What you can expect if you join

Learn about New Zealand wines and wineries from people who work and breath wine; the winemaker, the winery owner, winery representatives, and other wine aficionados. During the monthly tastings compare the wines on offer with those you’ve had on your travels and share your experiences with wines, places and people you have met along the way.

Our meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting about 7:45 pm and typically cover a range of 6 – 8 wines of a particular brand, range, region or varietal. These are brought to us by knowledgeable people passionate about the wines. During this time we strongly encourage members to participate and discuss the wines tasted, compare notes, and judge the wines for yourselves.

As part of the club experience, you get to purchase the wines tasted on the night which is often discounted just for us.

We also have some social events during the year including two dinners (mid-winter and Christmas), a barbeque in January and the AGM in May.

next event

  • Wed

    Tasting - What age can do for wine?

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 - Directions 
    Presenter: John Saker

    The wines to be presented are from the collection of the late Richard Gooch. Richard would preface at the start of his old wine tastings that he has "cared for the wines as best he can, and remember, these are old wines that may be on the downward side of life." Prepare to be dazzled. 

    Proposed wines include:

    • 1999 Redmetal Rose (NZ)
    • 1994 Southacre Muller Thurgau & Madeleine Angevine (UK)
    • 1996 St Annes Schonberger/Wurzer (UK)
    • 1974 McWilliams Napier Pinot Chardonnay (NZ)
    • 1980 McWilliams Napier Pinot Chardonnay (NZ)
    • 1990 McWilliams Mount Pleasent Elizabeth Chardonnay (AUS)
    • 1975 McWilliams Napier Cabernet Sauvignon (NZ)
    • 1994 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet, Merlot,  Cab. Franc (AUS)
    • 1986 Matua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (NZ)
    • 1980? Red Mystery Magnum from Chris Lintz (NZ)
    • 1994 Cordier Sauternes (FR)

    Due to the limited stock of wines, the committee felt it best to make this event member only. 

  • Fri

    Coal Pit: Lynn - A Woman's Touch @ Kinross Cottages

    Imagine sitting by the fire, enjoying world class wines matched with our seasonal trust the chef bistro menu, each wine's history and the story being told by the winemaker him or herself.  Winding down your evening in a natural outdoor hot tub surrounded by snow-capped mountains overlooking pinot noir vines in Gibbston, Queenstown finally returning to your own cottage in the vines.

    Kinross Cottages along with our wine partners is offering five winemakers weekends over the coming months.

    This includes 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
    • Two unique interactive wine tasting sessions (45mins): Le Nez du Vin & The Perfect Pinot.

      $890 per couple, for the weekend.

    Limited spaces, book now.

    If you have any questions please feel free to call or email the team or call 0800 131 101.

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Membership as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Read our Membership rules
  2. Complete the online membership form or download and complete the print form and bring with you to our next tasting
  3. Join us at our next event.

Try before you buy

We encourage you to join us as a guest including paying the guest price for events before you join. So feel free to attend one or two events to make sure. After that sign-up and well you’ll receive all the benefits of membership.

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, covers the cost of wines we are tasting on the night, light supper, room hire & presenter gifts.



If you have questions, photos, stories – humorous or a recent experience, like to suggest a club night theme or present your wines, really anything, we would appreciate hearing from you.

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