Winter Winemaker Weekends in Gibbston

The Team at Kinross invites wine enthusiasts off all levels to stay, taste & explore the world’s most southerly wine-making region, Central Otago, in our world class Boutique Vineyard Hotel, Cellar Door & Bistro, located in the stunning Gibbston Valley. Situated only a 30-minute scenic drive from the heart of the destination Queenstown, take the stunning scenic drive following the Kawarau River, stop by the serene mirror-lakes and immerse yourself in the dramatic Southern Alps landscape,

Surrounded by picture-perfect vines, this winter Kinross is the unspoiled postcard destination to experience the vibrancy and complexity of Central Otago’s finest in New Zealand’s best Pinot Noir wine growing region.

Weekend attendees will be given the opportunity to explore wines from the different regions within Central Otago, including Gibbston, Bannockburn, Lowburn & Waitaki. Enjoy fantastic seasonal food from our dedicated team of international chefs and sip on wine produced by some of the world’s best and internationally renowned winemakers.

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Spend the day up the mountains, relax with some “you” time, visit the some of the best Central Otago wineries and vineyards and complete the day of exploring this beautiful region by heading back to Kinross to indulge in some of the best wine and food in Queenstown & Central Otago in the evenings.

Who is the weekend for?

Enjoy an intimate weekend with your loved one, or spend it with friends & family. These weekends are the perfect opportunity to take a break from the hustle & bustle and relax in good company, with a glass of Premium Pinot Noir in hand.

Do I need to be a wine connoisseur to attend?

Our weekends are designed for everyone, no matter what level of wine expert you may be.
You may wish to discover the Perfect Pinot, re-kindle your love for Pinot Gris or simply learn something new about wine! Whether you are simply starting out in your wine exploration, or you are a wine professional, you are sure to depart with a new appreciation for Central Otago wine, the winemakers and the people behind it.  

What does the weekend include?

Accommodation for two people for 2 nights (Friday & Saturday) in a cosy Studio cottage room, with free breakfast and hot tub included.
Two unique wine tasting sessions: gain a deeper understanding of all things Pinot or simply refresh your knowledge: (45 minutes each)
Delightful Saturday evening, “Trust the Chef” dinner paired and hosted by one of our renowned wine partners. 
Indulge in a 4-course plated “Trust the Chef’ style dinner from our bistro, specifically designed to match the world class wines our boutique wine partners produce. This will be guided and paired by our wine partners themselves in a unique cosy & intimate environment.

What weekends are available?
29th June-1st July:  Hawkshead
27th-29th July: Wild Irishman
24-26th August: Valli
28th-30th September: Coal Pit
26th-28th October:  Domaine Thomson

What else is there to do in Queenstown?

Queenstown is set on the stunning shores of Lake Wakatipu, known as New Zealand adventure capital. The natural beauty of the region is inspiring for those looking for rejuvenation, discovery or adventure. Take a scenic flight over the snow-capped mountain ranges, take time to enjoy a wine & food journey, cruise the crystal clear lakes or simply, take some you-time and surround yourself in our piece of paradise.

Weekends are $790 per couple and space are limited, so be sure to book your spot before it’s too late!


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