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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ONLINE WINE TASTINGS

Looking for a fun activity to do with your workmates or friends? We've come up with a fun way to join your bubbles virtually for a delicious wine tasting! You can't get to Gibbston with your group of mates right now, so we thought we would bring Gibbston to you. 

Join one of our internationally WSET trained wine advisors and sommeliers online for a 45 minute tasting session where you will sample and discuss a range of delicious, world-beating wines from Central Otago. Some half size bottles are available, perfect for tasting three wines in one evening. Some packs are full bottles too, as opened wine lasts three days well...speaking from experience... lockdown tends to encourage wine consumption anyway, so you might find you have no problem finishing three bottles in three days :)

More than one household can join one tasting session. Book with friends and workmates all over NZ!

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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 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.

White wine o'clock

 The best of our wine partner wines for those white wine enthusiasts. You’ll enjoy tasting and learning about wine from Coal Pit, Hawkshead, Valli and Wild Irishman, as well as our own Kinross wine. Our wine team will take you on a behind the scenes journey into the world of our valley - the winemaker’s techniques, the seasonal variations and cellaring tips that turn something good into something really great. Central Otago may be renowned for its reds, but some equally impressive whites are produced each year and worthy of your time!

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.

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


The Full Works

A truly memorable wine experience for those looking to get a behind the scenes look at life in the vines in Gibbston. You'll begin with a private tasting of 6 wines and a gourmet lunch.  Later you'll explore our vineyard and visit a local winery for a special barrel tasting with their winemaker. Not to be missed! A chance to get a true feel of the journey of the grape from vine to glass. 

Duration: 3 hours
Price $160 per person
Type: Minimum of 4 people and maximum of 12 people. Bookings required please - use form below.
Seasonal Availability. Please enquire.

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