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Organic Wine Festival 23rd of September, Queenstown


Organic Winegrowers New Zealand is proud to announce the first annual Organic Wine Week, September 17-23, 2018. The week incorporates the Southern Hemisphere spring equinox, a time to celebrate the gifts of nature. Over 35 organic wineries will participate in live events for Organic Wine Week. Several of New Zealand’s top restaurants will host dinners with organic winemakers sharing their wines in person, plus many other events taking place from workshops, tastings to a full Organic Wine Festival at Sherwood in Queenstown to end the week of celebrations.

Sherwood has collaborated with the team at Wine Sentience to create an unforgettable celebration of organics with a Organic Wine Festival on 23rd of September 2018.
Sherwood's Organic Wine Festival will showcase 10 wineries, all of whom will be on site to personally share their wines and reveal all their secrets! In addition to complimentary tastings, the SOIF pop up bar will have a selection of organic wine available for purchase to accompany Sherwood's infamous Sunday roast lunch and bbq offerings, plus live music. Completing the festival vibe is live music and an organic market.

Organic Wine Festival showcases some of the very talented New Zealand organic vignerons: Pyramid Valley Vineyards (Waipara), Mount Edward (Central Otago), Dog Point (Marlborough), Neudorf (Nelson), Te Whare Ra Wines - TWR (Marlborough), Black Estate (Waipara), Aurum (Central Otago), Quartz Reef (Central Otago), Huia Vineyards (Marlborough) and Carrick Winery (Central Otago).
This event is family friendly and the ‘kids corner' will give parents the opportunity to relax in the outdoor wine lounge.

There are also two Masterclasses with Master of Wine Stephen Wong (ticketed separately) of Wine Sentience on Sunday 23rd of September:
11.30AM: Fête Nat - a celebration of organic Pet Nat around the world
3.00PM: Alpine Wine - Cool organic wines from cool places

Stephen Wong is most likely the foremost expert on organic and natural wines in New Zealand. We are very privileged to have him join us for masterclasses with some amazing wines from around the world to taste.

The festival is part of New Zealand Organic Wine Week official programme.

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