NZ-Wide Delivery Free Shipping in Chch for orders over $150 Free Shipping in Chch for Orders Over $150.00 Free Shipping in Chch for $150+ Buy Online & Pick Up In-Store


Excellent NZ Wine Rater
Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
93 Points
Value Pick
5 Stars
Top Seller

Value++ Red Blend from the Outstanding 2020 Hawkes Bay Vintage

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 13% Malbec

$15.99 elsewhere $23.99

Value++ Red Blend from the Outstanding 2020 Hawkes Bay Vintage

Currently out of stock.
Please contact us for availability.

Map of New Zealand NZ-Wide
DeliveryFree Shipping
Chch Orders $150.00+
Wine ShopBuy Online
Instore Pick up

This Esk Valley red blend is consistently one of the great value wines coming out of Hawkes Bay. With a long line of accolades that belies its modest price, this is purely and simply a terrific wine to drink now but and also worth putting some in the cellar.

Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"​This wine was blended from grapes grown within the renown Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District. These deep stony soils have excellent drainage and low vigour, ideal for the production of high-quality red wine. Our vineyard sites are close planted and yields per vine are kept low to maximise quality.

This is a smooth and elegant Gimblett Gravels blend. Densely coloured, it has a bouquet of red cherry, blackberry, dried herbs and cedar from barrel maturation. It is soft and generous in nature and can be enjoyed as a youthful wine, but possesses sufficient tannin to age gracefully for many years."

Rated Excellent, 5 Stars & 93/100 NZ Wine Rater, March 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Classic, intense, primary, blackcurrant, cranberries and pencil shavings on the nose with a hint of red capsicum. An elegant, well-made, medium-bodied, supple style with pure fruit and excellent drinkability. However there's a layer of chewy, mouth-filling tannins that will match food and ensure reasonable longevity."

Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Rich, ripe bouquet, sweet scented black fruit aromas, dark spices, chocolate then plum and wood smoke. Youthful, firm textured, fruity and dry on the palate. Flavours of Doris plums and black berry, dark chocolate, clove and toasty barrel. Luscious and salivating with firm tannins and medium+ acidity. A very tasty wine with ready to drink flavours and textures, but will also age well with best drinking form 2025 through 2030+."

4 Stars & Best Buy Cuisine NZ Bordeaux Tasting, June 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"A youthful and delightfully fragrant nose abundant with aromas of cassis and plum. On the palate these aromas are backed by flavours of bright redcurrants alongside spiced cedar and chewy tannins. A bright, energetic and enjoyable wine."

Reviews for the 2019 vintage below…

18.5/20 Joelle Thomson, Oct 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"This wine is one of the top 12 from the just released 2019 Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection and it is the lowest price in the line up, which makes it extraordinarily good value for money, given that many of the others cost triple this and some cost six times more.
A little Malbec goes a long way towards adding depth in both colour and flavour to this delicious wine from Esk Valley’s Gordon Russell, who was the first winemaker in New Zealand to have made high quality Malbec. It’s hard to believe it can be this good at this price."

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Offering great value, the 2019 vintage is a blend of Merlot (47 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (38 per cent) and Malbec (15 per cent), grown in the Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, and matured for a year in French oak (10% new.) Full-coloured, it is fresh, mouthfilling and smooth-flowing, with ripe berry, plum and spice flavours, youthful drive, and loads of drink-young appeal."

92/100 Jamie Goode,, January 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"Merlot-driven (47%) and fermented and aged in French oak (10% new). Bottled in clear class. This is floral and juicy with a lightness to it. There’s a spicy, gravelly edge to the bright fruit on the palate which shows supple cherry and berry fruit with a touch of plum. Pure and very drinkable, and approachable now. Inviting and fun."

92/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, October 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Deep, almost inky red with plum, dark berry, chocolate-mocha, subtle peppery flavours and a hint of fresh herb characters. An intense and moderately complex red that is approachable now but should develop well at least in the medium-term. Great value at this price."

90/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"It's beautifully ripe and delightfully fragrant on the nose showing Black Doris plum, blackcurrant, floral, clove and hazelnut aromas, followed by a flavoursome palate displaying youthful charm and silky flow. Upfront and very appealing. At its best: now to 2025."

90/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, September 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Dark plum, mint and bay leaf notes, white pepper and green capsicum in the mix. Swishes in the palate nicely, a good web of tannin lends some shape and tightens late. Silkiness and easy appeal here. Fragrant, fresh feeling, a bit diffuse but for that tannin capture and draw. Some quite saline and gravelly mineral characters here too. Good wine."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

Can't find what you're looking for or we don't have enough product in stock? Get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do.

