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Wine & Beverage List

Apertivo

… to ‘open’ the palate and allow time to socialize & relax before dinner…Cin cin!

Bellini

This delightful combination of Prosecco & peach puree was named after Italian Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini. The colour of the beverage reminded its originaor of the colour of a toga in one of Bellini’s paintings. A little history and yours for
12

Negroni

This concoction was first mixed in Florence in 1919 for Count Camillo Negroni after he requested a little extra ‘zing’ in his usual cocktail – out went the soda, in came the gin… and the Negroni was born! Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth
15.5

Aperol Spritz

A refreshing mix of Prosecco, Aperol & soda – wildly popular in Italy! Aperol, made of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb & cinchona, originated in 1919 in Padua
16.5

Bollicine/Bubbles

Villa Sandi Prosecco, Italy

Exhibits aromas of ripe golden apples, acacia, and honeysuckle are exhibited. Dry, fresh, fruit-driven with citrus & stone-fruit flavours
9.5 / 47

Fancy a Cocktail?

Islander

Summer twenty seventeen / eighteen Midori, Malibu, orange, & pineapple
14.5

Ian’s Berry Tasty

Plagiarised without shame from Tutto Bene Vodka, strawberry liqueur, cranberry & orange
14.5

Italian Whites

Available as 150 ml glass or 750 ml bottle

Rocca Ventosa Pinot Grigio, (D’Abruzzo)

This Italian charmer has full-bodied pear & apple flavours and a well-balanced slightly dry finish
10.5 / 45

Tollo Trebbiano, D’Abruzzo

FThe white-wine answer to red Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Flinty & full-bodied, fruity tropical aromas, flavours of vanilla & peach
43 (Btl only)

Chardonnay

Ataahua, Waipara [v]

Substantial, ripe citrusy fruit flavours and toasty oak. Grown on 20 year old Mendoza clone vines in the warm dry Waipara Valley. Harvested and matured for nine months in seasonal French Oak barrels. 12.5 / 52

Sauvignon Blanc

Cooper’s Barrel Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough

With a bouquet of gooseberry, fresh herbs and melon, tropical passionfruit and citrus fruit flavours on the palate and a smooth balanced acidity
10 / 42

Highfield Sauvignon Blanc, (Marlborough)

Pale straw colour with green highlights. Lemon grass, lime peel & elderflower aromas – background notes of white currant & red pepper. Medium-bodied, gooseberry & citrus flavours. A dry finish
12 / 52

Aromatics

Hole in the Water Pinot Gris 2016, Marlborough

Brilliant apricot tinged colour … ripe pear and red apple aromas laced with honeysuckle richness and with a broad creamy-like texture to the palate. Medium dry finish
10 / 43

Konrad Dry Riesling, 2015, Marlborough

Brilliant pale straw green colour. Aromas of lemon, lime and apple blossom with a long clean finish
11.5 / 48

Rose

Te Mania Rose, Nelson

A soft, subtle, fruity and elegant wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. Attractive, vibrant raspberry and red currant aromas with deliciously creamy fresh strawberry and red currant flavours
10 / 42

Italian Reds

Our Italian style red wines are arranged in order of intensity, from the subtle flavours of Chianti to the intense powerhouse of Montepulciano. Available as 150 ml glass or 750 ml bottle

Chianti Giordano, Tuscany

Dark red with orange hues, revealing a clean floral bouquet with hints of oak, red berry fruit and vanilla. Warm and harmonious to taste, rich in the mouth. A long finish with notes of dark Morello cherry
10.5 / 47

Montepulciano Rocca Ventosa, Abruzzo

Earthy and herbal aromas complemented by brown spice, plum and raspberry notes on the nose of this wine. The palate is fuller than the nose … hints of blue & black fruit, raisin, cherry, pepper & spice
11 / 47

Sangiovese Merlot, Ancona [v]

A robust, dry red with a smooth texture and red berries on the palate. This wine is guaranteed to impress
12 / 49

Herons Flight Sangiovese, Matakana

An Aotearoa rendition of an Italian classic. Deep ruby in colour with a concentrated palate. Aromas of late summer fruits with hints of spice from the forest
12.5 / 52

Pinor Noir

Waipara Hills Pinot Noir, (Waipara)

Bright garnet red, aromas of dark cherry and an enticing earthiness. A burst of rich, dark fruit unfolds upon the palate giving way to savoury oak and a structured finish
11 / 46

Van Asch Pinot Noir, (Central Otago)

Black cherry bouquet with plum and a spicy oak complexity
12.5 / 54

Other Reds

Berton Black Shiraz 2016, (South Australia)

Deeply coloured with a full bodied palate … flavours of blackberry & plum with vanilla / spice overtones … a satisfying full bodied finish
11 / 48

Ataahua Merlot 2015, (Waipara)

Very dark, deep-hearted ruby-red colour. Well-concentrated aromas of dark berryfruit, fragrant red currants with nuances of fresh herbs intertwined with liquorice. Mild, ripe flavours of plums and liquorice underlined by fine, grainy tannins providing a dry feel
12 / 51

Beers

Available as 330ml bottle

Peroni Nastro Azzuro 9.5
Panhead Supercharger APA 11.5
Steinlager Pure 9
Heineken 9
Monteiths Black 9
Stella Artois 9
Moa Pale Ale 9
Corona Extra 9
Clausthaler 0.5% alc 7.5
Amstel Light 2.5% alc 7.5

Ciders

Moa Apple Cider 330ml 9
Mussel Inn Freckled Frog Feijoa Cider 330ml 12

Spirits

Select your favourite from our full range of spirits. From 9.5

Non-alcoholic

San Pellegrino 200ml : Limonata, Rosa – Superbly refreshing! 5.5
Fresh Juices: Orange, Apple, Cranberry, Tomato, Pineapple 5
Coke, Diet Coke, Lemonade 4
Ginger Ale, Tonic Water, Soda Water 4
Ginger Beer 4.5
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water 500ml 5.5

Non-alcoholic cocktails

Berry Float

Creamy cocktail with a hint of fizz 8

Tuscan Sunset

Grenadine, orange and lemonade – yummm 8