Hey Auckland, long time no see!!!
OMG, where have we been ! It has been waaaaay too long between Pinot’s but we cannot wait to bring you all the things this August.
Below is a little snapshot of what to expect on the day. So get reading, get ready and get PUMPED for some pinot!
ONE EPIC LINEUP
Featuring more than 150 wines, from 45 wineries, this is THE BIGGEST Pinot Palooza lineup in Auckland ever.
NEW THIS YEAR – You said you wanted to make it easier to pick out the vegan, organic, biodynamic and lo-fi wines at our events, so we’re made notes about each producer below. And speaking of keeping things green … we’re looking to do away with paper waste so will be going digital with the wine list. On arrival, you’ll note a QR code on your lanyard which will take you direct to the wine list on line. Easy!
Now, go study your wine list for some tips on how to navigate your way around the room!
You’re a wine nerd. Go on, admit it!
Heck, we are too and as much as we are about the fun side of wine, we don’t mind geeking out to take our wine enthusiasms to the next level.
Thankfully, we have some bonafide legends joining us to talk us through the finer points and chat with the movers and makers who make the best Pinot in the country. Hosted by wine legends Cameron Douglas MS (@camdouglasms) and Mary-Thérèse Blair (aka @mermaidmary), you’re in for a real treat.
And the best part, they’re FREE!
Yep, just make your way to the back TALKS area (near the entry) and grab a seat (or stand) and get your wine geek on!
FRIDAY – Evening Session
5.30pm: The new benchmarks and why they’re so good
6.30pm: Pinot that makes you go “YEE HAW!”
SATURDAY – Morning Session
12pm: Do you even Vegan?
1pm: Australia vs New Zealand “Bledisloe Special’
SATURDAY – Evening Session
5pm: Wines made with Cow Shit, not Bullshit – What is Organic?
6pm: Australia vs New Zealand “Bledisloe Special’
WHAT WE’RE EATING
You can’t live on pinot noir alone, (haven’t we all tried??) so this year, we’ve gone all out. Below are but some of the incredible food folk we have in store for you.
JESS’S UNDERGROUND KITCHEN
Satay Chicken Skewers
Pork Belly with Vietnamese caramel
Slow-cooked harissa lamb with Israeli couscous, feta & almonds
Spiced Eggplant with Israeli couscous, feta & almonds (V)
Platter: $20 Charcuterie & cheese platter
DOUGH BOY DOOR STOP GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES
Smoked Ham and Three Cheese Blend with a Tomato Chutney – $10.00
Roasted Red Pepper, red onion and Salsa with Three Cheese Blend – $10.00
Straight Up Three Cheese Blend – $7.00
Smoked Chicken Breast, Sundries Tomatoes and Pesto with, Three Cheese Blend – $10.00
DOUGH BOY EYE FILLET SANDWICH
The finest Eye Fillet with Grilled Onion and Mushrooms topped with blue Cheese Sauce and Mustard all in the famous Dough Boy Panini – $20.00
DOUGH BOY CHICKEN SANDWICH
Cajun chicken breast with iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, melted cheese, tomato relish and siracha – $20.00
GRAB AND GO DOUGH BOY PIE SELECTION – $7.00 each
- Steak and Pinot Gravy
- Creamy Chicken and Leek
- Lamb in a Pinot Gravy
- Butter Chicken
- Vegetarian Roasted Vegetable
WHAT WE’RE DRINKING
You know what they say, “A lot of beer goes into making great wine!” which is why we’ve asked our new besties, Garage Project to join us to sling their beers on the day.
We’re massive fans of all they do so we’re stoked they’re going to join us.
Hops on Pointe (Champagne Pilsner) – $11.00
Dirty Water Raspberry Yuzu (Brewed Alcoholic Seltzer) – $10.00
Golden Path (Juicy Session Hazy IPA) – $10.00
Rose Kölsch (Rosé Inspired Kösch) – $12.00
Fugazi 2.20% (Hoppy Session Ale) – $8.00
DJs T-RICE is back and bringing friends
Would it even be Pinot Palooza with the man himself dishing out the sultry and sexy tunes? Yes, he’s back again this year and we even have a new guest joining him.
To get you in the mood, check out the playlist he put together to get you in the Pinot mood.
Mmmm … sexy!