Wines of innovation and quirkiness... Decibel

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

Decibel is a Hawke's Bay wine brand with a diverse range of wines thanks to owner-winemaker Dan Brennan's innovative style of winemaking. And since Decibel is our winery of the month for June this year, we thought it would be timely to share some of that innovation in the lead up to tastings and great discounts on these superlative wines.

The brand includes three ranges of wines. All are made with grapes grown in Hawke’s Bay with one  exception, which is a Martinborough Pinot Noir from the vineyard now known as Dublin Street (formerly Brodie Estate and now under new ownership. This Pinot Noir is a lovely expression of Pinot from one of the country's leading regions for Pinot Noir and it comes from the superlative warm and dry vintage of 2020. It was lockdown but the wines are superb, regardless of the many other challenges faced that year.

Decibel was founded and is owned by winemaker Dan Brennan, who moved to New Zealand in 2007 to make wine, leaving behind his home in Philadelphia in the United States. He has since created Decibel, Guinta and Testify wines, three brands that all come under one winemaking umbrella. Testify is the top of the tree while Decibel is the core range and Guinta is an experimental bunch of wines, as our choices for wines of the month will show. 

We hope you enjoy tasting, buying and drinking these wines, which represent deliciously good drinking in terms of flavour and extremely good value for money too. Many of the wines will have you wondering why you only spent $18.99 or $20 odd for the privilege. 

Get in quick and snap up these bargains in store from 1 June. We look forward to seeing you.

 The Decibel wine list

* Special prices will begin from 1 June 2023 and last all month

2021 Decibel Giunta Crispy White RRP $26.99 / Special $24.99

2021 Decibel Viognier RRP $21.99 / Special $19.99

2021 / 2022 Decibel Giunta Crunchy Red RRP $27.99 / Special $25.99

2022 Decibel Pet Nat Chardonnay RRP $35.99 / Special $32.99

2022 Decibel Rosé RRP $20.99 / Special $18.99

2020 Decibel Pinot Noir Martinborough RRP $29.99 / Special $28.99

2019 Decibel Testify Red RRP $50.99 / Special $46.99

2021 Decibel Giunta Riesling RRP $27.99 / Special $25.99    

Buy Decibel wines here                                                 


Saturday 17 June 1pm to 4pm

Winery of the month tasting in store, hosted by Regional wine advisor Joelle Thomson. 


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