Past events

Below are the past club events dating from February 1985.

Regular events include a BBQ in January, AGM in May, and mid-winter and Christmas dinners at a Wellington restaurant each year.

JuneTasting – The Crater Rim, Waipara –  Lyn Timms2017 Waipara Sauvignon Blanc
2018 From the Ashes Riesling
2019 From the Ashes Pinot Gris
2019 Waipara Viognier
2018 Waipara Chardonnay
2019 Waipara Rosé
2019 From the Ashes Pinot Noir
2015 Banks “Rata” Pinot Noir
MayPostponed due to COVID 19
AprilPostponed due to COVID 19
MarchPostponed due to COVID 19
FebruaryTasting – Maison Noire, Hawkes Bay – Guillaume Thomas & Esther Smith2018 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
JanuaryBBQ – Derek’s place
2019DecemberEnd of year dinner – Cashmere Lounge, Khandallah
NovemberTasting – South American Wine & Food Matchings – Cenna Lloyd – Negociants2018 Vina Aquitina Rose [Chile]
2018 Casa Marin Cartagena Sauvignon Blanc [Chile]
w/ South American Ceviche
2018 Tilia Mendoza Chardonnay [Argentina]
w/ Bolinhos de Chuva (Brazilian cinnamon ‘raindrop’ doughnuts)
2018 Alamos Malbec [Argentina]
w/ Tortas Fritas (Argentinian fry bread)
2015 Catena Alta Malbec [Argentina]
w/ Bocaditos de chorizo de vino tin to (Red wine chorizo bites)
2012 Queulat Cabernet Sauvignon [Chile]
w/ Kibe (Brazilian beef croquettes)
2014 Queulat Carménère [Chile]
w/ Filete con sala chimichurri (Steak with a chimichurri sauce)
OctoberTasting – Celebrating RWC 2019, Keith Tibble – EuroVintage
SeptemberTasting – Central Otago Wines, Cenna Lloyd from Negociants2018 Two Paddocks’ Single Vineyard Pinot Rose
2017 Misha’s Cantata Pinot Noir
2018 Two Paddocks’ Pinot Noir
2017 Two Paddocks’ Riesling
2015 Misha’s Limelight Riesling
2019 Misha’s Dress Circle Pinot Gris
2018 Misha’s The Cadenza Late Harvest Gewürztraminer
AugustTasting – Waimea Estates, Odessa Clayton – Booster Wine Group2018 Waimea Gewurztraminer
2017 Waimea Riesling
2017 Waimea Pinot Rose
2016 Waimea Chardonnay
2016 Waimea Pinot Noir
2017 Waimea Cabernet Franc Syrah
JulyMid-year dinner – Trade Kitchen
JuneTasting – A taste of Europe, CoLab – Simon BellAlpha Domus Collection Sauvignon Blanc, NZ
Vivanco White Rioja, Spain
Guerrieri Rizzardi Pinot Grigio IGP Veneto, Italy
Domaine Dupre Bourgogne Chardonnay, France
Vivanco Rioja Crianza, Spain
Vivanco Rioja Reserva, Spain
Chateau Mauciol Cotes du Rhone Villages Red, France
AprilTasting – Top drops under $25 –  Joelle Thomson2009 Forrest The Valleys Riesling
Valformosa Cava Classic Brut NV
2015 Main Divide Waipara Riesling
2015 Ulisse Montepulciano, Italy
2015 Crater Rim Waipara Pinot Noir
2016 Alary Gerbaude Cotes du Rhone
2017 San Marzano Il Pumo Primitivo
 MarTasting – Villa Maria – Kirsty Warbrick and Marc Udy2018 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Rose
2018 Villa Maria Reserve Wairua Sauvignon
2018 Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Gris
2016 Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay
2018 Villa Maria Platinum Selection Pinot Noir
2017 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Grenache
2015 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Late Harvest Riesling
FebTasting – Askerne Estate Winery – John Loughlin2018 Askerne Sauv Blanc / Sauv Gris / Semillon
2016 Askerne Reserve Chardonnay
2018 Askerne Viognier
2016 Askerne Gewürztraminer
2015 Askerne Syrah
2015 Askerne Merlot Cab Franc Cab Sauv Malbec
2016 Cabernet Franc
2018 Askerne Dessert Cabernet
JanBBQ – Derek’s place
2018DecDecember dinner – Juniper Gin Bar & Restaurant
NovTasting – Casa Santos Lima – Portugal – Summer Selection – Victor Kattenbelt
