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Framingham 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Classic Riesling, 2018 Select and Noble Rieslings, and 2017 Pinot Noir
Rojo ‘Gran Rojo’ Tempranillo Rosado 2017
The Hunting Lodge 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Albarino, and 2018 White Mischief
Forrest 2017 and 2016 Gruner Veltliner, 2014 Chardonnay, and John Forrest ‘Collection’ Pinot Noir 2013
Te Whare Ra 2018 Aromatic Whites, 2014 Pinot Noir and 2017 Noble Riesling
Tiki ‘Estate’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2018
Mahi 2016 ‘Boundary Farm’ Sauvignon Blanc and ‘Twin Valleys’ Chardonnay
Queensberry Gardens 2018 Chenin Blanc, and The Lazy Dog ‘Sweet on Chenin’ and Gewurztraminer
Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Red Deer Marlborough Rosé 2018
Dry River Martinborough 2017 Chardonnay, ‘The Twelve Spies’, 2015 Syrah and 2018 Botrytis Gewurztraminer
X Wines ‘little x’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014
Akaroa Winery Banks Peninsula 2016 and 2015 Pinot Noirs
Lamont Central Otago 2018 Pinot Rosé and Pinot Gris, and 2017 Chardonnay
Pegasus Bay 2016 Sauvignon Semillon and ‘Aria’ Late Picked Riesling
The Luminary 2018 Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir
Big Bunch Hawke’s Bay 2018 Pinot Gris and 2014 Merlot
Coto de Hayas ‘Roble’ Campo de Borja 2017
Misha’s Vineyard 2017 ‘Starlet’ Sauvignon Blanc, and 2016 ‘Gallery’ Gewurztraminer and ‘Cantata’ Pinot Noir
Brookfields ‘Ohiti Estate’ 2018 Pinot Gris and 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Maui Waipara and Tiki 'Estate' Marlborough 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Taimana Waitaki Pinot Noir 2013
Daniel Le Brun Methodes and Morton Estate ‘Black Label’ Wines from LionCo
Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
A Selection of Italian, French and Australian Wines from Procure
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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
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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