Penfolds Winter Wine Weekend

Whats On

Rosewood Kauri Cliffs will be a perfect setting for a Winter Wine Weekend, August 23-25, featuring an outstanding selection of iconic and rare Penfolds wines, hosted by the inimitable Peter Gago.

A Special Bin themed Masterclass tasting and a memorable 5-course “tasting menu” dinner, where each sublime course will be matched to the very best of Penfolds wines, will be part of this not-to-be-missed occasion, hosted by Penfolds’ own Peter Gago.

The British-Australian winemaker and author has been Chief Winemaker at Penfolds and custodian of Penfolds Grange since 2002. In his role as Chief Winemaker, Gago leads production of some of the world's most iconic wines, including the undisputed champion of Australian wine, Grange.

Gago was named 2005 Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and 2012 Winemakers’ Winemaker of the Year by The Institute of Masters of Wine and international trade publication The Drinks Business. And these are just a few of the many accolades he’s received the world over.

The weekend at Rosewood Kauri Cliffs begins with a Friday evening cocktail reception and “meet and greet" with Peter Gago, before guests enjoy a relaxed dinner at their leisure in the lodge. Saturday morning will see Gago host a tutored wine tasting, taking wine enthusiasts through a line up of Special Bin Penfolds wines, including 2004 Bin 60A and the 2018 Superblend 802-B.

Saturday evening will be a true highlight - a five course tasting menu prepared by Rosewood Kauri Cliffs Chef Jonathan Brandao, matched to such iconic wines as Penfolds Yattarna, and not one but two vintages of Grange.

Some of the wines to be tasted over the weekend include:

Special Bin Masterclass:

1990 Bin 920

1990 Bin 90A

2004 Block 42

2004 Bin 60A

2008 Bin 620

2010 Bin 170

2021 Bin 180

And, 2018 Superblend 802-B

Saturday night Tasting Menu Dinner:

2014 Penfolds X Thiénot Avize Blanc de Blancs Champagne

2008 or 2011 Yattarna

2010 St Henri

1990 & 2010 Grange

Great Grandfather Rare Liqueur Tawny

Cost for the weekend is $5,800 and includes:

- Two nights’ luxury suite accommodation (double occupancy)

- Full breakfast daily, and complimentary non-alcoholic minibar

- Choice of unlimited green fees, or a 50-minute spa treatment per person, per night stayed

- Tutored ‘Special Bin’ wine tasting of Penfolds wines with winemaker Peter Gago

- Welcome pre-dinner aperitif with Peter Gago

- A la carte dinner on Friday evening

- Five-course tasting menu dinner on Saturday night, with iconic Penfolds wines to match

How to Find Us

Kauri Cliffs Lodge, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

Event Dates

Friday 23 August 2024 - Sunday 25 August 2024 02:00PM - 11:00AM