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Hello Sailor Wines Hello Sailor Wines - Sassy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc & Swanky Pinot Noir Rosé

Learn about the Hello Sailor Wines - Sassy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc & Swanky Pinot Noir Rosé

Set sail to undiscovered shores with Hello Sailor Wines, the newest addition to the Giesen Group family. We’re pleased to introduce Hello Sailor’s Sassy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Swanky Pinot Noir Rosé, two refreshing wines that are full of regional character. Sassy is lively and bold yet refined, and Swanky will charm you with vivacious elegance.

2020 Update: This ship has sailed!
We’ve made our last bottles of Hello Sailor Wine, so we’re sorry to say this range is walking the plank. Look out for other new and exciting wines from Giesen Group in the future!

Our winemaking team led by Chief Winemaker Nikolai St George has crafted two especially vibrant, bright expressions of fruit from the renowned Wairau Valley. Nikolai’s vision was to create two wines showcasing the bold flavours of New World fruit concentration and the effortlessly food-friendly qualities of Old World wines. This combination means Sassy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Swanky Pinot Noir Rosé are well-balanced with intense fruit flavours—perfect to enjoy with your favourite summer dishes.

Hello Sailor wines make exquisite accompaniments to great times this summer, and the gorgeous artwork will be the centre of attention at all of your summer gatherings.

Introducing Sassy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Sassy will be your go-to wine for summer BBQs and picnics, making an especially fantastic pairing with the catch of the day. Sassy is a lively yet refined expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, exuding aromas of fresh herbs with notes of blackcurrant leaf and juicy tropical fruit leading to a palate of exotic passionfruit and delicate green pineapple with a crisp citrus finish.

Awarded 91 Points / 4.5 Stars, Wine Orbit’s Sam Kim notes, “It is pristine and bright, and offers terrific drinking.”

Say Hello to Swanky Pinot Noir Rosé

Elegant, delicate, and unforgettable, Swanky is an especially luscious expression of Marlborough fruit concentration in a dry Provençal style. Swanky offers vibrant aromas of wild strawberry and watermelon with a bright, fresh palate of cranberry and apricot. Undercurrents of delicate sweetness are balanced by lightly crisp natural acidity.

Awarded a Bronze Medal at NZIWS and 88 Points / 4 Stars by Wine Orbit, Sam Kim describes Swanky as, “Charming and elegantly fruited with a delightfully crisp finish.”


Hello Sailor has launched in time for summer, and Giesen Group is looking forward to having fun with this playful brand. To kick off the good times, we set the task to The Court Theatre in Christchurch and their Court Jesters to create a comedic launch video skit that brings the persona of Sassy and Swanky to life …and to have some fun while doing it!

Giesen is the principal sponsor of the Court, and we had a blast on this collaboration. Watch the Court’s Hello Sailor Titanic parody video and let us know what you think!

This wine is no longer being produced. If you loved our Rosé, try our Blush Riesling; if you loved our Sauvignon then you’ll love our 2020 vintage Giesen Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

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