Ready to get your pinot on? After a sell-out event earlier this year in Wellington, Pinot Palooza is making its return to Auckland on September 9 and, for the first time, Christchurch on September 16.
Pinot Palooza combines everyone’s favourite grape, Pinot Noir, with amazing food from some of New Zealand’s most celebrated chefs, plus great music. This year's event features the best in Pinot Noir from more than 100 of Australia and New Zealand’s hottest wine producers including; Curly Flat (Macedon), Josef Chromy (Tasmania), Ata Rangi (Martinborough, NZ), Stefano Lubiana (Tasmania), Dog Point (Fairhall, NZ) and Pegasus Bay (Waipara, NZ).
A spectacular line-up of food matches and stalls will be in attendance too, and should you need a palate cleanser in between Pinot tasting, Brew Moon beer and cider will be available. Also returning is The Burg Bar (now called the Somm Bar), providing a rare opportunity to try some of the best wines in the world at cost price. The best sommeliers in each city will be on hand to take Burgundy fans through these exceptional wines.
Festival-goers can also vote for their favourite Pinot Noir producer on roving iPads, for the chance to win several incredible prizes.
Tickets are $60 and are on sale now. They include an epic take-home Plumm Vintage RedB glass (valued at $35), as well as all wine tastes. Festival goers also have the opportunity to purchase a VIP ticket for $100, which gets them a special tasting at the Somm Bar, a meal voucher, and more.
For more, visit pinotpalooza.com.au