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. […]
Want to know what to add to your calendar so that you won’t miss out? Check out our event section or previous tastings. Look forward to seeing you there. […]
Membership as easy as 1, 2, 3. Read our Membership Rules, complete the membership form and join us at our next event. […]
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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 13 Jul 7:00 - 10:30 pm
- Wed 20 Jul 7:30 - 10:00 pm
- Wed 10 Aug 7:45 - 9:45 pm
- Wed 17 Aug 7:30 - 10:00 pm
- Wed 14 Sep 7:45 - 9:45 pm
- Fri 16 Sep–Sat 17 Sep 12 pm - 8 pm
- Wed 21 Sep 7:30 - 10:00 pm
- Wed 12 Oct 7:45 - 9:45 pm
- Wed 19 Oct 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.
Friday 27 May 2016, Hunter’s Wines collected not one but two trophies for the Hunter’s Marlborough Riesling 2015 at the International Cool Climate Wine Show. The trophies were presented at Friday evening’s awards dinner at Mornington Racing Club in Melbourne, Australia. Riesling has always been a winning variety for Hunter’s Wines. The 2012 vintage collected a trophy last[…]
Not much to be said about the AGM. I wasn’t there but I am reliably informed that it was completed in record time. Clearly allowing for more time to be spent on enjoying the wines from the Club’s cellar. On one level, we see this as confirmation that the committee is on the right track and that[…]
Lineup We are coming into a great second half of the year for club members. With the line-up over the next few months including Foxes Island, dinner at Logan Brown, and then Peter Lehmann, Squawking Magpie and Jane Hunter. Phew. Dinner & subs There are a couple of attachments to this newsletter. There is a[…]
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Dr. Gerald Atkinson has written an interesting piece on the origins of Syrah in NZ and how it was first planted at Stonecroft. Reproduced courtesy of Stonecroft Wines
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John Belsham founded Foxes Island in 1992 to focus on exquisitely made, regionally expressive wines; exactly what he had learned to do in France. He initially made the wines for Foxes Island from his Raupara vineyard on the Wairau Plains and produced the very first Foxes Island wine; Chardonnay, vintage 1992. In search of a[…]
This was a great meeting with an interesting speaker and good attendance – 34 members and 2 guests. Ed Donaldson was a knowledgeable presenter and the wines were very much appreciated. Murray reported that there were over 100 orders. Pegasus also provided the raffle prize for this tasting. Great wines, great presentation, yet another prestige[…]