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Winter Winemaker Weekends

Romantic Weekend

  • 2 nights accommodation in a blissful studio cottage room (Friday & Saturday night- breakfast Included)
  • Saturday 'Trust the Chef' evening- hosted & paired by one of our renowned Wine Partners 
  • Free Hot Tub
  • Wine Tasting Session
  • Unique Sessions (45mins): Le Nez du Vin & The Perfect Pinot 

$890 per couple, for the weekend.

Only 5 opportunities every year!

Next Up: Coal Pit Wine: 1st-3rd of Dec

Join Lynn Horton for a unique evening focussed on the beauty of Coal Pit and their dedication to creating premium quality wine from the family owned vineyard.  Since 2007, Lynn has been adding a female touch to each aspect of the Coal Pit approach... Purity is at the heart of the Coal Pit wine story and as one of the only vineyards in Gibbston to carry out the entire winemaking process on-site, we are delighted to call them our partner.  

Picture this… Embracing quality time with your partner or friend, surrounded by vines & snow capped mountains with a glass of Premium Otago Pinot in hand sharing stories and giggling after a day exploring the wonders of Winter in the Queenstown area.

Every year, we host five exclusive Winemaker Weekends at Kinross Cottages in Gibbston Valley, Central Otago, the most southern wine making region in the world.  

Winemaker Dinners & Weekend Packages

16-18th June: Old World & New World Wine
Hawkshead: Dennis Marshall

28-30th July: Then & Now. Central Otago in the first 30 years.
Wild Irishman: Alan Brady

18-20th August: The diversity of Otago & its sub-regions
Valli: Grant Taylor

6-8th October: Biodynamics
Domaine Thomson: Claudio Heye

1st-3rd December: A Woman's Touch
Coal Pit: Lynn Horton

Uniquely designed weekends are extremely intimate winter retreat with a maximum of 28 other enthusiasts able to stay at one time in our Boutique Vineyard Hotel the natural option for Queenstown accomodation...

Enjoy two specialised Wine Sessions and a Paired Trust the Chef meal on Saturday evening hosted by one of our esteemed Wine Partners.  You will have the opportunity to fully explore the world of wine in Otago or simply take the opportunity for some quality 'you' time and relax!

Book directly on our website using the promo code: winemaker-wknd.  Please select the add on 'Winemakers Weekend' to secure your place on this exclusive experience...

2300 Gibbston Highway (SH6), Queenstown 9371, Otago, New Zealand