Sisters Ridge North Canterbury 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and 2017 Pinot Noir
Te Aro Wine ‘Tastes Like’ 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and 2017 Syrah
Gimblett Gravels 2016 Annual Vintage Selection
te Pa Marlborough 2018 Rosé, Sauvignon and Pinot Gris, and 2017 Chardonnay and ‘Oke’
Mount Brown North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2018
Rock Ferry Methode, 3rd Rock, and Marlborough and Central Otago SV Releases
Australian, Spanish and Californian Wines from RM Wine Partners
Blank Canvas Wines from Matt and Sophie Thomson
Fifth Bridge Central Otago 2018 Rosé, and 2017 Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir and LH Riesling
Koha Marlborough 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, and 2017 Pinot Noir
Providore Central Otago Wines from Peter Bartle
Mission ‘Jewelstone’ Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016
Fairhall Downs ‘Family Estate’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Smoking Loon Chardonnay, and McManis Pinot Noir and Petite Sirah from 2017
Kaimira Estate Brightwater Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Grava Martinborough 2017 Rosé and LH Sauvignon Blanc
Stonecroft 2018 ‘Crofters’ and ‘Undressed’, and 2016 ‘Reserve’ Syrahs
South River Central Otago Rosé, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir
Hawksdrift 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Barrel Whites and Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Elephant Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
Pa Road 2018 Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, and 2017 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017
Waiana Estate ‘Indian Summer’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2018
Ata Rangi 2013 ‘Craighall’ Riesling, 2017 ‘Crimson’ Pinot Noir, 2015 ‘McCrone’ Pinot Noir and 2018 ‘Kahu’ Botrytis Riesling
Coal Pit Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2018
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Wine Focused Events of Note

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2019
24 – 26 January 2019
Queenstown and Surrounds, Central Otago
Cost: $1,500.00 pp incl GST
Event Manager: Tania Partridge, Cell: 021 826-427

The Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration will be in its 14th year for 2019, having been firmly established as one of the most enjoyable wine events conducted in New Zealand. Up to 200 wine enthusiasts have the opportunity of learning more about Central Otago Pinot Noir from the 40 wine producers involved, and this is in spectacular environment with good company and cuisine.

The programme officially opens at 1.00 pm Thursday 24 with Registration and the day includes a ‘Central Otago Discovery Tasting’, followed by a Grand Opening Night at the Skyline Restaurant. On morning of Friday 25, attendees will be taken to the Amisfield Winery for the ‘Grand Tasting’ put on by the exhibiting wineries with two Pinot Noirs each. This will be followed by lunch at designated wineries, with winemaker-hosted ‘Downtown Dinners’ at selected restaurants in Queenstown. The final day, Saturday begins with the ‘Formal Tasting’ in the morning, followed by lunch, then a little (well-deserved) free time until the ‘Grand Dinner’ at Coronet Peak, concluding with the ‘Charitable Auction’.

I attended the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration in 2014 and can vouch for a wonderful experience, and I hope to be attending the 2019 event.
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