If you are having a Summer Christmas and the sun is shining on the ocean, river, lake or possibly in your garden. The following wines are filled with character - and ideal pairing with summer festive cuisine. Ranging from toasting with good friends, pairing with crayfish to salmon, cold ham, turkey, pork or lamb and also with berry desserts and gelato. All of these wines are ready to be shared and enjoyed over the coming festive season - cheers.
A vibrant Prosecco + NV Champagne + Sauvignon Blanc + Riesling + Pinot Gris.
A classic style Rosé + Vermentino + Chablis + Pinot Noir and an engaging Shiraz.
A stunning ready now Cabernet Sauvignon and candy for adults - 'Late Harvest' Riesling.
Wine always tastes better when served from the right glass and at the ideal temperature.

 
 
Santa Margherita
Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG


Grape Varietal:
100% Glera

Region: Valdobbiadene, Italy

Winemaker: Massimiliano Luison

Brief Tasting Note:
An inviting citrus summer aroma, reminiscent of ripe apples and white peaches along with spring flowers. Well-balanced on the palate, with a vibrant freshness which, is the result of those fine refreshing bubbles.

*NZ$26.90. Chill and serve at 7-9°C
Piper Heidsieck
Cuvée Brut NV


Grape Varietals:
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay

Region: Reims, France

Chef de Cave: Régis Camus

Brief Tasting Note:
On the nose crisp apples, bright citrus and subtle notes of springtime blossom. The palate has good structure, lively and fresh, with interwoven layers of pear, subtle hints of pineapple, nutmeg, white pepper and oriental zest and a lifted crisp finish.

*NZ$59.90. Chill and serve at 8-9°C
 
Jules Taylor
Marlborough Sauvignon 2017


Grape Varietal:
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Marlborough, NZ

Owner / Winemaker: Jules Taylor

Brief Tasting Note:
Inviting tropical aromas excite the senses, accents of kaffir lime and subtle herbaceous notes. Mouth-watering palate showcases flavours of passionfruit and citrus which linger and give a well-rounded finish to this wine.

*NZ$22.90. Chill and serve at 8-9°C
The Winemakers Wife
Riesling 2017


Grape Varietal:
100% Riesling

Region: Waipara, NZ

Owner / Winemaker: Simon McGeorge

Brief Tasting Note:
This Riesling is rich, generous, and bursting with bright citrus flavours. Mandarin, lime and a touch of white honey flavours perfectly combine to produce a vibrant wine with a lingering, mouth-watering finish.

*NZ$22.90. Chill and serve at 8-10°C
 
Rimu Grove
Pinot Gris 2017


Grape Varietal:
100% Pinot Gris

Region: Nelson, NZ

Owner / Winemaker: Patrick Stowe

Brief Tasting Note:
Classic aromas of sweet ripe pears and citrus blossom with a hint of ginger. A luscious mouthfeel with engaging citrus overtones, good balance of pip-fruit and natural acidity, resulting in a vibrant lingering finish - enjoy.

*NZ$22.90. Chill and serve at 8-9°C
Hewitson
‘Belle Ville’ Rosé 2017


Grape Varietals:
Grenache, Cinsault & Mourvèdre

Region: Barossa, Australia

Owner / Winemaker: Dean Hewitson

Brief Tasting Note:
Lifted aromas of fragrant wild strawberries and subtle floral and pink grapefruit notes. On the palate you have an explosion of those wild strawberries along with a crisp and refreshing natural summer fruit acidity and lively dry finish.

*NZ$29.90. Chill and serve at 8-10°C
 
Cecchi
‘La Mora’ Vermentino 2016


Grape Varietal:
100% Vermentino

Region: Tuscany, Italy

Owner / Winemaker: Andrea Cecchi

Brief Tasting Note:
This 'La Mora' Vermentino expresses unmistakable hints of crisp white fleshed pip-fruits, citrus and fresh, fragrant white floral notes, along with bright, lifted minerality on a clean dry finish - enjoy.

*NZ$22.90. Chill and serve at 8-9°C
Domaine Laroche
Chablis 2015


Grape Varietal:
100% Chardonnay

Region: Chablis, France

Chief Winemaker: Grégory Viennois

Brief Tasting Note:
Aromas of white fleshed fruits and spring blossom. Fresh and harmonious palate with fresh natural acidity, beautiful crisp fruit and a delicate touch of shell-like minerality on a clean dry refreshing finish.

*NZ$32.90. Chill and serve at 8-10°C
 
Rua
Pinot Noir 2016


Grape Varietal:
100% Pinot Noir

Region: Central Otago, NZ

Winemaker: Andrew Keenleyside

Brief Tasting Note:
Bright red cherries, and lifted floral aroma’s, with a touch of dried herbs. This Pinot Noir is generous with layers of sweet, ripe, red berries, subtle savoury characters and a touch of spice. Soft, supple tannins flow gently across the palate, leading to a long fruit driven dry finish.

*NZ$24.90. Serve at 15-16°C
Kilikanoon
‘Killerman’s Run’ Shiraz 2015


Grape Varietal:
100% Shiraz

Region: Clare Valley, Australia

Owner / Winemaker: Kevin Mitchell

Brief Tasting Note:
Aromas of dark berries, exotic spices and seductive French oak. The palate is beautifully crafted, well balanced, with flavours of dark fruits, hints of smoke and spice seamlessly combine with the fine tannins and subtle oak on a long finish.
*(Decant for 30-40mins)

*NZ$25.90. Serve at 16-17°C
 
Geoff Merrill
G & W Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


Grape Varietal:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: McLaren Vale & Coonawarra

Owner / Winemaker: Geoff Merrill

Brief Tasting Note:
A wonderful varietal expression - a blend of McLaren Vale and Coonawarra showcasing the best that Cabernet has to offer - peppermint, violets, chocolate, leather, black olives and with oak influenced toasty vanilla. A generous mouth-feel and long finish. *(Decant for 20-30mins)

*NZ$29.90. Serve at 17-18°C
Lake Chalice
‘Sweet Beak’ Late Harvest Riesling 2015


Grape Varietal:
100% Riesling - (375ml)

Region: Marlborough, NZ

Winemaker was: Matt Thomson

Brief Tasting Note:
Sourced from just 13 rows of single estate Riesling. A deep golden colour, aromas of sweet lime and honey-comb, an elegant wine with a luscious palate exhibiting rich citrus and dried fruits. A lingering and refreshing finish.
9.5% Alc./vol. 96g/L residual sugar.

*NZ$22.90. Chill and serve at 8-10°C