Church Road, ‘Up Close & Personal – Vintage 2013’

Chris Scott, Church Road Winemaker, will take you on a journey through this year’s vintage, including tastings directly from the winery. Focused around wine destined for Church Road McDonald Series and Church Road Reserve ranges, learn more about Church Road’s winemaking philosophy and what it takes to craft premium wines.

Your tour will conclude in the Church Road Cellar Door where you’ll have the opportunity to taste finished wines from previous vintages.

6.30pm – Wednesday 22 May

Church Road Cellar Door

The 2013 vintage in Hawke’s Bay is being described by many as the vintage of a lifetime. Weather conditions have certainly been as close to ideal as Mother Nature is ever likely to deliver and we would have to go back at least as far as 1998 to find a comparable year. Of course much has been learnt about viticulture and winemaking in Hawke’s Bay since 1998 and I expect that 2013 will yield the best wines to ever come out of the region. Many of these top wines will not be hitting shelves for between 18 months and three years, which seems an excruciatingly long time away! So, in the meantime, here is your chance to get a sneak preview of the vintage that is about to set a new benchmark for Hawke’s Bay.

Chris Scott, Church Road Winemaker


Includes light nibbles. Take advantage of special offers available on the night only.

Tickets strictly limited $25 per person.

150 Church Road, Taradale, Napier, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – Directions

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