Harvest Celebrations, WSET training, Sunday LIVE sessions, gourmet dinners, local events and more

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5th & 6th August 2021

Guy Williams - All Night Long

“A great hour of comedy” - TheSpinoff.co.nz
“Bloody funny” - Radio New Zealand
"Almost as bad as Reece Darbie and Flight of the Concords (sic).” - Kiwilad, Stuff.co.nz comments section.

This hilarious human doesn’t need much introduction. This show will hopefully be about colonialism and sexism, if you don't think either of those two things are real, then please don't come! Also if you think the biggest problem in the world right now is people being offended too easily these days, please don't come! This show is about you, and you'll probably be offended.

If you're a fan of New Zealand Today, you'll probably have an OK time at this stand up show.


Thursday 5th August 2021
Friday 6th August 2021

8pm show start
One hour duration

Tickets available:
- Ticket for 8pm show only = $35, OR
- Ticket for Two course dinner with wine matches at Kinross Bistro + Ticket for show = $99
(Please arrive at 6pm for the Dinner reservation. Your ticket will include VIP seating for the show)

On-site Vineyard boutique hotel accommodation packages available, please email info@kinross.nz to discuss options. All accommodation packages include vineyard cottage, hot tub session, wine tasting and café style breakfasts for two.

Click here for tickets


5km Vineyard Dog Dash



Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Insta page, we will let you know when in Spring we will be running this cool event!

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At every vineyard, you’ll find a loyal four legged helper watching over the action, keeping motorbike seats warm and chasing those elusive rabbits.

Kinross is a proudly dog-friendly winery and hotel, so we want to meet your pooch! Explore the terraces of Gibbston as you race with your best mate.

Challenge your friends with pooches and see who is the fastest team in town!

First prize for the fastest Dog & owner team: 1 night stay at Kinross with complimentary wine tasting, hot tub session, and breakfasts for two.

Other spot prizes will be awarded too!

Click here to register!

Coming back in Spring!


Sunday Live

Our popular Sunday music sessions are continuing on through Autumn, now running from 1pm-3pm (they were 3-5pm over Summer) in our chilled Wine Garden.  

There are awesome live performances from local musicians, such as Neil Chilton, Brett Walker, Imaginary Friends, Whiskey Pilots and more.

Come along, there is heaps of room to bring the kids, sit in the shade of the Wine Garden, enjoy a cold glass of rosè and enjoy in the Central Otago Summer! Pizza and platter options available, as well as our full lunch and dinner menus, or you could tie it in with a wine tasting of our stunning five wine partner wines. We hope you can join us. 

Join us for an awesome Sunday afternoon of easy listening

2021 - June / July / October


The Kinross Wine School, home of wine education

For individuals new to wine study, or those in the industry looking to further strengthen their depth of knowledge, the WSET qualifications provide a systematic approach to tasting and understanding wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine from around the globe. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, recognised around the world.

Sunday 28th November 2021

WSET Level 2
Mon 29th November - Weds 1st December 2021

Learn more about what WSET is here.

To register your interest for these courses, click here.

May 2022

Kinross Harvest Celebration

May 2021
Dates TBC

We are already planning our 2022 annual Harvest Celebration, that pays homage to our region’s world-class wine industry, while providing locals and visitors a chance to take part in some fun and informative tasting and wine related activities.

The range of events celebrates the culmination of a year’s hard work, as everyone in the wine industry comes together to pick the vintage’s fruit and reflect on a year that was far from the average. It also gives the wider community an opportunity to get an insider’s view into the annual harvest, at a time when the wine making community is usually preoccupied with the business of getting the grapes off the vines.

From tasting events, vineyard walks, international varietal studies, blind tastings and more - we want to showcase how amazing Central Otago and Gibbston wine is as well as how fun it is to learn more about winemaking and the different wines from around the world. We hope you can join us! 

Click here to register your interest for our Harvest Celebration 2022.