Pinot Celebration

January 30th - February 1st

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


30th - 1st February 2020

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An invitation to Pinot aficionados to indulge and imbibe in the 14th 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.



'Registration will take place on the morning of Thursday 30th January from 9:30 to 11:30am at the Queenstown memorial hall.

Please be sure to have an early lunch as there is no lunch provided on Thursday. 

It would be ideal to register early, pickup your booklet and lanyard, then go and have lunch somewhere in Queenstown.

The buses will leave for the stunning Rippon vineyard, for the opening and first day of the celebration at 11:30am.


11:30 Meet and greet in Queenstown where you will board a coach to travel through our region to Rippon for the grand opening of the Pinot Celebration 2020

1:00 Master Class, our place our land our people with tastings to match and discussion with the wine makers. 

6:00 Garden Party at one of Central Otagos most iconic locations the Cardrona Hotel.

9:00 Bus back to Queenstown





9:00 Start the day with a grand tasting like you have never experienced. Enjoy a ride up the gondola, a breath taking vista while tasting some of Central Otago's wineries best on offer in our "This is Us" tasting.

12:00 You will board a bus to Gibbston where you will enjoy a long lunch at Peregrine. We have celebrity chef Monique Fiso cooking up a storm for this lunch and we can't wait to see what she creates to match our stunning Aromatics and Pinot's from our wineires around Central Otago.

That evening cruise on the Earnslaw with bubbles in hand and dine at Walter Peak for a late dinner and cruise home.



Later start to the day today, you will board the coach for a day in Bannockburn set amongst the vineyards you will explore Bannockburn wineries and learn about our region.

Enjoy a long lunch set in a stunning location amongst the vineyards relax and listen to tunes while indulging in some Central Otago cusine. There will be entertainment and surprises along the way.

Bus back early evening to Queenstown. 

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For all enquiries please contact:

Tania Partridge
Event Manager - Central Otago Pinot Noir Ltd

+64 21 826 427

P.O. Box 155
Cromwell 9342
New Zealand