For wine lovers and enthusiasts alike, Kinross offers in-depth wine experiences to showcase exceptional Central Otago wines along with tales of this industrious and proud wine region.

From vineyard visits to barrel tastings, meet the winemaker and more, Kinross are excited to offer these exclusive wine experiences.  Together with our wine partners - Coal Pit, Hawkshead, Valli and Wild Irishman - we invite you to share our world of wine.

Please check out our options below, or if you aren't sure which you prefer, please simply email wine@kinross.nz or call 021 546171 to speak to a wine advisor to develop a tasting to suit your tastes

If you can't get to Gibbston to join us, Kinross can bring our Cellar Door to your home. You can join our Wine club for monthly or quarterly deliveries to your home, and you can join one of our Online Series zoom sessions with our team to learn about cellaring, food matching and much more.  

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Classic Central Otago Wine Tasting

Our talented and entertaining wine advisors will take you on a journey exploring the stunning wines made by our wine partners - Coal Pit, Hawkshead, Valli and Wild Irishman, as well as our own Kinross wine. 

Far more than a splash wine tasting, you’ll learn about terroir and winemaker expression of the different Central Otago subregions, as well as be introduced to some exclusive and rare wines you won’t see in your usual wine shops. 

Duration: 30 - 45 minutes
Price: $15
Tasting: 5 wines
Type: Bookings required, please book using the form below

Note: Tasting cost per person is waived with the purchase of one or more bottles of wine or if you join our wine club.

Red, red wine...

If you’re a Pinot noir lover, you already know that Gibbston is on your bucket list. Home to some of the most awarded wineries and winemakers in the world, this small area punches well above its weight on the global scale. 

You’ll sample wines and hear stories about Coal Pit, Hawkshead, Kinross Valli and Wild Irishman, hearing all about the legends who kicked off Pinot Noir production in Central Otago and what makes this place such a big figure on the world stage. 

Duration: 30-45 Minutes
Price: $15 per person
Tastings: 5 wines
Type: Bookings required, please book using the form below

Note: Tasting cost per person is waived with the purchase of one or more bottles of wine or if you join the wine club

Valli Experience

 Valli is the creation of Grant Taylor, the world’s most awarded Pinot Noir winemaker. In this tasting session, our talented wine advisors will give you intimate insights into the magic of our famous wine partner - Why Valli is such an important part of the history of Pinot Noir in New Zealand, what’s special about their wine, and their obsession with sub-regional expression. Taste side by side the elegance and structure of Valli wine from Waitaki, Bendigo, Bannockburn and just next door in Gibbston.


Duration: 45-60 minutes
Price: $35
Tasting: 8 Valli wines
Type: Bookings required, please book using the form below

Note: Tasting cost per person is waived with the purchase of three or more bottles of wine or if you join our wine club.

Wild Irishman Experience

Gibbston's global status as a wine region wouldn't exist without one man - Alan Brady. This wild Irishman, planted the first grapes here in our valley in 1981, leading the charge which now places Gibbston among giants, regularly taking out 'Best NZ Red Wine' competitions the world over. Wild Irishman wines are the pinnacle of Central Otago winemaking - the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit, the camaraderie of the industry, the flavours and delicacies of the terroir, the ultimate class of the man himself. 

Join us for this 60 minute tasting exclusively tasting Wld Irishman wines and hearing all about the man who planted the first vines in our beautiful region. 
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Price: $60
Tasting: 6 wines 
Type: Type: Bookings required, please book using the form below

From the wine club cellar

 Usually set aside for our wine club members, this is your chance to sample the stunning and thought provoking wines we send quarterly to our wine club members. Some local classics, some cellared beauties, some interesting collaborations, all rated highly by our sommelier led-team. The selection regularly changes due to limited quantities, so you’ll enjoy what everyone is talking about in our cellar this month.


Duration: 45-60 minutes
Price: $35
Tasting: 6 exclusive wine club only wines
Type: Bookings required, please book using the form below

Note: Tasting cost per person is waived with the purchase of one or more bottles of wine or if you join our wine club.

Gourmet tasting & lunch experience

Enjoy a wine tasting with five wines before your meal, then sit down for a delicious platter of three dishes matched with three different wines. Perfect lunch option for those keen to explore our wine range and a beautiful food matched lunch afterwards! You'll enjoy dishes like pumpkin & feta arancini with minted labneh and tomato sugo, or ham hock terrine with pickled fennel, watercress and pear & fig chutney. 

Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: $60 per person
Tastings: 8 wines PLUS 3 dishes
Type: Bookings required, please book using the form below

Note: Experience refunded for the purchase of a case of 12 bottles or more per person


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