  • Relatively new to wine and liquor, but I have found the experience of trying new wines and liquor enjoying with the help from the staff at Vino Fino. Very friendly and tolerant of my basic questions!

    thumb Yong Tai Beh
    April 22, 2022

    Amazing customer service. Vino Fino arranged a gift wrapped, hand delivered, chilled bottle of champagne for the morning of my best friends wedding, as I was stuck in the UK with COVID. A beautiful gift. It was like nothing was too much trouble for them. I was even able to dictate a small message. Thank you for your excellent service!

    thumb Laura Thomson
    April 9, 2022

    If it’s wine you want this is the place to go, was returning unopened wine from a wedding, great service provided

    thumb Graham Morgan
    March 22, 2022
  • Great range of wines.You will find some not so common grape varieties are available here. They appear to be competitively priced. Service was excellent. The shop is split over three levels. Not sure how you'd cope if you are mobility impaired.

    thumb David Smith
    March 13, 2022

    Helpful and efficient and friendly. Great selection of varieties.

    thumb Jeff Hunter
    March 1, 2022

    Dear Vino Fino, you guys rock! I ordered a couple of cases of wine this morning & they were here by lunchtime…not that I needed a wine then…no, really I didn’t. Thanks for the consistently amazing service & great prices. Note dear reader:I’m not being paid to write this; just a happy regular.

    thumb Tania Finn Angelo
    February 17, 2022
  • Best wine shop in Christchurch. Excellent range from NZ and overseas, great weekly specials and staff picks. Free delivery in Christchurch for 6 bottles or more, or drive in pick up option. I like that I can place an order online and pay with Eftpos on pick up.

    thumb Lisa Sanger
    February 4, 2022

    Ample choices and prices for world wide wine selection.

    thumb Danny Schuster
    December 30, 2021

    Great choice of wines etc. And expert help if you need it.

    thumb Dan Stevens
    December 29, 2021
  • great selection friendly staff

    thumb greg hinch
    December 26, 2021

    Great wine - and always some good specials. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Good onsite parking and good hours, also very prompt delivery service. Allow returns for unopened bottles for bulk buying, e.g. functions.

    thumb Helen Gardner
    December 18, 2021

    Rarely a foot wrong with Vino Fino. Sometimes they run out of your delicious favourites and wise to order well in advance of festive times. Delivered promptly by cheerful staff.

    thumb Robyn Williams
    November 10, 2021
  • Great delivery service.

    thumb Greg Dawber
    November 6, 2021

    Great wines, great service

    thumb Jeremy Dyer
    August 22, 2021

    Best wine shop in Christchurch! Caters to all tastes and budgets. Be prepared to spend a while in this store as the options are endless. The staff are very knowledgeable and their recommendations/reviews are spot on. I do not bother buying wine from anywhere else and if i'm in a rush - simply order it online. 10/10

    thumb Scarlett-Jean Pearcy
    June 16, 2021
  • Any wine under the sun and educated staff, just ask and they will match a wine for you.

    thumb Hugh Hawkey
    May 12, 2021

    This is the only place to get a good bottle of wine and great advice

    thumb Hilton Solomon
    May 6, 2021

    Best selection of wine in Christchurch. Reasonable prices too.

    thumb Michael Ambler
    May 3, 2021
  • By far the best wine shop in Christchurch. The staff is exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable.

    thumb Matthieukk
    May 1, 2021

    Solid selection of wines at good prices. Friendly service too.

    thumb Neal Croft
    April 11, 2021

    Great selection has wine for my partner and craft beers for me

    thumb daniel robson
    March 6, 2021
  • I've just ordered online for a friend in another city and I was impressed with the ease of use on the website. Wines are listed with excellent information on tasting notes and professional reviews, as well as being well categorised for easy search. I also called the store with a query about ordering online and they were so incredibly helpful and friendly on the phone. Highly recommend

    thumb Jacqui Allison
    February 24, 2021

    Great service. Great selection, can buy with confidence. Very competitive pricing. Very quick delivery service.

    thumb Duncan Hurren
    February 22, 2021

    Excellent choice of wine. Enjoyed a fantastic sparkling red from Adelaide

    thumb Steve Fraser
    February 11, 2021
  • Always good just go in and expand your wine vocabulary

    thumb Cameron Hood
    January 21, 2021

    Always a great selection at great prices. Excellent service also.

    thumb Craig Bunt
    January 16, 2021

    Amazing selection and value, super quick delivery

    thumb Adam Stait
    December 21, 2020
  • Great selection... and fine wines

    thumb Hils N Tony West
    October 25, 2020

    Not only do they sell delicious wine at great prices, but the owners of the store couldn't be more lovely. We had to cancel our wedding twice due to covid-19 and they have been amazing in helping us return and sell our alcohol. They have gone above and beyond. Highly recommend.

    thumb gracyqq
    October 14, 2020

    Bought all these wines from there , They give you advise regarding wines , Highly impressed

    thumb Neil kapadia
    October 12, 2020


Vino Fino