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F.A.W.C! 2009 & 2010 NZ Pinot Noirs: Trophy Wines


Tue 6 Nov 2018, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Te Awa Winery, 2375 State Highway 50, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $71.75 ($70.00 + $1.75 fees)
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Listed by: Hawkes Bay Tourism

2009 & 2010 New Zealand Pinot Noirs: Are Trophy Wines Worth the Cost?

Geoff Kelly's Library Tastings have become well-known in other parts of the country over the last 20 years and will be bringing his passion and expertise to Summer F.A.W.C! Geoff has been studying wine for more than 50 year, has been a senior industry judge for 35 years with plenty of knowledge to share.

The first tasting will sample New Zealand pinot noir at full maturity, from the highly-regarded 2009 and 2010 vintages. The tasting will include two of the so-called ‘trophy’ New Zealand pinot noirs, which are so expensive few people ever taste them. In a blind tasting, will we be able to recognise them…? Or see their value…?

The incredible wines you will be tasting hail from around New Zealand, including Martinborough, Nelson, Central Otago as well as one from France.

These twelve wines will be presented blind with 30ml pours.

The wines will be:

New Zealand:
2009 Bannock Brae Pinot Noir Barrel Selection, Bannockburn, Central Otago,
2009 Escarpment Pinot Noir, Martinborough
2009 Escarpment Pinot Noir Kupe, Te Muna Road, Martinborough
2009 Felton Road Bannockburn, Bannockburn, Central Otago
2010 Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir Marie Zelie, Martinborough
2009 Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago
2010 Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir Pipeclay Terrace, Bannockburn, Central Otago
2009 Neudorf Pinot Noir Home Vineyard, Moutere Hills, Nelson
2009 Peregrine Pinot Noir Pinnacle, 75% Bendigo and 25% Pisa, Central Otago
2009 Pisa Range Pinot Noir Black Poplar, Cromwell Basin, Central Otago
2009 Rockburn Pinot Noir, Cromwell Basin & Gibbston, Central Otago

2010 Drouhin Clos des Mouches, Beaune, Burgundy

Ticket includes: Wine tasting and tasting notes by Geoff Kelly.

F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic is the hottest festival on New Zealand’s culinary calendar. We’ve turned the idea of traditional food festivals on their head by creating a series of events that are refreshingly different. With more than 60 delectable events over 10 glorious days, F.A.W.C! is a celebration of all things food and wine in Hawke’s Bay. Life doesn’t get better than this.