2019 Cawtes Cave Sauvignon Blanc

Normally $27.90... a Covid-19 export cancellation has gifted this striking, sophisticated organic and bio-dynamically made dry Sauvignon Blanc to you at a staggering $12.90/bottle!

Elsewhere $27.90
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Further Information

Brand Unknown
Region Marlborough
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 12.5%
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand


This striking 2019 vintage exclusive Export Label “Cawte’s Cave” Sauvignon Blanc should have been sailing off to a fine wine merchant in the UK. However due to the global Covid-19 shutdown and the uncertainty around when things will return to normal over there... the decision to cancel this 1,000-case container shipment was inevitable. The top tier organic and bio-dynamic producer who created this utterly sophisticated and complex Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc releases the identical wine under his domestic brand at $27.90/bottle. Refinement with a myriad of subtle complexities, beautifully balanced acidity, and mouthwatering wet rock minerality give so much pleasure. This is topline pedigree from an organically and bio-dynamically certified vineyard which is also vegan friendly... no pesticides or OTT additives... this is as pure as winemaking gets. An elegant and expressive white wine texturally enhanced by a smaller portion of the ferment being aged in seasoned oak barrels. The vintage and the wine are magnificent... worth every cent of $27.99... drinking wine of this calibre at $12.90 is “NOT NORMAL”. You should grab a case if you can afford it as it will drink beautifully for 5-years.


Enticing gooseberry, stonefruit, citrus zest, lime spice with fresh hay and a wet rock mineral lift.


The palate is vibrantly fruited unleashing a basket of elegant gooseberry, nectarine, lime, grapefruit zest fruits in a fine chalky texture with subtle herb complexities. It is superbly rounded and juicy acidity and lemonade like freshness from the minerality provide excellent lift to the extended finish. Enjoy now with BBQ'd Snapper or grilled lemon asparagus... no hurry this is a sophisticated dry white wine that will get even better over 3-5 years.

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94 Customer Reviews

Great wine at a spectacular price.

31st August 2020 | Sarah

First class wine for a amazing price.

24th August 2020 | ype

Very pleasant on the palate

19th August 2020 | Mark Riley

Not what you'd expect by the name but a great wine. Love it. Everything you need in a sav

19th August 2020 | Barb Cornor

Definitely value for money, crisp with the right amount of fruitiness, delightful.

18th August 2020 | Mary Ryan

A luscious, sophisticated Marlborough sav, nice light minerality, citrus notes, herbal hints, good long finish. Organic production a bonus, exceptional value.

18th August 2020 | Lloyd Whalen

Brilliant Drop

18th August 2020 | Barbara

Crisp and tantalizing – a refreshing accompaniment for Bar-B-Q fish, Chinese cuisine and rich pizzas.

18th August 2020 | Suzanne Pincevich

Very easy pleasant drinking savagion blanc. Excellent value. Ordered another case

18th August 2020 | Keith Armstrong

In the tension of price and quality white for any occasion, Cawte's Cave sits perfectly.

18th August 2020 | Bruce McGrail

What a wonderful wine! Refreshing and light.

18th August 2020 | Julianne Bryant

This is a beautiful wine that is top value for the price. I will be ordering another case for sure!

18th August 2020 | Erin Siobhan Drew

A winner stonefruit and a good body combine for a great buy at the price.

18th August 2020 | Tom Addison

Great full of flavour anytime drink. Fantastic value for money.

18th August 2020 | Doug Mitchell

Very tasty and good value

18th August 2020 | Linda

Great Sav, up there with Tohu which is my favourite.

18th August 2020 | Ken Lynn

Pleasantly surprised. Easy drinking and great value. Highlight of the birthday celebrations. He waina ataahua.

18th August 2020 | Rhys Haman

A well rounded wine, fresh with a satisfying finish. Being organically certified is a bonus. I will purchase more. Eric

18th August 2020 | Eric Goodhew

Lovely drinking wine

18th August 2020 | Rachel Holah

A number of layers and more than the standard passion-fruit flavour, plus good length. A fantastic bargain at this price.

18th August 2020 | Graeme Edmond

A stunning wine. One of the best Sauvignons I have ever tasted.

18th August 2020 | Murray Gee

A brilliant wine added to my collection to be enjoyed by family and friends

18th August 2020 | Philip Kerr

Wonderful nose and glorious acidic finish. At this price I could swim in it.

