Wine & Beer
Whakaipo Lodge Chardonnay 2020 Glass $10 Bottle $45
Hawkes Bay. Subtle oak characters, citrus and stonefruit overtones, fine acidity adds length and balance.
Milton Gisborne Chardonnay 2019 $95 Bottle
Opuo Valley, Gisborne. Arguably rated amongst the best New Zealand Chardonnays. Clean and fresh and yet mouth filling complexity. Citrus fruit notes balanced with honey.
Crab Farm Estate Gewurztraminer 2013 Bottle $49
Hawkes Bay. Highly aromatic, fresh Turkish delight, lychees and rose petal. A fresh, medium bodied wine.
Whakaipo Lodge Pinot Gris 2019 Glass $8 Bottle $35
Marlborough. Slightly dry style with typical spice and tropical fruit overtones with an acid finish adding length.
Rive Gauche Pinot Gris 2021 Glass $15 Bottle $65
Taupo. Handpicked locally. A dry style exhibiting spicy peach and pear notes. Elegant and balanced with subtle oak adding texture.
Beach House Noir Rose 2018 Glass $11 Bottle $46
Hawkes Bay. Merlot 86% predominantly with Syrah making up the balance. Crunchy apple, nectarine, watermelon and lemon aromas followed by a light juicy palate of fruit with zesty acidity.
Milton Estate Viognier 2018 Bottle $89
Riverpoint Vineyard, Gisborne. A hauting wine with bristling delicacy, buoyed byt a mineral edgeomplexity. French style. Gold medal and trophy NZ International Wine Awards. Stonefruit and honeysuckle with a soft oak finish.
Jean Marc Vigreux Frere Champagne Brut Bottle $95
Champagne, France. Consistently punches above its weight. Floral and citrusy, with mineral and chamomile notes and lip-smacking juiciness. Top 10 in 2015 Stuff Champagne Tasting.
Haha Brut Cuvee NV Bottle $45
New Zealand. A quality Methode Traditionale sparkling New Zealand wine from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
Whakaipo Lodge Pinot Noir 2017 Glass $12 Bottle $55
Martinborough, Wairarapa. Fruit is 100% handpicked from 15 year old vines. An elegant style with lifted fruit on the nose with cherry on the forefront and a midweight palate characteristic of the Te Muna sub-region. Herbaceous and earthy characters underline the ripe fruit.
Te Muna Pinot Noir 2010 Bottle $69
Martinborough, Wairarapa. Fruit is 100% handpicked. A serious wine for this price and Garth’s favourite. The nose exhibits classic mix of berry, cherry and plum with earth, spice and tobacco. A rich smooth palate with medium body. Nice balance between youthfulness and maturity for a wine of this age.
Murdoch James Estate Pinot Noir 2015 Bottle $95
Martinborough, Wairarapa. Handpicked and handmade from 30 year old vines . Vibrant fruit with long lingering minerality give this wine length and complexity. Rich & elegant. Cherry, oak and earthy flavour notes.
Alpha Domus Pilot Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Glass $13, Bottle $59
Bridge Pa, Hawkes Bay. An appealing, well balanced Bordeaux varietal blend with a classic bouquet of fragrant spice and dark fruit. A finely textured & generous wine with depth and lingering savoury finish.
Alpha Domus Navigator Bordeaux Blend 2018 Bottle $80
Bridge Pa, Hawkes Bay, Family owned winery established by some of the founders of the Hawkes Bay wine industry. Softly concentrated with deep aromas of red fruits, cocoa, spices and cedar. The palate is medium-full bodied with a long finish and fine grained tannins.
Mission Syrah 2018 Glass $13, Bottle $59
Gimblet Gravels, Hawkes Bay. From New Zealand’s oldest established winery. ‘Vibrant with spice and pepper. The fresh, fruit driven palate is soft textured. Medium bodied style.
Stonecroft Serine Syrah 2015 Bottle $89
Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay. Certified organic. From the oldest Syrah vines in NZ with 20 months maturation in French oak. Cherry and plum flavours with chocolate and spice notes. Medium to full bodied with subtle tannins and acidity giving complexity and a lovely finish. Amongst some of the best expressions of Hawks Bay terroir to date.
Craft Beer (Locally crafted right here in the Mapara Valley of Taupo)
Lakeman Pale Ale Bottle (330ml) $11
Lakeman Pilsener Bottle (330ml) $11
Laphroaig 12 year old – Islay Single Malt $29
Dalwhinnie 15 year old – Highland single Malt $29
Port Wines Selection available per glass $8
Rare & Aged New Zealand Wines
Vinoptima Ormond Reserve Gewurtztraminer 2004 Bottle $210
Gisborne. Sadly, Nick Nobilo’s Vinoptima is no more & this iconic New Zealand wine is no longer produced. Bouquet shows complex aromas of tropical fruit and spices. A powerful and yet graceful palate that is rich and impressively concentrated. Rated 95/100 Bob Campbell MW
Pegasus Bay Riesling 2016 Bottle $240
Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. Stonefruit, citrus fruits, with supporting hints of jasmine and lychees. Concetrated and mouth filling yet elegant and poised with a core of minerality and acidity to balance its off-dry finish.
Murdoch James Estate Blue Rock Pinot Noir 2014 Bottle $170
Martinborough, Wairarapa. Gold Medal and Trophy, International Wine Challenge, london 2016. Handpicked and handmade from 30 year old vines . Vibrant fruit with long lingering minerality give this wine length and complexity. Rich & elegant. Cherry, oak and earthy flavour notes.
Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011 Bottle $140
Rockburn, Central Otago. Air NZ Wine Awards trophy 2012. Florals, spices and oak all harmoniously interwoven on the nose. Medium-full bodied expressed with a dark cherry fruit, oak spicesand toast seamlessly entwined. Well balanced and soft extured. Raymond Chan 18.5/20
Ngatarawa Life, Times Told in Wine. Merlot Cabernet 2010 Bottle $150
Hawkes Bay, Winemakers Alwyn and Brian Corban. 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Handpicked from 20 year old vines predominantly at Bridge Pa. This label is reserved for wines deemed “exceptional”. Medium-full bodied. Raymond Chan 18.5+/20.
Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Merlot 2013 Bottle $150
Gimblet Gravels, Hawkes Bay. From a fabulous Vintage, the Nose shows cassis, cinnamon, leather, kirsch and rose florals. Intensely concentrated and mouth-filling it retains Mills reefs signature freshness. Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015. Gold Medal and Trophy, International Wine Challenge. 5 Stars, Bob Campbell MW. 97/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
Craggy Range Gimblet Gravels Le Sol Syrah 2007 Bottle $550
Hawkes Bay, A deep red with vibrant purple hues. Complex aromatics of boysenberry, black pepper, camphor and garrigue herbs. The palalte is all finesse with richness beautifully integrated with fine tannins and acidity.