Auckland's Best Boutique Bottle Shops for 2024

The country's only dedicated whisky shop, a fill-your-own growler station and a lavish space with more than 400 bottles to choose from.
Tony Collins
Published on April 01, 2023

Whether you're a French Bordeaux or bold and buttery Californian chardonnay kind of person, Friday evening has us all contemplating a swig or two. Stuck in traffic on your way home from work, it'd only be right to swing by your local Auckland bottle shop, right?

How about upping your game a bit and bringing back something that's a little more eyebrow raising? When it comes to a good bottle store, quality and variety are two key calling cards. We've done the evaluation for you and picked out the very best bottle shops in Auckland.


Ponsonby Central.


They say: the older you are, the wiser you become. Remaining true to such a testimony is 25 years established Wine Direct. Priding itself on exclusively supplying unique bottles, Wine Direct  should be your new go-to Auckland bottle shop in order to source out those tipples you wouldn't stumble across at your local bottle-o. From a white pear and cucumber Australian pinot grigio to a dark cherry and plum chianti from Tuscany, Wine Direct is sure to keep all regular vino sippers intrigued. We're told one of the top sellers at the moment is Central Otago's 2019 Pinot Noir.

136-138 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby // 69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell // 19 Station Road, Penrose.



Glengarry is tried and trusted throughout the suburbs but it looks as if inner city dwellers might have the upper hand on us here. A stone's throw away from Victoria Park, located under Sweat Shop Brew Bar is what some refer to as Glengarry's flagship Auckland wine store. From a covered drive-through service to a fill-your-own growler station, it's hard to look past this Wellesley Street location. We assumed parking might be a bit of an issue but no, they've thought of that too. Available are off-street carparks for those just looking to nip in and out. Glengarry is is all about supporting local and international winemakers that produce wines with character and integrity.

118 Wellesley Street, CBD.



Tucked away off the main road in one of the cities most up and coming spots — Orakei Bay Village — is a store worth mentioning. Committed to providing locals and the likes with a wine portfolio like no other is Great Little Vineyards. Hosting wine labels that are bio-dynamic, organic and free from all nasties is just the start for Great Little Vineyards. This standout Auckland bottle shop celebrates innovative wines and lends a helping hand to small production winemakers, too. As it builds on its ever diversifying portfolio, it creates an important platform for emerging wine labels to shine. The team behind Great Little Vineyards has more than 20 years of wine experience behind them. It's their understanding of the woven fabrics that make up the local and international wine industry that make a visit to Great Little Vineyards a must for wine lovers.

228 Orakei Road, Remuera.

Published on April 01, 2023 by Tony Collins
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