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We’re back from two sold out events in Tokyo and Osaka and are ready to kick off the New Zealand leg of the tour in Wellington. We’re coming in hot with an epic lineup of pinot (obviously), local beer, Live Australia, DJs and more. Here’s all your 2019 highlights!
Wellington Line Up 2019

Let’s get straight to it. Here’s your lineup for 2019!

Headlined by some People’s Choice faves, it’s one of the best we’re bringing you. Study it and make a plan of attack as there will more than 100 wines on offer and remember, all wine tastes are included. No bloody tokens!


Yep, Australia makes pretty good Pinot Noir too and we’re bring a bunch of awesome examples with us on the day.
We also have two people who know a thing or 6 about it, Pinot Palooza Founder Dan Sims, and New Zealand native and local legend, Sarah Limacher on hand to talk you through a range of wines and topics.

These ‘chats’ are super casual, round table discussions so be sure to check them out on the day (limited to 40 pax).
Session 1

12pm: Gippsland: Victoria’s Dark Horse
1.30pm: The Vinous Map of Tassie

Session 2

5pm: Mornington Peninsula
6pm: The Fringe Stage


You can’t live on Pinot Noir alone, (haven’t we all tried?!). Here’s what we’ll be eating on the day.

  • Classic Burger, & Fries- $16.00
  • Housemade Pizza Selection- $15.00
  • Classic New York Dog Bratwurst, mustard, sauerkraut- $10
  • Toasted sandwich (choice of three fillings- ham, cheese,tomato, onion, pineapple, chicken)- $10.00
  • Vegan Chilli Bean Burrito avocado puree, pico de gallo- $11.50
  • Potato Wedges with sweet chilli and sour cream- $9.50
  • Crispy Fries with tomato sauce- $9.00

It’s not a Pinot Palooza without music, is it. It’s why we’re bringing back our good mate DJ TAKAS to keep us in the Pinot mood all day.
DJ Takas has been a fan of good music all his life and fondly remembers listening to his fathers selections growing up….listening to everything from Muddy waters right through to Jimi Hendrix and onto Prince and beyond.

He has been the resident in the past at many many venues both here in NZ and abroad. As such he has played along side the likes of Yes King and Mark Rae,The Nextmen and Nathan Haines , right through to Norman Jay and Derrick Carter….
In a nutshell DJ Takas is a DJ with few boundaries and many styles, if you’re lucky enough to be on his dance floor you just might be in for a treat,  you’re likely to hear long lost faves you love, blended with new tunes of today.

To quote him “… I like to make girls dance. Boys usually hate it … but in the end they’ll be on the D floor because the girls are”


This magazine isn’t about points or star ratings or using big words that no one understands, it’s about helping you integrate Pinot into your life, as well as giving you practical tools to further explore it if you wish.

And yes, you’ll get a FREE copy of this at the event.

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