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  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2014

    Cellar Club Committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Sun
    26
    Jan
    2014

    BBQ

    4:00 - close

    barbeque-explosionVenue: TBC

    Cost: Free

    Details: Details will be updated closer to time.

     

     

     

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2014

    Tasting - Wrights Vineyard (Geoff Wright) - Gisborne

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue

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

    Cost

    Members $TBC Guests $TBC

    Details

    Details will be updated closer to time.

    Recent posts

    No recent news

  • Wed
    26
    Feb
    2014

    Cellar Club Committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Wed
    12
    Mar
    2014

    Tasting - Alpha Domus

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue

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

    Cost

    Members $TBC Guests $TBC

    Details

    Details will be updated closer to time.

    Recent posts

    No recent news

  • Wed
    19
    Mar
    2014

    Cellar Club Committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Wed
    09
    Apr
    2014

    Tasting - Penfolds Bin release

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue

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

    Cost

    Members $TBC Guests $TBC

    Details

    Details will be updated closer to time.

    Recent posts

    No recent news

  • Wed
    16
    Apr
    2014

    Cellar Club Committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Wed
    14
    May
    2014

    Tasting - AGM & Wooing Tree - 2 events one night

    7:30 - 9:45 pm

    Venue

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

    Cost

    Members: $12, Guests: $16

    Presenter

    Steve Farquharson

    Details

    NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT

    THE JOHNSONVILLE COMMUNITY CENTRE,

    3 FRANKMOORE AVENUE, JOHNSONVILLE

    WEDNESDAY, 14 MAY 2014,

    COMMENCING AT 7.30PM

    followed by

     

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    Members may remember that we tried the 2011 Wooing Tree Beetle Juice in April last year. As a result of that contact, Wooing Tree have kindly offered to present to the club. Steve is an owner at Wooing Tree and has joined us from the UK to become part of the NZ wine industry.

    It will be interesting to hear his views. The wines will include:

    • Quaffer – Wooing Tree Blondie, 2013
    • Wooing Tree Rose 2013
    • Wooing Tree Chardonnay 2012
    • Wooing Tree Beetle Juice 2013
    • Wooing Tree Pinot Noir 2010
    • Wooing Sandstorm Reserve 2009
    • Wooing Tree Tickled Pink 2012

    Looking forward to yet another great presentation from Central Otago.

  • Wed
    21
    May
    2014

    Cellar Club committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Wed
    11
    Jun
    2014

    Tasting - Moana Park

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue

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

    Cost

    Members: $14, Guests: $18

    Presenter

    Dan Barker, Winemaker/Owner

    Details

    Moana Park produces three unique sets of wines - the Estate Series, Single Vineyard Reserve Series and the Harmony Series. All the tiers are clearly distinct from one another, and reflect the unique characters of the micro climates and vineyards they originate from. Each is aimed at a specific sector of the wine drinking market. More information in the next newsletter.

    Wines on show this evening include:

    • 2013 “Crush Pad” Riesling
    • 2012 Viognier
    • 2013 Chardonnay
    • 2013 Gimblett Syrah from their “Estate” series
    • 2012 “Reserve” Chardonnay
    • 2013 Gimblett Syrah
    • 2011 Botrytis Chardonnay
  • Mon
    16
    Jun
    2014

    Hot Red Hawkes Bay Wine Expo, Wellington

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Venue

    Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington - Directions.

    Cost

    $40 includes an event catalogue, all tastings & canapesBuy tickets to the Wellington event.


    Details

    For one night only, 29 Hawke’s Bay wineries will be together in one fantastic venue, showcasing over 200 wines.

    Nicholas Buck chairman of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers says this year ‘Hot Red Hawke’s Bay wine shows are set to be a ‘not to be missed’ event with the biggest line up of wineries the event has ever seen! There will be lots of 2013 new releases not yet on the shelves and a special something to taste with wineries bringing a ‘under the table’ wine along.’

    Join us for a wonderful evening tasting award winning Hawke’s Bay wine and delicious canapés.

    Meet with inspirational winemakers as they introduce you to their elegant Hawke’s Bay wines. Chat with them to gain an insight in to the Hawke’s Bay wine region, their top wine tips and picks, as well as a sneak preview of the 2013 vintage. There will also be the opportunity to order wines direct from the wineries at special “Hot Red” Prices. Don’t forget to request the ‘under the table wine’ from wineries for a taste of something special.

