Pinot Celebration

Central Otago

Pinot Noir Celebration

Take your taste buds on a tour through the most awe-inspiringly beautiful wine country in the world.


25th - 27th January 2018

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An invitation to Pinot aficionados to indulge and imbibe in the 13th Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration.

Pinot Celebration

The Central Otago Pinot Celebration has established itself as a premier event on the international wine calendar. Hosted in one of the world’s most dramatic and awe-inspiring wine regions, this is a unique opportunity to engage with the region’s top winemakers and other leading wine personalities and enthusiasts from all over the world.

Pinot Celebration

Befriend more than 40 Central Otago Winemakers and up to 200 other wine enthusiasts. Try masterclasses, tastings, food pairings and more!

"Central Otago is rightly famous as a specialist Pinot Noir region. From a standing start just a couple of decades ago, it has grown rapidly into one of the country's top Pinot regions."Jamie Goode

"But of all the country's many and genuinely varied wine regions, Central Otago has most rapidly established itself as New Zealand's answer to Burgundy."Jancis Robinson

The Central Otago Pinot Celebration is one of the best events of its kind.Tim Atkin MW

Over the three days of the Celebration you will discover just what it is that sets Central Otago Pinot noir apart from the rest. Join with other Pinot aficionados as you share in master classes, tastings and food and wine matches that will profile the region's uncompromising characteristics and unforgettable characters, highlight the different winemaking practices and philosophies that produce wines of such distinction and enable you to relax and unwind in some stunning locations.



Delegate Registration at Millennium Hotel


Official Central Otago Pinot Celebration opening by Chairperson – Winemaker Paul Pujol – Millennium Hotel


A Central Otago Discovery Tasting – Millennium Hotel


Gather at Thunderjet Jetty, Queenstown for a boat transfer across Lake Wakatipu to the Terrace


Grand Opening Night on the Terrace


Coaches available for transfers back to Queenstown


Last coach transfer to Queenstown


Meet at the Millennium Hotel for a takeaway breakfast.


Travel by coach to Amisfield Winery, Pisa for the Grand Tasting in the wine hall.


Grand Tasting — A tasting of the Participating Central Otago Wineries hosted by Winemakers and Principals. Each winery will exhibit 2 Pinot Noirs.


Lunch in the Vines — Experience superb lunches combined with exquisite wine pairings hosted by Central Otago winemakers. Enjoy the surrounds of some of Central Otago's most picturesque wineries.


Depart wineries for Queenstown


Meet in the Millennium upstairs foyer for boutique beers before departing for downtown dinners in Queenstown, hosted by Central Otago winemakers.


Coffee — Millennium Hotel

9.00AM — 12.00PM

A Formal Tasting — theme to be announced — Millennium Hotel

12.30PM — 3.00PM

Informal lunch — Board a coach for relaxed lunch at the much admired Millbrook Resort.


Free time


The Grand Dinner at the Skyline Restaurant. Queenstown's most dramatic restaurant nestled high up on the alpine skyline is the venue for our Grand Dinner, signalling the Celebration's finale. Delegates will enjoy an evening of superb dining accompanied by a selection of the region's finest wines. The Dinner concludes with a Charitable Auction of a special cuvee of Central Otago Pinot Noir.

Until Late:

Continue the celebration with our own after party at the Skyline Bar.

The Wineries

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For all enquiries please contact:

Vikki Kircher
Event Manager - Central Otago Pinot Noir Ltd

+64 21 056 7336

P.O. Box 155
Cromwell 9342
New Zealand