OctTasting – Negociants present Yalumba Wines – Cenna Lloyd – Negociants2017/2018 Sangiovese Rose
2017 Organic Chardonnay
2014 Eden Valley Roussanne
2017 Eden Valley Viognier
2017 Old Bush Vine Grenache
2015 Paradox Shiraz
2014 The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
SeptTasting – Introducing Rhone Valley South – Alexandre Patenotte – Wellington Representative2017 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
AugTasting – Clearview – Lisa Clarke,  Account Manager2017 Black Reef Blush
2017 Coastal Gewurztraminer
2017 Beachhead Chardonnay
2017 Reserve Chardonnay
2017 Cape Kidnappers Syrah
2016 Cape Kidnappers Merlot
2016 Enigma
NV Sea Red
JulyMid-year dinner – Saigon Van Grill BarCecilia from Allan Scott
JuneTasting – Unison 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Reserve Chardonnay
2017 Rose
2015 Rocky Red
2012 Reserve Merlot
2013 Classic Red
2013 Syrah
AprilTasting – A Tour of Europe through wine – Simon Bell and Craig O’Connell – Macvine International Andre Delorme Methode BDB (France)
Pazo Cilleiro Albarino (Spain)
Bernard Defaix 2015 Cote de Lechet Chablis (France)
Cantina Terlan Lagrein (Italy)
Dourthe No 1 Rouge (France)
Alpha Zeta “V” Valpolicella Ripaso Superiore (Italy)
1994 Burgermeister Lauer Drohner Hofberger Riesling (Germany)
MarchTasting – Haythornthwaite Wines – Mark Hawthornewaite 2017 Haythornthwaite Pinot Rose – Jennifer
2012 Haythornthwaite Pinot Gris – Ursula
2012 Haythornthwaite Dry Gewurztraminer – Emma
2012 Haythornthwaite Gewurztraminer – Susan
2012 Haythornthwaite Pinot Noir – Catherine
2013 Haythornthwaite Reserve Pinot Noir – Beverley
2013 Haythornthwaite Auslese Gewurztraminer – Pamela
FebruaryTasting – Summer Romance – a love affair with wine – Your CommitteeQuaffer – 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
JanuarySummer BBQ 2018
2017DecemberEnd of year dinner – Cashmere Lounge
NovemberTasting – Spanish Fiesta – Keith Tibble, Eurovintage
October Tasting – Stonecroft – Andria Monin 2017 Rose as a Quaffer; 2016 Viognier
2016 Chardonnay
2015 Serine Syrah
2014 Ruhanui
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Late Harvest Gewürztraminer
SeptemberTasting – What age can do for wine? – Wayne Kennedy supported by John Saker 1994 UK – Southacre Muller Thurgau & Madeleine Angevine
1996 UK – St Annes Schonberger/Wurzer
1974 McWilliams Napier Pinot Chardonnay
1980 McWilliams Napier Pinot Chardonnay
1990 McWilliams Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Chardonnay [Aus]
1975 McWilliams Napier Cabernet Sauvignon
1994 Leconfield Coonawara Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
1986 Matua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1985 -95? Mystery Double Magnum/Jeroboam from Chris Pask
 AugustTasting – Seifrieds of Nelson – Anna Seifried and Wellington representative Sandra Collins 2017 Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc (pre-release)
2016 Seifried Nelson Gewürztraminer
2016 Seifried Nelson Würzer
2015 Seifried Winemakers Collection Barrique Fermented Chardonnay
2015 Seifried Nelson Pinot Noir
2014 Seifried Nelson Zweigelt
2016 Seifried Winemakers Collection Sweet Agnes Riesling
JulyMid year dinner – Bistro 52
JuneTasting – Giesens/Peter  Lehman, Richard MacDonaldOrganic Sauvignon Bland (as the quaffer)
Giesen Rose (Hawke’s Bay Merlot based)
The Brothers Gewurtztraminer (Trophy Champion at 2017 Royal Easter Wine Show for the 2014 vintage)
The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay
The Brother Pinot Noir
Peter Lehman H&V Shiraz
