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  • Wed

    Tasting - Confidant Wines

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 - Directions 
    Entry fee: Members $15 Guests $18
    Presenter: Victor Kattenbelt

    If you are interested in doing more reading see Casa Santos Lima winery. The wines for the evening are:

    • A Portuguese bubble – Casa Santos Bruto [NV] to begin the evening
    • 2018 Galodoro Rose
    • 2016 VK Gewurztraminer (NZ)
    • 2018 Linden Estate Chardonnay (NZ)
    • Then an array of 4 unique Portuguese reds:
      • 2017 Bons Ventos
      • 2017 Confidencial Red
      • 2018 Valcatrina
      • and to finish a superb Alicante Bouschet premium red
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Cost to members

We try to keep the cost to members as affordable as possible. Our subscriptions are $25/year, and our door charge is between $10 to $20 each event, depending on the support offered by the presenters which cover the cost of wines we are tasting on the night, light supper, room hire & presenter gifts.


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By Walt Dickson. First published in Wairarapa Lifestyle Magazine, Winter 2020. Contrary to what the name might suggest, The Flying Winemaker doesn’t own a plane, nor does he hold a pilot’s licence. But there is sincerity in Eddie McDougall’s moniker, yes, he does literally jet in to make the wine. Born in Hong Kong, based …


Want to join us at one of our tastings? We are at the Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 – Directions.

If you have questions, photos, stories – humorous or recent experiences, like to suggest a club night theme or present your wines, really anything wine, we would appreciate hearing from you.

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