Expatrius Vineyard owner Eoin O'Shea sets out the vision: Expatrius Vineyards are not a bulk wine producer. We focus on highly selective cultivation and crop with passion and care. This ultimately yields small amounts of premium wine. With the skill of our highly accomplished and experienced winemaker, Luc Desbonnets, we aim to produce wines that we hope will be appreciated by those in search of something special, wines evocative of heritage and traditions that span centuries, but still carrying their own unique signature. The integrity of our wine is everything to us, and that means not being held hostage to a rigid annual commercial cycle. We are willing to take tough decisions to make sure standards are not compromised. For example, in 2011 we chose not to produce an Expatrius Syrah or Expatrius Blend of 8 as we did not feel the vintage conditions in that year had the potential to produce an ultra-premium wine.

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Corporate enquiries: info@expatrius.co.nz


Expatrius Syrah 2010

A single grape wine that has been described as uncannily evocative of the great Cote Rotie and St Joseph wines of France. A rich and elegant syrah. Drink 2013 – 2023.

$90 /bottle
$450 /case (of 6)

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Robert Parker - RP 91+pts
The + indicates a wine with additional potential to further improve with cellaring

Upper North Island Wine Challenge 2012 (UNIWC) - GOLD medal

Expatrius Blend of 8 2010

A cabernet sauvignon based red blend comprised of the following varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Kolor and Viognier. A wine that has received exceptional acclaim, described as a masterful cross between great Bordeaux left bank with a twist of southern France power and spice. A robust wine of depth and complexity. Drink 2013 – 2035.

$125 /bottle
$750 /case (of 6)

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Robert Parker - RP 90+pts
The + indicates a wine with additional potential to further improve with cellaring

Upper North Island Wine Challenge 2012 (UNIWC) - GOLD medal; TROPHY Champion Red Wine; TROPHY Champion Wine of Show

Michael Cooper, NZ

...star of the tasting

Michael Cooper 2014
Grown on Waiheke Island, the 2010 vintage is outstanding. Dense and youthful in colour, it has a fragrant bouquet, suggestive of spices and liquorice. A powerful, Rhone-like wine, it has highly concentrated plum, pepper and spice flavours, savoury, firm and long. Potentially highly complex, it should flourish for many years

Expatrius Advenus 2013

A single grape wine. A more French styled aromatic white with some lees and oak complexity and a textural focus that has seamless balance. Best after a couple of years bottle aging and great with fresh foods.

$48 /bottle
$270 /case (of 6)

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Parker's Wine Advocate - 90 Points

Expatrius Syrah 2010 - Gift Box

$125 /case (of 1)

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