Peter Lehman 8 Songs Shiraz
AprilAction-packed Trivia, Quiz & Wine, The Quiz Team
MarchTasting – Ata Rangi, Keith Tibble2016 Lismore Pinot Gris (Conversational wine)
2015 Petrie Chardonnay
2015 Craighall Chardonnay
2015 Crimson Pinot Noir
2014 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir
2013 McCrone Pinot Noir
2016 Kahu Botrytis Riesling
FebruaryTasting – Rosé evening – Maison Vauron, Will Brunel-Morvan2015 Fazi Corsica Rosé
2015 Embruns Sable de Camargue Rosé
2015 Miradou Cotes de Provence Rosé
2015 Château de Fesles Anjou Rosé
2015 Prieuré de Montezargues Tavel
The Hunters (Pinot based)
Hawkes Bay Estate (merlot)
JanuarySummer BBQ 2017
2016DecemberXmas dinner – MUSE
NovemberCangrande – Italy’s finest, Michele MaraiMarconi – Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi DOC
Le Marchesine – Franciacorta Brut DOCG
Le Marchesine – Franciacorta Satén Brut DOCG
Bortolomiol – Filanda Rosé Prosecco
Beer – Mastino Altaluna
CignoMoro – Primitivo di Manduria DOC
Donnafugata – Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé
OctoberTasting – Hunter’s, Jane Hunter2016 Hunter’s Pinot Gris
2012 Hunter’s Riesling
2015 Hunter’s Chardonnay
2016 Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Hunter’s Rose
2014 Hunter’s Pinot Noir
2014 Hunter’s Hukapapa Dessert Riesling
SeptemberTasting – Squawking Magpie, Gavin Yortt2016 PINK Rose
2015 The Chatterer Chardonnay
2015 Counting Crows Chardonnay
2014 The Chatterer Syrah
2014 The Gravels Syrah
2013 The Nest Merlot
2013 Stoned Crow Syrah
AugustTasting – Elderton Wines2015 Serafino Fiano – McLaren Vale
2015 Pikes Tradition Riesling – Clare Valley
Elderton E Series Shiraz-Cabernet – Barossa
2014 Elderton Altitude Cabernet Sauvignon – Eden Valley
2013 Elderton Greenock Two Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvèdre (Dry grown old vine western Barossa)
2013 Elderton GTS (Grand Tourer) Shiraz (Dry grown/old vine home block valley floor Nuriootpa)
JulyMid-year Dinner – Logan Brown
JuneTasting – Foxes Island Wines, John Belsham2014 FOX Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Foxes Island Dry Riesling
2014 Foxes Island Sur Lie Aged Sauvignon Blanc (new release)
2012 Foxes Island Icon La Lapine white
2011 Foxes Island Chardonnay
2014 FOX Pinot Noir
2009 Foxes Island Pinot Noir
AprilTasting – Pegasus Bay, Waipara Valley,  Ed Donaldson2013 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/Semillon
2014 Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Riesling
2014 Pegasus Bay Riesling
2014 Main Divide Chardonnay
2012 Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir
2012 Pegasus Bay Merlot/Cabernet
2011 Pegasus Bay Finale
MarchTasting review – Wines of ArgentinaLa Consulta Reserva Torrontes
La Consulta Reserva Malbec
2013 Montechez Reserva Chardonnay
2013 Alta Vista Premium Torrontes
2014 Serbal Malbec Rose
2013 La Celia Pioneer Malbec
2012 Montechez Reserva Malbec
2012 Montechez Limited Edition Cabernet Franc
FebruaryArtisan Winegrowers of Central Otago, Roberta Manell Montero, Errero
2015DecemberDinner review – 1841 Bar and Restaurant
NovemberTasting review – A MacVine Christmas, Michael Jemison 2013 Ca Di Rajo Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG Millesimato Extra Dry
Yerring Station Yarrabank Cuvee
Andre Delorme Terroir d’Exception Blanc de Blanc NV
2013 Kerpen Riesling Kabinett
Dumangin Brut Le Rosé Premium Cru NV
2003 Dumangin Premier Cru Vintage Champagne
2011 Clark Estate Noble Pinot Gris
OctoberMan-O-War, Waiheke, Ben Coles2013 Gravestone Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
