Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration (formerly Hot Red Hawke’s Bay)
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For the first time in 12 years, Hot Red Hawke’s Bay wine shows will feature wine master-classes led by four Hawke’s Bay experts.
The cellar doors of more than 30 of the region’s finest wineries come together for these popular events held in Auckland and Wellington, with more than 200 wines to sample — including the legendary 2013 and 2014 vintages.
Winemakers Hugh Crichton from Vidal Estate and Tony Bish from Sacred Hill Winery will host the Wellington Wine Master Class. Tim Turvey, the co-owner and winemaker from Clearview Estate Winery and John Hancock, the founder and owner of Trinity Hill, will run the Auckland Master Class.
We are thrilled to have the pedigree of these presenters in our first-ever wine master class. These four hosts are some of New Zealand’s most respected, award-winning and internationally experienced winemakers,” says James Medina, Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Association executive officer.
“Together they have more than 100 years combined experience. Couple this knowledge with their charismatic personalities and passion for Hawke’s Bay wine and we are sure these classes will sell out fast.”
The 30-minute sessions will focus on the region’s chardonnays. Wine Master Classes are an additional $10 per person on the $40 ticket price for Hot Red Hawke’s Bay.
Hot Red Hawke’s Bay in Auckland, Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 6pm-9pm (Wine Master Class 6pm-6.30pm). Maritime Room, Maritime Museum, 175 Quay Street.
Hot Red Hawke’s Bay in Wellington, Thursday, June 11, 2015 6pm-9pm (Wine Master Class 6pm-6.30pm). Mac’s Function Centre, Taranaki St Wharf.
2013 is pretty much “in the bag” as far as our calendar is concerned. Just look at the line up to the left. A great second half of 2013 in prospect with two great wineries, one from each side of the Tasman, and a number of special events. We hope members are as enthusiastic about the line-up as we are and will give us full support.
Hot Red HB & Negociants Tour
From time to time events come to our attention which, whilst not Cellar Club events, we feel may be of interest to some of our members. Two such events are coming to Wellington later this month.
The First is Hot Red Hawkes Bay. This is an annual event showcasing Hawkes Bay wines, where 19 wineries will be introducing 170 wines in one place. The Wellington event will be on 19 June at the Oceania Room, Te Papa from 6.00 to 9.00pm and will cost $35 per head. Good value for the opportunity to sample so many good wines.
Following closely on the heels of Hot Red HB is the Negociants Tour 2013. This is a first time effort and involves a number of New Zealand and Australian wineries, with the possibility of tasting over 100 wines. Wineries include Peter Lehmann, Yalumba, Alpha Domus, Black Barn and Dry River just to name a few. Again the price is right at $35; the date 25 June; the time 7.30 to 9.30pm; the venue Te Wharewaka Function Centre, Odlins Square, Taranaki St Wharf.
As mentioned this type of event crops up from time to time. Time and space constraints do not always allow us to advertise them through the newsletter. It is our intention in the future to include details of upcoming events of interest on the website.
I would encourage you all to have a regular look at the events page on the website if you are interested in knowing about wine events in the region.
Cheers Robin Semmens, Editor
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