18th August 2020 | John Aldcroft

Often hesitant on "clear-out" sales, but as always FWDC delivered on what they say, great drop and excellent value, thank you again FWDC !

18th August 2020 | Ian Jenkins

This is NOT a good Sav. It is a GREAT Sav. Palate perfection per sip.

18th August 2020 | David mcNickle

Fresh fruity flavour, a steal at the price.

18th August 2020 | Rob Corbett

A lovely drinkable wine. I cannot wait to drink it again.

18th August 2020 | Lawrence Jones

Very much a Marlborough sav. Juicy, flavourful and excellent value.

18th August 2020 | ross elliot

Excellent NZ SauvBlanc- loving it with fish,pasta, crackers and cheese. Now saving it to share with friends when I am allowed !!

17th August 2020 | Kay Callan

Very good but not excellet.

17th August 2020 | James Crossland

Crisp and delicious. Enjoyed last night with a perfect Thai fish curry.

17th August 2020 | Andrea

Clean, fresh, not too grassy. Slides down very easily. Great with seafood mornay. No regrets.

17th August 2020 | Phil Hereford

Not one for fancy descriptions, but I know what I like, and this is fantastic. Mouth filling, reasonably complex and fresh. Stunning bargain . Thanks FWDco

17th August 2020 | John Rawstorn

Very crisp and elegant Sauv blanc

17th August 2020 | Phil Allen

What a wonderful surprise. Nice complexity and a lasting finish. Bought a few of these for a party and every one loved it. Outstanding value.

17th August 2020 | Peter Simunovich

A delightful and beautifully layered sauvignon blanc at a gorgeous price. Superb Spring stock up!

17th August 2020 | Rob Pitts

Very good day Sauvignon Blanc at a great price. Excellent

17th August 2020 | Wayne Mynott

I enjoyed it so much I've just ordered another 2 cases. I gave a bottle to a neighbour as a thank-you gift and her text says it all: "And judging from the wine you left us on Sunday, your wine choice is exquisite."

17th August 2020 | Glenda McLeod

A wonderful tasting sauv at great price.

17th August 2020 | Gerry

I normally only drink Pinot Gris as I haven’t found a Sav that I liked the taste of. However I saw this advertised at Fine Wine and thought I’d give it a try. Wow I’m glad I did. A really fresh and gorgeous tasting Sav which I recommended to my Sav loving friend who couldn’t believe it either. I’ll be back for more! Highly recommended.

17th August 2020 | Martin Brannigan

seemed average

17th August 2020 | Brian Molloy

Delicious - crisp and fresh.

17th August 2020 | Izzy Shelswell

Really good wine. Have shared with friends who have also been impressed.

17th August 2020 | Angela Johnson

Very enjoyable wine. Lived up to its online description. Fresh, clean and easy to drink. Great wine for a great price.

17th August 2020 | Jan Allott

For me it was better after it had been opened for at least an hour and well chilled but the good price bumps it up from 3 to 4 glasses.

17th August 2020 | Yvonne Stewart

A pleasant Sauvignon Blanc encompassing all the tastes of the region. I.e. blackberries, gooseberries, lavender, , feijoas, and blueberrys. Vastly overpriced at $29 but good value at around $12 to $15

17th August 2020 | Bob Manson

A fantastic buy, thoroughly enjoyed it and wish I had bought more!

17th August 2020 | Mel

How can you beat this price/quality ratio. Drink now but stash some away. Great fruit and well made.

17th August 2020 | Greig Duncan

Superb for self-indulgent sipping - sufficiently stylish to impress. Keep a drop on hand!

17th August 2020 | Susan Palmer

Easy drinking with balanced aromas and very well priced Which adds to the experience and value.

17th August 2020 | Shaun Stanbridge

I have been drinking Sauvignon Blanc since its inception in New Zealand and this Cawte's Cave is truly one of the best in the NZ and that makes it one of the best SB's in the world.

