The first event of our 2022 Kinross Harvest Celebration - an annual event in Gibbston, Queenstown that celebrates the close of the wine industry's busiest time of year - the grape harvest. This festival brings together a range of events to celebrate the magic of the world of wine and the fine humans who spend their lives crafting and creating liquid gold.
Gibbston Vintage Wine Tasting
Hosted by Alan Brady, Christopher Keys & Timbo Deaker
5pm doors open, 5:30pm start
Willow Room, Kinross Winery
Gibbston as a wine region punches well above its weight on the global scale, with wines grown within 5kms of each other taking out the International Wine Challenge NZ Best Red Wine Trophy for the last two years. Join us as we sample some iconic wines from the length of the valley and learn about how the interconnectedness of the wine growers and makers have collectively built the 40 year legacy.
We’ll be joined by some of our region's finest winemakers, viticulturists and locals who have added their own mark and together enjoy some beautiful wines both aged and current vintage, which we feel are true representations of site. We'll also toss around some of the key issues facing our valley, distill some of the myths about winemaking here and chat about the quest for gaining GI status for this unique region.
This tasting is all about putting our individual brands aside, and discussing as a community the strengths and challenges of our cool climate, high altitude, spectacular home.
Ticket Option 1: $119pp
Includes: 1.5 hour Tasting and discussion session tasting 6 vintage Gibbston wines, followed by Two course a la carte dinner with wine matches
Ticket Option 2: $50 – Tasting only
Accommodation is available on site at our cosy vineyard cottages - please let us know if you would like to stay and enjoy the full Kinross experience.
Wine Club member discounts do not apply to tasting and dinner ticket prices as this is a special event, but do apply for all other accommodation, food, wine purchased over this time.