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Nouvelle is our mid-winter celebration of raw, fresh wines from the 2019 vintage.

On August 8th, as a part of 2019 Wellington on a Plate festivities, the Wine Sentience team and a slew of our favourite organic winemakers will be taking over Prefab Hall to pour a fresh look at the 2019 vintage. The wines, new to bottle, will be the last fleeting glimpse of another Summer and harvest gone; a bright bit of joyful refreshment amidst the cold Winter days. Though we are far from the vineyards of Beaujolais, we are honoring tradition with a Thursday evening event, so mark August 8th on your calendars and join us for a night of fresh wines and fresh people!


Given the nature of these wines, this will be the first, and most likely ONLY chance to try them. While this list is not final, these are some of the wineries who will be partaking:

This will be a unique opportunity to drink these wines side by side. These are not wines that will make it into export markets — they may not even make it past the day! — but in the company of the people who made them, they represent the beautiful fleeting quality of wine while also bringing the refreshing quality of Summer and that “Joie de Soif”.

There is no need to RSVP and no cover to enter. 5pm until late.

We asked each of the wonderful humans making wines for Nouvelle for a glimpse of their 2019 vintage. The combination of these people, the places they are, and the season they had is what is making Nouvelle 2019 happen

Carrick Winery - Bannockburn, Central Otago (Francis Hutt and Rosie Menzies)

Aurum Winery - Lowburn, Central Otago (Madeleine & Mathilde Lawrence + Lucie and Brook Lawrence)

Halcyon Days - Hawke’s Bay (Amy & Olly Hopkinson - Styles)

Amoise Wines - Hawke’s Bay (Amy Farnsworth)

Alpine Wine Co - Central Otago (Ben Leen)

Cambridge Road - Martinborough (Lance Redgewell)

Kindeli - Upper Moutere, Nelson (Alex Craighead)

Garage Project Crushed - Marion Street, Wellington /Nelson (Jos Ruffell)

The Hermit Ram - Waipara, North Canterbury (Theo Coles)

Mount Edward - Central Otago (Duncan Forsyth)

Kelly Washington Wines - Marlborough / Central Otago (Tamra Washington)