Don’t mistake this for your standard provincial wine shop – it’s one of the best in the country run by a fanatical wine buff, American expat Jim Bartee, who stocks an incredible 11,000 plus bottles. Jim has a full range of wines from the modestly priced to rare tipples like a pre-1937 cognac.
They include Bordeux, Burgundy, Cotes-du-Rhone, vintage ports, Italian and South American, Spanish and Australian wines. You will of course, find New Zealand's best wines and wine makers, along with top whiskies from Scotland, Ireland and the U.S. Jim Bartee runs a wine club and wine tastings, passing on some of his vast wine knowledge.
Finer Wines also sells wine glasses and decanters. Open 10 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 2.30 pm Saturday.
8 Main Road, Katikati
(07) 549 3463