New Zealand Syrah has a long history dating back to the mid-1800s and is now predominantly grown in the Hawkes Bay wine region. Syrah plantings have grown fast from a small base and with the introduction of new clones we are now seeing an improved ripening performance.

Unlike its bold Australian cousin Shiraz from the same grape variety, New Zealand Syrah’s tend to be more complex, spicy and supple. This earthly late-ripening grape with bright spicy flavours and elegant texture is crammed full of plum and savoury black pepper flavours and aromas.

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Askerne Estate Syrah 2014

$26.00 $23.40

Aromatic and floral with hints of blueberry and white pepper. The palate is medium weight with a bright and crunchy texture with suggestions of cranberry and almond croissant. The finish is rich and smooth. Match with grilled meats especially when a spicy marinade is used.

4.5 STARS – Wine Orbit


Cable Bay Waiheke Island Syrah 2017

$49.00 $44.10

A little less bolshie than last season’s blend, this little number favours the classical scene over jazz. Boysenberry, red plum, cracked pepper with hints of cocoa . The palate is full bodied, with juicy fruit and spice paving the way to great mouthfeel and sculpted tannin structure. It has great integration, even in it’s infancy, it’s harmonious, the length prodigious. Food match, black tea smoked lamb.

De La Terre Syrah 2015


Complex aromas of violets and ripe black fruits, layered with floral notes and a dark pepper spice. Nuances of fine-grained French oak support the fruit aromas.  An initial burst of dark and rich Syrah fruit is supported by very fine tannins and toasty French oak. The flavour is both long and persistent and highlights the impeccable balance between fruit, tannin and acidity.


Easthope Moteo Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014

$41.00 $36.90

This individual expression of Hawkes Bay Syrah was inspired by the exponents of captivating whole bunch macerated wines of the northern Rhone. Lavender, clove and aniseed meld with intense black cherry fruit. The suggestion of underlying tar and earth notes hint at bottle development traits yet to emerge. The palate is lithe, sinuous and sappy – tightly structured via very fine textural tannins, low acidity, and vivid fruit characters.


Georges Road Syrah 2016

$34.00 $30.60


Classic cool climate Syrah. Wonderfuly weighted elegant wine with sweet fresh cherry and licorice notes combined with subtle oak, hints of spicy fine grained tannin, a velver mouthfeel and lengthy finish.


Maimai Creek Syrah 2015

$26.00 $24.70

DDelicious fruit aromas of dark plum and blackberry combined with subtle spice and vanillin oak notes.The palate is a  combination of blackberry and plum fruits and a slight black peppery spicy finish. The medium to full weighted style of this wine gives it a wide appeal and the balance of flavour and complexity making it an ideal partner with a range of foods styles.


Man O’ War Bellerophon Syrah 2016

$61.00 $54.90

After our experience with the 2012 Bellerophon we were able to craft a wine from 2014 that will not only live up to the expectations created by the 2012 Bellerophon but will substantially exceed those expectations. The 2014 Bellerophon is classically structured with an intensely fragrant nose of violets, raspberries and white pepper. Careful management of the stem and Viognier components has resulted in a palate that is soft and elegant exhibiting flavours of ripe red berries. All of which is encased by the distinctive stem tannins giving a lifted freshness and lenght to the finish. The wine is incredibly approachable in its youth but will age gracefully developing more savoury earthy and smoked meat characters with time.

5 STARS – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2017

5 STARS – Bob Campbell MW, May 2016

SILVER MEDAL – Decanter World Wine Awards

4.5 STARS – Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s 2017 Buyers Guide


Obsidian Reserve Syrah 2012

$66.00 $59.40

Bright purple in the glass. Lifted aromas of blackberry along with hints of ripe plums and spice. This is a medium bodied wine showing an abundance of sweet fruit and ripe silky tannins. The oak is well judged and contributes to the persistent finish.


Obsidian Syrah 2017

$36.00 $32.40

A very dark purple with vibrant crimson hues with intense aromas of black fruits and spice with complex savoury undertones. Medium to full bodied with densely packed flavours of black fruits, plums and spice. Drink now or suitable for cellaring up to 7 years.


Te Mania Estate Syrah 2016

$26.00 $23.40

Lovely dark berryfruit and peppery aromas with some spice and earthy notes. Vibrant dark berryfruit with spicy / peppery notes supported by fine tannins and a long finish.


4.5 STARS – Wine Orbit


Te Mata Estate Syrah 2017

$24.00 $21.60

Brilliant red with a vibrant purple hue, Estate Vineyards Syrah ’17 overflows with aromatic notes of raspberry, black cherry, cardamom and plum, balancing elegant fresh fruit and fine, even tannins. On the palate there’s ripe boysenberry, vanilla and aniseed with just a touch of smoky paprika and French vanilla from the oak. Ripe red fruit gives length and texture across this soft and moreish wine. It is a wonderful accompaniment to all red meats, savoury and lightly spiced dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as soft cheeses. Estate Vineyards Syrah ’17 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.


William Murdoch Syrah 2010

$41.00 $36.90

Complex aromas of violets and ripe black fruits, layered with florals and a dark pepper spice. A fine, elegant structure with sweet fruit flavours and a refreshing acidity.