Friday 12, and Saturday 13, July 2019
Release the inner desire to become a winemaker for a day. Share in the passion that Master of Wine Alastair Maling has for the beloved grape juice.
Join us for the first annual masterclass blending weekend
Relax into pre-dinner drinks each evening beside the open fire and be treated to two amazing tasting dinners with a focus on the regional produce. On the Saturday be escorted to Te Kairanga vineyard in Martinborough where Alastair will guide you through the art of blending wine, allowing you the opportunity to craft your own unique blend. Enjoy a hands-on education in producing your own Pinot blend. Learn the unique history of the vineyard and Martinborough wine region as well as why Pinot is known as the ‘heartbreak-grape’.
You will be able to leave with 12 custom blend magnums of Pinot Noir as a reminder of ’that time you were a winemaker’.
Two-night weekend rate: $ 3,975 including GST (15%)
Two-nights accommodation in a Cottage Suite
Transfers to and from Te Kairanga on the Saturday
An exclusive Pinot Noir blending session hosted by Alastair Maling, Master of Wine
12 labelled magnum-sized bottles of your own custom Pinot blend
Evening pre-dinner drinks and canapes
Four course dinner on Friday and Saturday nights
Full country breakfast each day
Late check out on the Sunday