2014 Valhalla Chardonnay
2015 Exiled Pinot Gris
2015 Pinque Rose
2011 Dreadnought Syrah
2012 Man O’ War Merlot Cabernet Malbec
2010 Ironclad Bordeaux blend
SeptemberCraggy Range – Sept 2015 – Looking Back, Michael Bancks2015 Gimblett Gravels Rose
2014 Craggy Range Te Muna Riesling
2014 Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Craggy Range Kidnappers Chardonnay
2013 Craggy Range Aroha
2013 Craggy Range Le Sol
2013 Craggy Range Sophia
AugustTasting review – Gladstone Vineyard, Christine Kernohan2014 12,000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc
2014 Gladstone Vineyard Viognier
2013 Gladstone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
2014 12,000 Miles Pinot Gris
2014 Gladstone Vineyard Rose
2013 12,000 Miles Pinot Noir
2011 Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Noir
JulyMid-year dinner – WelTec Training Restaurant and review
JuneJune tasting – Taylors, Dan Baldock2014 Brown Brothers Moscato/Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Taylors Estate Riesling
2013 80 Acres Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Merlot
2013 80 Acres Estate Shiraz
2013 Taylors Jaraman Shiraz
2013 Taylors Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Taylors St Andrews Shiraz
AprilTasting – Ohau Wines – April 2015, Chris Morgan2014 Woven Stone Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Ohau Gravels Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
2014 Woven Stone Rose
2014 Woven Stone Pinot Gris
2014 Ohau Gravels Pinot Gris
2011 Single Vineyard Pinot Gris
2014 Woven Stone Pinot Noir
MarchLooking Back – Journey to the Cellar – March 20152012 Waimea Sauvignon Blanc
Haythornthwaite Rose
2010 Esk Valley Chenin Blanc
2010 Esk Valley Verdelho
2010 Shot in the Dark Cab Sav/Shiraz
2006 Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz
2012 Alpha Domus Barnstormer Syrah
FebruaryAsh Ridge Wines – Feb 2015, Simon Bell2014 Ash Ridge Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Ash Ridge Chardonnay
2013 Ash Ridge Viognier
2013 Ash Ridge Vintners Reserve Chardonnay
2014 Ash Ridge Rosé
2013 Ash Ridge Syrah
2013 Ash Ridge Vintners Reserve “The Blend”
JanuaryLooking Forward – Jan 2015 – BBQ
2014DecemberDecember Dinner – Strawberry Fare
NovemberBlush, bubbles & stickies – Nov 2014, Mac Macpherson and John Kemble2014 Aronui Single Vineyard Pinot Rose
2014 Rockburn Stolen Kiss Pinot Noir Rosé
Bubbles by Lobetia
Squawking Magpie SQM Blanc de Blanc Brut
Champagne H.Garnier and Co. Brut NV
Roederer Vintage 2007
Buller Fine Old Muscat
Valdespino Pedro Ximenez El Candado
OctoberVilla Maria Estate, Jono Hamlet, Manager and Viticulturist, Joseph Soler Vineyard2011 Private Bin Organic Gewürztraminer
2013 Private Bin Organic Merlot
2013 Cellar Selection Organic Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Cellar Selection Organic Merlot
2012 Single Vineyard Ihumatao Organic Verdelho
2013 Single Vineyard Templar Sauvignon Blanc
SeptemberRM (Rod MacDonald) Wines, Jase Pearce2014 Quarter Acre Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Te Awanga Pinot Gris
2013 Quarter Acre Viognier
2013 Quarter Acre Chardonnay
2012 Blanket Hills Syrah
2011 Te Awanga Syrah
2011 Rod McDonald Trademark Syrah
AugustA Taste of Italy with Cangrande, Michele and Carlo MaraiProsecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG – Bortolomiol (Veneto)
Pinot Grigio DOC – Masut da Rive (Friuli – Venezia Giulia)
Soave Superiore DOC “Monte Sella” – Le Mandolare (Veneto)
Negroamaro del Salento IGT – Cignomoro (Puglia)
Nebbiolo Langhe DOC – San Biagio (Piemonte)
