Welcome to the fifth recurrence of New Zealand’s premier Pinot Noir event, Pinot Noir NZ 2013.
We invite obsessive pinotphiles from all over the globe to join us for four days of exploration, heated debate and just plain good Pinot. Situated hundreds of kilometres apart, we put our five Pinot producing regions under the microscope to demonstrate their unique characteristics, their winemakers and their wines.112 wineries across our regions will offer over 300 wines for tasting and savouring alongside the wild foods of New Zealand.
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What is Pinot Noir NZ 2013?
In 2001 Kiwi winemakers decided to throw back the covers and show the world why their Pinot Noir was special.
It was the birth of an event which has been lauded for its style and excellence - the stunning tasting of more than 100 top New Zealand Pinots, the very best Pacific food, classic Kiwi entertainment and all on the waterfront of the capital city of Wellington.
Four successful events later, Pinot Noir NZ continues to be internationally relevant and cutting edge, attracting world renowned wine commentators and winemakers.
This event will bring the people who grow and make the wine in from the field to talk about regionality, and challenge your thoughts on everything from agricultural methods, natural winemaking, stylistic preferences and the future of Pinot Noir.
Dubbed as the "fresh thinking" event, Pinot Noir NZ digs deeper into New Zealand's five Pinot producing regions, bringing the latest developments from the grass roots level. Learn of new innovations direct from the winemakers as they make available over 300 wines to be tasted and reviewed. Freestyle forums allow for uncensored opinions to be heard on the fastest growing wine story of the 21st Century.
Guest speakers offer fresh opinions on the latest international thinking about Pinot. At previous events speakers have included Jancis Robinson MW, Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW, Allen Meadows, Claude Bourguignon, Andrew Caillard MW and more.
Pinot Noir NZ pushes Pinot to the limit, testing whether Pinot really is one of the most versatile red grape varieties to match with food. Both the wild and the raw are explored as guests are offered the freshest cuisine from the welcome party to the final gala dinner.
The Pinot story in New Zealand is continuing to develop at pace. Pinot Noir NZ is the place to be to keep ahead of the game.