Quality wines worthy of fine food and great company

From day one I have passionately believed that quality fruit in our Gimblett Gravels vineyards in the Hawkes Bay would produce outstanding wine in our bottles. While in the winery technical management and winemaking processes are necessarily complex, our aim has always been simple: to create quality wines worthy of fine food and great company.

That will always be our aim and I make a personal promise to diligently and unrelentingly keep on delivering just that. Life is short, so enjoy our wines today, but if you can trust yourself to cellar a bottle or two, you’ll be richly rewarded.

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2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Gimblett Gravels The Nest Merlot - A Flight of 6

Single vineyard, super premium, hand selected grapes. Aged in French oak for 18 months. An exceptional wine, huge concentration, a firm structure with intense fruit characteristics. This wine will cellar for up to 20 years!

13.75% Alc

Awards / Ratings


  • Gold – 2013 Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards


  • Gold – 2016 International Wine Challenge
  • Trophy Champion Merlot Blend – 2014 New Zealand International Wine Awards
  • Gold – 2014 New Zealand International Wine Awards
  • Pure Gold – 2015 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards


  • Gold – 2016 Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards
  • Silver – 2018 Premium New Zealand Selection
  • Silver – 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Silver – 2017 Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards
  • Silver – 2017 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards

The Squawking Magpie

Awards & Praise

From the first vintage in 1999, Squawking Magpie has consistently collected awards and earned high praise from wine commentators throughout New Zealand.

The Squawking Magpie

Wine Selection

Squawking Magpie, Gimblett Gravels is the flagship label, presenting wines of richness, strength and complexity, from a refined, elegant Chardonnay to a deep, concentrated Cabernet Merlot.

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  • Wines to Crow About - May 19⠀
The Chatterer 2017 Syrah⠀
These grapes have been produced in the world renowned Hawke's Bay Gimblett Gravels growing region, the quality and value has already drawn interest far and wide. Our top selling red wine, secure your case today!⠀
90 Points – Cameron Douglas, MS ⠀
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  • Wines to Crow About - May 19⠀
Stoned Crow Syrah 😍😍😍⠀
This incredible 6 pack contains vintages from 2012, 2013 x 2, 2014, 2015 and 2016 of our most awarded and celebrated wine Stoned Crow Syrah. With the 2012 archived and the 2016 not yet released these Gold Award winning wines are ripe for opening and enjoying now or to cellar if you can trust yourself!⠀
Single Vineyard Gimblett Gravels at it's best! #squawkingmagpie #squawkingmagpiewines #gimblettgravels #hawkesbay #hawkesbaywine
  • 2018 Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc⠀
The grapes used for this vintage have produced a powerful, mouth-filling wine with fresh acidity, ripe melon and lime flavours. Fully tank fermented, this wonderful wine is fresh and vibrant with a crisp dry finish. Enjoy now or over the next 3 years⠀
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  • 2016 The Gravels Merlot Malbec 😍 This wine is deep in colour with a layered, fragrant nose of ripe plum and cassis with lifted vanilla, cedar and tobacco notes. The palate has a rich velvet texture with excellent structure, ripe black fruits and cassis flavours and a long full finish. Great cellaring wine for up to 5 years 😍
  • 2017 Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir.. A very distinctive and complex Pinot Noir. Notes of cherry, plum and blackberry with gentle earthy tones and a little graphite. Elegantly rich, succulent and complex layers with fine tannin structure. A soft savoury finish with excellent length and balance. 😍😍#squawkingmagpie #squawkingmagpiewines #pinotnoir #centralotago #thegimblettgravelsrange

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