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November 2017

Food & Wine in Central Otago with Renaissance Tours

Friday 3 November, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sunday 7 January, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

A gourmet experience in and around Queenstown. Spectacular landscapes, a sophisticated gourmet food culture and some of the world’s best Pinot Noir wines – not to mention impressive, vivid whites – best sum up New Zealand’s Central Otago region. Join world-renowned wine aficionado Peter Bourne as he explores this region’s most outstanding wineries, offering exclusive access to some of their award-winning winemakers to discover why their wines are so internationally acclaimed. And of course no trip to this part of…

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February 2018
$55

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Australian Chardonnay

Monday 12 February, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The topic is top Australian chardonnays which have never been better. Trim, taut and ultra-refined the current crop is the polar opposite to the blowsy ‘chardys’ of Kath and Kim days. There will be some awesome wines.

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$55

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Australia Chardonnay

Wednesday 14 February, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The topic is top Australian chardonnays which have never been better. Trim, taut and ultra-refined the current crop is the polar opposite to the blowsy ‘chardys’ of Kath and Kim days. There will be some awesome wines.

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$225

Introductory Wine Appreciation – Two Evenings in February

Wednesday 21 February, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2 Evening Sessions Course – Session 1: Wednesday 21 February/ Session 2: Wednesday 28 February  Back-to-Basics over two fun and informative sessions. What is wine? How do we taste? How do we know a ‘good’ wine and detect wine faults? What are generic styles and varietal wines all about? Taste the classics along with the new and exciting fashion wines. Explore the influence of wine making on flavour and style. Learn why you like the wines you do and know…

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March 2018

Clare Valley Today at Lolli REDINI

Tuesday 6 March, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

I love the Clare Valley and reckon its often overlooked in favour its brash neighbour, the Barossa. Expect top rieslings, some new wave reds and classic savoury flavoured shiraz and cabernets. And, of course, Sim’s terrific  food.

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$125

Juicy summertime reds- gamay, Beaujolais and more

Wednesday 7 March, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An advanced workshop with a focus on gamay, Beaujolais (and its stellar crus) and other juicy, summertime reds.

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April 2018

La Bella Vita – wine tour of Italy with Renaissance Tours

Tuesday 3 April, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Wednesday 18 April, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Taste your way through three of Italy’s great wine regions – Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily – with visits to private wineries and fine dining in the company of ‘The Wine Man’, Peter Bourne. Experience Italy’s bella vita with a glass of wine in hand, as Peter Bourne leads you through the rich traditions of Italian winemaking in regions that have been producing wine for more than 2,000 years. Travel through Veneto, home of the dry, crisp Soave and the rich,…

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