GET YOUR PINOT ON AUCKLAND!

Here you go Auckland. Your wine list for 2018 Pinot Palooza and boy, it’s a beauty and gives you an incredible range of styles, regions and producers. You lucky things … !

With so many wines on tasting, it can be somewhat overwhelming with the ultimate question of ‘where to start’?

The best way is to approach it as you would a music festival. Think of the different styles or producers as stages, each one representing a certain genre of music or musician.

Each has its own unique character and what you like or don’t like is all down to how you feel and what you’re seeking at that particular moment in time.

Spend time at the main stage, but make sure you head to the fringe and emerging stages for something new or a little different. Up for a splurge? Hit the VIP stage. Up for something fun? The Dance Tent’s where it’s at. And when you feel like taking it a little easy, the Chill Out Room’s waiting for you.

This is how you Pinot, with your hands in the air and a spring in your step.

STAGES!

Main Stage: Think of this as the headline act which you absolutely have to check out. If you haven’t heard of them, you soon will. This one’s a must.
VIP: This is the smart act who demands your attention and one you’ll cough up good dollars for!
Fringe: Think a little left field, a tad alternative, unique, intriguing and captivating. Not mainstream and all the better for it.
Emerging Talent: This is your new, up and coming Pinot artist, or one who’s undergone reinvention.
Chill Out Room: Super chilled, easy going, relaxed and super lo-fi.
Dance Tent: Something that is just bright, fun, and makes you want to move.

HINTS: We’re a big fan of supporting local talent so make sure you check out all those from New Zealand, of course. But there is nothing like the trans Tasman rivalry so be sure to check out the LIVE AUSTRALIA stand. Back again this year, we’ve increased the offering with over 20 wines from across the ditch with many never before seen in NZ before.

Local sommeliers will be on hand to talk you through the wines plus our own Dan Sims (CEO and Founder of Pinot Palooza) will be there as well.

Then perhaps check out some of last years People’s Choice TOP 10 (there are a few here) but make sure you go meet someone you’ve never met before.

And finally, don’t forget to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE wine on the day to go in the draw to win some EPIC prizes.

NELSON

Neudorf Vineyards
Neudorf Moutere, 2016 – 59
Neudorf ‘Tom’s Block’, 2015 – 33
Neudorf Pinot Rosé, 2018 – 25

MARLBOROUGH

Corofin
Corofin ‘Settlement Vineyard’ East Slope, 2015 – 49.9
Corofin ‘Cowley Family Vineyard’ Main Slopes, 2015 – 49.9
Corofin ‘Churton Vineyard’ Clod Block, 2015 – 49.9

Dog Point Vineyard
Dog Point, 2016 – 47
Dog Point, 2009 – 68

Greywacke
Greywacke, 2016 – 47
Greywacke, 2015 – 47
Greywacke, 2014 – 47

Jackson Estate
Shelter Bay, 2016 – 22
Vintage Widow, 2015 – 35
Somerset Single Vineyard, 2014 – 60
Gum Emperor Single Vineyard, 2013 – 60

Lake Chalice
Lake Chalice ‘The Falcon’, 2016 – 18
Lake Chalice ‘The Raptor’, 2015 – 22
Lake Chalice ‘The Falcon’ Rosé, 2017 – 18
Lake Chalice ‘The Raptor’ Rosé, 2016 – 22
Lake Chalice ‘The Nest’, 2016 – 17

Novum
Novum, 2017 – 40
Novum, 2016 – 40

Saint Clair Family Estate 
Saint Clair ‘Vicar’s Choice’, 2016 – 22
Saint Clair ‘Origin’, 2017 – 25
Saint Clair ‘James Sinclair’, 2016 – 28
Saint Clair ‘Pioneer Block 15 Strip Block’, 2016 – 37
Saint Clair ‘Omaka Reserve’, 2016 – 44

Seresin Estate
Seresin Estate ‘Leah’, 2016 – 34
Seresin Estate ‘Rachel’, 2014 – 49
Seresin Estate ‘OSIP’, 2016 – 29

Te Whare Ra Wines
Te Whare Ra TWR, 2016 – 50
Te Whare Ra ‘5182’, 2015 – 75
Te Whare Ra ‘Clayvin’, 2016 – 75

Tohu Wines
Tohu Single Vineyard, 2017 – 27
Tohu ‘Rore’ Reserve, 2017 – 38
Aronui Single Vineyard Nelson, 2016 – 28

Vavasour
Vavasour, 2017 – 30
Vavasour Rosé, 2018 – 25
Vavasour ‘Felix’s Vineyard’, 2015 – 41
Vavasour ‘Felix’s Vineyard’, 2016 – 41

NORTH CANTERBURY

Black Estate
Black Estate ‘Home’, 2016 – 45
Black Estate ‘Damsteep’, 2016 – 45
Black Estate ‘Netherwood’, 2015 – 65

Mischief
Mischief, 2016 – 28
Mischief, 2017 – 28

Pegasus Bay
Pegasus Bay, 2015 – 55
Main Divide, 2015 – 25
Main Divide Rosé, 2018 – 21

The Crater Rim
‘From The Ashes’, 2017 – 19
‘Waipara’, 2014 – 24
‘Rata, 2015 – 34
‘Omihi Rise’, 2012 – 33

Tongue in Groove
Tongue in Groove ‘Cabal Vineyard’, 2015 – 45

WELLINGTON WINE COUNTRY

Craggy Range
2016 Craggy Range Martinborough, 2016 – 32
2015 Craggy Range ‘Te Muna Road’, 2015 – 55
2016 Craggy Range ‘Aroha’ Te Muna Road, 2016 – 150

