Happy Christmas 2023


This is a quick note to all of you who have supported us in 2023. 

I have loved dedicating myself to your hosting and shared times together throughout this year.  We have weathered a World Cup and an Election. But since this business started in a spare bedroom during COVID, things are looking up! I am writing this from my kitchen table, while my 3 girls watch Mama Mia.

I have spoken with so many of you this year, I love it when you call me from restaurants to place orders for what you are drinking. I am thankful for every upbeat response to a vintage roll, especially when it comes with a chat and a recommendation.

My plan this year has been one of ABC's. 

A). More chat,

B) More fabulous wines 

C) More ease of navigation.

Those of you who are signed up for the newsletter have been enjoying and sharing our newsletter and recipes with friends.  Thanks for coming to join me on social media this year, it's a great place for a casual chat in the comments. 

You have received the 10 new wineries with excitement. I am hoping the new drop-down menus and collections are contributing to your navigation. It certainly feels like it as I support your wines from sales to doorsteps all over NZ.

In 2024 I hope to bring you the same brilliant wines, with the same personal service. I have a few ideas for next year, so stay tuned.

Have a very Merry Christmas, 


Picture of Laura Faire 2023 Chrismas wreath

Also in Notes from Us

2020 Christmas Message

Lets be together while we can.  This year I have learned not to keep things for best, not to save the good champagne for later.  If you're at my house, if I missed you during lockdown. If you'd share a pie with me on the side of the road.  I'm opening the best for you.  Share with the ones you love. Lets not put it off.
Why by wine online?

Selling wine by the case is part of how we offer you the best bottle price, it keeps shipping costs smart and effective. We also support local restaurants by providing them with our world class restuarant focused food blog.
The Grove at Home

Offering comfort at home during Lockdown:

Enjoy and be nurtured from the comfort of your abode with either fresh or frozen choices. The concept of the menu is to have different offerings so that you have options throughout the week.