Head to the wine seminar lounge presented by the North Canterbury Wine Region where you’ll find experts guiding you through tastings and chatting about a range of varietals. It’s the perfect place to learn something new about your favourite tipple.

SUB-POP: PET NAT VS SPARKLING – 12:00pm

Presented by Nicholas Brown from Black Estate & Dom Maxwell from Greystone Wines

Nicholas Brown is a well-known winemaker in the Canterbury region for Black Estate.

Dom Maxwell is the renowned winemaker at Greystone Wines and last year he walked away with New Zealand Winemaker of The Year. Join two of the best as they debate all things sparkling.

THE ROSÈ REVOLUTION – 1:00pm

Presented by Mermaid Mary

The last few years have borne witness to the relentless rise of rosé – what has lead to this pink hued beauty’s surge in popularity? Wine writer Mermaid Mary will guide you through a tasting of some of North Canterbury’s finest expressions of summer’s favourite drop.

PINOT NOIR: SOUTH VS SOUTH-ER – 2:00pm

Presented by Joelle Thomson

Do the biggest peaks in Pinot Noir mirror the most dramatic landscapes in the country from Central Otago – or do they come from the quiet over-achiever in the South Island, North Canterbury?

Dive into the world of deep southern Pinot Noir in this focussed masterclass to form your view.

A VERTICAL TASTING OF GREYSTONE PINOT NOIR – 3:00pm

Presented by Bob Campbell – Master of Wine

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, knowns Pinot Noir like the back of his hand – some even say better! Bob Campbell was the second New Zealander and is one of just over 300 people in the world to hold the Master of Wine qualification.

Learn something new and join Bob to taste the multi award-winning Greystone Pinot Noir through the years.

THE ROLE OF ALCOHOL IN WINE BALANCE – 4:00pm

WTF IS NATURAL WINE? – 5:00pm

Presented by Nik Mavromatis from Muddy Water & Andrew Fox from Silver Wing Wines

Nick Mavromatis and Andrew Fox are both passionate about making natural wines and are both experts at winemaking. Join Nik and Andrew to find out more about what it takes to make a preservative free wine.

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