09 - 11 Aug 2019

The Origins of Wine

  • Kauri Cliffs

The ultimate weekend for wine lovers as guru Felton Road winemaker Blair Walter tackles the big question of what’s truly important: Site or Winemaker?

Over a fabulous weekend at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Blair Walter will take guests through a unique tasting of Felton Road wines.  He'll explore themes of site expression and house style in Felton Road’s single vineyard wines and the role the winemaker plays, or as the case may be, does not! 

Illustrated by pairs of wines from Felton Road’s portfolio of single vineyard and single “block” wines, the importance of consistent house style in winemaking will become apparent. Will the nuances and subtleties of individual vineyard characters worthy of these individual bottlings be something to discuss and celebrate?

After a comprehensive tasting and discussion, guests will no doubt learn from Blair as he challenges some traditional views on where character and quality derive from in fine wine.

Robertson Lodges’ Felton Road Wine Weekends are always sell-out events, so we recommend getting in quick for this one!

EVENT DETAILS
August 9, 2019
Friday Evening
The weekend begins with welcome drinks with Blair followed by a fun night of camaraderie for wine lovers with guests asked to “bring a bottle” from their cellar to share over a convivial long table Burgundian style dinner.
August 10, 2019
Saturday
At your leisure to enjoy a round of golf, a treatment in the spa or to simply make the most of the 6,000 acres of farmland at Kauri Cliffs
August 10, 2019
Saturday Afternoon
Blair’s wine workshop will be a Saturday afternoon highlight. After a comprehensive tasting and discussion, guests will no doubt learn from Blair as he challenges some traditional views on where character and quality derive from in fine wine.
August 10, 2019
Saturday Evening
The Saturday night tasting menu dinner from Kauri Cliffs Executive Chef Barry Frith matched with Felton Road wines and hosted by Blair, will be a fitting finale.
EVENT RATE INCLUSIONS
  • Two nights’ suite accommodation at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
  • Presentation and tasting of 8 Single Block Felton Road wines from special guest Blair Walter
  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapes, daily full breakfast and complimentary non-alcoholic minibar
  • Gourmet dinner on both nights, including Felton Road wine pairing on Saturday night
  • Guest’s choice of a day of unlimited green fees OR a 50-minute spa treatment per person during this stay.

Event RATES

NZ $1700.00 + GST

per person, based on double occupancy

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