Event information

  • Wed

    Tasting - Introducing Rhone Valley South

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 - Directions 
    Entry fee: Members $18, Guests $22
    Presenter:  Alexandre Patenotte – Wellington Representative

    Just imagine, you are sitting on the deck of a rather nice river cruising boat in the Southern Rhone area. The day has a balmy warmth. Vineyards tumble down to the water’s edge. The aromas of good French wine, gorgeous cheeses and some French bread waft in the air. Peace, contentment and a sense of well being are evident. See photo page 4.

    Well, forget the boat, and the balmy warmth, but maybe this tasting can capture some of the feeling that we all think of as France. Presenting will be Alexandre Patenotte, the Wellington representative for Maison Vauron. The regional accent will be on the southern Rhone Valley and naturally, we will be tasting good wines with some cheese matches. Maison Vauron has New Zealand’s largest selection of fine French cheeses and matching them to some fine French wines heralds a night to remember

    Vin et Fromage

    • 2017 Les Grandes Vignes Cotes du Rhône Blanc 
    • 2016 St Francois Xavier Cotes du Rhône - Fromage Brie de Meaux
    • 2015 Lafond Lirac Rouge
    • 2015 Beauvaquière Vacqueyras - Fromage Morbier Rivoire
    • 2015 Clos des Cazaux Gigondas
    • 2014 Pegau Châteauneuf du Pape - Fromage Comte 24m
    • 2016 Beaumalric Muscat Beaumes de Venise - Fromage Bleu d’Auvergne


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.