The Story

Cahn's Wines & Spirits was opened in July 2019.  Martin 'Cahn' Cahnbley has been in the alcoholic beverage business for over 30 years and his endeavours have included long stints in senior marketing roles, 3.5 years as a restaurant owner and also a previous foray into alcohol retailing at 'Toast Wines & Spirits' in Ponsonby in the early 2000s.

Martin started in the wine trade in 1987 in South Africa at Gilbey's Distillers and Vintners, thereafter he joined Penfolds/Southcorp in Australia in 1993 before crossing the ditch to join Corbans Wines in 1998.  In 2003 he launched Planet Wine which imports and distributes over 700 products from 15 countries.

in 2021 he was joined by Miguel Frascione, a well-versed wine man himself.  Miguel, from Spain's North, spent his early career in 5* hotels in Madrid, London and the USA.  He spent 22 years running Accent on Wine in Parnell, Auckland before taking over the management of the Cahn's.

In spite of the vagaries of Covid and its impact on trading, M & M are very positive about the potential of the character-filled premises in the heart of Auckland's CBD.