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Next event - RM (Rod MacDonald) Wines

Date: Wednesday 10 September 2014

Time: 7:45 – 9:45 pm

Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 – Directions.

Cost: Members $10 Guests $14

Presenter: Jason (Jase) Pearce (Central and Lower North Island Sales and Marketing for RM Wines and a Master Sommelier level 1)

Details: We have secured a future star for this tasting – guess which one?

Quaffer: Quarter Acre Sauvignon Blanc

  1. 2013 Te Awanga Pinot Gris
  2. 2013 Quarter Acre Viognier
  3. 2013 Quarter Acre Chardonnay
  4. 2012 Blanket Hills Syrah
  5. 2011 Te Awanga Syrah
  6. 2011 Rod McDonald Trademark Syrah (hasn’t been seen since 2007 and formerly known as No.8)

A bit about Jase

Jase comes from over 15 years in the Wellington Hospitality industry, where he built and managed bars and restaurants, including St Johns Bar and The Occidental.

While living and working in in Wellington Jase gained a passion for wine and achieved the distinction of Master Sommelier level 1.

On moving to Hawkes Bay, with a view to expanding his wine knowledge and a change of lifestyle, Jase contacted Rod McDonald who offered him a job in the prestigious position of cellar rat in the winery.

Jase worked through the fantastic 2013 vintage and continues to lend a hand in the winery when he’s not working in his usual role in sales and marketing for Rod McDonald wines covering the Central and Lower North Island.

when Membership as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Read our Membership rules
  2. Complete the membership form
  3. Join us for our next event.

Member discounts

Not only do you receive great discounts on tasting nights, as a member you also receive discounts from top wine merchants and wineries.

Checkout your member discount.

Who we are

Our membership includes those who are keen to learn about wine and others who simply enjoy sharing good wine in good company.

Get a taste of who we are by visiting one of our monthly meetings.

One of our committee will welcome you and introduce you to other people.  We’re a friendly bunch!

Drinking and driving

Members will be aware of the proposed lowering of drink/drive limits in 2014.

We ask members to always be conscious of these limits and to take care when attending Club events.

If you know that you will taste several wines, appoint a designated driver to get you home safely or consider hiring a taxi. If water is provided, feel free to drink this. If not, feel free to ask for water.

Wine bottle screw caps

Save and bring them to the next monthly meeting.

Anne is collecting them to give to the Lions organised Kidney Kids support group.

No food lids or beer tops please.

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