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.

The Gravels Syrah 17 - Website


The Gravels Syrah

Premium single vineyard grapes from a great vintage have produced a lovely perfumed, dark concentrated wine. Seamless, with supple tannins this Syrah delivers a smooth and spicy finish.

13.2% Alc


Awards / Ratings

  • Silver – 2018 Royal Easter Wine Show
  • 95 Points – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


A gorgeous rendition of the variety; the beautifully perfumed bouquet shows sweet cherry, dark plum, vanilla, cedar and subtle cocoa characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is refined and poised. The wine offers pristine fruit flavours together with a delightfully flowing mouthfeel, elegantly structured by juicy acidity and polished tannins. At its best: now to 2024.

– Sam Kim – Wine Orbit

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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  • Flying High - The Nest - A Flight of 6⠀
Ultra Exclusive, Ultra Limited case of The Nest Merlot containing 6 vintages.. ⠀
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017⠀
With only our 2013 Vintage available to the public, our 2012 archived and the rest yet to be released, this is special 😍😍 ⠀
With only a few available these will sell out fast..⠀
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  • Sneak Preview of our Special Harvest Release⠀
Never Been Done Before!⠀
We have an extremely exclusive case of The Nest Merlot containing 6 vintages⠀
With only the Gold Award Winning 2013 Vintage available to the public, the 2012 archived and the rest yet to be released and with only a few cases available this offer is going to be limited!
  • Wines to Crow About - March 19⠀
Making up the second half of our 6 pack combo for March is our cracking 2016 The Chatterer Chardonnay⠀
The wine has a buttery and toasty finish having gone through malolactic fermentation and aged in oak. Just like the “chatter” of the Magpie, fresh, full bodied and smooth.⠀
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  • Wines To Crow About - March 19⠀
This month we are all about the Harvest and to celebrate we have an exciting 6 pack combo that is flying out the door! Making up one half of our Monthly Offer is the very popular 2017 The Chatterer Syrah...⠀
Dark and concentrated showing peppery and toasty oak characters, this wine has supple tannins with a firm, smooth and spicy finish. These grapes have been produced in the World renowned Hawkes Bay growing region, and the quality and value has already drawn interest far and wide. Just click on the link in our bio and you know the rest! ⠀
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  • Take away the Monday blues with a bottle of one of the best from our nest...limited edition, individually numbered bottles.. 😍😍😍⠀
2013 SQM Cabernets / Merlot⠀
Dense ripe blueberry and black cherry aromas with violets and savoury highlights of finely crushed dried herbs. Bold and powerful on the palate with layers of black fruits, ground nutmeg and cedar.⠀
Classical, fine and slightly austere, youthful Cabernet tannins give definition, depth and distinction to this great Cabernet blend. A surge of flavours on the finish ensure the memory of the wine remains lingering on the palate.  In its youth now through 2035.⠀
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