Please join us to celebrate 200 years since grapevines took root in New Zealand at our 2019 annual trade tasting.
Held on 16 January at County Hall, our bicentenary event will be better than ever before: from tailored seminars to focused tasting opportunities, the aim is to make this the most fruitful day of your Kiwi wine year.
Wineries and their representatives will be making the nearly 12,000-mile journey to show off more than 400 New Zealand wines so you’re sure to discover a surprise whether you’re reconnecting with your favourite producers or on the hunt for new gems. We will have wines from regions across New Zealand including, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough, North Canterbury and Central Otago.
MASTERCLASSES – please put your name down at reception on the day to attend one of our masterclasses!
10.30 – 11.15am Marlborough: Digging Deeper Synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc, Ronan Sayburn MS reveals the lesser-known side of Marlborough, uncovering recent developments and new varieties. You’ll leave with a fresh perspective on Marlborough.
1.00– 1.45pm - Pinot Plus Discover what makes Central Otago unlike any other New Zealand wine region with Rebecca Gibb MW. Take the opportunity to explore its whites and the different expressions of Pinot Noir across the region.
3.00 – 3.45pm Hawke’s Bay: A new mission Missionaries first planted vines in Hawke’s Bay in 1851. Nearly 170 years later, Rebecca Gibb MW reveals how the land shapes its modern wine styles.
View our 2018 event video here