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

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PLEASE NOTE: From 3rd December 2021, Kinross will be complying with all NZ Government requirements to allow us to fully open. This means we will be verifying Covid Vaccination Passes for all visitors to our site over the age of 12, including guests, staff and suppliers. You will need to have a verified pass to be able to enter. We appreciate your understanding in these changing times.

Fri 21st Jan

ImaginaryFreNZ Summer Vineyard Tour

We are thrilled to host the ImaginaryFreNZ Summer Vineyard Series here in our Wine Garden this January 21st.

Susan Brady and Simon Gomez will lead this talented line up as they perform some fantastic tunes we know you will love. Supporting Susan and Simon are: 

Liz Braggins - Singer/pianist
Will Northcoat - Singer, guitarist, keyboardist

Friday 21st Jan, 5pm-7pm
Kinross Wine Garden
Tickets: $28

Limited spaces are available, please book soon to avoid disappointment.

Click here to book tickets via Humanitix

Every Sunday from 24th October

3 - 5 pm

Sunday Live

Our popular Sunday music sessions are underway for Summer, 3-5pm every Sunday, 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 plenty of space to bring the kids, sit in the shade of the Wine Garden and enjoy a cold glass of rosè in the Central Otago sunshine! 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

Sun 6th March 2022

Wild Irishman White Wine Launch Lunch

We are thrilled to introduce you to Alan Brady's latest beautiful release - a foray into white wines for Wild Irishman!

Come join us for a very special afternoon, tasting these spectacular wines with the Godfather of Central Otago wine himself Alan Brady. Tasting will be accompanied by canapés, followed by a gourmet lunch in the wine garden, where you'll enjoy beautiful live music by none other than Alan's incredible daughter Susan Brady, and her band ImaginaryFrenz.

Members' priority ticket release open until 31st Jan.

Wild Irishman Whites Launch Party
Gourmet Tasting & Lunch
Sunday 6th March, 12pm
Hosted by Alan Brady
Live music from ImaginaryFrenz

Email wine@kinross.nz to reserve your place.

May 2022

Kinross Harvest Celebration

May 2022
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.

Late November 2021


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.