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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  • We were very pleased to get two gold medals at the recent New Zealand International Wine Show. One for our 2019 Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc & the other for our 2019 PINK Rosé.

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  • We enjoyed our recent tasting at @vinofinochch, presenting a lineup of our top wines, including special wines from the lauded 2013 vintage.

Our Counting Crows, The Gravels, The Nest, Stoned Crow and SQM ranges featured from various vintages and varietials as well as our Methode Tradionelle NV. Thanks for having us @vinofinochch

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  • The Queen of Gimblett Gravels
  • Great to meet Mike McRoberts the HB Wine Auction Ambassador last night at the pre tasting event. A great supporter of a great cause just like all the participating HB wineries. #mikemcroberts #cranfordhospice #hbwineauction
  • Wine has had a long and fascinating history in New Zealand & September 25th, 2019 marked 200 years since the first vineyard plantings by Samuel Marsden in the Bay of Islands.

We're proud to be part of that heritage, producing wine that reflects our country's unique terrior and climate. From our very first plantings in the Gimblett Gravels, emphasis has been placed on creating outstanding wines by focusing on viticultural excellence.

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  • We'll be in Christchurch on Tuesday 1st October to host a special wine tasting at @vinofinochch from 6-8pm.

Our Winemaker Jenny (originially from Canterbury) and Gavin can ensure a great line-up of the very best of Squawking Magpie's top SQM and Gimblett Gravels range including a mini-vertical and cellared wines of the Bordeaux blend and Syrahs. This promises to be a special tasting.

For bookings, email wine@vinofino.co.nz or phone 03 3655134.

#wine #tasting #vinofino #christchurch #gimblettgravels #hawkesbay #newzealand #squawkingmagpie

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