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  • Wed

    Tasting - Waimea Estates

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 - Directions 
    Entry fee: Members $12 Guests $16
    Presenter: Odessa Clayton – Booster Wine Group

    Booster Wine Group are agents for Waimea in the Wellington region. Odessa will represent this Group at the tasting. Established on the Waimea Plains in 1993 by the toil and triumph of two generations of the Bolitho Family - Waimea Estates is one of Nelson's larger producers with over 140 hectares of their own vineyards. While the Bolitho’s sold the business 2017 Waimea’s wines continue to be approachable and offer a breadth of flavours – perfect for pairing with fresh local produce.

    Waimea's export varieties are based on highly awarded Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and over the years Waimea has gathered 150+ Gold Medals and 26 Trophies across nine different wine styles - proving the versatility Waimea and the Nelson region provides.

    Wines to be tasted include:

    • 2018 Waimea Gewurztraminer
    • 2017 Waimea Riesling
    • 2017 Waimea Pinot Rose
    • 2016 Waimea Chardonnay
    • 2016 Waimea Pinot Noir
    • 2017 Waimea Cabernet Franc Syrah
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Membership as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Read our Membership rules
  2. Complete the online membership form or download and complete the print form and bring with you to our next tasting
  3. Join us at our next event.

Try before you buy

We encourage you to join us as a guest including paying the guest price for events before you join. So feel free to attend one or two events to make sure. After that sign-up and well you’ll receive all the benefits of membership.

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, covers the cost of wines we are tasting on the night, light supper, room hire & presenter gifts.

Cellar Club Glasses

In an endeavour to reduce the amount of washing of club glasses, we just wanted to remind all members are expected to bring your own glasses to tastings. We recommend the standard 215ml wine taster glass as shown here. The club will continue to provide glasses for guests and the occasional club member who forgets.

If you wish to purchase 6 of these for $18, please contact Wayne and he will either drop them off to you or bring them to the next tasting. Sadly the suppliers of the glasses no longer provide boxed sets, so you will need to find/provide your own solution for taking them to and from tastings.



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

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