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC – Caterina Zardini (Veneto)
‘Il Fortificato’, a fortified red wine based on Recioto della Valpolicella – Giuseppe Campagnola (Veneto)
JulyJuly dinner – Cuba St Bistro
JuneMoana Park, Dan Barker2013 “Crush Pad” Riesling
2012 Viognier
2013 Chardonnay
2013 Gimblett Syrah from their “Estate” series
2012 “Reserve” Chardonnay
2013 Gimblett Syrah
2011 Botrytis Chardonnay
MayAGM & Wooing Tree, Steve Farquharson2013 Wooing Tree Blondie
2013 Wooing Tree Rose
2012 Wooing Tree Chardonnay
2013 Wooing Tree Beetle Juice
2010 Wooing Tree Pinot Noir
2009 Wooing Sandstorm Reserve
2012 Wooing Tree Tickled Pink
AprilPenfolds Bin release: April 2014, Dan Baldock, TWE Global2008 Trinity Hill Chardonnay/Viognier
2012 Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon
2000 and 2012 Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz
2003 and 2012 Bin 138 Barossa GMS
2002 and 2011 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
MarchAlpha Domus: March 2014, Paul Ham2012 The Pilot Sauvignon Blanc
2012 The Wingwalker Viognier
2012 AD Chardonnay
2012 The Pilot Merlot
2011 The Navigator
2012 The Barnstormer Syrah
2011 AD Noble Selection – 375ml
FebruaryWrights Vineyard (Gisborne), Geoff Wright2010 Wrights Entity Methode Traditionnelle
2013 TNWC Sauvignon Blanc
2013 TNWC Pinot Gris
2011 Wrights Reserve Chardonnay
2012 Wrights Gewurztraminer
2013 TNWC Merlot
2013 Wrights Reserve Syrah
2013 Wrights Verjuice
Olive Oil
JanuaryNew Year BBQ – Jan 2014
2013DecemberChristmas Dinner 2013: Cuba Street Bistro
NovemberTasting – Festive joy with Advintage, Mac Macpherson and John KembleVeuve d’Argent Methode Bur NV
2013 Lake Chalice Pinot Rose
2012 Te Whare Ra Toru
2012 Squawking Magpie The Stolen Chalice Reserve Chardonnay
2012 Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone
2011 Two Gates Syrah
Champagne Lanvin Brut NV
Champagne Taittinger Brut NV
OctoberGrant Burge, Keith Tibble, Eurovintage2007 Te Mata Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Grant Burge Benchmark Shiraz
2010 Grant Burge Miamba Shiraz
2011 Grant Burge Filsell (Shiraz)
2010 Grant Burge Cameron Vale (Cabernet Sauvignon)
2010 Grant Burge The Holy Trinity G.S.M (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre)
Grant Burge Aged Tawny
SeptemberAromatic Evening with Macvine, David Hughes2011 Clark Estate Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Forrest Chenin Blanc
2011 Alpha Zeta Pinot Grigio
2012 Forrest Pinot Gris
2012 West Brook Gewurztraminer
2011 Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
2011 Clark Estate Noble Pinot Gris
AugustBrookfields Vineyard, Peter Robertson2013 Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Robertson Pinot Gris
2012 Bergman Chardonnay
2012 Back Block Syrah
2012 Burnfoot Merlot
2012 Ohiti Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Sun Dried Malbec
2012 Indulgence sticky
JulyMid-year dinner @ La Cloche
JuneTrivia, Quiz & Wine2007 Josmeyer Pinot Gris [Alsace]
20011 Villa Maria Viognier Cellar Selection
2011 The Milton Te Arai Chenin Blanc
2011 Twisted Old Vine Zinfandel [California]
2011 Chateau Roustaing Bordeaux [France]
2011 Waipipi Henry Pinot Noir
AprilEaster Show Tasting, The Committee2012 Desert Heart Magic Moments Rosé (Anne)
2012 Coopers Creek SV Gisborne Albariño ‘Bell-Ringer’ (Cecilia)
2012 Brancott Estate Special Reserve Pinot Gris (Murray)
2011 The Kings Bastard Chardonnay (Wayne)
2011 Wooing Tree Beetle Juice Pinot Noir Robin)
2010 Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot (Jenny)
2011 Te Awanga Estate Syrah (Steve)