    Showcasing

    Abbey Cellars | Alpha Domus | Ash Ridge | Babich Wines | Beach House | Black Barn | Church Road | Clearview Estate | Coopers Creek Hill | Crossroads | Cypress Wines | Elephant Hill | Esk Valley | Lime Rock | Mission Estate | Mills Reef | Ngatarawa Wines | Pask Winery | Rod McDonald | Sacred Hill | Sileni | Squawking Magpie | Te Awa | Te Mata | Tironui Estate | Trinity Hill | Unison | Vidal Estate | Villa Maria

    www.winehawkesbay.co.nz

  • Wed
    18
    Jun
    2014

    Cellar Club committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Thu
    26
    Jun
    2014

    2014 Kiwi & Aussie Winemakers tour

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    negociantsVenue: The Michael Fowler Centre, Renouf Foyer, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington – Directions.

    Cost: Tickets Available from Ticketek. Enquiries to Tina Rutherford, Tel: 0800 634624

    Details:

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  • Wed
    09
    Jul
    2014

    Mid-year dinner - Cuba St Bistro

    7:30 - 11:00 pm

    Venue

    Cuba St Bistro - 203-205 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington City

    Cost

    Members & guests $60.00

    Details

    After the great success of last Decembers' dinner at Cuba St Bistro, we're off there again.

    You’ll find all the details in the article and payment advice for you to download, complete and bring along.

  • Wed
    16
    Jul
    2014

    Cellar Club committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Wed
    13
    Aug
    2014

    Tasting - A Taste of Italy with Cangrande

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    cangrandeVenue

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

    Cost

    Members $14 Guests $18

    Details

    Michele Marai from Cangrande will present a fantastic line-up of some of Italy's best exports - wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

    The proposed wines include:

    Quaffer: Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene Docg - Bortolomiol (Veneto)

    1. Pinot Grigio Doc - Masut da Rive (Friuli - Venezia Giulia)
    2. Soave Superiore Doc "Monte Sella" - Le Mandolare (Veneto)
    3. Negroamaro del Salento Igt - Cignomoro (Puglia)
    4. Nebbiolo Langhe Doc - San Biagio (Piemonte)
    5. Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Doc - Caterina Zardini (Veneto)
    6. "Il Fortificato", Fortified red wine based on Recioto della Valpolicella - Giuseppe Campagnola (Veneto)

    Cangrande takes its name from Cangrande della Scala, a great military and political leader and a well known wine lover, who ruled Verona in the early thirteen hundreds, making Verona one of the most powerful forces in Italy. 

    Through the centuries, Verona has developed into one of the most important districts in the world for wine production, trading and marketing. In this time, all over Italy, wine making has become an art. Italian wines are still getting better, and in the last few decades more and more producers have focused on improving quality, achieving some impressive results. Thanks to their work, Italy has now become the number one wine producing and exporting country in the world. Many native grapes have recently become world famous, and the effort of the winemakers that chose quality over quantity has finally paid off.

  • Wed
    20
    Aug
    2014

    Cellar Club committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Wed
    10
    Sep
    2014

    Tasting - RM (Rod MacDonald) Wines

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    Venue

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

    Cost

    Members $10 Guests $14

    Details

    Presenter: Jason (Jase) Pearce (Central and Lower North Island Sales and Marketing for RM Wines and a Master Sommelier level 1)

    Details: We have secured a future star for this tasting - guess which one?

    Quaffer: Quarter Acre Sauvignon Blanc

    1. 2013 Te Awanga Pinot Gris
    2. 2013 Quarter Acre Viognier
    3. 2013 Quarter Acre Chardonnay
    4. 2012 Blanket Hills Syrah
    5. 2011 Te Awanga Syrah
    6. 2011 Rod McDonald Trademark Syrah (hasn't been seen since 2007 and formerly known as No.8)


    A bit about Jase

    Jase comes from over 15 years in the Wellington Hospitality industry, where he built and managed bars and restaurants, including St Johns Bar and The Occidental.

    While living and working in in Wellington Jase gained a passion for wine and achieved the distinction of Master Sommelier level 1.

    On moving to Hawkes Bay, with a view to expanding his wine knowledge and a change of lifestyle, Jase contacted Rod McDonald who offered him a job in the prestigious position of cellar rat in the winery.

    Jase worked through the fantastic 2013 vintage and continues to lend a hand in the winery when he's not working in his usual role in sales and marketing for Rod McDonald wines covering the Central and Lower North Island.

