Winetopia 2018

Wellington 29 June - 2 July

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The Greatest Celebration of New Zealand Wine is back for its 3rd extraordinary year! Journey deeper into the uncorked world of New Zealand wine, tasting delicious drops from 60 impressive wineries throughout our iconic wine regions. Unearth your favourites from the likes of Quartz Reef, Kumeu River, Vavasour, Te Kairanga and Urlar, taking home your favourite selections to sip, swirl and savour.

Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines is your opportunity to get under the skin of the New Zealand grape scene and discover the colourful personalities that have made this country’s wine their life’s work. In this paradise for wine obsessives, there’s ideal opportunities to explore numerous regions and styles, try hundreds of lovingly crafted wines, and meet the makers across all regions of New Zealand. ‘Share a glass’ with some famous faces and learn from industry gurus including Master of Wine Stephen Wong and renowned Australian wine expert Nick Stock, with tasting seminars to enlighten, entertain and enhance your love of great wine.

Plus pair your sumptuous wines with delicious food offerings from a selection of award winning artisans, all washed down with sultry live entertainment.

COST: $870.00pp.(or $570.00 pp. twin share) -includes door-to-door transport from Tauranga, entry to Sessions 1,2 &3 (plus 5 tasting tokens & a Spiegelau wine glass, valued at $20.00, for each session), 2 night's .accommodation (James Cook Hotel, Grand Chancellor - .4km from venue), tasting at Coney Wines, lunch & tasting at Tirohana Estate, accommodation Martinborough.

Food & additional wine tokens can be bought at the venue, if required.

NB. Masterclasses are at additional cost.

DEPOSIT: $105.00pp. (Transferable but non-refundable) to be paid on booking; Remainder to be paid by 28 May.



A multiplicity of free talks & entertainment are available throughout the sessions but, if you want something more cerebral & to really up-skill your knowledge, masterclasses are available from two exceptional Masters of Wine:

Friday 29 June
Session 1: 5.00 - 8.30
4.30-5.35. All Bottles Blazing. Ever wanted to be a wine expert for a day? Taste wine expert,Nick Stock's very own short-list, to decide the ultimate title of best wine at Winetopia.

5.55-6.40 A Winemaker's Toys. Steven Wong takes you on daring journey to explore & understand the praiseworthy tricks winemakers use to create iconic styles of wine

Saturday 30 June
Session 2: 12.00-3.30
11.50 12.35 Pinot Paradise., Internationally-recognised pinot expert, Nick Stock,takes you on a glass-by-glass joyride through the landscape of NZ Pinot Noir, from Martinborough all the way to Central Otago.

12.55-1.40. In search of cool. NZ's freshest Master of Wine, Steven Wong, guides your
taste-buds on how a cooler climate site can bring elegance & finesse to well-known varieties.
Session 3: 4.30- 8.00
4.20--5.05 Wine on the edge. Award-winning global wine critic, Nick Stock,takes a look at the most exciting, edgy & new-wave wines from the best of NZ wine-makers - wines that combine NZ's taste for adventure & courage to explore

5.25 Meet the Pinots. Join Steven Wong on a tasting tour with NZ's first family of grape varieties - the much-loved Pinot Noir.

These Masterclasses are at additional cost & must be booked by you at prior to travelling (and as soon as possible to ensure your seat). Most classes cost $20.00. We can help you book, if you require us to.
Sunday 1 July
We travel to Martinborough in the morning to visit Coney Wines & then proceed to have lunch & a tasting at Tirohana Estate, before travelling to Masterton to our night's accommodation, The Chardonnay Motor Lodge.

Monday 2 July. We return to Tauranga.


CONTACT: Lyn Marston PHONE (07) 5441383 or 0275224607