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December at Pembroke Wines & Spirits

What a fantastic year 2023 has been for us at Pembroke! We hope it has been great for you too. It's also been our fifth year, and you're all invited to come and celebrate our birthday with us on the 8th December. We're launching a giveaway in honour of the occasion, so be sure to enter by 3rd December to win a special gourmet platter and voucher worth $100 to spend in-store.

Our Rosé and Bubbles Tasting on 6th December has completely sold out and we're looking forward to welcoming you to our last event of 2023. If you missed out, don't worry - we still have a few events this month for you to join.

A huge thank you to Jen and Callum from Valli Wine for the wonderful tasting event last Friday. We sold lots of bottles of the Levi Pinot Noir in aid of K9 Medical Detection. This special vintage is still available on the shelf if you'd like to support this great charity.

Finally, if you've left your Christmas shopping to the last minute, we've got you covered with our custom Christmas hampers. Grab one in-store or build your own - read on to find out how!

Christmas hamper shopping


What's happening at Pembroke?

$5 off your beer flight

Wanaka Beerfest

Wānaka Beerfest is just around the corner, but you can still buy tickets here. We're very pleased to be part of Beer & Food Week, with awesome food and beer deals across town in the lead-up to the festival.

Come and get in the beer tasting spirit with a paddle of four beers for just $12 at Pembroke - available until 2nd December.


Free Friday series

Kit from Canyon Brewing

1st December 4:30pm Free to attend

Canyon Brewing is Queenstown's newest craft brewery, serving delicious craft beer overlooking the Shotover. Come along on Friday to meet their brewer Kit, taste some great beers and enter the draw to win a pack of the Hazy Mix 6 - featuring the Cardrona Hazy IPA, Conehed Hazy Pale Ale, and Vacation Hazy Pale Ale.


Our fifth birthday

Nadia and Troy

8th December 4:00pm

Free to attend

As a thank you to all our suppliers and loyal clients in 2023, we would like to invite you to celebrate our birthday with us on Friday, 8th December from 4:00pm onwards. Please join us for a festive toast!


Summer is here

Blood moon spritz cocktail

Summer special: blood moon spritz

We're welcoming Scapegrace, our new local distillery, with a special cocktail this summer - the blood moon spritz. Come in for a taste of summer in a glass, and stay tuned for a Free Friday gin tasting with Scapegrace this December on our social media channels (Facebook or/and Instagram).

Iced Tropez sparking wine cocktail

Iced Tropez

We're pleased to welcome a new summer refreshment from France. Ice Tropez was the most popular cocktail in Europe this year, and it's now available in Wānaka! It's a lightly sparkling wine cocktail infused with exotic white peach flavour, available as either 0% or 6% alcohol.

Summer sangria

Summer sangria

We know you're all loving having our famous homemade sangria back on the menu for the summer season! This refreshing tipple is perfect to enjoy in the sunshine outside at Pembroke, or as a takeaway anywhere you like.

Takeaway Christmas platter boxes

Takeaway Christmas platters

Don't forget we're offering Christmas-inspired gourmet platters to enjoy at Pembroke or for takeaway this summer, including our Side of Salmon (available for pre-order online), and a range of delicious grazing boxes.

Some very special Red Tussock Venison is also available in our fridge for your festive enjoyment.


Last minute gifting?

This Christmas, we are going big and posh with our festive hampers, filled with delicious food and wine for you or your loved one's enjoyment. Take your pick from the selection we have pre-prepared, or come and build your own! If you're short on time, just get in touch and we can put one together to meet your exact requirements.


Our tasting room is waiting for you to celebrate this December

December at Pembroke Wines Calender


What are our Wine Club members getting this December?

We've pulled out all the stops for our Rosé and Champagne members this month. Take a look below - and if it sounds like a bit of you, you can still sign up to receive a one-off box in time for Christmas.

  • Champagne Victoire, Brut, France

  • Maude, Mt Maude, Bubbles, Wānaka

  • Akarua, Vintage, Brut, 2016

  • Maude, Rose, Wanaka, Pinot Noir Rose, 2023

  • Awatere River, Malborough, Pinot Noir Rose, 2023

  • La Negly, La Natice, France, 2022

Rose Wine Club December

If Pinot Noir is more your style, our Reds box this month features:

  • Prophet’s Rock, Home Vinyard, 2022

  • Valli, “Levi” Mt Pisa, 2022

  • Wānaka Village, Rippon, 2022

  • Escapade, Central Otago, 2018

  • Roy’s Peak, Wānaka, 2022

  • Scout, Central Otago, 2022

Pinot Noir Wine Club December

Opening hours in December

We'll be open across the festive period, with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Be sure to pop in to stock up for your celebrations so we can wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you all once again for a fantastic year.

All the best,

Nadia & Troy

Opening hours for December


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Latest customer review:

"The service here is very friendly and helpful. I was greeted upon entering and was asked various questions until the wine that best suited my preferences (including price range) was found. I appreciated that the owner was willing to work with me despite my budget. The local Wanaka Pinot Gris she recommended was delicious. She is clearly very knowledgeable in her work and knows her inventory." - Jordan We would love to hear your feedback and would appreciate a review on Google to help more people discover Pembroke in Wānaka. Please take a couple of minutes to leave us a review here!

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