This is for wine enthusiasts who not only want to savour exemplary wines but are also wanting to extend their knowledge of wine and to be hands on.

Our aim is to provide an experience that will transcend the ordinary and get you, up close and personal with those at the coalface of grape growing and wine production.

Our unique proposition is to make the club exclusive by:

Limiting the membership to 300. You would then become part of an extended family of wine enthusiasts with a common interest in quality wine and sustainable practices, together with an opportunity to engage in the growing process, and its outcomes.

While there will be some wine left over from each vintage for additional purchases, once the membership is full, then all the wine produced will be effectively accounted for. You are then either locked in or locked out!

In addition to award winning varietal wines you will be kept up to date on vineyard and winery activities through timely newsletters, together with open days on specific vineyard activities and a vintage launch party. To this can be added a vineyard stay house package and the ultimate prize, i.e. access to limited edition (individually numbered) half acre Pinot noir release.

One of the key events of the year will be the new vintage tasting in the vineyard (off the back of the truck!) in late May in which we will compare the raw berry juice with the processed wine and determine what’s lost and what’s gained. We also have a wetland restoration project on the plan!

Whatever we do we want it to be is sustainable, educational, memorable, and fun.


Wine Club Membership

Limited to 300 members

We offer two Whistling Buoy Wine Club membership options.
You can select the paid Portfolio Club membership which includes two dozen bottles of wine and generous ongoing discounts or the free Case Club membership which requires an initial one dozen purchase and offers ongoing discounts. Both options also include exciting member-only benefits such as eligibility to purchase the iconic limited edition Half Acre Pinot Noir and invitations to events and vineyard activites.


The membership is an annual subscription. Total membership will be limited to 300 at full production.

Membership Cost

Porfolio Club membership cost for one year is $698.40. Case Club membership is free but benefits do not apply until an initial one case purchase is made.


Portfoilio Club members receive the first case in April and the second case in September. All other purchases will be shipped within the week of ordering.

Complimentary Freight

Complimentary freight within New Zealand for all case quantities and greater.

Limited Release Purchases

Ability to purchase the limited release, and numbered, Half Acre (home block) reserve pinot noir (Price $56/bottle). Limited to three bottles per member at full membership.

Special Vineyard Activities

Being on the mailing list with the opportunity to get involved in specific vineyard activities including harvest should you wish. The ability to book a relaxed stay at the farmhouse.


An annual pre-release tasting event of the new vintage.


An opportunity to purchase more wine at a discounted rate through the online shop.

Portfolio Club


Classic Wine Club membership

Includes two cases - a mix of the most recent varietal vintages and plus a bottle of the limited release half acre Pinot Noir (only 300 bottles!).

Immediate 15% discount on all purchases.

Free freight on orders of one case or greater.

Case Club


Alternative Wine Club membership

No annual membership fee (free registration) but an initial purchase of one case consisting of your own selection must be made each year.

Immediate 10% discount on purchases.

Free freight on orders of one case or greater.

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+64 03 329 4339
63 Andersons Road
Charteris Bay
RD1 Lyttelton 8971, NZ