Gisborne, which is on the easterly tip of North Island, is to host Past, Present and Beyond... the Tale of New Zealand Chardonnay and Sparkling from February 4 to 5, following the inaugural International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough (February 1-3).
The New Zealand Winegrowers says the event is dedicated to comprehensive wine tastings with a focus on exploring the quality, diversity and future developments of New Zealand sparkling wine and Chardonnay.
Winemakers Clive Jones (Nautilus Estate) and Michael Brajkovich MW (Kumeu River Wines) and a panel of experts will present and discuss New Zealand sparkling wine and Chardonnay across various themes and styles.
New Zealand Winegrowers’ global marketing director, Chris Yorke, said: “The region’s reputation for kiwi hospitality, a rich culture, and of course as a world-class wine producing region, makes Gisborne a great choice for hosting the event”.
The event is limited to 100 invited delegates.