• 27 Ramshaw Lane
  • Arrowtown
  • (03) 428 2572
    • 7-9 Ballarat Street
    • Queenstown
    • (03) 409 2226


When we opened The Winery in central Queenstown in May 2005 we were one of the world's first and largest wine tasting experiences. With a focus on bringing the best of New Zealand wine to one location, The Winery's reputation grew and in 2019 we were recognised by TripAdvisor in the World's Top 10 wine experiences People's Choice Awards.

In February 2020 The Winery opened a second store in Arrowtown, taking the experience to the next level with more whisky and gin tastings, our famous cheeseboards with a new tapas menu and a decor designed for the relaxation and comfort of our customers. Do come and visit us and check out our website at The Winery

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JK.14 Wines

Following an incredible provincial rugby and 63 test match All Black career (jersey #14), Sir John Kirwan (JK) went on to play in Italy and eventually coach their national team, as well as Japan in later years.  

In Italy he fell in love with the country, culture, food, wines and his Italian wife, Fiorella.  The focus of his Italian love affair and the home of many of his wines and wife, is Treviso in Northern Italy.  

JK became Sir John Kirwan when he was knighted for his contribution to raising awareness about depression.

Working with his daughter Francesca, the JK14 portfolio includes wine varieties such as Carmenere and Valpolicella that brings New Zealand a taste of something special from the Old World of wine.