North Canterbury is a truly unique place. Sheltered from the wet Antarctic winds by the Teviotdale hills, nestled into a sun trap, yet blessed with the diverse soil ranging from the clay limestone oceanic Pacific plate to glacial outwash and alluvial gravel, the intensity and elegance of the resulting wine is unmatched in New Zealand. Here, we find some of the country's finest examples of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling with an exciting emergence of Loire varieties - Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.
Join Lynnette Hudson, one of the most experienced winemakers of North Canterbury (with tenures at Pegasus Bay, Tongue in Groove and now Pyramid Valley) for a deep dive into the various soils of the region. She will be sharing her depthless knowledge of North Canterbury’s wines using Pinot Noir and Riesling as transmitters of terroir to craft a narrative of the region’s inimitable character. If you have a passion for winemaking on the edge or wines which represent some of New Zealand’s most exciting developments, this is a must-have class.