This is the third 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.
Hawkshead Wines Vineyard Tour & Tasting
Hosted by Winemaker Dean Shaw & owners Denis Marshall & Ulrike Kurenbach
2pm meet at Kinross Winery, 1km walk to Hawkshead vineyard.
Enjoy a chance to connect your favourite wine to its point of origin with this exclusive private vineyard tour, situated on a stunning terrace tucked away above Kinross in Gibbston. You’ll get a chance to walk amongst the vines, learn about the organic viticultural techniques used to create their stunning wine. You’ll hear the story of how the brand Hawkshead came about, and its deep connection with wildlife and conservation in New Zealand. You’ll also get to know better its impressive owners, ex-Minister of Conservation Denis Marshall and sommelier and incredible baker Ulrike Kurenbach, who will host a generous afternoon tea and tasting in their home. A fascinating afternoon for all those interested in the ‘farming’ side of our industry and keen conservationists.
Tickets: $50 per person
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 or dinner ticket prices as this is a special event, but do apply for all other accommodation, food, wine purchased over this time.