• Wed

    Tasting - Man-O-War, Waiheke

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

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

    Cost: Members $12, Guests $16

    Presenter: Ben Coles, Global Sales Manager

    About Man O' War

    The Winemaker at Man O’ War is Duncan McTavish. His heart and soul and enormous talent are all reflected in each of the extraordinary wines he crafts at Man O’ War. Of singular personality, they are indeed the “definitive translation of our land.” 

    The inaugural graduate of the Viticulture & Oenology degree at Lincoln University in 1998, Duncan spent the following three years working harvest for some of the best producers in Burgundy,
    Germany, California, Australia and New Zealand. This apprenticeship culminated in 2001 when he landed a job with one of New Zealand’s best wine producers, the Waipara Valley’s inimitable
    Pegasus Bay. After nearly four years under the wing of Pegasus, Duncan left to develop his own winemaking ideas at Waipara Springs. In 2008, Man O’ War were fortunate enough to entice
    Duncan to go north to Man O’ War. He now makes his home on Waiheke living above Onetangi Beach with his partner Vanessa, son Tommy and a baby daughter.

    We look forward to sharing the Man O’ War philosophy and wines with Ben who is the Global Sales Manager for the winery. The line-up will be as follows:

    • 2013 Gravestone Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
    • 2014 Valhalla Chardonnay
    • 2015 Exiled Pinot Gris
    • 2015 Pinque Rose
    • 2011 Dreadnought Syrah
    • 2012 Man O' War Merlot Cabernet Malbec
    • 2010 Ironclad Bordeaux blend

    Man O’ War Legacy - 'Discovered' in 1769

    The Man O’ War story begins with a special piece of land which has a rich history. Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, Man O’ War is a stunning array of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and pristine beaches forming a ruggedly beautiful coastline.  Continue reading →


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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.