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Wed, 05 Apr


Wakatipu Grill

Akarua Winemakers Dinner | Wed 5 Apr

Come dressed with an aura of autumn, and embrace it's arrival with Akarua. Enjoy Akarua wines sumptuously matched with Wakatipu Grill's specially created menu.

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Akarua Winemakers Dinner | Wed 5 Apr
Akarua Winemakers Dinner | Wed 5 Apr

Time & Location

05 Apr 2023, 6:00 pm

Wakatipu Grill, 79 Peninsula Road, Kawarau Village, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

About the Event

Embrace the arrival of autumn, and indulge in a  flavour filled evening with Akarua wines expertly matched with Wakatipu Grill’s specially created 4-course menu. Join Akarua's Bordeaux-based managing director, Boris Breau as he highlights Akarua's and Central Otago's unique position in the wine world.

This fun table-sharing dining experience is the perfect setting to catch up with your wine-loving friends, or make new ones!

Dress code: An aura of autumn

$135 per person for 4 courses and 5 wine matches

This event will be carbon-neutral. Read more about Hilton's 2030 sustainability goals here >

About Akarua:

In Māori, the name ‘Akarua’ means two grape varieties. Pinot noir and Chardonnay, the two varietals first planted on the estate in 1996 by Sir Clifford Skeggs. They now represent 78.5 % and 2% of the parcels respectively, and a small amount of pinot gris and riesling completes the offering. Drawing on the know-how of local teams and on its own international winemaking expertise, Edmond de Rothschild Heritage’s ambition is to optimise Akarua’s outstanding potential in order to produce the country’s finest pinot noir from a single estate, to create elegant wines and exceptional cuvées and to become the New Zealand benchmark in both domestic and international markets. Find out more >

About host, Boris Breau:

Managing Director of Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild (CVBER)

With an MBA from HEC Paris and an OIV MSc in wine management from Montpellier Sup Agro, Boris Bréau started his career in Champagne and then London at Pommery (LVMH) before spending nine years as international director for Baron Philippe de Rothschild. He has headed up the wine business at Edmond de Rothschild Heritage since 2015 and is a member of the Executive Board.

Make it a Staycation:

Email our Reservations team and quote 'Akarua Wine Dinner Accommodation" for 10% off our Flexible Rates, complimentary breakfast, and complimentary parking when you dine and stay with us.



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