WINE TASTINGS & EXPERIENCES

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.

If sadly you can't come to us in Gibbston, Central Otago, 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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ON-SITE WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCES

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 minutes
Price: $15
Tasting: 5 wines
Type: Bookings required, please book using the form below
Note: Tasting price waived for any bottle purchased

Valli Wines tasting session

Valli is the creation of Grant Taylor, the world's most awarded Pinot Noir wine maker.  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. Grant pops in most days here for a coffee, so he may drop in and say hi!

Duration: 30-45 minutes
Price: $20
Tasting: 5 to 6 Valli wines
Type: Bookings required, please book using the form below
Note: Tasting price waived for any bottle of Valli purchased.

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. Click here to view the current menu! 

Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: $60 per person
Tastings: 8 wines
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


Old versus new

Taste older and rare vintages from Kinross' extensive library stock. We are fortunate to have many older vintages from a number of our wine partners which we are passionate about sharing.


Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Price $45 per person
Tasting: 6 wines
Type: Minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 people. Bookings required please - use form below.
Experience refunded for the purchase of a case of 12 bottles or more per person.


In Pinot we trust

Explore the finest Pinot Noir terroir in the world. Compare and contrast boutique Pinot Noirs from Central Otago and the rest of the world. A fun and educational wine experience for Pinot Noir devotees.


Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
Price: $70 per person
Tasting: 10 wines
Type: Minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 people. Bookings required please - use form below.
Experience refunded with the purchase of a case of 12 bottles or more per person.


The full works

A truly memorable wine experience. 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!

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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