Time: 7.15 for 7.30 pm start – Check the new start time
Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 – Directions
Cost: Members: $12, Guests: $16
Presenter: Steve Farquharson
Members may remember that we tried the 2011 Wooing Tree Beetle Juice in April 2013. As a result of that contact, Wooing Tree have kindly offered to present to the club. Steve is an owner at Wooing Tree and has joined us from the UK to become part of the NZ wine industry.
It will be interesting to hear his views. The wines will include:
Quaffer – Wooing Tree Blondie, 2013
Wooing Tree Rose 2013
Wooing Tree Chardonnay 2012
Wooing Tree Beetle Juice 2013
Wooing Tree Pinot Noir 2010
Wooing Sandstorm Reserve 2009
Wooing Tree Tickled Pink 2012
Looking forward to yet another great presentation from Central Otago.
2014 – And before you know where you are, it’s February. Your committee would like to wish all members, and others with an association to the Cellar Club, all the best in health and happiness for 2014.
If you thought 2013 was a great year then we are sure you are going to enjoy 2014. We have worked hard to get a cross section of tastings and events to please our members. We are starting the year with Wrights from Gisborne, with the promise of an intriguing evening from a recognised organic producer, who is also dabbling with low and no alcohol wines. Makes for an interesting conversation topic, is it a wine or just a fruit juice. Come along and discuss.
Other offerings for the year are planned to include Alpha Domus (Hawkes Bay), Penfolds Bin Releases (Barossa), Wooing Tree (Central Otago), Moana Park (Hawkes Bay), Milton Estate (Gisborne), Rod McDonald Wines (HB again), and hopefully one from Martinborough later in the year. Working on the usual Festives Wines and two dinners as well.
So a full and interesting year in prospect and we trust you will fully enjoy the tastings and activities arranged.
You will note from the email that accompanies this newsletter that I am seeking a response from members on three upcoming events.
As always we would appreciate some indication from members if they intend to come (and to bring guests) to the Festive Wines presentation in November. This is always a well-supported event and your committee does some catering for the event. To assist us in this it is useful to have an idea of likely numbers.
It also assists planning for dinners if we have an idea of numbers attending the December dinner. An indication of likely attendance would be helpful.
Finally you will be aware that May is our AGM month with the usual format being to hold the meeting then have a supper accompanied by a selection of wines from the Club Cellar. We are negotiating a presentation with Wooing Tree from Central Otago, and their preference is for a May date as they will already be in Wellington around that time. Would members have any objection if we changed the format a little, holding the AGM a little earlier, say 7.30 pm then went on to the Wooing Tree presentation?
Some of the parking around the Johnsonville Pool is currently closed because of building and extension work being carried out on the Pool complex. Members may have to be prepared to look a little further for a parking spot this month. The situation is likely to be fluid for some time.
Wednesday 10 April 2013, 7.45 for 8pm start. Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 3 Frankmoore Avenue, Johnsonville Members: $16, Guests: $20 Item 1 – Special Annual General Meeting Item 2 – Gold Medal Wines from the Easter Show presented by your committee.
Your committee has looked at the Gold medal wines from the Easter and is organizing the following list for the tasting. There may be late changes due to availability, please bear with us. The quaffer will be a Trinity Hill Chardonnay Viognier from the Club’s Cellar followed by:
Desert Heart Magic Moments Rosé 2012 (Anne)
Coopers Creek SV Gisborne Albariño ‘Bell-Ringer’ 2012 (Cecilia)
Brancott Estate Special Reserve Pinot Gris 2012 (Murray)
The Kings Bastard Chardonnay 2011 (Wayne)
Wooing Tree Beetle Juice Pinot Noir 2011 (Robin)
Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010 (Jenny)
Te Awanga Estate Syrah 2011 (Steve)
We expect that most of the wines will be available through James Cupit, The Cellar Room, Johnsonville.
Clearly we will not be able to offer special deals on the night but remember to present your membership card and receive 0-20% on items not already reduced.