MarchLansdowne and Bijou Estates, Derek Hagar, Lansdowne Estate & Alex Johnston, Bijou Estate2009 Lansdowne Estate Pinot Gris
2009 Lansdowne Estate Pinot Noir
Bijou Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Bijou Estate Viognier
FebruaryMission Estate Winery, Trevor (Mission Cellar Door)Sparkling Fete
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Reserve Chardonnay
2012 Reserve Pinot Noir
2011 Reserve Syrah
2011 VS Pinot Gris
2012 Reserve Noble Harvest
JanuaryBBQ @ Derek’s place
2012DecemberChristmas Dinner – Hazel Restaurant
NovemberBubbles  with Advintage, John (Mac) Macpherson, AdvintageA French Vin Mousseux
Prosecco Riondo
Quartz Reef Central Otago
Roederer Estate
Champagne Lanvin
Champagne Lombard
Champagne Roederer NV
2007 Champagne Roederer Rosé
OctoberBannock Brae, Catherine Brown2010 Barrel Selection Pinot noir
2002 Barrel Selection Pinot noir
2009 Goldfields Pinot noir
2011 Goldfields Dry Riesling
2002 Goldfields Riesling
2012 Cathy’s Rosé
2012 Marlene’s Grüner Veltliner
SeptemberSouth African Wines, Richard Gooch
AugustWynns Coonawarra Estate, Luke Skeer
JulyMid Year Dinner – Bistro 107
JuneYealands, Mitch Howard & Melissa CarrViolet Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Pinot Gris
2011 Estate Gruner Veltliner
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Pinot Noir
2011 Merlot
2010 Estate Tempranillo
AprilBrown Brothers, Bernie AtkinsZibibbo Rosa – a low-alcohol sparkling pink wine
Pinot Griggio
Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon
Dolcetto & Syrah
Tawny Port
MarchStonecroft, Dermot McCollum
FebSaint Clair Family Estate, Hamish Clark2011 Vicar’s Choice Sauvignon Blanc Bubbles
2011 Marlborough Premium Gruner Veltliner
2011 Pioneer Block 18 Snap Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Marlborough Premium Chardonnay
2011 Marlborough Premium Pinot Noir
2008 Reserve Merlot
2010 Pioneer Block Syrah
JanBBQ @ Derek’s place
2011DecChristmas dinner – Jackson Café and Bistro
NovBubbles, John Forrest
OctWorld Cup Wines, Malcolm M
SeptNeudorf, Judy Finn2010 Brightwood Reisling
2010 Moutere Chardonnay
2010 Nelson Chardonnay
2011 Maggie’s Block Pinot Gris
2009 Moutere Pinot Noir
2009 Tom’s Block Pinot Noir
AugOlssens, Central Otago, Heather McPherson vs.
Murdoch J, Martinborough, Roger Fraser
JulyMid-year dinner
JunEsk Valley, Gordon Russell
AprCo-pilot Distributors
MarMills Reef, Brandon
FebConey Wines
JanBBQ @ Derek’s place
2010DecChristmas Dinner – Beach Babylon
NovChampagne at Glengarry, Phil Rowe
OctQuartz Reef, Rudy Bauer
SepTe Kairanga, Wendy Potts
AugRomanov Port, Lyndon Tamblyn
JulMid-year dinner – The Wellesley Club
JunBald Hills, Blair Hunt
AprKahurangi – Tyrells, Richard Winchester
MarRimu Grove, Patrick Stowe
FebBeautifully Boutique – 36 Bottles + Pohangina
JanBBQ @ Derek’s place
2009DecChristmas Dinner – 3C
NovChampagne at Glengarry, Alan Scott
SepClearview – Tim Turvey
AugForrest Estate – Dr John and Brigid Forrest
JulMid-year dinner – Adams Café & Bistro – Lower Hutt
JunBladen Wines – Dave McDonald
AprBorn in the USA – Mel Ingalls + Wendy Sommers
MarAlsace wines – Jean-Christophe Poizat
FebPegasus Bay – Ed Donaldson
JanBBQ @ Derek’s place
2008DecChristmas Dinner – Café Breton
NovChampagne – Glengarry’s – Phil Rowe
OctRichard Gooch – and now for something different
SepAussie reds – Daniel Blaydock – Fosters
AugKemblefield – John Kemble
JulMid-year dinner – Yangtze Chinese Restaurant
JunSouth American wines – Nicola Belsham
AprEaster Show wines – Raymond Chan
MarAskerne – John Loughlin
FebNevis Bluff – Martin Anderson
JanBBQ @ Derek’s place
