Events

  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2015

    Tasting - Gladstone Vineyard, Wairarapa

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

     

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

    Cost: Members $12, Guests $16

    Presenter: Christine Kernohan - Chef winemaker, Gladstone Vineyard

    gladstone_vineyardBackground:

    Christine is chief winemaker at Gladstone, involved in all stages of winemaking and manages the business. One of only three Scottish women winemakers in the world (it not being a common career aspiration where or when she grew up). Christine 'fell' into the wine industry after a happenstance visit to Gladstone Vineyard with David one spring weekend in 1995.

    She previously worked in the computer industry in business analysis and project management, and was also involved in social research and agriculture industry research. She has an MBA from Massey University and farming experience from involvement in a goat, sheep and beef farm at Hunterville. 

    Gladstone Vineyard was the opportunity to run her own business, bring together the rural life with business, and apply her scientific bent from way back. 

    David Kernohan is owner/taster, architect and former Associate Professor at the School of Architecture at Wellington's Victoria University. He has been operating his own research and building heritage consultancy, Architecture Diagnostics, from the vineyard for the past eight years. 

    He is author of five books on architecture including Wairarapa Buildings published in 2003. David is a Deputy Environment Commissioner, was co-author of the Hunn Report on the weathertightness of buildings that precipitated the Building Act 2004, and is a former Director of Wellington Waterfront Limited.

    • ‘Quaffing wine’ - 12,000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2014
      Move over Marlborough… try the ‘more grown up’, easy drinking summer Wairarapa SB. The wine shows excellent fruit purity and finishes long and attractive. At its best: now to 2017." 4.5 Stars, Wine Orbit, Jan 2015
    • Gladstone Vineyard Viognier 2014
      White peach and mandarin on the nose, echoed by orange blossom and subtle clove spice. An elegant, cool climate Viognier. 5 Stars 93/100. Wine Orbit; 4 Stars" Cameron Douglas MS
    • Gladstone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013
      More serious, wonderful food wine. Careful batch selection and winemaking produce this textural elegant Sauvignon Blanc. Silver Medals, San Francisco and Canada, 91/100 Sam Kim.
    • 12,000 Miles Pinot Gris 2014
      A lovely bouquet of yellow peach, loquat and nectarine opens up to a musky floral and cinnamon spice nose. The palate is rich and rounded with a soft, mealy character from the extended lees contact. Silver Medal NZ International Wine Show 2014
    • Gladstone Vineyard Rose 2014
      THINK PINK! A perfect ‘all year round’ rose. The nose is all summery desserts with strawberry, raspberry and pannacotta with hints of spice. Creamy and generous entry with a juicy fruit core and a clean finish. Made from Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes.
    • 12,000 Miles Pinot Noir 2013
      New release, dark berry flavours are balanced with subtle spice, chocolate, earth and savoury characteristics that enhance and lengthen the palate. Pure Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014, Gold Melbourne International Wine Competition 2014
    • Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
      "Light ruby-red with purple hues, fresh and fragrant with lifted red cherry and berry fruit aromas and a little savoury interest. Attractively elegant". Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2013, & Decanter World Wine Awards 2013, International Wine Challenge 2013

    Note: Every case purchased goes into the draw to win a magnum of Gladstone Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 09.

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Drinking and driving

Members will be aware of the lowering of drink/drive limits from December 2014. If unsure read the Land Transport Amendment Act (no 2) 2014. We ask members to be conscious of these limits.

For those driving, water and some food are provided or think about a designated driver, taxi, uber or dial-a-driver to get you home safely.

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.