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New Zealand

Despite it’s global profile, New Zealand is only the 18th biggest wine-producing country. But its ours, we love it and with not without reason: New Zealand’s temperate, maritime Islands ripen grapes just slowly enough to make the most vibrantly fruity wines in the world. While our reds are superb you may note the cost of a wonderfully rich Kiwi Syrah versus Aussie Shiraz. But the upside of our cooler climate is that you pay next to nothing for delicious white and pink wines of almost any stripe. Sauvignon Blanc is the global star but now there’s Pinot Noir - a red that works here because it is naturally - yes - light-bodied, fresh and aromatic (i.e. rather like a white wine but with red colour). Sorry Shiraz lovers, try Australia...

New Zealand

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  1. 2015 Astrolabe Wairau Dry Riesling

    2015 Astrolabe Wairau Dry Riesling

    91 Points Richard Caro
    Astrolabe are changing this label- hence the massive discount. This beautiful dry Riesling shows Astrolabe's expertise in making Marlborough whites. Fresh and crisp with precise citrus and fine ...
    $12.99 a bottle
  2. 2015 Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Gris

    2015 Durvillea Marlborough Pinot Gris

    90 Points Bob Campbell
    Dry but luscious, Astrolabe's second label puts other people's 'estate' Pinot Gris to shame. With a peachy/tropical nose and palate it is the crisp acidity that marks this out as a great ...
    Elsewhere up to $16.99 Save $2 $14.99 a bottle
  3. 2015 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    2015 Riverby Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    Rick’s Picks
    94 Points Sam Kim
    A sophisticated and elegant Sauvignon Blanc with acidity that's beautifully fresh (but not aggressive) and Marlborough aromatics that are clear and clean (but not overpowering). Superb quality ...
    Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $5 $14.99 a bottle
  4. 2016 Babich Cowslip Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    2016 Babich Cowslip Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    91 Points Richard Caro
    A super-value Sauvignon from a single vineyard that is normally sold for a lot more. We have a long term deal with Babich for purchasing this wine- hence its price. Babich's Cowslip comes from a ...
    Elsewhere up to $22.99 Save $8 $14.99 a bottle
  5. 2015 Mission VS Hawkes Bay Merlot

    2015 Mission VS Hawkes Bay Merlot

    91 Points Richard Caro
    A stunning deal on this massive over-achiever! While scooping the trophy from the Royal Easter Show, this wine beat out the big boys – i.e. well-known $45-$60 reserve wines from the hotter ...
    • Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold
    $14.99 a bottle
  6. 2016 Tony Bish ‘Summertime’ Gisborne Chardonnay

    2016 Tony Bish ‘Summertime’ Gisborne Chardonnay

    90 Points Sam Kim
    Taken from the ‘Judd Estate’ vineyard in Patutahi. Made for immediate, pleasurable drinking it has scored 4.5 Stars and 90/100 from Sam Kim at Wine Orbit Magazine. This wine has been ...
    Elsewhere up to $18.99 Save $4 $14.99 a bottle
  7. 2016 Te Awa Left Field Gisborne Albarino

    2016 Te Awa Left Field Gisborne Albarino

    90 Points Richard Caro
    Now a great price this has been discounted so give it a go- its excellent value and great summer drinking. This aromatic dry white wine grape hailing from the Galicia region in Spain and ...
    Elsewhere up to $18.99 Save $4 $14.99 a bottle
  8. 2016 Durvillea Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    2016 Durvillea Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

    90 Points Richard Caro
    Astrolabe’s baby Brother Sauvignon is growing up and getting a large export following. They also sell this to other wineries who sell it as their top labels for $20+. Zesty and vibrant this ...
    Elsewhere up to $16.99 Save $2 $14.99 a bottle
  9. 2013 Mission VS Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

    2013 Mission VS Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

    91 Points Sam Kim
    A gorgeous little Chard and superb value at this hefty discount . We gratefully grabbed a chunk of this when they cleared out some library stock. This line from Mission is always exceptional but ...
    $15.99 a bottle
  10. 2016 Durvillea Marlborough Chardonnay

    2016 Durvillea Marlborough Chardonnay

    90 Points Richard Caro
    This blew us away when we tasted it. This is a seriously good value chardonnay from Astrolabe and as they said to us "it's really only a notch below their top chardonnay"- and they are right. ...
    Elsewhere up to $17.99 Save $2 $15.99 a bottle

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