The Hamilton Wine Company has been part of the Hamilton and greater Waikato community for over 20 years. It all began when Nick and Pauline Yeoman purchased the Alma Street Cellars (where the Novotel Hotel now stands) in 1991. They started with a mere 100 bottles, a small fridge, and a passion for good wine. Previous experience in Hadleigh’s Wine Store in Newmarket gave them both a keen eye for new and interesting wines and combined with a good business strategy, the company flourished.
The business expanded with a relocation to Hood Street in 1997 and the changing of the company name to the simple yet effective ‘Hamilton Wine Company’. From there, the HWC grew from strength to strength and now stocks easily the most extensive selection of wine, beer and spirits in the Waikato. Our valued and loyal customers come from Waikato’s best restaurants to anyone just looking for a good bottle of wine. Since 2010, the company has once again expanded to larger premises on Victoria Street, with plenty of off street parking to boot!
Here at the HWC we pride ourselves on offering truly unique and interesting wines alongside old favourites and prestigious brands to which we are privileged to distribute. We are the official stockist of quality brands such as Astrolabe, Clearview, Peregrine and Mills Reef to name but a few. As a member of the Cellar Select Group, not only do we have the buying power to bring in wines at competitive prices, but this also allows us to avoid the bland, ‘bargain basement’ wines flooding the New Zealand market today.
Not only do we offer a vast and superb selection of fine wine, we also allow you to meet the winemakers who produce them! Every month prestigious winemakers visit our store to talk about their passion for the wines they put their name to. Our popular tasting events have previously included such prestigious winemakers as Simon Waghorn (Astrolabe), John Hancock (Trinity Hill), Kevin Judd (ex-Cloudy Bay now Greywacke) and Nick Buck (Te Mata). Sign up to our monthly email or check our events page to find out about upcoming tasting evenings!
Although we are known as the Hamilton ‘Wine’ Company, we also stock a wide range of premium spirits, craft beers and fine cigars. So whether it’s single malt, a Montecristo or a dunkel-weisse you’re after, you’ll be spoilt for choice! We also stock a wide range of glasses and accessories so you’ll have everything you need whether it’s a gift for a mate or a personal indulgence!
Beer lovers should also note we offer a 10% discount on your favourite brews to all SOBA (Society of Beer Advocates) members! We also cater for beer enthusiasts with our famous Beer Club, run on the first Wednesday of every month at Wonder Horse at 6pm.
Here at the Hamilton Wine Company we pride ourselves on our friendly, knowledgeable staff that are only too happy to assist you with any queries you may have. We cater for all tastes and events! Whether it’s a wedding, Christmas party or just dinner with friends, we can assist you in selecting the perfect wine, food matches and even rent glasses! Not only that, we can deliver it all to your door at a time that suits you!
The Hamilton Wine Company is proud to be serving the people of Hamilton and the greater Waikato region for the past two decades and thank you all for your repeated custom. So whether you’re a first time patron or an old familiar, pay a visit to 856C Victoria Street and see for yourself what Hamilton’s original and best specialty wine merchant has to offer!
We look forward to being of service to you.
Pauline, Chris, Craig, Alaric, Liz and Kimberly.