What Wine Should I Buy?

For our customers at Batenburgs, buying a bottle of wine for someone can be hard. No matter how well you know the person or think you know them, you're never too sure which wine is their medicine. Whether they like white or red, Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc or even a wild card pick of Syrah, you never really are too sure.

If there's one thing we know here at Batenburgs, it's not just gift hampers but also wine! For the past years, we have been loyal to our wine suppliers Villa Maria. 

We exclusively and specifically stock Villa Maria for lots of reasons. First, they are a New Zealand founded and run company, second they are award winning and third, they make the best wine we have ever had! The list goes on but those are three reasons that are enough for us to include them in our hampers.

Villa Maria was founded in 1961, right in our backyard suburb of Māngere in Auckland and in 1962 were already making wine under the name Villa Maria. In 2022 they celebrated 60 years as a company and producer of wine. Over the past 60 years, Villa Maria have accumulated many awards (a long list of winery of the year awards), opened more vineyard wineries around the country and launched vineyard tours and a park for eventful day outs.

With the range of Villa Maria wine we stock at Batenburg's, we have carefully curated different gift hampers and which wines go well with certain chocolates and nibbles. We also gift box bottles of wine that are bought individually, to give it that extra special touch and really make the gift meaningful.

For those who are unsure of which wine is best to get, do not fear, we are here to help you!

Merlot

If you need an easy red wine to choose for someone who states their favourite wine is red, Merlot is your easiest pick. Merlot is a dry wine that carries many flavours, deep crimson red hues that lead to bright aromatics of black plums and berry fruits with subtle vanilla and cedar oak undertones, a fruity flavour to be enjoyed by many. Merlot can be served at room temperature but it is common to drink it when it's cool. 

Merlot is served best with red meats, cheese boards and any Mediterranean style food or Italian cuisine. It's perfect for those romantic nights with your beloved or simple glass of wine by the fireside after long work days.

Gift Hampers with Merlot

Merlot Wine Gift Boxed 750ml

Merlot Wine Gift Boxed 750ml
Presented in a stylish, environmentally friendly NZ pine hamper, a bottle of New Zealand Villa Maria Organic Merlot Wine. 750ml

 

Chocolates & Wine, Simply Divine

 

Chocolates & Wine, Simply Divine

 

Make someone's day by giving this luxurious gift of indulgent chocolates and wine from NZ most adored winery at Villa Maria. Chocolate and wine make a normal day, divine. Give someone the pleasure of drinking wine and eating delicious Bennetts chocolates, some of the finest chocolate producers in the country. A cheeky gift for a cheeky wine mum.

Wine, Chocolates and Savoury Treats

Wine, Chocolates and Savoury Treats

This environmentally-friendly NZ pine hamper with Villa Maria Merlot is a great gift to give someone to share with family and friends. Filled with a tasty selection of sweet and savoury gourmet food. A top selling gift hamper for both men and women.

Best Things in Life Gift Hamper



Best Things in Life Gift Hamper
This gift hamper celebrates the award-winning wine and food products that we have right here in New Zealand. Villa Maria Wines, House of Chocolate hand crafted bonbons, NZ gourmet fruit relish with artisan crackers, olives, chocolate almonds and a healthy selection of nuts. With these two sophisticated bottles of wine accompanied by the variety of delicious sweet and savoury edible nibbles, this gift hamper is perfect to give anyone who appreciates good food and wine.  

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, the most popular white wine. It is commonly very light and crispy and carries flavours dominated by gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus and herbaceous aromas. The perfect aperitif wine, best served chilled on warm summer days. The fresh herbal flavours go best with salads. If you get a bottle of Sav with a riper tropical flavour, it's best enjoyed with any fish recipes.

Villa Maria's Sauvignon Blanc grapes are sourced from the Marlborough region down south. Fruit set in the cool spring weather was lower than usual, resulting in the development of small flavourful berries. From January onwards, Marlborough experienced a summer of the century, with a spell of long hot dry weather with moderately cool nights providing the perfect environment to ensure physiological and flavour ripeness whilst retaining freshness.

