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3rd place Askerne ‘Serieux’ Rosé 2021 One of a pair of new wines from Askerne – both had their admirers, and both made our Top 10. Big bouquet of summer fruits – red berries, melon, white peach and apricot, with a likeable bubblegum note on the nose as well....

REGIONAL CHAMPION COMPETITION Hawke’s Bay: Askerne, Seriéux Rosé 2021   AOTEAROA REGIONAL WINE COMPETITION Champion Rosé Askerne Winery, Seriéux Rosé 2021 Champion Syrah/Shiraz Askerne Winery, Askerne Syrah 2020   CHARDONNAY Gold Medals Askerne Winery, Askerne Reserve Chardonnay, 2020 Askerne Winery, Askerne The Archer Chardonnay, 2019   GEWÜRZTRAMINER Silver Medals Askerne Winery, Askerne 2020 Gewürztraminer, 2020   EMERGING WHITE WINES Gold Medals Askerne Winery, Askerne Viognier, 2020 Silver Medals Askerne Winery, Askerne Semillon, 2017   ROSÉ Gold Medals Askerne Winery, Serieux Rosé, 2021   SYRAH/SHIRAZ Gold Medals Askerne Winery, Askerne...

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. ...