Did you know that Glengarry Wines started as a winemaking venture in Glengarry Road, Auckland?
New Zealand’s largest family-owned liquor retailer was founded by Joseph Jakicevich in 1940 and it was the country’s first retailer to hold a liquor licence, importing wine from around the world. Read More
Erica, a South African medical scientist graduate, met Kim, the kiwi winemaker. They fell in love and together built one of the most successful global wine brands. They’re about to do it all over again … but wait, this time it’s a bit different!
Sip sip hooray, today is Chardonnay Day!
The queen of white wines comes originally from Burgundy in eastern France but over the years it has found a new home in pretty much any wine region around the globe, including New Zealand, due to its ability to adapt easily to new conditions. Read More
Harvest is over and wine event season is about to kick-off! It’s the time when winemakers are on the road, swapping their gumboots for branded shirts and sales hats, showcasing and sharing their wines with wine lovers around the country. Read More
We received over 300 amazing entries for our first Sip Vintage Photo Competition, all capturing the 2018 whirlwind grape harvest in their very unique way.
Hurry, Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Get sorted now…
Our gift guide includes 5 great ways to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day. All items are made by creative and inspiring New Zealand producers. Read More
Explore unique styles of New Zealand Sav this #SauvBlanc Day with our Sav style guide. While New Zealand is well-known for its iconic Marlborough Sav, other New Zealand regions also produce distinct and world-class examples of this popular and pungent varietal.
I’ve given up on waiting for Riesling to be the next big thing to be honest. Let’s face it! Winemakers love it but the majority of wine drinkers simply aren’t getting into it anytime soon. Read More
Allan and Catherine Scott planted their first vineyards in Marlborough in 1975 and now it is the next generation, their three children, taking the reins of this iconic family business with son Josh leading winemaking and viticulture.
If you pick-up an award-winning Villa Maria Chardonnay, chances are Nick Picone had something to do with it. The talented winemaker not only has an impressive Chardonnay trophy collection, he’s also pretty good at making Merlots and Bordeaux blends – in fact the entire New Zealand wine portfolio, hence he’s the Chief Group Winemaker at New Zealand’s most awarded winery, Villa Maria Estate. Read More