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Winemakers Pour Forth in Auckland

Winemakers Pour Forth in Auckland

Up to 136 winemakers will head to Auckland at the end of this month to pour more than 1000 wines at New Zealand’s greatest wine experience Wine New Zealand (24th – 26th August).

Visitors to the Fair will have the chance to meet with winemakers from each of New Zealand’s grape growing regions. The greatest contingency of makers will be from New Zealand’s two largest regions, Marlborough with 36 and Hawkes Bay with 24 plus 23 ‘locals’ from the Auckland/ Northland regions (see list below of participating wineries by region). The winemakers will be showcasing their full range of wines, including some new whites from Vintage 2003 (Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer and Pinot Gris) and newly released whites and reds from 2002 (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Merlot blends and Syrah).

Both trade and public will have the opportunity to enjoy these wines:

Public: Sunday 24th August: 11.00 - 7.00pm, $25.00 at the door ($20 in advance)

Trade: Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August: 11.00 - 7.00pm, Tuesday 26th August: 11.00 - 5.00pm, $10.00 at the door

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Trade and public are also invited to attend seminars at the Fair:

Public: “Campbell on Chardonnay, Cabernet and Cheese", with Bob Campbell MW and Francke Beaurain from Puhoi Valley Cheese. Sunday 24th August: 2.00 - 3.00pm, $12.00.

2/5 “What’s New on the Wine Scene” with Bob Campbell MW and a panel some of New Zealand’s most adventurous winemakers. Sunday 24th August, 4.30p – 5.30pm, $12.00.

email on (before 18th August) to purchase tickets for the public seminars

Trade: “The Rise of New Zealand Reds”, with Brent Marris (Wither Hills Vineyards) and Rod MacDonald (Vidal Estate) on Tuesday 26th August,10.30- 11.30am.

‘Wine Trends within US Restaurants’ with leading American wine writer, Bruce Schoenfeld on Tuesday 26th August at 12.30pm.

Ticket price of $20.00 per seminar. Contact the Restaurant Association on Tel: 09 378 8403.

Wine New Zealand is kindly sponsored by Cuisine Publications, ACI Glass Packaging New Zealand, Air Sea Global, Carter Holt Harvey Packaging and NDA Engineering. The fair is organised by dmg world media in consultation with New Zealand Winegrowers and Kathie Bartley and is part of National Hospitality, which also includes the Culinary Fare, The Hospitality Show and the Telecom Business Seminars.

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