We're thrilled to continue our Winemaker's Dinner Series in 2021! Join us as we showcase an all-star line-up of New Zealand wines alongside the people who are passionate about creating them.
We'll begin the 2021 season with a POP! as we invite two-time New Zealand Winemaker of the Year, Rudi Bauer from Quartz Reef, to the Lodge on Saturday, 30 January. Rudi is a far-sighted pioneer of the Central Otago wine region and one of the most charismatic vintners in the country.
Plan on a night as delicious as it is entertaining as Rudi presents his award-winning, biodynamic wines from Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate with his wickedly dry Austrian-Kiwi humour. Meanwhile, guests will enjoy a sensational multi-course dinner designed by Otahuna’s celebrated Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre.
Included in the tariff are:
- 6:30PM arrival with wine and canapés served in the Lodge’s Drawing Room and Entry Hall
- An exquisite 4-course degustation dinner, designed to complement the extraordinary wines of Quartz Reef, and served in the Ballroom
- A curated selection of Quartz Reef's leading vintages
- Tea and coffee
For those who act fast, the first bookings for this evening enjoy the option of an indulgent overnight stay--inclusive of breakfast the following morning--for the additional, preferential rate of $950 (GST inclusive). ($1450 total cost double occupancy for the event.)
More than just a dazzling evening, this event will be sure to provide wine lovers with an incredible chance to sample some of Central Otago’s finest wines alongside the very best in New Zealand cuisine.