Event information

  • Wed

    Tasting - Summer Romance - a love affair with wine

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 - Directions 
    Entry fee: Members $10, Guests $14
    Presenter: Your Committee

    Our summer has been truly magnificent this year and as our February tasting coincidently falls on Valentine’s Day we have decided on a format that encompasses all these elements, i.e. Summer, Wine, and Romance. In short, “a love affair with wine”.

    Wine and romance: They often go hand in hand. From fancy Valentine's Day dinner reservations to something a little simpler like wine and roses, or pairing a round of chocolate with a classy glass of vino, Cupid claims some serious turf when it comes to wine for your Valentine. Maybe it's the anticipation of soon exchanging summer weather for the cooler days of autumn, the easy-going food pairing versatility, or even simply the colour, but rosé wines (with and without bubbles) often top the list of best Valentine's Day wine finds. Sweeter styles, from red-themed sparkling Italian dessert wines to Portugal's best-fortified wines, also tend to make their mark on Valentine's Day wine
    selections. Make sure you find the perfect bottle to toast your love.

    Our selection is likely to feature something along the lines as set out below. There may be minor changes. It includes bubbles, rosés, and aromatic whites. 

    • Quaffer – Pol Remy - Wayne
    • Aotea Sparkling Wine – Wayne
    • Landsdowne Pinot Gris – Robin
    • Spy Valley Gewürztraminer – Anne
    • Fickle Mistress Pinot Rose – Murray
    • Clearview Blush – Jenny
    • Dorrien Estate Lockwood Smith Sparkling Shiraz - Steve

    As with lots of things in life, there are back stories to most of the wines to be tasted. I know your presenters will enjoy telling you about them as you rekindle your love affair with the wine in your tasting glass. And fear not, this is not the “Last of the Summer Wine”


See all past club events dating from February 1985.

Member prize draw

whenAt each meeting, there is a members’ prize draw, but you must be present to win. We also have a raffle draw each tasting with the prize of a bottle of wine. Purchase your tickets at the door and be in to win.

Drinking and driving

Members will be aware of the lowering of drink/drive limits from December 2014. If unsure read the Land Transport Amendment Act (no 2) 2014. We ask members to be conscious of these limits. For those driving, water and some food are provided or think about a designated driver, taxi, uber or dial-a-driver to get you home safely.

Wine bottle screw caps

Anne is collecting them to give to the Lions organised Kan Tabs for Kids. No food lids or beer tops, please. Save and bring them to the next monthly meeting.