Wine Sentience: Wellington's wine experience & education hub
Join our resident French sommeliere, Sylvaine Novel, on a heartfelt journey back home and discover a region full of colour, originality, and myriad indigenous varieties which make its wines unique and exiting.
A grower-led initiative, Methode Marlborough is taking methode sparkling wines seriously with minimum ageing rules and estate-grown fruit as a requirement. We are proud to have the producers here in Wellington to talk about their craft and their vines. Come discover the wines of the ten founding wineries and learn about how traditional method wines are created as we taste through the main styles; non-vintage, vintage, rosé, blanc de blancs and more.
For our showcase masterclass of 2018, Master of Wine, Stephen Wong will unpackage the myth and mystique behind the rarefied grower Champagnes of France’s luxury wine region. Taste and learn what sets these grower apart from the commercial juggernaut of the region; unravel the patchwork of varieties and vineyards which constitute Champagne; and taste some spectacular sparkling wine.