Good stories, great wines, expert advice.

Wine doesn’t have to be hard.
495 Wine Select makes it easy.

Let Master of Wine Michael Henley take you on a journey through wine as he shares his favourite gems from around the world. These are wines that you can discover, drink, and share knowing that they have been hand selected for their ability to please.

Wines chosen by Michael Henley Master of Wine

The Daily Selection

Each day, we bring you a new wine to taste or collect, along with Mike’s thoughts on what makes this wine worth discovering. Perfect for anyone who’s looking to build their knowledge or their cellar — or both!

The Wine Club

What better way to explore new wine than with the guidance of one of the world’s experts. Join one of the 3 wine clubs below and you’ll never be without the perfect wine (and a share-worthy story!).

The Discovery Selection

Each month, receive 6 individual bottles that will allow you to grow your knowledge of new and exciting wines from New Zealand and around the world.

The Master’s Selection

Take the monotony out of your wine buying with a monthly selection of wines that Mike thinks every wine lover should be drinking.

Wines for Maximum Enjoyment

Are you looking for superlative wines to bring out on special occasions or open with the best of friends? This selection of unforgettable wines is for you!

The Wine Shop

Need something special and can’t wait for your next club shipment? The Wine Shop has you covered with superb choices from old world and new world winemakers alike (including some of our most-loved Kiwi wines!)

“There’s always great wine, but is there a great story to go with that wine? The wines that really resonate are the ones I can remember for a reason, because of a story.”

Meet Michael