About Us

Frog in A Barrel is a Fine Wine Store specialising in French wine, located on Auckland’s North Shore at Milford.
In the heart of the busy shopping hub Frog in a Barrel is the bright green splash of colour on the main street with narrow cellar-like interior and wine bottle covered walls.

Relocating in New Zealand after 20 years in France, Richard wants to share his love of wines and spirits. In his various wine cellars in France – always built under the house – an enormous amount of pleasure was gained from organizing the bottles into regions or types of wine and visiting friends and family inevitably ended up in the cellar helping to choose the wine to be savored with the meal. Wine is for enjoying, sharing, comparing and discovering…flavours and regions of the country, or of the world.  

The selection of wines, from New Zealand, France and all over the world is “hand picked”.
If WE like them we buy them and would like to share them with you. Come and taste some of our selection of New Zealand wines chosen for flavour, quality and the genuine passion of the winemakers. Our French wines come mainly directly from the Vineyards allowing quality control and price management. All our French winemakers are friends and we work closely with them to find the wines you will love to come back for.