Tastes of New Zealand with Pembroke Wine & Spirits

The local answer to something different

Boutique bottle shop, tasting room and beverage caterers, Pembroke Wine & Spirits Wanaka does it all. Owners Nadia and Troy Davidson come from an extensive background in the luxury hospitality industry and from the moment you walk in their shop, it shows. 

So what can you expect when visiting the shop to buy a bottle of fine wine? Or maybe for a private tasting session? Pure professionalism, from start to finish. Let us tell you all about it. 

The Tasting Room

Pembroke Wine & Spirits' tasting room is the latest addition to an already locally-beloved hotspot. Hosted by Pembroke's knowledgeable and charismatic resident sommelier, guests can choose from one of six incredible tasting paddles, featuring Otago wine, craft beer, local spirits, whiskey and Cardrona gin. (Pro tip: if you don't have time to make it to the Cardrona Distillery in Wānaka, book a tasting of the same gin at Pembroke!).

Sommelier serves wine paddles at a tasting at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in WanakaLay-out of wine tasting at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in WanakaTasting paddle at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in Wanaka, New Zealand

Pembroke also provides beautiful platters, with an eclectic mix of cheeses, smoked mussels or salmon, fondue and a host of other options. 

Cheese board at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in Wanaka, New ZealandLayout of food at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in Wanaka, New Zealand

The Shopping

Sure, you can quickly run into the supermarket and grab a random bottle of wine off the shelves. But what if you made shopping for wine an experience in itself? Enter Pembroke. With a wide variety of wines, spirits and craft beer to choose from, plus local experts to help make a selection that suits your very unique palate, Pembroke makes shopping for alcohol fun and educational. 

The spirits wall at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in WanakaLay-out of shopping at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in Wanaka, New Zealand

When you're done your shop, why not stay a while? Settle into their comfy lounge area or take a spot on the patio for an afternoon Happy Hour and a relaxing beverage.

The patio at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in Wanaka, New Zealand

 

The atmosphere

The thing that locals love the most about Pembroke Wine & Spirits is the atmosphere. Upon entry, there's always someone there to greet you with a hello and friendly conversation. It's light and beautiful inside, the high-top tables and couches are incredibly inviting and the Tasting Room can be made private, if you're in for a more intimate gathering. 

Exterior view of Pembroke Wine & Spirits in Wanaka, New ZealandA woman pours a beer at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in Wanaka, New ZealandThe Tasting Room at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in Wanaka, New Zealand

Nadia and Troy have done an excellent job of fostering an environment that welcomes both wine pros and tasting amateurs. And from the first time you buy a bottle there, you can't wait to head back again and try out another selection. 

A woman leans against the wine shelves at Pembroke Wine & Spirits in Wanaka

Pembroke Wine & Spirits Wanaka can be found on the corner of Dungavron Street.

The Tasting Room can be booked by visiting their website and making a reservation.

The bottle shop is open seven days a week. Beverage catering inquiries can be made on their website.