Gifts With Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Gift Boxed 750ml

 

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Gift Boxed 750ml

 

Beautifully presented in an environmentally friendly NZ pine hamper with a ribbon and your message on a card. 750ml

Dairy-Free Wine & Nibbles

Dairy-Free Wine & Nibbles

Treat someone to this dairy-free gift hamper with award-winning NZ Villa Maria wine and tasty nibbles. It's time to relax and enjoy a glass of wine perfectly paired with pistachio nuts, marinated olives, sea salted peanuts and indulgent chocolate bars. This delicious combination will delight anyone following a dairy-free diet as well as those who aren't.

Enjoy Life, It's Delicious!

Enjoy Life, It's Delicious!

A stylish environmentally friendly gift hamper and flowers combination with everything needed to relax. Enjoy a glass of award-winning NZ wine from Villa Maria with tasty gourmet food treats as well as beautiful flowers. This gift is the perfect gift to say, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Double New Zealand Wine Gift Box

Double New Zealand Wine Gift Box

This popular gift hamper includes two bottles of award winning NZ Villa Maria wine. The perfect gift to give to those who appreciate good wine. A great gift solution for an engagement celebration, couples celebrating moving in to their first home, anniversary celebrations or maybe someone who can't decide whether they prefer red or white wine. A top selling gift for Christmas.

Syrah

Distinguished by its bright, spicy flavours and elegant texture, New Zealand Syrah is quickly becoming a worldwide sensation, gracing the taste buds of many people overseas. With one sip, you can easily detect its intense varietal distinctiveness, full of plum and savoury black pepper flavours and maybe even a hint of violets.

Syrah is a very popular wine to enjoy w herb crusted red meats and game, especially venison, dishes featuring spice and a variety of cheeses.

Syrah Wine Gift Boxed 750ml

 

Syrah Wine Gift Boxed 750ml
This wine incredibly fruit driven in taste, showing ripe peach with underlying citrus and fig characters. On the palate these flavours are enrichened by a creamy texture and a hint oak. A medium bodied Chardonnay that is styled for enjoyment upon release whether you choose to have it with or without food.
Chardonnay is best enjoyed with seafood, chicken Caesar salad or an antipasto platter.
Chardonnay Wine Gift Boxed 750ml
Pinot Gris with a rich mouthfeel and delicious off-dry finish. Pinot Gris has fresh and intense aromatics of pear, red apple and honeysuckle, leading to a rich and textured mouthfeel and a delicious off-dry finish.

Pinot Noir is a red grape which has found a new home here in New Zealand. Intense, elegant and fruit-driven in style, Pinot Noir is an compatible with food friendly wine which exhibits an array of vibrant flavours including red fruit, plum, cherry, currant, often with notes of clove and spice. Served best with a side of Smoked salmon or a mature cheddar cheese.

Pinot Noir Wine Gift Boxed 750ml

 

Pinot Noir Wine Gift Boxed 750ml

 

Rosé

Rosé displays fresh, red berry fruits and floral aromas on the nose. The palate is delicately balanced, smooth and refreshing. Best served chilled, this is an excellent aperitif wine and perfect with summer salads, charcuterie and most seafood dishes.

Rosé Wine Gift Boxed 750ml

Extravaganza Hamper for all to Share

This large gift hamper is filled with an abundance of the most popular food products in our range as well as a selection of NZ award-wining wines. Sometimes it's impossible to find something that everyone will enjoy but in this hamper there's sure to be something for everyone. Receiving this hamper will be a real experience, presented in a very impressive way and a great way to let a group of people know you appreciate them or are thinking of them. An exquisite hamper filled with all the right things, very popular because of its variety, all year for any occasion. 

 

 

 


Older Post

Don't miss out on special deals & discounts!

Sign up to receive exclusive deals & get inspired by the latest gift creations.