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Dark Horse

Wines meticulously crafted to outperform their price tag.

At Dark Horse Wine, we believe victory is yours to define - that the greatest victories result when impossible odds face off against steadfast determination. Our victory is delivering a surprisingly great wine at a reasonable price. We get the first pick of grapes from 400 growers, and we taste our wines over 100 times before you pour your first glass.

The Result? A portfolio of award-winning wines for every occasion.

Wines That Taste Too Good For Their Price Tag

Back in 2010 Dark Horse Wines started with a simple mission. Make wines that tasted way too good for their price tag. Today, they've developed a portfolio of 90 point wines that hold their own at any table.

How does Dark Horse create a winning formula?

Modern winemaking comes with an arsenal of tools and technology, but nothing will turn mediocre grapes into a winning wine. So, we started with one of the worlds best growing regions, California, and built strong partnerships with hundreds of grape growers across the state. We work closely with them all year long, walking the vineyards with them and tasting grapes on the vine. When harvest arrives, we have our first pick of those grapes from over 400 growers.


Great wine might begin in the vineyard, but it comes to life in the winery. With the help of our head winemaker, Beth Liston, we've taken some of the most powerful high-end winemaking techniques and tools in modern use and put them to work for Dark Horse.

Whether it's extended maceration, which allows our red wines to grow plush and deliciously complex through longer contact with their grape skins, or the way that we ferment and age them on oak for greater depth and flavor, it all comes back to bringing out the best in our grapes.


From the moment we unload our grapes, to the moment we send the next vintage of Dark Horse wine out into the world, our winemakers will make dozens of decisions that impact the quality of our finished wine.

We wont be satisfied until every bottle of Dark Horse is the best that it can be. That's why we taste our wines over 100 times from vine to bottle, making sure every varietal we produce reaches its full potential before it makes its way to you.

Dark Horse Inspiration

Dark Horse Wines are fantastic on their own, but why not take things up a notch with these mouth watering pairings.
Cabernet Sauvignon & Steak
Unlock peak flavour of Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon by pairing it wiht a perfectly grilled Hanger Steak and Salsa Verde. The recipe for the Salsa Verde is below.
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • Handful each of fresh Parsley and Coriander
  • 3 tbsp fresh Oregano
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped shallot
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Seed the Jalapeno (optional) and pulse in food processor to coarsley chop
  • Add all other ingredients to food processor and plulse to chop and combine
  • Drizzle in oil while the processot is running.
  • move sauce to bowl and let sit for at least 2 hours for the flavour to develop
Dark Horse Frose
Enjoy this ultra-refreshing blend of Dark Horse Rose, pomegranate, and lime all summer long with this super easy recipe for Frose Cocktails. Makes 1L to share.
  • 1 bottle Dark Horse Rose
  • 230ml Grenadine
  • 90ml Lime Juice
  • Pour Dark Horse Rose into a container and freeze for 6 hours of overnight.
  • Combine Dark Horse Rose, Grendadine and lime juice in a blender and blend together.
  • Transfer to a container or jug and put in freezer to thicken for 20-30min.
  • To serve, pour into glasses and garnish with a few pomegranate seeds