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By Charley Mulliner | July 23rd, 2020

[Updated July 2020]

With so many online shopping options, there’s never a good reason to let your booze cupboard run dry. Restock your wine collection with a few clicks at one of these top online wine delivery services in Hong Kong:

Penticton

Created by Olivia Lee, a knowledgeable sommelier who trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Penticton is a boutique wine shop specializes in interesting French wines created by small vineyards and female winemakers who are leading the charge in innovative 21st century winemaking.

Delivery details: Delivery is $100 per order, but free for orders over $800. Same-day delivery is available in Tsuen Wan, otherwise it takes around three working days.

Toasst

Get yummy, lesser-known wines delivered to your door and also learn the unique stories behind each winemaker with Toasst, an online subscription service that curates monthly and quarterly packages depending on your needs. Check out our profile of the founders here.

Delivery details: Sign up as a member on the Toasst website to get exclusive deals and content.

BottlesXO

This is a novel idea — an app that promises to deliver wine to you within an hour! Seven days a week, from noon to midnight, simply order via the BottlesXO app and wine will be at your door in 60 minutes. If you’re really in a hurry, track your delivery via GPS to time your meal to perfection. Surprisingly it’s not extortionate with a nice Chianti at $95 or Sauv Blanc at $115. Say goodbye to those midnight 7-Eleven pajama-clad dashes!

Delivery details: Delivery is free!

BottlesXO
BottlesXO delivers in a hot second.

Ponti Wine Cellars

Ponti Wine Cellars actually has a large selection of tipples on its website. On top of a fully stocked online library of wines, Champagnes and spirits from around the world, you can get your hands on a good deal with offers that change monthly.

Delivery details: Free delivery for orders over $1800.

Cru Hong Kong

Founded by Simon Farr — one of the brains behind retail giant Majestic Wine — Cru Hong Kong focuses on fine wines and small vineyards. A quick browse will introduce you to wines that are exclusive to Cru such as Terroir al Limit from Catalonia’s famous Priorat wine region, as well as critically acclaimed tipples and rare vintages. Surprisingly prices are lower here than some other Hong Kong retailers.

Delivery details: Delivery is free over $1,500 or if you “click-and-collect” from its Wan Chai HQ (1903 Tung Wah Mansion, 199-203 Hennessy Road, 3590-4472).

Cru Hong Kong - Champagne Cote des Blancs
Stock up on Côte des Blancs Champagne from Cru Hong Kong

Boutique Wines

With a store that’s tucked away in Ap Lei Chau’s Horizon Plaza (Shop 1603 Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, 2872-4234), it’s probably more convenient to stock up online at Boutique Wines.

These specialists in Australian and New Zealand wines ensure that some of the regions’ smaller vineyards get a look in — think Geoff Hardy’s Hand Crafted range from Adelaide Hills in South Australia, for example. With bottles starting from as little as $90, you can cater a fancy dinner party on a budget.

Delivery details: Delivery is free over $1,000 to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories; additional charge for outlying islands.

Cellarmaster Wines

You hit the ground running on Cellarmaster Wines‘ homepage, with a tasty assault of deals — each one featuring a countdown clock showing how long you’ve got to snap up the bargain, plus how much stock is left. It’s certainly effective for speeding up the decision-making process. Everything is really reasonably priced, with extra money off if you purchase six bottles or more.

Delivery details: Delivery is free over $800 to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories; additional charge for outlying islands.

Laithwaites Direct Wine
Laithwaites Direct Wine

Laithwaites Direct Wines

Run by one of the biggest online retailers in the business, Laithwaites Direct Wines is its Hong Kong offshoot. There’s no messing about here: you buy by the case —red, white or mixed — and if for any reason you don’t like a bottle, you’re guaranteed a refund.

This is a great one for oenophiles, as if you have a hankering for a Chianti or a Bordeaux, you can sample 12 different vineyards in just one order. The deals are really tempting to boot, with cases starting from around $1,200 (that’s just $100 a bottle). Sign us up!

Delivery details: Delivery is free, although contact them about outlying islands.

Soho Wines & Spirits

You may already know this name thanks to its perch near the top of the Central–Mid-Level Escalators (49 Elgin Street, Soho, 2525-6498). But head online to Soho Wines & Spirits and there’s no more lugging bottles up and down the hill. It’s a safe bet for your everyday wines and there’s often a deal going to make them that little bit more palatable.

Delivery details: Next day delivery is free upon a spend of $700 (48-hour notice for delivery to Lantau).

Wine Shop Asia

If you’re a real oenophile then Wine Shop Asia is for you, with a large portfolio of wines from family-owned vineyards. Each bottle has a dedicated page with tasting notes to help you with advance your wine knowledge, which is a nice touch. Plus prices are really reasonable with frequent discounts on recognizable names.

Delivery details: Delivery is free over $800 and the company is one of the few to deliver to the outlying islands, for an extra charge of $60 per case.

Winerack

Winerack has two brick-and-mortar stores (Shop 5, Kam Po Court, Hoi Pong Square, Sai Kung, 2253-6929; 25A High Street, Sai Ying Pun, 2335-0518) but its website makes online ordering easy.

If you have a budget in mind then you’ll be well catered for here, with a section devoted to wines $70 and under, plus a page for bin ends. Who doesn’t love bin ends? If you don’t have time to devote to browsing, simply plump for a pre-mixed case, with half a dozen bottles from $375.

Delivery details: Delivery is free on orders of six bottles or more, or you can pick up at one of their designated locations on Fridays for free.

Winerack online delivery service, Margaret River
Why shouldn’t your apartment be just like Margaret River?

Wine ‘n’ Things

New World Wines are the name of the game at Wine ‘n’ Things, which expanded from solely stocking New Zealand grapes to specializing in bottles from Australia, South Africa, the US and Chile.

Helpfully you can shop by region within each country and decent wines can be had from as little as $70 — a real steal in Hong Kong! Plus if you become a “Quaffer” for an annual subscription of $650 you get an extra 10 percent off your purchases.

Delivery details: Delivery $120 for orders below $1,000 to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories; extra for outlying islands.

Watson’s Wine Cellar

This ubiquitous wine specialist really needs no introduction: you know you’re in good hands here. If you’re not lucky enough to have Watson’s Wine Cellar on your doorstep then online ordering is a good substitute. The site’s browsing function doesn’t help you out with finding the cheapest wines, so you really need to know what you’re after.

Delivery details: Delivery is free for spends over $1,600 but not possible for the outlying islands.