Cult Wine By Jules van Costello

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About Cult Wine

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Cult Wine Membership

Cult Wine promises to offer some of the most exciting and excellent value wines available in New Zealand today both from domestic and international producers. We offer three tiers of wine club membership - monthly deliveries of six bottles tailored to your drinking preferences and budget. All subscribers will receive exclusive access to some of the most sought-after wines in New Zealand and the world.

As well as wine and other rewards, when you back Cult Wine on Pledge Me you’ll receive regular email updates with offers on exclusive wines and invitations to members’ only tastings and other events.

Who are we?

The minds behind Cult Wine are Jules van Costello, sommelier and drinks writer, and Asher Boote, chef and restaurateur.  

Together they have over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant and wine industry, having worked for a number of internationally acclaimed restaurants.

In early 2015 they founded Hillside Kitchen & Cellar and immediately saw a huge demand for the diverse selection of high quality wines Hillside offers.

Why Cult Wine?

After establishing our restaurant, we at Hillside Kitchen & Cellar have seen an astronomical demand for the kinds of wine we champion: wines with character, personality and integrity. These wines are inevitably made by producers who share the same values as us; they are sustainable, ethical, question the status quo and, most importantly, have a relentless pursuit of quality.

Every day we are asked where customers can buy these wines.  All too often we are the only outlet in Wellington (and sometimes in New Zealand) that offers them. Many of the more challenging wines are available in restaurants but not directly to consumers.

Cult Wine is going to change this.

We are opening a small showroom in Thorndon, Wellington and will have a ever-changing selection of amazing wines from small producers online, either bottle-at-a-time for your virtual cellar or by wine club subscription.

How it works

Our wine club memberships are pretty simple; each month you will receive six awesome bottles of wine carefully chosen to reflect the season and your budget.

Via Pledge Me, we are offering special one-off sample packs so you can find out how awesome our wines are before you sign up for a subscription. Check out the details of our Pledge Me rewards below.

 

Below are samples of the kind of wines you will find in each Cult Wine Pack:

 

$75 Cult Wine Gift Pack Sample

- Le Moss (Natural Prosecco) Veneto, Italy

- 2015 Cambridge Road Cloudwalker (Skin Fermented Pinot Gris) Martinborough, New Zealand

- 2015 Bill Downie Petit Verdot Riverlands, Australia

 

$120 Cult Wine Value Pack Sample

- Le Moss (Natural Prosecco) Veneto, Italy

2015 Alex K Pinot Gris Central Otago, New Zealand

2014 Two Gates Gewurtztraminer Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

2015 Cambridge Road Cloudwalker (Skin Fermented Pinot Gris) Martinborough, New Zealand

2011 The 3rd Man 'Lough Vineyard' Pinot Noir Canterbury, New Zealand

- 2009 Dirtoir #3 'Gimblett Road' Cabernet Blend Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

 

$160 Cult Wine Explorer Pack Sample, featuring Syrah vs. Shiraz and Chenin Blanc:

- 2012 Sea Level Chenin Blanc Nelson, New Zealand

- 2014 Marc Bredif Vouvray 'Classic' Loire Valley, France 

- 2014 Bogle Vineyard Chenin Blanc Clarksberg, USA

2014 Colombo Syrah Gimblett Gravels, New Zealand

2014 Mitolo 'The Nessus' Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia

2013 Jean - Luc Colombo 'Les Abeilles' Cotes du Rhone Rhone Valley, France

 

$180 Cult Wine Cult Pack Sample:

2012 Xanadu Chardonnay Margaret River, Australia 

- 2014 Hopesgrove Viognier Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

- 2015 Unico Zelo 'Berry Blossom' Rosato Claire Valley, Australia

2015 Tounge in Groove 'Little Stomper' (Skin Fermented Pinot Gris / Gewurtztraminer) Canterbury, NZ

2013 Sottimano 'Bric de Salto' Dolcetto d'Alba Pidemont, Italy

- 2015 Cambridge Road 'Hillside Project' Pinot Noir Martinborough, New Zealand

 

Cult Wine Pledge Me Campaign Timeline

26 July - Cult Wine Pledge Me campaign is launched 

28 July - Campaign is 100% Funded!

29 July - Friday night tasting @ Cult Wine (Please note: no wine will be available for purchase)

Late-August - Cult Wine showroom opens

25 August - Pledge Me campaign finishes

Early September - We ship the first lot of rewards: tasting books, vouchers, the $75 gift pack, sample 6 packs and the first of the subscription shipments.

19 December - We ship the Xmas bonus 6-Packs to 12-month subscription members

 

Please note

- verification of ID will required before any rewards contaning alcohol will be shipped. ID will also be checked on delivery of said alcohol. 

- alcohol will only be shipped once Cult Wine is licensed to do so.  (not long now!) 

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Updates

    Two days left...

    10:28AM Tue 23/08/16 on Cult Wine

    Hey wine lovers... Thank you all for so much support, we're over the moon that we have hit 650% of our target - that's you telling us that we are on to a good thing. The campaign ends at 6pm on Thursday so if you are thinking of switching to a bigger reward now is the time!  Otherwise hold tight, share the love and your awesome rewards will be winging their way to you early September. 

     

     

     

    Jules and the Cult Wine team

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    Two Weeks Left

    01:07PM Thu 11/08/16 on Cult Wine

    Hi Cult Wine supporters,

    First off thank you so much for your support!  We're pleased to announce that with just under 2 weeks left of our Pledge Me campaign we've smashed our target by almost 400%. But we still need your help...

    Fact is, the more people who sign up to Cult Wine via Pledge Me (especially subscribers), the more value we are going to be able to offer you all - simple economies of scale.

    Please take 5 minutes out of your busy day to flick an email to a few friends who love wine as much as you, or to share our story on social media. We will be forever grateful and I promise you, it will be worth it.

     

    Best regards,
    Jules and the Cult Wine Team!

     
     

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