Halfway to Heaven is Xavier Goodridge's 2021 chilled red blend, made of skin-fermented Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz from Xav's own vineyard in Gippsland, Victoria. It's bright, fresh and fruity on the nose and palate, yet decently layered and textural on the palate.
Xavier is no stranger to us or to New Zealand... Xav is the other half of Jumping Juice, and just like Patrick Sullivan, uses the wines under his own name to distinguish what he grows and makes himself at his Maffra, Gippsland vineyard.
We are now offering our packaging-free natural wines for online delivery.
We work closely with wineries up and down the country to bring you organic, natural wines straight from the winery to our store, and offer them to you on tap, packaging free.
We fill to order, and fill into sturdy, heavy-duty 750ml swing top bottles that you can later reuse. The wines are held under nitrogen and the bottles are pre-gassed before filling to prevent oxidation. We suggest opening the wine within 2-3 weeks of purchasing it and consuming the wine within 1-2 days of opening.
Once you've finished with the bottle pop back to either one of our stores (442 K' Road, Auckland or 177 Cuba Street, Wellington) for a refill, or use the bottles for other drinks, ferments, sauces, etc!