In Praise of Riesling 2009

Date: Saturday March 7th 2009
Venue: Pegasus Bay Winery, Waipara New Zealand.

If the title of the event didn’t give it away, it’s a whole day spent consummating the passion many people feel for the world’s greatest white wine variety.

The event sold out last year, and there are a limited number of seats left for this year. The day begins with an international Riesling tasting which includes wines rarely seen from producers such as FX Pichler, Prager and Hirtzberger (Wachau, Austria), JJ Prum and Heymann-Lowenstein (Mosel, Germany) and Donnhoff (Nahe, Germany).

This is followed by lunch provided by the team that won the Cuisine Magazine Winery Restaurant of the Year title at Pegasus Bay Winery.

The afternoon will be dedicated to understanding New Zealand Riesling, including a regional workshop with Riesling from Gisborne, Martinborough, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago. There will also be a showcase of Waipara Valley Rieslings with 15 local wineries putting their “best Riesling foot forward”.

The day will finish with a five course meal giving careful consideration to Riesling’s unique place as an outstanding food wine in its many different styles.

“In Praise of Riesling” is New Zealand’s only dedicated Riesling event. Join local & national winemakers, some of Australasia’s most influential wine writers, Riesling experts and fans for a wonderful day dedicated to this classic grape variety.

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