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Hello all, These are certainly strange times with strange rules. We appreciate the need for a community response to “Delta covid-19”, and for rules to facilitate a practical and safe response. We are also grateful to the people of Auckland for taking another one for the...

SHOP NOW Coupon Codes 10% on 6 packs: SIXES 20% on 12 packs: TWELVES Coupons can be applied on the checkout page. Excludes specials items.   Hello all,   Covid-19 lockdowns are with us again. Lockdowns mean different things for people. For most, it’s a case of hunkering down, often working from home. For others...

2018 Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec Ripe, complex, fruity and varietal with aromas and flavours of spicy Doris plums, blackberry and dried herbs and roasted bell-pepper. A spicy, woody layer with vanilla and bacon scents adds depth. Firm and dry on the palate with a mix of...

Askerne Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Full of youthful vigour, this ripely scented, full-bodied wine has passionfruit and lime flavours, threaded with fresh acidity, and a crisp, dry, lingering finish.  Best drinking 2022. 4 Stars Askerne Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2019 Already delicious, this powerful, generous wine was fermented...

Sauvignon / Semillon / Sauvignon Gris 2019 It's beautifully lifted on the nose showing nectarine, Gala apple, lime zest and roasted nut characters with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate displays excellent concentration and persistency, backed by fine texture and juicy acidity, finishing wonderfully long and flavoursome. At...

Pinot Gris 2018 93 Points, 5 Stars Fabulously ripe and varietally expressive, the wine shows ripe peach, apricot, poached pear and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a beautifully rounded palate that’s succulent and fleshy. It’s flavoursome and soothing with a lengthy tasty finish. At its best:...

Askerne Hawke's Bay Cabernet Franc 2018 4 stars This youthful, ageworthy red was estate-grown and matured for a year in French oak barrels (30% new).  Fragrant and full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, with fresh berryish, herbal, spicy flavours, showing good concentration and complexity, and a smooth finish. ...

Askerne Hawke's Bay 2017 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 94/100 Honey, spices, baked apple tart, clove and brown sugar. Very sweet, very fruity, loaded with flavours of honey and apricot, baked apple tart and clove. Full-bodied and rich and creamy texture. Long finish, delicious! Drink now. Askerne Hawke's Bay...

Askerne Hawke's Bay 2018 Chardonnay 4 Stars Offering good value, this creamy-textured wine was fermented and matured for nine months in mostly French oak casks (28% new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is fragrant and mouthfilling, with generous, ripe, peachy, toasty flavours, showing good complexity, and a...