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FINE WINE AT GLENGARRY

As imported wine started to flow into New Zealand in the early 80's, Glengarry led the charge. Jumping into Bordeaux as far back as 1985, we have been blazing that trail ever since, in the process accumulating a wealth of experience and understanding as to what, and what not, to do. Over the years we have put in the hard-yards to search out the greatest fine wines from all corners of the world. Whilst we continue to be the leading importer of Bordeaux into New Zealand,our range encompasses far more.We are delighted to be able to welcome you to this extensive collection, all neatly catalogued in this comprehensive Glengarry Fine Wine Catalogue and for sale on our website. You'll find the Fine Wine displayed along with the rest of our range through the website.

Fine Wine Cellars and Fine Wine Shipping - Our Jervois Road, Victoria Park, Khyber Pass and Thorndon stores all house beautifully fitted out, temperature controlled cellars to ensure the best possible conditions for the storing of our fine wine stocks. We import all our fine wine in refrigerated containers and the strict conditions in our cellars then continue the process, meaning every bottle you purchase has been treated with the utmost care and shipped and stored in the best possible environment.

Fine Wine Team

The breadth and depth of experience here is astounding, from those, like Liz Wheadon, who travel the globe meeting with our suppliers, through to the immensely knowledgeable front liners like Phil Rowe and Meredith Parkin in Wellington, Regan McCaffery and Zane Winskill in Auckland. There's no shortage of personality here, either- these guys pass on their wisdom with knowledge, passion, personal anecdotes and humour.

Fine Wine Producers

Because we have been importing fine wine for nearly thirty five years we have developed and maintained excellent relationships with some of the best producers in Europe. Being allocated the rarest of wines not only reflects the strength of our relationships, it offers you the opportunity to purchase wines that are simply not available elsewhere. You can view our current direct-from-Bordeaux offerings here.

En Primeur 2019

Ever wanted to buy Bordeaux, but not sure where to start? The 2019 vintage is about to be sold En Primeur in April, which is a great way to start your collection. To find out more visit our En Primeur website. Our knowledge will not only ensure you the best Bordeaux in your cellar, you can purchase with complete confidence from Glengarry.

Fine Wine Events

Throughout each year we hold a vast array of fine wine tastings, dinners and events. All the details are on our Fine Wine Events page here

BIERZO

Bierzo was, until around 15 or so years ago, a forgotten DO, one of Spain’s oldest, replete with small plots of old vines producing rivers of passable reds for thirsty locals. Into town rides Alvaro Palacios and his nephew Ricardo Perez, seeing the potential of the local Mencia variety and the steep, often neglected vineyards. Some well-judged rejigging and voila! Intense, thrilling reds and a new lease of life for this rejuvenated DO.

Palacios and the pioneering Dominio de Tares are largely responsible for putting the once moribund Bierzo back on the map. The recent production here is just over a decade old, which makes it an infant in Spanish wine terms. However, they utilise ancient vineyards and painstakingly artisan-like practices to create expressions as pure and characterful as can be coaxed from the multiple microclimates in which they operate.

The indigenous Mencia grape is hard to describe; it tastes a little like a mix of a Pinotage, Malbec and a little Merlot. Bierzo's white wines are made from the fascinating Godello, another native variety. It delivers medium-to-high-level acidity that isn't initially apparent as it carries the fruity mid-palate through, offering notes of grapefruit, some guava and a stony minerality. The best often have a smoky note. The Godello wines are excellent as aperitifs and great with seafood.

 
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SMITH & SHETH - A TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

The first name is likely to be recognisable: Steve Smith MW was instrumental in founding Craggy Range Winery. A few years ago he left to pursue other ventures alongside American billionaire and wine aficionado, Brian Sheth. The pair have made a number of high profile vineyard purchases, including Pyramid Valley and Lowburn Ferry, but these are the special CRU wines from their own personal project.

The concept behind the CRU collection involves Smith & Sheth working as contemporary negociants, combining the 35-plus years of their own skill sets and experience with some of the country's best growers. Exceptional vineyard parcels have been hand-selected and nurtured and longstanding relationships established with growers and makers. Each wine carries the Maori designation that relates to its whenua origins, and the labels sport an embossed design representing the genome sequences of the grape varieties Smith & Sheth utilize.

These are wines of real class and pedigree, exceptional offerings from their respective sub-regions. This month we celebrate the widest release of the Smith and Sheth CRU wines to date, with Steve Smith presenting tastings at Glengarry Thorndon on March 24th and at Glengarry Takapuna on March 26th.

THORNDON WINE CLUB | SMITH & SHETH WITH STEVE SMITH MW

When Master of Wine Steve Smith and Texan investor Brian Sheth met in 2014, it was more than a bottle of Chardonnay that they shared, but also a dream. A dream of wines made from the best sites possible, pairing location with the varieties and styles which best suited them. Where the French and indeed wine afficionados the world over refer to 'terroir' as being the ultimate influencer over their wines, Smith and Sheth prefer to use the Maori word 'Turangawaewae.' This is our place to stand in the world. Like terroir it also refers to the connection between a place and the people that love it, live in it and work it. Their wines then are all bottled with the vineyard of provenance clearly and proudly marked, as not just being carefully selected as a place where fine wine may be made, but also to indicate that magical sense of Turangawaewae that makes each so different. To take us through the range of Smith + Sheth's new release wines we are proud to host none other than Steve Smith MW himself. Steve is an icon of the New Zealand wine industry, becoming one of our first Masters of Wine and also leading Craggy Range into becoming one of the most highly regarded wineries in the country. This tasting is sure to be very informative as well as taking a delicious first look at a range of superb wines.
When  |  6:00pm Wednesday 24 June
Where  |  Glengarry Thorndon 53 Hutt Road Pipitea
Price  |  $35.00
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TAKAPUNA WINE CLUB | SMITH & SHETH WITH STEVE SMITH MW

When Master of Wine Steve Smith and Texan investor Brian Sheth met in 2014, it was more than a bottle of Chardonnay that they shared, but also a dream. A dream of wines made from the best sites possible, pairing location with the varieties and styles which best suited them. Where the French and indeed wine afficionados the world over refer to 'terroir' as being the ultimate influencer over their wines, Smith and Sheth prefer to use the Maori word 'Turangawaewae.' This is our place to stand in the world. Like terroir it also refers to the connection between a place and the people that love it, live in it and work it. Their wines then are all bottled with the vineyard of provenance clearly and proudly marked, as not just being carefully selected as a place where fine wine may be made, but also to indicate that magical sense of Turangawaewae that makes each so different. To take us through the range of Smith + Sheth's new release wines we are proud to host none other than Steve Smith MW himself. Steve is an icon of the New Zealand wine industry, becoming one of our first Masters of Wine and also leading Craggy Range into becoming one of the most highly regarded wineries in the country. This tasting is sure to be very informative as well as taking a delicious first look at a range of superb wines.
When  |  7:00pm Friday 26 June
Where  |  Glengarry Wines Cnr Hurstmere & Killarney Takapuna
Price  |  $35.00
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