we created this space to showcase the best of local. we are proud of how new zealand produces world leading products. we realise every business gets a choice where to purchase from.
we support artisans, winemakers, beer brewers, cheesemongers, bakers, knife makers, designers & manufacturers based in aotearoa / new zealand. we are not the experts - we buy from them.
family businesses, friends & professionals with boutique companies who specialise. what a joy it is to hear each story and pass it on.
under the same roof, at the other end of our wine bar is DUAL - New Zealand's only denim brand - made 800m from our high street address. come have a wine, then try something on, and take something away with you that is also uniquely New Zealand - fashion and wine... two good things of awesome.
local smoked salmon and mackerel. air dried & cured meats. grain free crackers. artisan bread. new zealand boutique cheese. duck liver & chicken pate. all from award winners. all local.
designed to accompany a new zealand wine or craft beer. provided for you to enjoy. we avoid the supermarket, not only because we want to serve you things that are often hard to find and are not mass produced, but because we know it's better for you. we hope you can appreciate the difference.
it’s not cheap to buy the best, but it is the best thing to do...
(all desserts - served with a touch of thickened cream or yoghurt)
vanilla / chocolate / salted caramel / hokey pokey icecream
when you visit a wine bar, you often hope to try something you may not have tried before. you also hope to see your favourite wine amongst the list. we’ve tried to balance our wine list to include new zealand’s favourite wineries - as well as challenging you to go beyond your comfort zone and see if you can add to your fave list.
below is our by the glass list, it’s only a fraction of the wine we have available - come and tell us what you like and see if we may already have it on our bottle list. we’ve also included our current craft beer list. we are always searching for new ones to add. there’s also a great selection of new zealand gin and other liqueurs.
bubbles by the glass
sauvignon blanc by the glass
chardonnay by the glass
riesling / pinot gris by the glass
rosé / chenin blanc / dessert wines by the glass
pinot noir by the glass
bordeaux style blends / syrah / malbec by the glass
The above is just our current glass pour selection. We have an extensive selection of wines available by the bottle as well as a stunning cellar selection.
our current craft beers
we have new open hours from 28th Jan 2019 - 3pm till late - Tuesday to Saturday
note: we serve coffee all day and night long.
to do group bookings or functions, send us an email :
we don’t take bookings for 5 people or less. come anyway - it just may take a few minutes for us to get something ready.
Come for a wander:
5/181 High Street, Little High Lanes.
Salt District. Central Christchurch.
we are in the old mackenzie & willis building about 70 metres from Alice cinema’s and 5 metres from Little High Eatery.