2007DecChristmas dinner – Café Breton
NovChampagne – Glengarry’s – Meredith
OctMartinborough – Alexander – Julicher – Martinus
SepCloudy Bay – Kevin Judd
AugTrinity Wines – John Hancock
JulMid-year dinner – Hazels (formally Rinascimento)
JunR. Chan – NZ – Aus – France – Riesling + Syrah
AprBabich Wines – Margaret Gibbs + Paul Cibulskis
MarHawkes’s Bay Gold – with Cecilia – Rick + Terry
FebHaythornthwaite – Mark H. + Susan Andrews
JanBBQ @ Derek’s place
2006DecChristmas dinner – Strawberry Fair
NovSpy Valley
OctItalian Festival – Letizia Columbano Green
SepScenic Cellars – options – Floris Heydenrijk
AugPegasus Bay – Edward Donaldson
JulMid-year dinner – Café Istanbul
JunEaster gold – Warren Hills – Glengarry
AprHighfield Estate – Russell Hooper
MarWishart Estate – Gerald Beach
Feb25th birthday dinner at James Cook Hotel
JanBBQ @ Derek’s place
2005DecChristmas dinner – Thai Panom
NovChampagne – Ryan Sutherland
OctThe Fun of Beer – Wayne Kennedy
SepAllied Dom – Triplebank/ Boundary – S. Allardice
AugSolstone Estate – Bernard +Elizabeth
JulyMid-year dinner – The Village
JuneWinter Warmth – Anne Megget + David Ward
AprChilean Wines – Casas de Maule
MarVilla Maria – Daniel Bridges
FebLooking back 25 years – Malcolm McIntyre
2004FebContemporary French/Aus. – Ryan Sutherland
MarJohn Kemble – Kemblefield + R. Chan – Easter show
AprWhat a bargain! – Richard Gooch
JuneStonecroft Wines – Alan Limmer
JulyMid-year dinner – Strawberry Fare
AugWither Hills Winery – Ben Glover
SepUncommon Reds – A. Evans – Derek – Rick Julian
OctWellington Brewing Co – Clint
NovSalmon + wine – Cecilia/Brian + Ryan Sutherland
DecChristmas dinner – Tinakori Bistro
2003FebSouth Southcorp – Simon Allardice
MarBeer – Wellington Brewery
AprAromatics – Terry – Alan and Warren
JuneEaster gold and silver wines – Alan Evans
JulyMid-year dinner – Rinascimento
AugSouth American wines – Keith Tibble
SepEastern European wines
OctRomariz Co – ports – Lyndon Tamblyn
NovSummer varietals – Southcorp – Simon Allardice
DecChristmas dinner – Rinascimento
2002FebSummer wines – Mary Routledge
MarSeifried Estate – Agnes Seifried
AprGold and Silver wines – Christine Comerford
JuneWines of France – Francoise
JulyMid-year dinner – Sharella Motor Inn
AugHunters – David Pilgrim
SepBrookfields – Peter Robertson
OctGrapes from outside NZ – Raymond Chan
NovVilla Maria wines and Galaxy cheeses
DecChristmas dinner – Timothy’s Restaurant
2001FebChampagne and Port and cake – Grant Jones
MarKemblefields – John Kemble
Apr1998 Aussie Reds – Malcolm McIntyre
JuneEskdale – Kim Salonius
JulyMid-year dinner – Charlies Restaurant
AugAlpha Domus
SepJohanneshof Cellars – Warwick Foley
OctSouth Is. Wines – Hamish Blyth
NovMartinborough wineries – Martin Carrington
DecChristmas dinner – New City
2000FebHunters wines – Dave Pilgrim
MarMontana wines – Paul Williams
AprGold medal wines – Cognoscenti
JuneTrinity Hill – John + Jennifer Hancock
JulyMid-year dinner – The Shamrock Restaurant
AugTour of France – Jean-Christophe Poizat
SepAlana Estate – Ian Smart + Paul Farrell
OctThe wines we all forget – Keith Tibble
NovDare to be different – Malcolm McIntyre
Dec20th anniversary Xmas dinner overseas terminal
1999FebChifney wines – Sue Chifney
MarMills Reef winery – Sheila Anderson
AprSouth African wines – Richard Gooch
JuneThe Two Pinots – Grant Jones
JulyMid-year dinner – Theo’s Greek Taverna
AugGrove Mill – Russell Hooper
SepLintz Estate – Chris Lintz
OctSouth American Fiesta – Grant Jones
NovVintage wines with cheese – Martin Carrington
DecChristmas dinner – Esplanade Seafood Rest.
