With the holiday season around the corner, we have so many ways you too can celebrate those precious moments, in style with us. Read on to get all of our festive tips for a beautiful holiday season this year.
Food & Wine: The perfect matches
What's your go-to meal style for the holidays? Chicken and turkey, beef, lamb or venison banquet, or seafood and salads? Feasting table loaded with cheese and fruits, or a more simple pasta dish?
For white meats like a classic roast turkey or chicken, you can't look past a gorgeous, balanced, slightly oaked Chardonnay. With enough weight and texture to stand up to a hearty roast dish, but the perfect amount of fresh citrus and acidity to balance the rich gravy and meat, Chardonnay is a fantastic option for your holiday table. Try our acclaimed te Pa Chardonnay (Gold medal 2018 vintage now available), or for the connoisseurs, our Reserve Collection te Pa 'St Leonard's' Chardonnay is a limited edition option that is sure to please even the fussiest wine drinkers these holidays.
Red wine and red meat lovers - don't worry, we've got you covered too! For the bolder flavours of beef, lamb, and venison, you can't look past a glass of our te Pa Pinot Noir. Beautiful red fruits and a fine tannin structure make this wine the perfect partner for your roast and BBQ meals. You can also pair our Pinot with vegetarian options too; think nutty cheeses, or silky mushroom dishes.
Of course, if you go in the opposite direction and opt for some lighter dishes, such as seafood and salads, then we'd recommend opting for a lovely, expressive and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough Sauv is world famous for being pure-fruited, clean, and uniquely aromatic. Perfect with fish, shell fish, cheeses and seasonal veggies, Sauv really is our go-to wine for the holiday meal table. Shop our flagship te Pa Sauvignon Blanc today.
Holiday gifting: Stylish gift ideas that your loved ones will adore
Every year, most of us are left baffled at just how quickly Christmas seems to roll up. Sorting out gifts for friends and family, or even just having something beautiful on hand to offer as a token of appreciation for your host for holiday parties and get-togethers, not to mention presents for your staff and suppliers, can seem like a huge (and often daunting) task.
But fear not, wine lovers - because we have just released a beautiful gift set, that will leave you feeling on top of your Christmas gifting before you know it. Our limited edition two-set Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc gift pack is designed to be enjoyed as a side by side comparison of Marlborough's best sub-regions.
Enjoy our perfectly crafted Reserve Collection 'Seaside' Sauvignon Blanc from our home vineyard in the lower Wairau Valley, and our Reserve Collection 'Hillside' Sauvignon Blanc, from our picturesque Redwood Hill vineyard in the Awatere Valley. These exquisite, pure-fruited, single vineyard, hand-picked wines were made in exactly the same winemaking style, so that you can taste, compare, and enjoy some world class Sauvignon Blanc from some of the most exciting sub-regions of Marlborough.
We have designed a beautiful package for these special wines; expect a luxurious black and white presentation / gift box, with our unique te Pa map embossed over the packaging, plus windows so you can show off the delicious wines inside.
This package is gift wrapped, and yes - it can be delivered in time for Christmas (when ordered by Friday December 13th). We think you will love this side by side expression of Marlborough's finest Sauv.
Enjoy two bottles of our finest Sauvignon Blanc, presented in a beautiful gift box for just NZD$49.99. Shop this special gift today.
New Years Eve and beyond
Once Christmas and Boxing Day are over, you know that familiar holiday feeling of days melding together, leftovers galore, and plans to go to the beach, to friends places, or to watch sport, will be in abundance. But let's not forget that last, special moment of the holidays - New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
If you want to sing along to Auld Lang Syne in style, then we reckon a glass of delicious fizzy bubbles or Rosé, is just the way to do it. Fun, frivolous, and so easy to match with canapes, bubbles and Rosé are the perfect match for your New Year celebrations.
If you are interested in corporate gifting, or you would like to stock our limited edition Reserve Collection gift pack in your retail store (New Zealand only for 2019), we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with our friendly team today or for trade inquiries, please contact our New Zealand distribution partner Beverage Brothers directly. For USA trade inquiries please contact our US importer Banville Wine Merchants.