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Each variety is sold in cases of 6 bottles.

Our name Stables reflects our origins of breeding world-class racehorses with a passion for crafting vibrant and characterful wines.

Stables Reserve Merlot


Stables Reserve offers a sense of history with its name taken from the original Stables where it all started in the heart of the Hawke’s Bay more than 100 years ago.  This award-winning collection of captivating wines is produced from small parcels of exceptional grapes sourced from our pedigree New Zealand vineyards.  Stables Reserve Merlot is soft and velvety with delicious ripe plum, blackcurrant and spice.


The grapes were crushed and transferred to a fermentation tank. The must was inoculated with a selected yeast strain to enhance varietal character. Twice daily pump overs were performed until the end of fermentation to enhance depth of flavour. The wine was left on skins for an extended period with daily tastings to determine the perfect time before pressing off the wine to achieve structure and mouthfeel. The wine was oak aged for 10 months before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Deep red.

Full and fruity with plum, blackberry, savoury leather and vanillin oak.

Soft and round, this well balanced wine has fresh plum and berry flavours. Fine tannins add a gentle texture and subtle oak lingers on the palate.

Beef, lamb or confit of duck.

Minimum order quantity is 6 bottles.
Orders are in multiples of 6.

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