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The Chardonnay Affair Long White Lunch: CANCELLED

The Chardonnay Affair Long White Lunch: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Fri 22 May ’20, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 23 May ’20, 12:00pm – 5:00pm


The Black House, 72 Winifred Street, Wainui Beach, Gisborne



The event is currently sold out but if you'd like to be added to the waitlist please email

Join us for this long lunch as we mingle with Gisborne’s finest Chardonnays overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean on The Black House property. Guests will enjoy the best local produce and kaimoana from our shores dished up by Marina Restaurant’s French chef, Stephane Dussau.

Wine writer and Chardonnay adorer MermaidMary will be the MC for this year's long lunch held at The Black House. Best known for her weekly radio slot on MagicTalk radio as well as writing for Cuisine Magazine and New Zealand House and Garden, Mary is a fun and engaging MC and looks forward to hosting what promises to be another remarkable event in a truly unique location.

You will also be entertained throughout the afternoon by two Tairawhiti originals, passionate singer Mere Tokorahi Boynton whose desire is to sing in te reo Māori and soulful singer/songwriter Ariana Henare. While Mere and Ariana perform, you relax and enjoy the beautiful ocean views while dining and lounging on the gorgeous loungers by Flock Events.

Friday 22 May 2020 - SOLD OUT
Saturday 23 May 2020 - Tickets available

Dress – to impress in white to match our famous Chardonnays!

Ticket includes bubbles on arrival, 5-course lunch proudly served by The Marina Restaurant
with five delicious Classic Gisborne Chardonnays, MC MermaidMary and live music all afternoon.

To celebrate International Chardonnay Day, The Gisborne Classic Chardonnay Group, a group formed to promote classic oak barrel fermented and aged Chardonnay, has chosen to host an annual weekend of events (always commencing with International Chardonnay Day) celebrating all things Chardonnay for Gisborne and our visitors.

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