About the club
Learn about wines and wineries from people who work and breathe wine; the winemaker, the winery owner, winery representatives, and other wine aficionados. […]
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Our meetings are relaxed and friendly and include time for a social chat at the beginning of the evening prior to the presentation and part way through during our supper break. We always welcome new members so come along and see what we're all about. The tastings are a great opportunity to try some new wines at minimal cost. View events.
We also have social events during the year including two dinners (mid-winter and Christmas), a barbecue in January and the AGM in May. View events.
Membership, subscription and door charges
The cost for Members is set at reasonable rates to encourage high turnout for events. The subscriptions set at $25/year, and our door charge is $12 to $20 to cover the wines we are tasting on the night, room hire and light supper. Signup now.
The committee are responsible for organising tasting nights and all annual events held each year including the AGM in May. If you are interested in joining the committee when we have another vacancy, talk to one of the current committee members about what we do. See who's on the committee.
- Wed 3 Feb–Sun 14 Feb
- Wed 10 Feb 7:45 - 9:45 pm
- Wed 17 Feb 7:30 - 10:00 pm
- Wed 9 Mar 7:45 - 9:45 pm
- Wed 16 Mar 7:30 - 10:00 pm
- Wed 13 Apr 7:45 - 9:45 pm
- Wed 20 Apr 7:30 - 10:00 pm
- Wed 11 May 7:45 - 9:45 pm
- Wed 18 May 7:30 - 10:00 pm
As easy as 1 2 3
Try before you buy
We encourage you to join us as a guest paying guest price for events before you join. Once you've enjoyed our tasting, sign-up and you’ll receive all the trappings of membership. View events.
Cost to members
We try to keep the cost to members as affordable as possible. Our subscriptions are $25/year, and our door charge is between $10 to $20 each event, depending on the support offered by the presenters.
What do fees go toward
Covers the cost of wines we are tasting on the night, light supper, room hire & presenter gifts. Use of club fees.
Interested in becoming a member?
Complete the membership form and join us at our next event.
Chloe Winter, January 23 2016 Hollywood’s finest will be enjoying a drop of Kiwi wine at this year’s prestigious Screen Actors Guild Awards. Treasury Wine Estates’ New Zealand brand, Matua, and Australian brand, Beringer, will be served to the rich and famous at the event – now in its 22nd year. Beringer’s 2013 Knights Valley[…]
“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” ― Joan Collins
We want kiwis to fall in love with our wines, to choose an Argentine Malbec to match with their classic Kiwi BBQ, because really, Kiwis love meat just as much as Argentinians do. Or choose a refreshing Torrontés to wash down a plate of fresh scallops or a favourite seafood dish that most kiwis tend[…]
The usual start to our year with the BBQ at Derek Thompson’s. A beautiful day and a good turn-out of members plus a few visitors. As ever we must thank Derek for his hospitality and generosity. This is a great place to have a BBQ and we are very fortunate that Derek makes it available.[…]
2016 Here we go again, launching into 2016 with an interesting and unique tasting. Read about the philosophy of AWCO. The wines will include Rosé, Riesling and Pinot Gris with a mix of Pinot Noir from the different producers. Should be a great night. We are going to Argentina in March and Pegasus Bay in April leading[…]
Apparently, as a result of the closeness of the initial referendum, this flag is to be added over this wine-infused Xmas period to a three way run off in the next flag voting round. Seems reasonable. Also seems only fair, as an educationally oriented wine group, and a community focused collective of like minds and[…]
Dinner review A great turnout made for a great evening. The staff and service at 1841 was as good as we’ve come to expect anywhere in town. Members and guests were welcomed with a glass or two of Paul Bur sparkling then treated to Johnsonville’s finest array of fresh wholesome entrees and mains. Interesting was that most tables[…]
28 November 2015, airnzwineawards.co.nz A Hawke’s Bay Syrah has won the top prize at the 2015 Air New Zealand Wine Awards, presented last night at Nelson’s Saxton Stadium. The Church Road McDonald Series Syrah 2013 won the prestigious Air New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show Trophy, as well as the Fruitfed Supplies Champion Syrah Trophy. Chair[…]
An interesting evening hosted by Michael Jemison, Macvine International. Michael displayed a good style while giving a good level of information during the presentation. However, the turnout at 32 was a little disappointing. Some great discounts offered for those who purchased. The wines offered included; Ca Di Rajo 2013 Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG Millesimato Extra Dry; Yerring[…]
The usual start to our year with the BBQ at the usual place, Arthur Carman Street, Johnsonville, 31 January 2016 from 4 pm. The committee will send more information to members in mid-January.
Usually, I find this a time to reflect on what the year has offered. Following on from the regular BBQ in January we started off with a few hiccups in our arrangements. Nevertheless, tastings began on a high note in February with Ash Ridge from Hawkes Bay. March saw another late change, but an enjoyable[…]