1998FebGlovers wines – Dave Glover
MarTop 100 challenge – Malcolm McIntyre
AprRhone Ranger – Paul White
JuneEaster show – Raymond Chan
JulyMid-year dinner – Sfuzzi
AugNgatarawa wines – Alwyn Corban
SepThe Chilean Revolution – Warren Thessman
OctCorbans wines and Kapiti cheeses
NovMulti-media wine experience – Alan Evans
DecChristmas dinner – New City Restaurant
1997FebVidal Maria – Shane Dickson
MarNeudorf wines – Tim Finn
AprViticulturist Glenys Hansen – Te Kairanga
JuneMatua Valley – Sara Brady
JulyMid-year dinner – Alfred Coles House
AugBabich wines – John Forgie
SepBrookfields wines – Peter Robertson
OctTe Whare Ra – Allen Hogan
NovTour de France – Jean-Christophe Pozait
DecChristmas dinner – New City Restaurant
1996FebLintz Estate – Chris Lintz
MarCrossroads – Malcolm Reeves
AprRoyal Gold – Michael Heenan
JuneTe Horo – Alistair Pain
JulyMid-year dinner – Varents
AugIberian wine festival – Grant Jones
SepDe Bortoli wines – Paul Romjin
OctDry River wines – Dr Neil McCallum
NovMatawhero wines for cellaring – Dennis Irwin
DecChristmas dinner – Café Lafitte
1995FebAround the Bays – Warren Thessman
MarRegional differences – Kip Kippenberger
AprMontana wines – Greg Williams
JuneGold medals – David Weatherburn
JulyMid-year dinner – Zino’s
AugNZ wines – Simon Law
SepThe Origin of the Species – Raymond Chan
OctNegociants – Reece Warren
NovMorton Estate – Kate Pritchard
Dec15th anniversary/Christmas dinner – Charlies
1994FebRegional differences – Baxter Fagin
MarTe Kairanga wines – Andrew Shakleton
AprThe Italian connection – Brett Newell
JuneVidals – Elise Montgomery
JulyMid-year dinner – Varents
AugGold medals from the Easter show
SepSeifried Estate – Hermann Seifried
OctCorbans wines and Kapiti cheeses
NovLongbush wines – Pip Griffin
DecChristmas dinner – Spaghetti Junction
1993FebMethode Champenoise – John Follas
MarSacred Hill – Mark Mason
AprThe American connection – Bill Barnes
JuneGold medals from the Easter show
JulyMid-year dinner – Frasers Restaurant
AugJacksons Estate – Warwick Stickbury
SepFood and wine compatibility – Grant Jones
OctRongapai wines – Tom van Dam
NovCorbans – Alex Campbell
DecChristmas dinner – Marbles Restaurant
1992FebBack to basics – Dr Ken Kirkpatrick
AprRhone Valley wines – Malcolm McIntyre
JuneCorbans new releases – Alex Campbell
JulyMid-year dinner – Marbles Restaurant
AugUnusual wines – John Follas
SepBlended wines – Grant Jones
OctBabich recent releases – John Forgie
NovMontana – Baxter Fagin
DecChristmas dinner – The Lodge – Pauatahanui
1991FebAir NZ Award medal wines
MarRobard and Butler wines
AprWine judging
JulyMid-year dinner – Zino’s
AugSelaks – Ann Marie Jones
SepNgatawera – Brett Newell + Alwyn Corban
OctTe Whare Ra – Allen Hogan
NovMatawhero wines – Denis Irwin
DecChristmas dinner – Varents
1990FebSauvignon Blancs – Tony Harvey
MarCanterbury vineyards
AprChilean wines
JuneWine options
JulyMid-year dinner – Gnomes Cafe
AugVidals wines – Andrew Shackleton
SepPinot Noir – Alan Evans
OctWeingut Seifried wines
NovMethod Champenoise
DecChristmas dinner – Timothy’s
1989JuneBack to basics – 4 red wines
JulyMid-year dinner – Turnbull House – Creole
AugRhine Rieslings – Andrew Shackleton
Sep½ verses full bottles – Jim Fraser – health dept
OctLate harvest style wines – Gail Adams
DecChristmas dinner – Alliecat
1988FebWine options
MarMontana vintage wines – Wilf Ainsworth
AprCabernet Sauvignon – Phillip Rowe ?????
1987FebN.Z. whites – blind tasting
MarVilla Maria representative
AprRobard and Butler – John Trail
JuneMilton winery – James Milton
JulyMid-year dinner – Allie Cat
AugHawkes Bay cabernets
SepItalian wines – Peter Rumble
OctSelaks wines – Michael Selak
NovO’Reillys’ wines – Sauvignon blanc
DecChristmas dinner – Roxburgh
1986FebJohn Bull wines – Peter Withington
MarOptions game
AprMontana wines
JuneChampagnes – Olivier Clement
JulyMid-year dinner – Frasers
AugPorts – Philip Rowe – Tasman
SepSweet and sticky – Peter Rumble
OctMartinborough vineyards
NovMatua Valley – Bill Spence
DecChristmas dinner – Oriels
1985FebSt. Helena wines
MarMcWilliams wines – Wilf Ainsworth
AprMatawhero wines – blind tasting
JuneGerman wines
JulyMid-year dinner – Frasers
AugRed wines – blind tasting
SepMontana wines
NovCoopers Creek – Mike Bodnar
DecChristmas dinner – Ma Maison