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Return of Conversations With Martinborough’s Winemakers

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This month will see the return of the popular wine tasting event for locals, Conversations with Martinborough’s Winemakers.  After an enthusiastic response from people who attended last year, Wines from Martinborough is holding the series again, with different wines and different winemakers.

We all know that Martinborough’s wines are special.  But do you know why?  Could you explain it to others?  Wines from Martinborough believes that the people in our local community are some of our most important champions.  “As well as enjoying Martinborough’s wines, we want people to feel comfortable and confident talking about them to visitors or when they are travelling” explains Margaret Hanson, Wines from Martinborough Chairperson.
This is a special opportunity with some of Martinborough’s leading winemakers taking people through an interactive tasting of twelve of Martinborough’s superb wines, matched by finger food.  People will have the chance to:
Gain an understanding of why Martinborough’s wines are so special
Explore the impact of the terroir and wine making techniques on the different wines

Ask any questions they want.  Even the dumb ones.
Participants will be able to reacquaint themselves with some old favourites and find some new ones.

There will be three sessions, all being held at the Martinborough Wine Centre on Kitchener St.

Saturday 6 July 5.30 – 7.30 pm “The diversity of Martinborough’s white wines” led by  Allan Johnson (Palliser Estate) and John Kavanagh (Te Kairanga)

Saturday 27 July   5.30 – 7.30 pm        “Martinborough’s surprises – some of our lesser known gems” led by Wilco Lam (Dry River) and Carl Fraser (Murdoch James)

Saturday  17 August   5.30 – 7.30 pm “Pinot Noir  – Martinborough’s flagship” led by Larry McKenna (Escarpment)  and James Brodie (Brodie Estate).  Please note that this date is different from that previously advertised

Tickets are available for individual sessions ($45) or for the whole series ($100).  Tickets are strictly limited, so call into the Martinborough Wine Centre and purchase your tickets now as they are expected to run out.

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