• Sun

    BBQ – Derek’s place

    4:00 pm to late

    Venue: Derek’s place (see email for details)
    No Charge event
    BYO wine
    Food Your committee arrange the meat and salmon, and we ask participants to contribute by providing a salad or dessert, this should be sufficient for about eight people. This year we would ask that if your street address has an odd number, that you provide a dessert; and an even number, a salad.

    We have noted in recent years that newer members have not always attended this event.  I encourage you to do so. The weather does not matter, the venue has covered outdoor areas to suit any occasion, including rain. The BBQ is a great opportunity to mix and mingle so please think seriously about attending.

    Anne asks you to bring any screw caps along that you have been collecting over the holiday period. 

  • Wed

    Tasting - Maison Noire, Hawkes Bay

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 - Directions 
    Entry fee: Members $12 Guests $16
    Presenter: Guillaume Thomas & Esther Smith
    Pay on the night or ahead of time: Payment advice

    Wines to be presented:

    2018 Maison Noire Rosé
    2019 Maison Noire Arneis
    2015 Maison Noire Sauvignon Blanc
    2018 Maison Noire Chardonnay
    2015 Maison Noire Cabernet Franc
    2016 Maison Noire Cabernet Merlot
    2016 Maison Noire Syrah

    Maison Noire is a small vineyard on the Waimarama Road, looking out to sea and surrounded by rolling hills. French winemaker Guillaume, along with NZ born wife Esther, have joined together to present a range of truly boutique wines from Hawkes Bay.

    They Grow Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. Soils at the site are rich and black with a clay base, sloping gently towards the coast. Due to the small size of their vineyard, they also source grapes from various growers in Hawkes Bay. This region has an amazing number of microclimates and terroirs, each of them giving unique characters to the different grape varieties that are grown here.

    You will be able to order wines and pay on the night using Visa or Eftpos. It will be like going to France without the long flight.

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.