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Select Blocks

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Ara Wines are crafted at the edge of the earth; the essence of pure New Zealand. Our Select Blocks range is carefully crafted to feature specially selected wine parcels from premium New Zealand wine regions.

These wines celebrate and reflect this remote, rugged region and invite you to drink in the best of our home.

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Introducing Ara Select Blocks Zero Merlot

This non-alcoholic Merlot offers enticing wild herb and blackberry aromas, with crushed red berries and toasty oak to tantalise your tastebuds. With classic structure and fine tannin on the finish, this is a light and refreshing alternative - so you can enjoy New Zealand’s best, with the alcohol gently removed.


Want more? With low calories and less than 0.5% alcohol, you can happily enjoy a second or third glass guilt-free.

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Crafted for flavour

We grow and select fruit from vineyards in Marlborough and Waipara to craft a full-strength wine, which is primed and ready to have the alcohol removed without sacrificing flavour.


Fruit from Marlborough adds acidity to the wine, while Waipara delivers beautiful aromatics.

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Awarded for quality

We're in the business of making award-winning alcohol-removed wines.  At the 2022 WinePilot Zero Alcohol Wine Show in Australia, we clinched the Best Winemaker Trophy for our alcohol-free wine ranges, with our Ara Zero Sauvignon Blanc was awarded Best Wine and Best White Wine. It also scored 95 points at the 2022 International Wine and Spirits Competition. How's that for accolades?!

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New Zealand Merlot, with a twist

Selecting a mixture of aromatic and red varietals, we create premium, full-strength New Zealand Merlot, before using advanced spinning cone technology to gently remove first the aroma, and then the alcohol.


We collect the delicate aroma and recombine it with the wine in the final blend. The finished product is a structured, refreshing non-alcoholic Merlot wine with low calories.

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Low calories

With only 18 calories per 100 ml serving, you can enjoy completely guilt-free! That's 70% fewer calories than you'd find in a standard 12.5% alcohol wine.

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Our wines are certified vegan-friendly by the UK Vegetarian Society, and sustainably accredited through Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. Read more here.

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Exclusive to Coles

You can now enjoy this alcohol-free Merlot, as well as our Select Blocks Zero Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé, exclusively from Coles Australia.

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The Fine Print 

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