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Welcome to Laithwaite's Wine New Zealand…

Welcome to Laithwaite's Wine New Zealand, a service which helps thousands of wine enthusiasts around Australia and New Zealand unearth better and more characterful wines, direct from the vineyard.

Through our service you will discover a wide range of handcrafted wines from both the classic and emerging wine regions of New Zealand and from around the world. All delivered direct to your door...

Our Story

Laithwaite's Wine New Zealand is part of the Laithwaite’s Wine Group, which today serves 1,000,000 customers internationally - we were recently named ‘Merchant of the Year’ at the prestigious International Wine Challenge. The company was started by wine merchant Tony Laithwaite in the 1960s when he drove a small van of Bordeaux from Saint-Emilion to sell from a railway arch in Windsor. Today, Fiona Warren-Tibbetts and her team buy the wines for our New Zealand customers. No-one does international wine better than us.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Buying wine is all about convenience and confidence in your purchase. It's a good thing Laithwaite's Wine was specifically set up to protect the interests of wine fans like yourself. That's why every bottle you purchase is covered by our 100% guarantee. In the unlikely event of a wine not being to your taste, we will arrange to collect it and refund you. Give us a call or send an email to let us know. And without further ado, we will arrange for the case to be picked up and you to be refunded or an alternative wine sent out. No hassles. Just simple.

Small Volumes, Big Flavours

Small volumes are the key to quality. The average volume we buy is under 400 cases, compared with up to 100,000 for a heavily marketed brand, and by going direct we deliver excellent value to loyal customers across New Zealand. Each winery has fought for a place through its commitment to quality – and regular visits from our team ensure the pick of wines for customers at every vintage. As we grow, that commitment to supporting the little guy remains unchanged ... there are just a few more little guys than when we started out.

Serving Thousands of Wine Lovers

We deliver the best of Australia's smaller wineries to the homes and offices of wine lovers across the world.. Through our network of contacts we have access to many invitation-only estates, special project wines and limited releases and we would like to offer them to you, our New Zealand customers. We are as committed to providing you with impeccable service as we are to finding you great wines. You can be sure of easy ordering, prompt delivery and a swift, personal response to all enquiries.

A World of Flavour

Our international range is selected by a global team headed by 'Master of Wine' Justin Howard-Sneyd with guidance from Tony and legendary wine author Hugh Johnson. Our buyers annually taste over 6,500 wines to bring you just the best 250 of them, so when you order a wine from Laithwaite’s Wine you can be assured of quality wines of real character, from craftsman winemakers and renowned estates across the world.