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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