Onvine.co.nz provides a unique, personalised platform to help develop your interest in wine through a range of interactive features.
Sign up to one of our monthly collections to enjoy wine delivered to your door and all the benefits the website offers. We provide a background on each wine’s provenance, let you personally rate each wine, add your own private notes and purchase more of your favourites at special prices.
“I have spent the past decade in a love affair with wine. It began while serving over 300 different wines in an Italian wine bar in Edinburgh, Scotland and continued through the hands-on experience of making wines in the cellars of great Auckland and Martinborough wineries. I’ve sold wines across Asia and managed to see a little of the vast world of wine throughout my travels. However, wine is a never-ending experience with new wines constantly popping up from unique places. I intend to continue the journey and hopefully bring some of you along for the ride. Wine shouldn’t be difficult; hopefully this site makes it easy.”Tom Howard Tom Howard, AIWS, has been in the wine and hospitality industries for his entire working career: selling, serving and making wine. Tom is now an Associate of the Institute of Wines & Spirits after completing his Diploma of Wines and Spirits in 2010.
Onvine has come about from a desire to provide easy access to great wines. The world of wine is huge and varied; we often miss the opportunity to taste many great wines either because they are difficult to access or because they are too obscure to recognise.
Onvine will give you the opportunity to experience great wines from across the world; some you will have never heard of and some may not be quite your cup of tea but you’ll be able to enjoy trying them, rating them and learning more about wine along the way.
Onvine.co.nz is owned and operated by Tom Howard, a proud Kiwi who has a strong passion for the wine industry and the stories behind each wine. Tom will be personally selecting the wines of each themed monthly collection. However, from time to time, special guests will be invited to create their own collections, adding some unique perspectives to the experience. The idea of Onvine’s collections is to offer you a new viewpoint on wine every month and to build a strong foundation from which to develop a genuine knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the wines that so many of us enjoy.
A succinct display of all the collections you have received through Onvine. This database of knowledge will grow as you drink and provide a wonderful overview of the world of wine.
With the current month’s collection displayed on your dashboard, it’s easy to access the current wines on offer.
One click and you’ll have all the information you need; the wine itself, the winery, the region, not to mention suggestions on food matches, from lazy takeouts all the way through to Michelin starred recommendations!
Signing in to Onvine gives you access to your own personalised site. From your Dashboard you will be free to rate the wines for your own personal reference, building a catalogue that will help you to recall the memorable wines from months or even years past.
Every collection will be accompanied by notes that will provide you with a little more information on the particulars of each wine and interesting tidbits on what makes the wine so special. We provide you with the basics and then let you form your own opinion, adding your own notes on first impressions or personal judgements.
Onvine is your personal wine repository. All of the wines that you receive will populate throughout the site. Your “My History” page will give you a run down on all of your wines and allow you to filter them by variety, region, or your own ratings.
You can rate your wine from anywhere on the site and if you find something that you really enjoy you are free to order more, send some as a gift, or purchase some for your Onvine Cellar. It’s all there at the touch of a button.
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Starting the year naturally
2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Clos Henri, Marlborough
2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Carrick, Central Otago
2015 Pinot Gris
Mt Edward, Central Otago
2015 Pinot Noir
Hunky Dory Wines, Marlborough
William Murdoch, Gimblett Gravels
2014 Pinot Noir
We kick the New Year off this February with a collection of wines that commit to the 100% Pure New Zealand ideals. These wines are produced with organic principles in mind. Whilst New Zealand’s industry has made strong moves over recent years towards greater sustainability, these producers have pushed the envelope a little further and moved away from pesticides & herbicides amongst the vines.
The organic approach lends itself to a minimalistic approach, accentuating the characters of the grape variety and soils they’ve been grown in. This often leads to good things in the glass and we’re confident the wines of this month’s collection will not disappoint.
Enjoy a collection of wines that are full of character and flavour, ideally matched for a warm, relaxed February.