Lifting our spirits in more ways than one is the recent news that we’re officially licensed to sell our gift boxes with alcohol! No matter how hard that special someone is to buy for, we reckon the lovely liquor we’ve got in our gift boxes will go down a very smooth treat.
Not only are we now able to share and promote local, award-winning wineries and breweries (just time for Christmas, too!), but the new liquor we’ve carefully selected for our gift boxes are taking the wonderful flavours and textures of all the other local goodies to a whole new level of ‘yum.’
Award-winning, locally produced liquor
Whether it’s a fine Wairarapa wine or a crisp brew from Aro Valley, our gift boxes with alcohol now include the following wine, beer and liqueur:
- Alexia Gentle Girl Rose – Pinot Noir Rose, Wairarapa, 2020
- Garage Project Hāpi Daze and Bliss – Pacific Pale Ale and Lager, Wellington
- Imagination Gin — Triple-distilled, Kāpiti
- J.M.R & Co — Cocktails, Wellington
- Koakoa Limoncello – Limoncello, Kāpiti Coast
- Matahiwi Estate – Sauvignon Blanc, Wairarapa, 2019
- North End Brewery — Kapiti Lager, Waikanae
- Ōhau Gravels – Sauvignon Blanc, Horowhenua, 2019
Gift Boxes with Fine Wine
Our Wonderful Wairarapa Gift Box now offers two new options including wine. Choose the Alexia Pinot Noir Rose or the Matahiwi Sauvignon Blanc.
Alexia’s Gentle Girl Rose was made during lockdown in Greytown – being produced during the uncertainty and chaos gives this Wairarapa wine a ‘birth’ story that’s just as tantalizing as it’s taste.
The Matahiwi Sauvignon Blanc is perfect for summer salads drizzled with the accompanying Huangarua Olive Oil, or it can be found as the perfect friend to the assortment of goodies in our Wellington Treats Gift Box.
Heavenly Horowhenua is also available in a deluxe version, thanks to Ōhau’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. Paired with sweet treats or savoury snacks – we love this intense and fruity addition to our Horowhenua Gift Box.
Gift Boxes with Craft Beer
Brewed with New Zealand barley and the best of the Kiwi hop harvest, Hāpi Daze has snaps of lime, pear and grapefruit. Bliss is brewed with New Zealand malt and Motueka hops and results in an easy drinking, crisp lager. Both, of course, are exceptionally drinkable – especially when matched with spicy, smoky flavours.
Our Kāpiti Goodies Gift Box also received an upgrade with local beer from North End Brewery in Waikanae. Pacific Blonde is their take on a Helles style lager using a blend of New Zealand and German malt.
Gift Boxes with Gin and Limoncello
And finally, we’re very proud to include Koakoa’s signature offering in our Wellington Treats and Kāpiti Goodies Gift Boxes with alcohol. Their limoncello has been handcrafted on the Kāpiti Coast since 2018 and with their namesake meaning ‘happiness’ in te reo Māori, Koakoa just might have figured out how to bottle happiness!
The sherbert, creamy, citrus-meringue flavours make Koakoa our favourite limoncello in Aotearoa and add a zesty zing to your gift.
Christmas day tends to be defined by special toasts around the table before sharing a meal with people you love. Whether your tradition is a long lunch or a champagne-breakfast, connecting with each other through delicious food and drink is truly the best gift of all.
You must be 18+ to purchase. To ensure delivery before December 24th, online orders must be made before December 16th. We’ve got a limited number of gift boxes to sell — get in before the Christmas rush and place your order now.