The Pinot Club
Here we feature some of the best Pinot Noir tasting events from across Australia. At these events you will have the opportunity to taste a fabulous selection of Pinot Noir wines .
New ‘Tasmanian Wine Festival’
When: February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020
PINOT PALOOZA 2020
When: May 9, 2020 - October 18, 2020
Vintage: Tamar 2020, May 29 – 31, 2020
When: May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Pinot Noir New Zealand 2021
When: February 23, 2021 - February 25, 2021
Want a coveted ticket?
You can secure your ticket when registrations open on Monday 10th February 2020.
Our 600-strong pinot-passionate posse will be taking over a number of venues in the Christchurch CBD for three days and nights, from Tuesday 23rd until Thursday 25th February 2021.
Registration places are limited. We recommend signing up early to avoid disappointment. We would also advise you to book your accommodation early. You will have the option to do this during the registration process.
When you arrive in Christchurch for the event, pre-event registrations will take place in the afternoon of Monday 22nd February, or you may do this early on Tuesday morning if that suits you better. Be sure to schedule this into your itinerary.
Full Registration: $1890
Accompanying Person Registration: $515
All prices are in NZ dollars, and exclude 15% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Full Registration includes access to:
- all keynote speaker sessions
- the International Pinot Noir Tasting
- the New Zealand Pinot Noir Tasting
- entry to a series of free-flow regional tastings across three days, from 120 wineries, spanning 8 New Zealand wine regions
- the very best local cuisine, consisting of morning tea, lunch and dinner across each of the three days. All lunches and dinners will be matched to outstanding wine, beer and other delicious beverages. The evening functions are The Hoolie on Night One, Ancestry on Night Two, and Feast on Night Three.
Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration
When: January 31, 2020 - February 2, 2020
The Central Otago Pinot Celebration has established itself as a premier event on the international wine calendar. Hosted in one of the world’s most dramatic and awe-inspiring wine regions, this is a unique opportunity to engage with the region’s top winemakers and other leading wine personalities and enthusiasts from all over the world.
Australian Pinot Noir Challenge
When: November 18, 2019 - November 25, 2019
GIPPSLAND: A Regional Focus
When: September 19, 2019 - September 19, 2019
GIPPSLAND: VICTORIA’S DARK HORSE
When Tamsin Carvan (of Tamsin’s Table) moved to Gippsland from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales 13 years ago, her motto for the region was: ‘Just a little bit crap.’ “You’d order a coffee or something and it would look good, but then it wouldn’t quite hit the mark,” she says.
Back then, Gippsland wasn’t the food and wine destination it is now. There was agriculture, of course; mostly dairy, although that was industry rather than tourism. But what it did have – and continues to have – is a unique climate. Higher than average rainfall, consistent humidity, cool nights with mild-to-warm days and beautiful, fertile soils.
“The first time I came, it was September and everything was glowing green. I literally pulled over on the side of Main South Road and I could not stop crying. The physical effect of the green and the lush and everything was too incredible,” Carvan says.
Gippsland is a bit of a hidden secret. The region is full of families who’ve been there for five or six generations, and land has, historically, been tightly held. But that’s starting to change. “Over the past decade, people have moved out here because they want to do or produce something amazing,” says Carvan. “There’s a genuine, grassroots movement literally from the earth up; they’ve come here for the soil, or a particular micro-climate, or the rainfall.
When: May 25, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Tickets on sale now, 13 cities and 6 countries. Where will you Pinot?
Tokyo May 25, Osaka, May 26, Perth, August 3, Adelaide, August 10, Auckland, September 7, Wellington, September 8,
Christchurch, September 14, Los Angeles, September 28, Melbourne, October 5, Sydney, October 12, Brisbane, October 13,
Singapore, November 23, Hong Kong, November 30
Cool Wine – Dalrymple ‘Duck, Duck, Dalrymple!
Vin Diemen 2019
When: August 10, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Cool Wine – Aplsey Gorge with Brian Franklin
Mornington Peninsula Vignerons
When: June 8, 2019 - June 10, 2019
Winter Wine Weekend
Winter Wine Weekend is held during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June every year:
1. Winter Wine fest – Saturday 8 June only (ticketed event) at Red Hill Showground
2. Cellar Door activities and events – all Weekend at 47 participating Cellar Doors