Generally you do not get much for these dollars when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc but this price on this great drinking Savvy from Waipara turns that on its head. Coming from very low yielding vines on the Fraher Vineyard this has fantastic intensity and texture along with the fruit weight to carry its bright and juicy acidity. The Crater Rim Sauvignon Blanc has proven ageing ability but at this price it makes for the perfect quaffer albeit better than most at this price.
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"It's delightfully fruited and complex on the nose showing Gala apple, grapefruit, oatmeal, subtle flint and lime zest characters. The palate is wonderfully weighted and persistent, displaying juicy fruit intensity backed by vibrant acidity, finishing long and attractively savoury. At its best: now to 2023."
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.
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.
Lots of wines to select from. Great customer service! We picked up about 10 bottles to bring home.
Jiawen L. January 11, 2020
Great array of niche wines and super service and advice
Jeremy Dyer January 14, 2020
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.
Lisa Sanger February 4, 2022
Great selection of domestic and international wines at pretty good prices. Very good product knowledge from all staff.
David Hines October 2, 2019
Great range. Especially good specials.
David Morrison October 30, 2018
Love the selection and help they offer to people like myself with less expertise. These guys are experts and their product, service and selection is some of the best in town.
Preston Hegel September 3, 2019
First class service and extremely knowledgeable and helpful staff. My go to for any occasion. Highly recommended.!
rvandereb January 28, 2020
By far the best wine shop in Christchurch. The staff is exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable.
Matthieukk May 1, 2021
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 wine for excellent price. Also very nice and helpful customer service. Definitely I'll became a regular customer from now on.
Lourenço Bueno November 13, 2019
Ample choices and prices for world wide wine selection.
Danny Schuster December 30, 2021
Always good just go in and expand your wine vocabulary
Cameron Hood January 21, 2021
In business for 26, this is a fascinating wine emporium. The selection is truly surprising.
Loic Byng Talys November 4, 2019
If it’s wine you want this is the place to go, was returning unopened wine from a wedding, great service provided
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.
David Smith March 13, 2022
Any wine under the sun and educated staff, just ask and they will match a wine for you.
Hugh Hawkey May 12, 2021
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
Fantastic selection and knowledgeable staff. If you're looking for something in particular then they may well have it.
Nic Thompson December 24, 2019
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
Great selection... and fine wines
Hils N Tony West October 25, 2020
This is the only place to get a good bottle of wine and great advice
Hilton Solomon May 6, 2021
Best in town, price, quality, know how
Kahu Simmonds December 23, 2019
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!
Yong Tai Beh April 22, 2022
Great selection has wine for my partner and craft beers for me
daniel robson March 6, 2021
Great wines and wonderful staff
Debbie Schultz November 20, 2018
Absolutely fantastic experience with Vino Fino for our wedding. They do offer a free chiller trailer with large orders but unfortunately someone got in just before us to have that on our wedding weekend. The staff are lovely and helpful, we had wonderful interactions with Paul, Dean and James. We did not have any idea of what we wanted to supply to our guests but the recommendations made were top notch and the guests loved them. The amount recommended worked out well for us, they work with your budget and they have a buy back option if you do not use all the wine. Would recommend for events or if you do not know wines like us and you are looking for recommendations.
Kiara Walsh March 22, 2020
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 service. Great selection, can buy with confidence. Very competitive pricing. Very quick delivery service.
Duncan Hurren February 22, 2021
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
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