Brancott all dressed up and ready to WOW you

by Joanna on August 10, 2012

picture of four wine bottles with pretty labelsWe’ve really enjoyed going to  the Brancott Estate World of WearableArt Awards Show over the past couple of years, back from when the naming rights sponsor had a different name. We’ve also really enjoyed wine over the past twenty years or so as well. Naturally, something that mixes the two is going to make us happy.

 Brancott Estate debuts Limited Edition WOW Series

 Brancott Estate is celebrating their 15th year as proud naming rights sponsor of the Brancott Estate World of WearableArt Awards Show, with the launch of four collectable bottle designs, entitled the Brancott Estate Limited Edition WOW Series.

 The Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and South Island Pinot Noir are ‘dressed’ in four inspiring award winning designs from previous Brancott Estate WOW Awards Shows – a regal gown made of copper (remember when Pretty Pretty Pretty declared Marie Antoinette was so hot right now?), a flamboyant firebird, a lobster-like creature made from recycled materials and a winged dragon fish.

The Brancott Estate Limited Edition WOW Series is available from leading liquor retailers in New Zealand from early August to October 2012 while stocks last.

Yup, we’ve just quoted a press release here almost in its entirety, but there’s a reason for that and it’s good news for you (potentially).

The Wellingtonista has two prize packs (valued at $50 each) to give away. Each includes a twin pack of wines from the Brancott Estate Limited Edition WOW Series. To enter, leave us a comment telling us what your favourite BYO restaurant in Wellington is, and why. The competition is open from the date of this post until 5pm, Friday August 17, when we will draw two winners at random. Obviously, we think you should enjoy Brancott Estate – and everything else you do – responsibly, and you must be 18 years or over to enter.

UPDATE! We have winners.

Congratulations to Jojo and Amanda who recommend Arashi and Aaina. We’ll email you and get your wine out to you real soon.

EDIT: Since Amanda didn’t reply, the redraw goes to Sam Rye.

EDIT EDIT: Since Sam Rye didn’t reply either, the re-redraw goes to Sarah Rose. People, check your emails or you miss out!

Katrina August 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

Hazel. Good food and friendly staff.

Benji August 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Phu-Thai on Cambridge Terrace. Best Thai in Town. Their red duck curry is so good. And goes down well with a glass or two of BYOW(ine)

Josi August 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Masala on Allen street

Celia August 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Arashi Kushiyaki Bar – Courtenay Place. Always busy, good atmosphere, and love their squid set menu.

Kathy August 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Roti Chanai, Victoria St. Good food/cheap!!

Megan August 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Casablanca on Cambridge Terrace. It’s quaint, has a lovely atmosphere and the food is delicious! The owner is really lovely, and their service is very good.

Sarah-Rose August 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I have to second Phu-Thai on Cambridge. Love the food.

Kim August 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Depends how rich I’m feeling and how drunk I already am.
Oriental Kingdom on Leftbank if poor and/or already drunk. But I do really love the service and food at Casablanca so I’ll second that vote as well.

Sam Rye August 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Such happy times there with the sizzling aromas & tastes of fine Malaysian food. Amazing dopiaza’s, goat curry & general warm service. LOVE it! And we drank Brancott there!

Emma August 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Cinta on Manners St – super cheap, tasty malaysian food. And the lady waitress there is lovely and puts up with indecisive ordering!

Jojo August 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm


Nicole August 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Marsala indian Restaurant on Allen Street. Always great food and variety.

Bridget Macfarlane August 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Kilim in Petone, very flexible BYO rules and awesome with a big group. Yum food too!

Kate August 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I love Rasa, I think it has some of the most delicious and more interesting dishes you can get at a BYO place.

Ken August 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Ozeki. Corkage is cheap.

Jesse August 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Ozeki. So delicious and great service!

Seamonkey Madness August 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Siem Reap. Cheap corkage and consistent Cambodian noms.

Lindsay August 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Def Joes Garage, there wines they serve are good too.

Amy August 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

If Wellington includes Petone then Kilim – No corkage and good food yay!
If it is just the city then Istanbul on a Monday or Tuesday. 241 mains and byo. Such a good deal for a good night out.

Brian Ng August 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

Pearl Restaurant. The owners are extremely good to us as we are regular patrons – their service is impeccable anyway – and their food has low MSG levels (a god-send for Chinese food) as well as being excellently cooked.

Amanda August 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

I have to say Aaina all the way! Delicious food and lovely service. : ) And great to bring your own bottle to.

Adele August 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

Satay Village because the owner is great, the laksa is yum and we have to try really hard to spend $30 between two of us.

Ines August 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

mmm, Rasa, the food and the atmosphere.. ! My vote goes to them

Brian August 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Cafe Pasha! Never had a bad meal there in all the years I’ve gone there.

Logan September 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

This is a really late response – and only because I’m surprised the restaurant wasn’t mentioned: Tinakori Bistro! One of the best restaurants in town, and BYO. Can’t beat it!

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