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Welcome to
Jacket Beverage

Gerard Mooney, who is Jacket Beverage, is a passionate wine and foodie, with close to 30 years dealing with wine, food and events in the hospitality industry in Auckland.

After been the customer to wine suppliers for many years the tables turned and Gerard now uses his wine knowledge and contacts to recommend wines and offer advice to local eateries in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

Jacket Beverage is born out of this passion. Not long married, Gerard and his wife Kate, both in the hospo industry at the time, attended a wine awards night.. one of the very slick winemakers who reaped the benefits of the awards, had a smooth velvet jacket on – and this inspired the name ‘Jacket’.

Our Wines

We’re proud to be working with a wide range of incredible wineries covering Central Otago, Marlborough, Martinborough, Hawkes Bay and Waiheke Island.

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Meet Gerard

Gerard started off as a young lad doing labouring work, then moved into his passion of wine and food in hospo. As an honourable chap it took a move out of Auckland for him to leave the restaurant he’d happily been a part of for over 20 years. Now living in the beautiful town of Cambridge, life is more balanced which means more time with his wife Kate, son Freddie and their golden lab Buddy. Gerard pops back to Auckland now and then to research new hot spots and visit his older son Jack. However always enjoys getting back to the Waikato to kick back either sipping an early evening boutique brew, doing a spot of gardening or experimenting out of cookbooks in the kitchen with a glass of vino in hand.

Contact Us


021 911 145


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