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Tuesday 9 July 2024

Kiwis to get a special Penfolds wine experience

New Zealand wine lovers have a treat in store if they can snare a spot at the Penfolds Winter Wine Weekend at Rosewood Kauri Cliffs from August 23-25.

The event will be hosted by Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago, fresh from his global tour to launch the 2020 vintage of Penfolds Grange.

The Northlands resort will showcase a selection of iconic and rare Penfolds wines.

Penfolds is this year celebrating 180 years of winemaking and the event will include a Penfolds Special Bin-themed Masterclass and a five-course “tasting menu” dinner.

A 35-year Penfolds veteran, Gago is a fun and enthusiastic host with a host of fascinating tales to share.

The weekend at Rosewood Kauri Cliffs will begin with a Friday evening cocktail reception and “meet and greet" with Gago, before guests enjoy a relaxed dinner in the lodge.

Saturday morning will see a tutored wine tasting, taking wine lovers through a line-up of Special Bin Penfolds wines, from the 1990 Bin 920 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz to the special release 2021 Bin 180 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz.

Free afternoon time allows lodge guests time for a round of golf, a spa experience, or a tour, followed by the five-course tasting menu prepared by Rosewood Kauri Cliffs chef Jonathan Brandao, matched to such iconic wines as Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay, and not one, but two, vintages of Grange.

If you need to ask how much then, like me, you probably can't afford it.

The tariff for two nights is NZ $5800 (inclusive of tax + GST) for two people based on double occupancy.

For reservations at Rosewood Kauri Cliffs phone +64 9 407 0010 or email

Image: Hilary Walker   

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