  • Wed
    17
    Sep
    2014

    Cellar Club committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Wed
    08
    Oct
    2014

    Tasting - Villa Maria

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

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

    Cost: Members $12 Guests $16

    Details: Villa Maria Estate Viticulturist Jono Hamlet will present a range of VM's organic range of wines. Wines to be tasted include:

    • 2011 Private Bin Organic Gewurztraminer
    • 2013 Private Bin Organic Merlot
    • 2013 Cellar Selection Organic Sauvignon Blanc
    • 2013 Cellar Selection Organic Merlot
    • 2012 Single Vineyard Ihumatao Organic Verdelho
    • 2013 Single Vineyard Templar Sauvignon Blanc

    We will also be treated to some more interesting varieties from some of the 15 varieties of 'barrel samples' produced across the Hawkes Bay. We won't be tasting them all on the night but these will provide us with an interesting wine experience.

    Want to find more about Villa Maria? Have a look at these videos and playlist.

  • Wed
    15
    Oct
    2014

    Cellar Club committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Sun
    26
    Oct
    2014

    Alexandra Basin Wine Growers 2014 New Release

    1:00 - 4:00 pm

    Where: Oliver’s Gardens, 34 Sunderland Street, Clyde, Central Otago

    Cost: $25.00 pp

    Tickets and more information: From Trevor Deaker (Dunedin) – Cell: 027 222-3381, Sarah Hinton (Central Otago) – Cell: 027 436-7416, and from Central Gourmet Galleria, Clyde

    Website: www.alexandrabasinwines.com

    The Alexandra wine growing sub-region is still undiscovered by the majority of wine enthusiasts who enjoy Central Otago Pinot Noir, despite being the among pioneering districts. There are 25 wine producers making not only Pinot Noir but first-class aromatic whites and a host of other varieties and styles. The wines have their own style and add to the diversity of the Central Otago vignoble.

    This is the sixth New Release Tasting for the Alexandra Basin Wine Growers where members will offer over 50 wines for tasting, most of them new releases. The ticket cost includes cheese and crackers, a branded tasting glass and tasting booklet with information about each vineyard.

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  • Wed
    12
    Nov
    2014

    Tasting - Blush, bubbles & stickies

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    advintage-logo-headerVenue

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

    Cost

    Members $20 Guests $20

    Details

    Presenter: Mac (John) Macpherson of Advintage ably supported by John Kemble

    An extended supper will be supplied with wines to be presented on the night to include:

    Rosé
    2014 Aronui Single Vineyard Pinot Rose
    2014 Rockburn Stolen Kiss Pinot Noir Rose

    Bubbles & champagne
    Bubbles by Lobetia
    Squawking Magpie SQM Blanc de Blanc Brut
    Champagne H.Garnier and Co. Brut NV
    Roederer Vintage 2007

    Sweet wines – very cool, different  options, exciting flavours
    Buller Fine Old Muscat
    Valdespino Pedro Ximenez El Candado

  • Wed
    19
    Nov
    2014

    Cellar Club committee meeting

    7:30-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

  • Wed
    10
    Dec
    2014

    Christmas dinner - venue TBC

    7:00 - late

    strawberry-fareVenue

    Strawberry Fare Dessert Restaurant - 25 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria 60115 Kent Tce, Wellington

    Cost

    Members & guests $50

    Details

    This is the last time you are likely to have a great night out at this price. That’s because the club is subsidising each meal and the pre-dinner bubbles.

    Bubbles will be provided upon arrival and maybe a sticky later.

    Start time is 7 for seating at 7:30pm.

    So show your support by filling out the payment advice form and either pay online or bring the form with you when you come to the November tasting. Looking forward to a good attendance.

    Your committee very much appreciate Strawberry Fare coming to the rescue after other arrangements fell through.

    Starter

    Breads and spreads

    Mains

    Lamb Shank
    With a rich puttanesca sauce, potato mash and honey glazed carrots (gf)

    Porterhouse Steak
    Served medium rare with potato rosti, Portobello mushroom, blue cheese, horseradish cream and port jus (gf)

    Chicken Breast
    Pan seared then roasted served with sweet corn puree, potato gnocchi and toasted grana padano

    Manuka Smoked Salmon Fillet
    Served with a salad of gourmet potato, fennel, green apple and mayonnaise accompanied by a fire roasted capsicum sauce (gf)

    Potato Gnocchi
    In a Portobello mushroom cream sauce with grana padano

    Desserts

    Your choice from Strawberry Fare's amazing selection of desserts

  • Wed
    17
    Dec
    2014

    Cellar Club committee meeting

    7:00-10:00pm

    If you have anything you wish the committee discuss on your behalf, please contact the committee who will gladly help you out.

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.