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Winemaker Weekends

Picture this… Sitting by the fire 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 on the Ski Fields.

This year, we are hosting five exclusive Winemaker Weekends at Kinross Cottages in Gibbston- the most southern wine making region in the world.  

Next Up: Alan Brady 28th-30th July

Join the Godfather of Gibbston for a unique Winemakers Weekend.  Mr Brady planted the very 1st grapes in Gibbston in the 1980s and 2017 marks the 30th year of commercial wine in the Valley. Like a good wine, Alan has matured beautifully and is still producing wine at the wonderful age of 80. 

5 Weekends with our Wine Partners in 2017

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 Aug: The diversity of Otago & its sub-regions
Valli: Grant Taylor

15-17th Sept: A Woman's Touch
Coal Pit: Lynn Horton

6-8 Oct: Biodynamics
Domaine Thomson: Claudio Heye

Uniquely designed weekends are extremely intimate with a maximum of 27 other enthusiasts able to stay at one time in our Boutique Vineyard Hotel

Exclusive Couples Package

  • 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.

With opt in or out specialised Wine Sessions and a Paired Trust the Chef meal on Saturday evening hosted by one of our esteemed Wine Partners, you 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...