The flagship Glengarry store in Wellington is located in Thorndon at 53 Hutt Rd. It contains a great space for wine tastings, purpose-built to host large events for up to 60 people. The beer fridge boasts an extensive selection of craft beers. As you enter, you’ll find a range of Growler taps, so bring your own growler on in, or just purchase one instore, and you'll be all set to enjoy fresh craft beer on tap. There is, too, a decent-sized fine wine cellar stocked it with the largest range of premium fine wines from around the world that Wellington has ever seen. And as for the shelf space, it's massive, with ample room to accommodate our full range of premium wines and spirits. The friendly and knowledgeable team is headed up by Phil and Meredith, and they'll happily attend to all your vinous needs.
TASTING & EVENTS
ROYAL EASTER SHOW WINE AWARDS - TROPHY WINNERS
Join us on a Saturday afternoon to try the best from this years Royal Easter Show Wine Awards. We have all of the trophy winning wines here for you to taste from 12pm-2pm. From Sparkling to Pinot and Dessert Wine, we've got them all. Bring some friends and walk around in your own time. Check out the full range here. http://bit.do/2018TrophyWinners
There are many defining moments in the history of Champagne and many colourful characters along the way. In amongst these stories and now almost legends lies Veuve Clicquot. It is in all probability one of the most recognised brands in the world today. Veuve Clicquot was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot from an existing vineyard; his ambition was to cross borders and true to his word the first shipment was to Venice. The matriarch Madame Clicquot took over the reins of the house in 1805 with the untimely death of her husband thus becoming the first business woman of the times. There were many firsts throughout the career of Madame Clicquot and some of the practices that were implemented are still in use today. We intend to taste through the whole range of Veuve Clicquot and share the colourful history of this illustrious Champagne House.
The summer heat may be fading, but our appetite for Rosé is as hot as ever! We have lots of Rosé in our wineletter, and tonight we will have a huge range of our still and sparkling pink favourites from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and even Lebanon! 2018 also marks the 200th anniversary of Madam Clicquot creating the first known blended Rosé Champagne. To celebrate we will be pouring the latest release of the wonderful Veuve Clicquot Rosé. This will be a casual walk-around event, so get your pink-drinking friends together for a great evening with one of the most fun and frivoulous wine styles around.
Peter Lehmann Wines was almost born out of necessity; Peter was working at Saltram in 1977 when there was a surplus of grapes; rather than let the growers down Peter started a side project making wine out of the extra grapes. This venture evolved over time to become Peter Lehmann Wines. Peter was a true gentleman and extremely community minded in the wine industry; the by word for him is "my word is my bond". Today his legacy lives on in the wines that are produced to this day. We are fortunate to have Malcolm Stopp, Brand Ambassador for Peter Lehmann, to present a range of wines and to elaborate on the history of Peter Lehmann Wines.
Echezeaux and Grandes Echezeaux is nestled sweetly beside Vougeot and Vosne Romanee. The site has been for the most part unchanged since the Cistercian monks develoed it in the 15th century but it was only with the coming of appellations and the classifications in to premier and grand cru sites that Echezeaux took it's present size. it is a vineyard that is around 40 hectares in size so the soil types are not uniform and there are variations between north and south. This is the nature of Burgundy and that is why it is forever fascinating for me. This tasting is made up of two vintages 2011 and 2015 from three producers and I will also be including a couple of Grandes Echezeaux for comparison.
I'm excited! We have just landed new stocks of Seguin Manuel wine, originally, we only stocked a small amount of their Chardonnay but this time we have managed to secure some Red Burgundy as well. Seguin Manuel was originally founded in 1824 and 180 years later was bought by Thibaout Marion. Thibaout at 45 years old was born in to a "vigneron family" that has been involved in the wine business in Beaune for 10 generations. He started at the family winery Chanson Pere & Fils and worked there for 7 years. Today he uses all of his energy and experience to make the best wines he can. He has slowly acquired more land and has also been growing organically for a number of years and certification is pending. His belief is simple "beyond my deep respect for the vineyards and wines of Burgundy, I never forget that this divine beverage is a means to share moments of friendship".
PHILIP - Glengarry Legend. Wine Expert. Funny Man.
SOPHIE - Prior to joining the Glengarry team, Sophie was studying winekmaking in Marlborough. She loves Riesling and Champagne.
CLARE - Clare is new to the wine game, and is continuing to taste and learn. She loves a good Pinot Gris, but would never say no to a cold pilsner on a summers afternoon. Find her at Hutt Road and she'll be sure to help you out
LOIS - Lois became interested in wine after living in Central Otago and is always a friendly face at Thorndon's tasting events. She enjoys aromatics and anything Spanish.
GRACE - Always keen for a good laugh and a good drop, but knows her way around the bargains. Loves Viognier, Gewurztraminer, and a cheeky Malbec. Interested in Growers Champagne, and Biodynamic Wines.
MARCEL - He's the token tall man. After many years of working from home and looking after his children, he re-entered the real world to reacquaint with his past love for wine. He appreciates a good bordeaux, a buttery chard, and a smooth whiskey.
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