It’s time to host the neighbours, your boss, and the in-laws for some pre-Christmas cheer, and we’re here to help you select a few bottles that you’ll be proud to share.
These occasions call for a range of drinks to make sure you cover all preferences; it can also be a time to bring out something new or more unusual.
Here are some ideas from our winemaker in Katikati, Cam Duke, that will tickle the taste buds when it’s time to say cheers!
|“This is a Sauvignon Blanc with a twist. Barrel components and careful aging have created a wine with intrigue and nuance. Something to truly savour on its own or matched with smoked kingfish or kahawai, yum!” SHOP › Leveret Estate Reserve Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc|
|“The Leveret Estate 2020 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay is elegant and fragrant with aromas of peaches and whipped cream. The palate displays harmonious wood smoke and vanilla flavours, a great accomplishment to a wide range of canapés, especially those with smoked salmon or a creamy cheese.” SHOP › Leveret Estate Chardonnay|
|“Ditch the eggnog! The 2016 Leveret Reserve Late Harvest Viognier will warm your cockles. Don your favourite Xmas sweater and allow the wine’s sweet, warming, syrupy texture to slip down your throat while carols play in the background. Perfect to serve with some decadent chocolates.” SHOP › Leveret Reserve Late Harvest Viognier|
|“Settle by the fire with family and friends, and pour yourself a 2020 Leveret Reserve Merlot Cabernet. This recently bottled wine will get the senses humming – bramble, chocolate, blueberries with rich oak and morish tannins will set the festive mood, especially when paired with some mince pies.” SHOP › Leveret Estate Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet|
Take a look at our curated, Christmas Wine Boxes which were handpicked by our winemakers, and get your hands on a bottle of the limited edition Elspeth 2020: Shop our Christmas specials
We are an independent, family-owned company that has full control over our entire winemaking process, enabling us to bring you some of the finest, award-winning wines in New Zealand. We’d be proud to be presented at your Christmas celebrations, and wish you and yours all the best this festive season.
Hours of operations:
The Christmas tree is up in our Cellar Door in Katikati! We are open 9:30 AM to 5 PM, seven days a week (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day). No need to book ahead when stopping in to purchase wine. See directions and contact info.
Book a tasting:
Join us for a wine tasting and we’ll help you select the wines to match your Christmas celebrations and gift-giving.
Due to COVID restrictions, we can accommodate groups of up to a maximum of 10 people. Please contact us to make your tasting room booking.
For delivery, if you’re in the local area (Waihi to Te Puke) we aim to have your order to you by the end of the next business day and orders over $200 qualify for free delivery. For more rural locations and places outside of the local area, call us (+64) 7 552 0795 and we can speak to you about delivery options and times.
From our sunny vineyards and cellar door to your Christmas table, let us know how we can help you have a wonderful festive season.
– The Team at Leveret & Mills Reef Winery