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Meet David Babich at the Babich Wine and Food evening

From humble beginnings in 1916 – Babich are a family owned business who have worked tirelessly and passionately over the years, learning all there is to know about making the best quality wine New Zealand has to offer - and taking it to the world. This wine has come from the very best and carefully selected wine growing land in New Zealand.

We're delighted to have David join us for one of our very popular degustation evenings right here in Manly Village. Five great wines matched with five lovely plates and lots of lively chat and a chance to hear from Babich themselves. Here are our tastings for the night:

Classic Marlborough Pinot Noir Rose 2016

This brand new release will start you thinking about how great summer is again! Red summer fruits, floral elements and a touch of spice.  Mouth-filling and creamy with tangy strawberry, a touch of raspberry and a pleasantly crisp finish.

Classic Marlborough Pinot Gris 2015

Cuisine Magazine Recommended, the sweet, lifted aroma of proving bread appeals on the nose along with pleasant notes of white stone fruit, with spice and citrus adding to this sensory delight. Sweet Danish pastry and spicy pear tart emerge out of the succulent and sweetly fruited palate. Generous mineral flavours compliment the rich and full weight. Ginger and lemon zest add a pleasing zing to the finish.

Irongate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2014

  • GOLD MEDAL - China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2016
  • 95 POINTS, 5 STARS - Bob Campbell, April 2016
  • 93 POINTS -  Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, The Shout NZ, May 2016
  • 5 STARS, 95 POINTS, Sam Kim, July 2016
  • 5 STARS, 19/20 POINTS, Raymond Chan, Jan 2016

That's some serious acclaim! You'll probably love this Chardy, and what a great way to exit Winter and enter Spring, a big feel good Chard! Warm and complex aromas of peach, cashew and lemon.  Immediate weight on entry to the palate with concentrated fruits including peach and lime, but savoury elements too.  Firmly structured, viscous and smooth.

Winemakers Reserve Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

  • 5 STARS, BEST BUY- Cuisine Magazine April 2016

The perfect year round red, Pinot Noir, a beauty. Traditional winemaking techniques including fermentation in open vats with hand plunging, results in a smooth, full-flavoured wine. A sweet, dark and beguiling nose with cedar and strawberry.  Palate entry is rich with cocoa and gentle spice.  Morello cherries and velvety tannins fill the mid palate and a thread of tarragon runs through to join vanilla and more sweet darkness on the finish.

Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay St Johns Vineyard Syrah 2014

  • 95+ POINTS. Number # 1  Syrah:  Decanter Magazine Nov

Aromas of dark and sweet with liquorice, vanilla and cracked pepper.  Sweet and rich entry, soft yet well structured.  Lingering plum and spice.  Mmmmmm, sounds scrumptious!

Join us at this wonderful evening

Be quick to book, we have sold out every dinner event we've ever run, normally within a week of it being publicised. Call us on (09) 424-2969 or email us on or drop in to the shop and we'll book you in. Include your credit card details to secure the booking.

Just $75 per person, be quick!


Earlier Event: 18 June
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Later Event: 20 September
Marisco Wine and Food Degustation