There's a charming, neighbourly feel to the monthly gatherings at Kelburn, with the high proportion of locals and their intimacy with the staff, so to speak, ensuring a relaxed, informal but always highly informative evening will be had. Maybe it's the stride up the hill that makes everyone feel they've earned their seat at the table, maybe it's holding it in the cool café Mode or the cosy Kelburn Village Pub, but the Kelburn Wine Club is a firm favourite for many regulars.
Join us at Cafe Mode for the a look at NZ Syrah, focusing on Hawkes Bay and Waiheke Island. In recent times, Hawkes Bay Syrah has been receiving great praise and likened to Hermitage from the Rhone Valley in France, the homeland of Syrah. Some producers on Waiheke Island are having fantastic success with Syrah and Bordeaux blend, the Island lends itself to viticulture perfectly. This tasting will look at mainly the top end of the Syrah World. From Hawkes Bay: Pask Declaration 2009, Te Mata Bullnose 2011, Craggy Range Le Sol 2010, Trinity Hill Homage 2009. From Waiheke: Goldie 2011, Man O' War Dreadnought 2010, Passage Rock Reserve 2010, The Hay Paddock 2007.
When: 6:30pm Thursday 20 June
Where: Kelburn, Cafe Mode, 86A Upland Road, Wellington
That's right, every week, in every Glengarry store, there's a few open bottles for tasting on a Friday evening and our friendly team are always happy to answer any questions you may have about a particular drop. We'll have a few bottles open each Friday to tempt your palate, so feel free to drop on in! Try the Bilancia La Collina Viognier tonight.
When: 4:30 - 6:30pm Friday 21 June
Where: Kelburn, 85 Upland Road