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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: Claudio Heye 6th- 8th October

Join the biodynamic certified Domaine Thomson to explore their passion: One Grape, One Vision, Two Hemispheres.  With a rich pioneering history behind the label, Domaine Thomson concentrates on harnessing the natural elements of this rugged terrain to produce exceptional Pinots from both Central Otago & Burgundy.    

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 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 with a maximum of 28 other enthusiasts able to stay at one time in our Boutique Vineyard Hotel

Exclusive Package for Two...

  • 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 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...