While we can’t escape to the soothing surroundings of The Hunting Lodge in Waimauku, we can bring a taste of the terroir to our doorsteps with their Covid-busting delivery service.
Selecting your wine order, which arrives with free contactless delivery within 48 hours for Auckland customers, offers insights into winemaker Pete Turner’s creative spirit. Among the signature Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays you will find a satisfying Spanish style Albarino, while the selection of reds becomes increasingly attractive as the temperature falls. If the struggle between a Pinot Noir and a Malbec becomes too real, there’s the Expressions Mixed Six-Pack, with a range of drops to elevate your lockdown experience.
For those who don’t fully understand oenophiles, you can support the local industry by indulging in The Hunting Lodge’s new local apple cider or the playful Blush Crush, a sparkling Sauvingon Blanc with a dash of Malbec to make the drink as rosy as your cheeks after a few substantial sips.
Delivery is free for local Auckland customers (Within a 40km radius including Outer West Auckland, Central Auckland, Mission Bay, Northshore suburbs and as far south as Mangere Bridge). For those further afield it’s 1–3 days delivery, if outside of Auckland, $5 delivery for North Island and $15 delivery for South Island, unless you spend more than $70, then it’s free.