added e750ML
7.1 Standard Drinks
Product of Italy


Sparkling Brut Reserve NV - Australian

Attractive pale straw with light lime green tinges. A well balanced clean sparkling wine showing fresh fruits of lime and peach with hints of nutty characters giving complexity – a sure winner for all occasions!

Brief Description:

An elegant and sophisticated wine that is rich and full flavoured.
Food Match: Wonderful paired with oysters, scallops or just enjoyed with friends on a sunny afternoon.
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11.5% Alc/Vol Contains preservative (220) added e750ML
6.8 Standard Drinks Product of Australia


Pioneers Oak Aged Vintage Port

This rich, raisiny port was matured for several years in large oak barrels, amber hued, it is a mellow, nutty sweet port, full-flavours and creamy smooth.

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18.0% Alc/Vol preservative (220) added e750ML
11 Standard Drinks
Product of New Zealand


Pioneer Rich Ruby Port

A smooth full, fruity ruby red wine made in the Portuguese style of a ruby port, sweet rich and smooth.

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14.0% Alc/Vol preservative (220) added e1.50ML
16.5 Standard Drinks
Product of New Zealand