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Babich unveils the most exclusive wine in its history

rsz_limited_edition_babich_wine_-_low_resBabich has 100 magnums and 330 bottles of special edition 2013 Hawke’s Bay Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon available for a limited time.

Babich Wines, one of New Zealand’s longest surviving, family owned wine brands, has produced the most exclusive wine in its history to celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. 100 magnums and 330 standard bottles of special edition 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon are available for a limited time.

The wine comes in a highly designed box with a certificate personally signed by Managing Director, Joe Babich adding to its authenticity and uniqueness. Each bottle has an ultra-high end cork and is hand waxed.

“We needed a very special wine to celebrate 100 years of family winemaking. Therefore when 2013 proved to be such an incredible vintage, and the Cabernet Sauvignon from our Gimblett Rd vineyard was so outstanding, it was decided to put a small parcel of these grapes aside,” explains Joe.

“Our viticulturist identified the best rows and then hand-picked fruit was crafted into a small volume of exceptional wine – aged for 18 months in two barriques of French oak.”

Senior Winemaker, Adam Hazeldine describes the wine as being “sweetly perfumed with violet and blackberry.  Hints of vanilla and smokey cedar join also to create a warm and embracing aroma. Sweet floral and dark fruit elements continue on the exceptionally smooth and dense palate.  Complex flavours reminiscent of fruit cake, cocoa, leather and tobacco all combine in an harmonious wine that is both serious and beguiling.”

Given the limited number of bottles produced, there is a strict allocation of this wine. Only 100 Magnums (1500 ml) were produced and 330 (750 ml) bottles.

The recommended retail price in NZ$ is $399 (for 750ml) and $999 (for 1500ml).

For more information on the Babich Wines 100 year anniversary, and the limited edition wines, visit

To order the special edition 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, contact Babich Wines on +64 9 833 7859 or email Carolin,