Introducing our 2017 Wines of the Year

The judges have unanimously agreed on the two wines to wear the Wine of the Year crown for 2017.


The 2017 White Wine of the Year

Hawkesbridge Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

As a brand new release this was one of only a handful of 2017 vintage wines to be considered for White Wine of the Year contention, yet it surpassed all other wines for each of the Tasting Panel members who tasted it blind. Made by Jo Gear and the team in Marlborough, the Hawkesbridge Reserve Pinot Gris 2017 was bottled fresh and young to preserve its signature bright fruit aromatics.


The 2017 Red Wine of the Year

Vasarelli Family Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

After narrowing the contenders to six red wines, this was the one the Tasting Panel members returned to at blind tastings again and again, ensuring its place as the 2017 Red Wine of the Year. Vasarelli Family Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016 is the embodiment of a harvest that has been declared one of the greatest of recent memory.

There are two ways to make these winners yours


Enjoy this case as a single delivery from $16.99 a bottle

Sign up to the Wine of the Year wine plan* to receive preferential pricing from $15.99 a bottle, and secure first access to next year’s winners.


We’re delighted with the two magnificent wines that won the top honours for 2017 and look forward to sharing them with you.

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*Please note, signing up to the Wine of the Year wine plan means that you will be charged automatically for each case you receive for as long as you remain on the plan. You can opt out of a wine plan or change your delivery details at any time by calling 0800 80 9463 and talking to one of our Wine Advisors.

Delivery charges (per case): Metropolitan Auckland $7.99. Elsewhere in the North Island $12.99. South Island $14.99. Delivery times: The Wines of the Year will begin dispatch on 28th September, please allow 2-5 working days for delivery. In outlying areas delivery is completed in the normal manner from your NZ Couriers' depot or agent.