Wed, 28 Sept|
Martinborough Vineyard Winemakers Dinner | Wed 28 Sept
Enjoy Martinborough Vineyard wines sumptuously matched with Wakatipu Grill's specially created menu.
Time & Location
28 Sept 2022, 6:00 pm
Wakatipu Grill, 79 Peninsula Road, Kawarau Village, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
About the Event
Indulge in a flavour filled evening with delicious, elegant wine delectably matched with Wakatipu Grill’s specially created 4-course menu. This fun and vibrant table-sharing concept is hosted by Martinborough Vineyard Winemaker, Paul Mason.
Don't miss out on this amazing night which will sell out!
$135 per person for canapes, 3 courses and 4 wines.
Wine Dinner Menu
Canapé | Spiced Chicken Rice Paper Roll
Entrées | Rocket, Mandarin, Proscuitto Ricotta cheese, walnuts, mandarin dressing
Hot Smoked Salmon Rillettes Filo pastry mille-feuille, preserved lemon, capers
Mains | Confit Duck Leg Braised red cabbage, port wine jus
Roasted Pork Loin Crispy sage, macadamia, beurre noisette
Sides | Green Beans
Apple & Fennel Slaw
Dessert | Manjari Chocolate Cremeux Black sesame seed ice cream, blackberry sponge, chocolate tuiles
About winemaker, Paul Mason:
It was Martinborough Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir that got Paul into winemaking. Now known as Marie Zelie, the 1994 vintage will always be a firm favourite for Paul. Paul considers himself to be a caretaker of all things Martinborough Vineyard and feels very privileged to be the head winemaker. He’s also worked extensively in New Zealand with vintages at Coopers Creek, de Redcliffe and Villa Maria and has also worked in France, Italy, Chile, Australia, and the US.
"Almost everything we do in the winery is done by hand. Our philosophy is very much hands-off winemaking. But ironically enough to do that we get our hands very dirty. You’ve got to have confidence in what you do. The hard works been done. My philosophy has certainly been to get it right in the vineyard.”–Paul Mason
About Martinborough Vineyard:
Established in 1980, Martinborough Vineyard is an iconic, pioneering producer of Martinborough with a commitment to the perfection of Pinot Noir. The first winery to plant Pinot Noir grapes in the famed region, today it is home to the oldest vines in the district. Artisan winemaking techniques, along with dedication to land preservation, and sharing a legacy of wine knowledge with future generations, has earned Martinborough Vineyard a continuous reputation for excellence. Find out more >