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Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction Pre-Tasting
Come and join us to pre-taste all the 2017 auction lot wines a month out from the main event. This is an opportunity to get up close and personal with the winemakers, ask questions, taste and make notes on the LOT’s you would like to bid on in November. This year for the first time at a Pre-Tasting event there will be one very special auction item up for the taking – The Legacy Package.
This lot is named legacy after those who are no longer with us, and for those who are forever connected with Cranford. Collectively this package has been made possible by passionate people who want both Cranford and this auction to continue into the future. Click here for details.
Harcourts Luxury Property Selection Auctioneer Kim Shannon will auction The Legacy Package brought to you by Stu Webster and Kat Hellyer as Pinecone.
Icons & Legends Workshop with Peter Hubscher
Peter Hubscher, together with Barry Browne both formerly of Church Road and Chris Scott (Church Road winemaker) make a delightful panel. Peter will talk about what it meant to him to work with the great Tom McDonald, the legacy he left behind and on through to Tom’s retirement in 1976 and the subsequent closer in 1981.
Peter & Barry will talk about the establishment of the Church Road Winery brand and the continuing red success that it had. Peter will also talk about his idea to launch the Tom Programme and what it now means to Church Road and current winemaker Chris Scott. Chris will conclude the workshop with the latest Church Road tastings.
Guests will each receive a glass of Church Road bubbles on arrival, accompanied by Dish Catering canapés. Once seated you will have the opportunity to taste wines from the last three decades.
2017 Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction
We have 44 Auction LOT’s up for grabs this year. The quality of mostly unique wine & wine tourism offerings this year is expectational. This event is New Zealand’s premier wine event based on the pedigree, uniqueness of offerings and the access to some of the country’s finest winegrowers together under one roof.
If you want to get your hands-on blends that you will never be able to buy off the shelf again and appreciate good wines, then this is the event for you.
Event Day Shuttle Buses
You can catch the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction shuttle bus to the auction event at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House Plaza, Hastings on Saturday 11th November.
- Napier: Departs Art Deco Masonic Hotel at 12.25pm – $30 per person return
- Havelock North: Departs from the clock tower at 12.40pm – $20 per person return
Both shuttle buses will depart from the Hawke’s Bay Opera House Plaza at the conclusion of the event at approximately 5.00pm and return to the same pick-up locations in Napier and Havelock North.