GET YOUR PINOT ON WELLINGTON!

Here you go Wellington. 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 WELLINGTON WINE COUNTRY. But then explore all the other great Pinot Noir regions in NZ

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.

WELLINGTON WINE COUNTRY

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

Julicher
Julicher Estate, 2014 – 45
99 Rows, 2015 – 30
Dara, 2013 – 60

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 Estate, 2016 – 28
Te Kairanga Estate 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

NELSON

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

MARLBOROUGH

Greywacke
Greywacke, 2016 – 48
Greywacke, 2015 – 48
Greywacke, 2014 – 48

Lake Chalice
Lake Chalice The Falcon, 2016 – 19
Lake Chalice The Raptor, 2015 – 23
Lake Chalice The Falcon Rosé, 2017 – 19
Lake Chalice The Raptor Rosé, 2016 – 23
Lake Chalice The Nest, 2016 – 18

Nautilus
Nautilus Vintage Rosé, 2015 – 50
Nautilus Southern Valleys, 2015 – 42
Nautilus Clay Hills Single Vineyard, 2015 – 68

Novum
Novum, 2017 – 40
Novum, 2016 – 40

Seresin
Seresin Estate Leah , 2016 – 35
Seresin Estate Rachel, 2014 – 50
Seresin Estate OSIP , 2016 – 30

Te Whare Ra
Te Whare Ra TWR, 2016 – 50
Te Whare Ra Single Vineyard 5182, 2015 – 75
Te Whare Ra SV Clayvin, 2016 – 75

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

Saint Clair Family Wines
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

NORTH CANTERBURY

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 Waipara, 2017 – 20
Waipara, 2014 – 25
Rata, 2015 – 35
Omihi Rise, 2012 – 33

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

CENTRAL OTAGO

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

Akitu
Akitu A1 Black Label, 2016 – 60
Akitu A2 White Label, 2016 – 40

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

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 Single Vineyard Ghost Town, 2016 – 75

Nanny Goat
Nanny Goat Vineyard, 2017 – 35
Nanny Goat Vineyard Super Nanny, 2017 – 55

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

Rockburn
Stolen Kiss Rosé, 2018 – 30.5
Rockburn, 2016 – 49.99
Devil’s Staircase, 2018 – 29.99
Rockburn ‘The Art’, 2016 – 99

Valli
Valli Gibbston Vineyard, 2016 – 69
Valli Bannockburn Vineyard, 2016 – 69
Valli Bendigo Vineyard, 2016 – 69
Valli Waitaki Vineyard, 2016 – 69

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

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

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