Martinborough Vineyard
Martinborough Vineyard ‘Home Block’, 2016 – 70
Martinborough Vineyard ‘Te Tera’, 2017 – 30
Russian Jack, 2017 – 25
Martinborough Vineyard ‘Home Block’ Magnum, 2007 – 250

Schubert
Schubert ‘Marion’s Vineyard’, 2016 – 50
Schubert ‘Block B’, 2016 – 65

Te Kairanga
Te Kairanga, 2016 – 28
Te Kairanga Rosé, 2018 – 25
Te Kairanga ‘Runholder’, 2017 – 32
Te Kairanga ‘John Martin’, 2016 – 50
Te Kairanga ‘John Martin’, 2014 – 50

The Elder Pinot
The Elder, 2015 – 65
The Elder Rosé, 2017 – 31

CENTRAL OTAGO

Akarua
Akarua Brut NV, 0 – 34
Pinot Rouge, 2018 – 23
Rua, 2017 – 25
Akarua, 2017 – 43
Rua Rosé, 2018 – 25

Burn Cottage
Burn Cottage, 2016 – 65
Burn Cottage ‘Moonlight Race’, 2015 – 45

Carrick
Carrick ‘Bannockburn’, 2015 – 45
Carrick ‘Billet-Doux’, 2017 – 36
Carrick ‘Unravelled’, 2017 – 28

Charteris
Charteris ‘The Winter Vineyard’ (Cellar Release), 2013 – 70
Charteris ‘Special Project’, 2015 – 55
Charteris, 2016 – 43

Domain Road
‘Defiance’, 2016 – 65
‘Paradise’, 2013 – 85
‘Bannockburn’, 2015 – 40
‘Bannockburn’, 2014 – 40

Gibbston Valley
‘School House’, 2016 – 25
‘Glenlee’, 2016 – 65
‘GV Collection’, 2017 – 46

Madam Sass
Madam Sass Rosé, 2018 – $25
Madam Sass, 2017 – $25

Maude
Maude, 2017 – 40
Maude, Mt Vineyard East Meets West, 2016 – 45
Maude, Mt Maude Vineyard Kids Block, 2015 – 45

Mt Difficulty
Roaring Meg, 2017 – 30
Mt Difficulty ‘Bannockburn’, 2016 – 47
Mt Difficulty ‘Ghost Town’, 2016 – 75

Nanny Goat
Nanny Goat, 2017 – 35
Nanny Goat ‘Super Nanny’, 2017 – 55

Peregrine
Saddleback, 2016 – 27
Peregrine, 2015 – 45
Peregrine Rosé, 2018 – 29

Rippon
Rippon ‘Rippon’ Mature Vine, 2013 – 65
Rippon ‘Rippon’ Mature Vine, 2015 – 59
Rippon ‘Emma’s Block’ Mature Vine, 2015 – 92
Rippon ‘Tinker’s Field’ Mature Vine, 2015 – 105

Rockburn
Stolen Kiss Rosé, 2018 – 31
Rockburn, 2016 – 50
Devil’s Staircase, 2018 – 30
Rockburn ‘The Art’, 2016 – 99

Te Kano
Te Kano, 2017 – 49.99
Te Kano Rosé, 2017 – 27
Te Kano Blanc De Noir , 2017 – 27

Valli
Valli ‘Gibbston’, 2016 – 69
Valli ‘Bannockburn’, 2016 – 69
Valli ‘Bendigo’, 2016 – 69
Valli ‘Waitaki’, 2016 – 69

Wet Jacket
Wet Jacket Rosé, 2018 – 29
Wet Jacket, 2016 – 42
Wet Jacket, 2015 – 50
Wet Jacket, 2014 – 50

Wooing Tree
Wooing Tree, 2014 – 48
Wooing Tree ‘Sandstorm Reserve’, 2013 – 85
Wooing Tree ‘Blondie’, 2018 – 28
Wooing Tree Rosé, 2018 – 27
Wooing Tree ‘Tickled Pink’, 2018 – 38

LIVE AUSTRALIA
Yarra Valley, Vic
Journey, 2016
Six Acres, 2016
Rising, 2017
Yering Station, 2016

Ballarat, Vic
Eastern Peake ‘OB Terroir’, 2013

Macedon, Vic
Curly Flat, 2015
Noisy Ritual, 2017

Bellarine Peninsula, Vic
Clyde Park, 2017
Terindah Estate ‘Road Block’, 2015

Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Onannon, 2016

Gippsland, Vic
Bass River ‘1835’, 2016
Cannibal Creek ‘Reserve’, 2016

Adelaide Hills
Ashton Hills Estate, 2016
Golden Child, 2016

Pemberton, WA
Below & Above, 2014

Tasmania
Chatto ‘Isle’, 2017
Josef Chromy, 2017
Ghost Rock ‘Clairdown WoB’, 2017
New Certan ‘Societe anonyme’, 2016

Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Tracy says:

    We are thinking of coming as a group . Will there be other wine available for a non Pinot drinker in our group ?!

    • PINOTPALOOZA says:

      Hi Tracy, this is very much a red wine kind of a deal so whilst there will be some rosé and beer, it is in the minority.
      But more importantly, you’re friends with someone who doesn’t like Pinot?????? 🙂

  • Tom says:

    Looks amazing

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