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
Registrations: www.pinotcelebration.co.nz
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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