Winemaker Hayden Good identified a special parcel of fruit which was set aside for this wine. Just released this is certainly 'up there' in terms of quality and we are very lucky to a wine such as this to offer at an 'everyday' price. All we can say is, that when wines are this good and sell at this price, be in. It's not an 'everyday' occurrence. Obviously we are quite impressed by the quality this wine offers.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"This Crater Rim 2017 Waipara Valley Reserve Pinot Noir was sourced from our family owned vineyards in the Waipara Valley. The vines were low cropped and sustainably managed to provide fruit of great flavour, depth, structure and integrity. The fruit was fermented in small open vats using natural yeasts followed by 15 months maturation on lees in new and seasoned French oak barriques. After barrel maturation the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.
Aromas of dark cherry, plum and roasted hazelnut followed by sumptuous palate that is concentrated and lavishly textured. A true expression of Waipara Pinot Noir."
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"A compelling rendition of the variety; the gloriously expressed bouquet shows dark cherry, thyme, tar, floral and smoky cedar characters, leading to a powerfully concentrated palate that is both rich and elegant. It is totally seductive with layers of delicious fruit flavours as well as savoury nuances, backed by seamlessly integrated fine tannins. At its best: now to 2026."
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You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.
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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.
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The Crater Rim takes its name from the twin craters of the ancient Akaroa and Lyttelton volcanos. Eruptions from these majestic landforms in ages past gifted the surrounding land with an enduring fertility.
The Crater Rim's first yineyard was planted above Akaroa township and the significance of this location in terms of its climatic effect on the whole region of Canterbury meant this brand would extend to include plantings in additional sub-regionsof Waipara, Omihi and Banks Peninsula and Central Otago.
Waipara, in North Canterbury's hills, is now the home base for The Crater Rim where specific sub-regional terriors contribute to the wines produced on their vineyards. Exceptional Pinot Noir is produced at The Crater Rim's winery site, Omihi Rise, also in North Canterbury. The Frahar Vineyard in Waipara also supplies Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
The Crater Rim is a frequent recipient of awards, including multiple medals in the New World Wine Awards and regular reviews by Sam Kim of Wine Orbit.
Love this place. Good parking good service bloody good wine.
Jay Nam June 12, 2020
A great place that stocks a huge range of New Zealand but also Australian wines...
As I don't have a clue about wine I appreciated all the help I can get...
I notice they ship to wherever...
Also they wrapped it up nice a secure for my flight back to Australia...thank you...
Cecelia Kluge October 3, 2019
Great selection of domestic and international wines at pretty good prices. Very good product knowledge from all staff.
David Hines October 2, 2019
In business for 26, this is a fascinating wine emporium. The selection is truly surprising.
Loic Byng Talys November 4, 2019
Best wine shop in NZ, the staff are amazing and the selection is outstanding. Don't risk buying unknown wines at the supermarket, go to these expert guys and get hooked up with the best options possible relative to your taste.
Mary Oreally March 1, 2020
Solid selection of wines at good prices. Friendly service too.
Neal Croft April 11, 2021
I am overseas and ordered 6 bottles of wine for a gift. The wine selection on offer was very impressive and at great prices. The order was delivered the same day and because it was a Christchurch address there was no charge for delivery. I will certainly be using Vino Fino again.
Liz Edlin April 10, 2020
Great product and friendly service.
Michael Gould November 10, 2019
Great wines and wonderful staff
Debbie Schultz November 20, 2018
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
Scarlett-Jean Pearcy June 16, 2021
Great wine selection at good prices
Martin Hediger September 1, 2020
The best wine/spirits store in town. Always loads and loads of choice all from the cheap and cheerful through to the very finest wines available. Great knowledgable staff. The best.
Matthew Gillespie November 17, 2018
Excellent service. We wanted to bring wine from NZ homw to Europe, but shipping rates were so high and shipping times were so long that we decided to take it on the plane instead. The team here helped us package up 18 bottles of different wines we had tasted at wineries in Central Ontago and Malbourgh for a flight and everything arrived safely to Europe. Many, many thanks. We have some happy friends and family now!
Daniela S July 13, 2020
Very helpful, help out at my dinner party a lot. Would recommend
leo he October 25, 2019
Always good just go in and expand your wine vocabulary
Cameron Hood January 21, 2021
Always a great selection at great prices. Excellent service also.
Craig Bunt January 16, 2021
Any wine under the sun and educated staff, just ask and they will match a wine for you.
Hugh Hawkey May 12, 2021
It was my frist time to this shop i have every seen so much wine in one shop. All prices not to bad for the drifferent varieties of wine. Great service a busy wee shop. Worth a look at you really cant go wrong.
Raewyn Griffiths December 28, 2019
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.
gracyqq October 14, 2020
Amazing selection and value, super quick delivery
Adam Stait December 21, 2020
Great selection of wine. Good specials
Maxwell Giles September 8, 2020
Fantastic wines and great customer service! My wines were broken while being delivered and they sent me new ones as soon as I got in touch! Will definitely shop here again.
Sophie Heath December 28, 2019
Amazing service, so impressed will definitely purchase from Vino Fino again
Dana Mcdougall September 4, 2020
I live in the UK for me a great way to send wine to my son and his family
they have a great section, delivery, and a pleasureto deal with.
Shirley Hoare June 21, 2020
Great array of niche wines and super service and advice
Jeremy Dyer January 14, 2020
Excellent choice of wine. Enjoyed a fantastic sparkling red from Adelaide
Steve Fraser February 11, 2021
Best in town, price, quality, know how
Kahu Simmonds December 23, 2019
Lots of wines to select from. Great customer service! We picked up about 10 bottles to bring home.
Jiawen L. January 11, 2020
A special place to get a special drink for that special occasion. Awesome selection abd great prices
Des Wesley May 29, 2020
Fantastic selection and knowledgeable staff. If you're looking for something in particular then they may well have it.
Nic Thompson December 24, 2019
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