Neudorf Moutere 2017 Albarino and 2016 Dry Riesling
Cielito 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Sopra Sasso Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2014
Stone Paddock 2017 Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc, and 2016 Chardonnay
Old House Vineyards 2017 Sauvignon and ‘Kaho’, and 2016 Pinot Noir
Elephant Hill 2017 Rosé, 2016 Le Phant Blanc and 2015 ‘Reserve’ Merlot Malbec and Syrah
Wrights 2017 Gisborne and 2016 ‘Reserve’ Chardonnays and 2017 Natural Wine Co. Pinot Noir
Haha Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2017
Terrace Edge 2016 ‘Classic’ and 2017 ‘Liquid Geography’ Rieslings
SOHO 2016 ‘Havana’ and McQueen’ Pinot Noirs
Rockburn 2016 ‘Estate’, ‘Seven Barrels’ and ‘The Art’ Pinot Noirs
Tiki ‘Estate’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2016
Fern Ridge Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Cross Hares ‘Ahuriri Run’ Canterbury Pinot Gris 2016
te Pa 2017 Rosé and White, and 2016 ‘Oke’ and Pinot Noir Releases
Ruru Central Otago Gewurztraminer 2017
Tankersley Estate Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
Misha’s Vineyard New Sauvignon, Riesling Pinot Gris Gewurztraminer Pinot Noir and ‘Cadenza’ Releases
Greystone Omihi North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016
Framingham ‘Nobody’s Hero’ Pinot Noir 2017
Calabria 2017 ‘Whistling Duck’ and 2016 ‘Three Bridges’ Shirazes
Johanneshof 2017 ‘Maybern’ Pinot Nor Rosé and Pinot Gris
PR Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016
Waitapu Estate ‘Reef View’ 2016 and 2015 Syrah
Kumeu River Cremant, 2016 Pinot Gris and Chardonnays, and 2015 Pinot Noir
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Wine Focused Events of Note

North Canterbury Wine and Food Festival 2018
10.30 am to 6500 pm, Sunday 11 March 2018
The Glenmark Domain, Corner of Church Road and Glenmark Drive, Waipara
Cost: $30.00 General Admission Tickets, $15.00 Sober Driver Tickets
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Billed as "the coolest little wine festival in the country”, this must offer one of the most comprehensive line-ups of wine and food exhibitors for any festival. Having participated in ‘Forage North Canterbury 2018’ in January, I can vouch for the diversity and quality of the wines and produce emanating from this region. This will be a great opportunity of experiencing what the North Canterbury district offers.

There are 35 wine and beer producers pouring their beverages. These include the well-known ones such as Black Estate, Greystone, Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills and Brew Moon. But also many less well-known labels such as Harris Estate, Small Theory, Straight 8 Winery and Valmont Wines. There are 25 food exhibitors, including Pic’s Peanut Butter, Maison de Crepes, The Whitebait People, Fritz Wiener, Herbs Gourmet and Kaikoura Cheese. There will be four non-alcoholic suppliers on hand too.

One of the features of the festival is the ‘Talk Tent’ presented by Lincoln University hosting discussions by duos of wine producers with chefs and food producers. There will be plenty of family entertainment and live music, this year featuring ‘The Eastern’.

For more information, visit the detailed website by clicking here. It advises on transport options and accommodation in the region.


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