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 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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  • Some fabulous wines ready to share with you soon! Our Winemaker Jenny is pleased with how our 2019 Malbec wines are looking in Barrel. #2019 #malbec #nzwine #hawkesbay
  • What a great review from Toni Street. We love it when people love our wines as much as we do!!
  • Once again, we're proud to be involved in the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction. In 2019, the iconic auction celebrates 28 years.

The auction lot for us this year is an Octo Barrique of our Single vineyard, Gimblett Gravels Iconic Stoned Crow Syrah 2018. It's hand-picked and fermented in small open topped vats, matured in barrel and has enticing aromas of spicy dark fruits and floral overtones. This wine dances on the palate with its complex layered flavours and fine silky texture. Outstanding balance makes this Syrah approachable in its youth and it offers great cellaring potential.

As you know, this Auction is for a great and charitable cause, with all proceeds being gifted to Cranford Hospice. It will be a significant event with Hawke’s Bay’s most talented winemakers providing over 40 lots of wine, many of which are being specially blended.

Make sure you book your tickets now from the Hawkes Bay Wine Auction website.

#hawkesbay #wine #auction #squawkingmagpie #syrah #2018 #octobarrique
  • On August 28th, we’ll be featuring our wines for the Gimblett Gravels Tasting Night at the Wine Cave, Auckland.

This is an educational wine appreciation class you don’t want to miss out on. Held at an incredible urban winery for wine lovers in central Auckland, the event will host over ten of Gimblett Gravels' finest wineries, showcasing over 40 wines for an exclusive tasting. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet some of the most celebrated NZ winemakers & taste the unique terroir of each vineyard site.

Tickets are selling fast. Learn more about the event and book now here: bit.ly/winecavetasting
  • We invite you to join our Winemaker Jenny Dobson on Sunday 18 August in Wellington for a delicious five-course lunch at a special Noble Rot wine event.

It's an amazing opportunity for a meal with a wine legend who's become one of New Zealand’s most respected wine identities.

See extra information on the event, including tickets at the link in our Facebook post.
  • 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 ⠀
#squawkingmagpie #squawkingmagpiewines #gimblettgravels #hawkesbay #hawkesbaywine

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