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Every Sunday from 23rd October 2022

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, Chad Robinson, Brett Walker, ImaginaryFrenz, Whiskey Pilots and more.

Come along, there is plenty of space for the kids, sit in the shade of the Wine Garden and enjoy a cold glass of rosè in the Central Otago sunshine!  Delicious pizza and platter options are available, as well as our full lunch menu.  Enjoy the afternoon at Kinross and book yourself a wine tasting and enjoy wine from our wine partners. 

Join us for an awesome Sunday afternoon of easy listening music. Bookings essential.

Sun 27th Nov 2022

WSET Level One Course

Who is this course for?
For individuals new to wine, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. No prior knowledge of wine is assumed.

What you’ll learn

  • The main styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • The course fee includes course book, tasting wines, classes and examination. Successful candidates will receive a certificate and lapel pin.

Enhance your understanding of wine with the globally recognised WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) qualifications. Trusted by the world’s most recognised drinks organisations, WSET offers a network of course providers in more than 70 countries and translated into multiple languages, WSET qualifications inspire and empower drinks professionals and enthusiasts.

Sunday 27th November, 22
Level 1 WSET
One day program: 8:30am - 5:30pm
$320 (includes lunch)
Based at Kinross Winery, Gibbston
Lead by industry expert and WSET qualified instructor Michael Darby of Wine Education Co.

One and two night accommodation packages available for this program, at our vineyard, 20 minutes from Queenstown. Options include Gourmet Food & Wine marched dinners, outdoor hot tub and gourmet breakfasts.

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28th - 30th Nov 2022

WSET Level Two Course

Who is this course for?
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is intended for people who have some knowledge of wine, who work in the industry or have a passion for wine and wish to broaden their knowledge.

The course includes tasting approximately 40 regional and international wines, exploring old world and new world varietals. The course will take place over three full days, including a multiple choice examination at its conclusion to recognise your learning.

What you’ll learn

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
  • The style and quality of wines: made from 22 regionally important grape varieties, produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of Sparkling wines & Fortified wines
  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing

Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th November 2022
Level 2 WSET
Three day program: 8:30am - 5:30pm
$1,095 (lunch is not included)
Based at Kinross Winery, Gibbston
Lead by industry expert and WSET qualified instructor Michael Darby of Wine Education Co.

Accommodation packages available for this program, at our vineyard, 20 minutes from Queenstown. Options include Gourmet Food & Wine marched dinners, outdoor hot tub and gourmet breakfasts.

Click here to learn more and buy tickets