Wine Focused Events of Note

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2018
25-27 January 2018
Queenstown, Central Otago
Full Registration: $1,450.00 per person incl. GST
Registration on-line:

The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration is one of the great wine events in New Zealand, and the 2018 event is its 13th anniversary, the first being in 2000, and essentially run every two years, fitting in with the Pinot Noir Conference that is held triennially in Wellington. It allows 200 wine enthusiasts to engage with around 40 Central Otago winemakers and each other. The three day programme is led by the winemakers and international Pinot Noir specialists and is designed to showcase Central Otago Pinot Noir in the context of good company, cuisine and the Central Otago environment and scenery.

The programme starts with a Central Otago Discover tasting. The second day features a ‘Grand Tasting’ with each of the 40 Central Otago wineries involved showing two of their Pinot Noirs. The third day will have a ‘Formal Tasting’ of rarer wines. Throughout the programme, a series of lunches and dinners at winery and Queenstown restaurants has been organised culminating in the ‘Grand Dinner’ at the Skyline Restaurant on the final night.

There is a ‘Early Bird’ option of paying for registrations before 1 December 2017, at $1,275.00, If you are intending to attend, do make accommodation arrangements, as there is strong demand at the time of the year.

The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration comes highly recommended, and I suggest you check out the website for more information.

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