17th August 2020 | Nigel

It was a great S/Blanc and the best I have tasted for some time. Many are acidic but this is very smooth

17th August 2020 | Dave Huxley-Jones

Really enjoyed the freshness. One of the best Sav's I've had and at affordable price

17th August 2020 | Judith

Quite pleasant but I didnt think it had enough body

17th August 2020 | Sue Hudson

I was extremely satisfied with this fresh, subtle fruity sav. It's extremely good value

17th August 2020 | John Mansfield

This wine is divine. I didn't know this label, so decided to take punt, as price was great, and reviews looked good to. He had this with a seafood salad and it went with it really well.

17th August 2020 | Sue Chidgey

Stunning, sophisticated, refreshing, moorish

17th August 2020 | Graham Allison

Goodvalue for the price

17th August 2020 | Tim Burborough

I recommend cawte’s Cave to people who love Sauvignon Blanc really enjoyed it.

17th August 2020 | Joy Spedding

This was everything we would expect of a great Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It did not disappoint.

17th August 2020 | Mel Swallow

Passionfruit flavours! Delicious

17th August 2020 | Leon

This was really full of fruity flavour. Went down a treat

17th August 2020 | Natasha Kirkeby

A lovely sav with very elegant complexity. Thoroughly Deserves its high ratings

17th August 2020 | Chris

I've already had two cases, and will order a third as it' such great value. I've recommended to others, such a smooth and easy drink

17th August 2020 | Brian Frost

Dry, with subtle and complex flavour - excellent value at the discounted price.

17th August 2020 | Richard Bloxham

Best value Sav Blanc this year. May I have another case please.

17th August 2020 | John Wardrop

Nice and balance . Great buy at this price!

17th August 2020 | Lily Hung

Outstanding white that is dryer than most sauvignon whites and is and is easy to drink on it's own or with a meal. Great value.

17th August 2020 | Russell Smith

Lovely crisp fresh Sauv, great buy.

17th August 2020 | Lindsay

This is a very drinkable sav, easy on the pallet with a refteshing after taste. Or/and Lucky me to have o supped a few glasses at such a ridiculous price.

17th August 2020 | Jenny Bickerton

Excellent wine at this price. Great with crackers and a dip or with a meal.

17th August 2020 | Trevor Talbot

A wine that more than lived up to the sales hype. It is a lovely wine - memorable.

17th August 2020 | Paul Gleeson

A good drop and lived up to the marketing.

17th August 2020 | Karl

Brilliant wine ,could not believe how good it was ,probably the best value for money we have had from FWD

17th August 2020 | Roy Wedderburn

Fantastic value and very refreshing!

17th August 2020 | Briar Evans

pleasant easy drinking Sav that is full of lovely flavours.

17th August 2020 | Don Lyon

Cawte's Cave has gone down a real treat with our Social Club at work. Lots of comments on how drinkable it is and for the price, it was a purchase that was over our usual budget. Worth far more than the $12.90 we paid and a steal at this price.

17th August 2020 | janice wright

A really great drop of Sauvignon

17th August 2020 | Shirley

I really enjoyed this wine. Great value for money. Would buy again!

17th August 2020 | Kerry Whiteman

Excellent for the price.

17th August 2020 | Jo Denton

Very easy drinking wine, great valur

17th August 2020 | Patsy Mosley

Sensational value, a very pleasant surprise !

17th August 2020 | Diane Christensen

Crisp, clean, hints of lime and granny smith apple. Should be just chilled to benefit the full flavour. I will buy again.

17th August 2020 | Terry Walsh

A stunning Sav. The buy of the century! Thank you for another epic offer FWD.

17th August 2020 | Elaine Tutty

Well balanced and enjoyable drinking wine. Great value Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

17th August 2020 | Joanne wheater

Great drinking at a great price.

17th August 2020 | Ferg

Cawtes is high quality taste and finish. Another example of the exceedingly great value you get with FWDC specials. I look forward to them ! .

17th August 2020 | Tony Burnet

A great drop, very drinkable and at that price hard to beat.

17th August 2020 | Gary Francis HABERFIELD

Very refreshing zesty wine - great to enjoy out in the garden with some friends in the sun.

17th August 2020 | Renee Ray

Really enjoying this one

17th August 2020 | Ian Holm

Excellent value for money

17th August 2020 | Catherine

Fantastic value Sav, big fan.

17th August 2020 | Danny

Would have paid twice the price for this Exceptional great buy .

17th August 2020 | Chris Petersen

Fabulous wine for a great price

17th August 2020 | Craig