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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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$150

Three Islands of Pinot Noir Playoff

Wednesday 22 November @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Three Islands Pinot Noir Playoff – Tasmania and the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Tassie is ablaze with excellent pinots and there’s lots of interesting stuff happening in New Zealand. Three brackets of 5 wines with a trio of masked pinots to finish. Pinot friendly nibbles included.  

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December 2017
$75

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Alternative European Sparklings

Monday 4 December @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While Champagne may claim the high ground, France produces a plethora of scintillating sparklings, many under the enticing name of Cremant. Think Cremant d’Alsace, Cremant de Bourgogne, Cremant de Loire etc. Add in the historic appellation Limoux and the choice is endless. To help you choose, the GT WINE Magazine tasting panel gargled their way through more than 60 sparklings (my gums still ache) to pull out the best. We included Spanish CAVA, German Sekt, Italian Franciacorta and even a…

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$75

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Alternative European Sparklings

Wednesday 6 December @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While Champagne may claim the high ground, France produces a plethora of scintillating sparklings, many under the enticing name of Cremant. Think Cremant d’Alsace, Cremant de Bourgogne, Cremant de Loire etc. Add in the historic appellation Limoux and the choice is endless. To help you choose, the GT WINE Magazine tasting panel gargled their way through more than 60 sparklings (my gums still ache) to pull out the best. We included Spanish CAVA, German Sekt, Italian Franciacorta and even a…

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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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