Pinot Noir NZ 2017 in pictures

10th February, 2017 by Lauren Eads

Wellington waterfront

More than 600 Pinot Noir fanatics descended on Wellington in New Zealand earlier this month to take part in what organisers described as “the best Pinot Noir event on the planet” – Pinot Noir NZ 2017. While it does have some competition for that title, the event proved New Zealand’s unbridled passion for Pinot, offering attendees three days of tastings, talks, hot tubs, Kiwi cuisine and entertaining events on an impressively ambitious scale.

Over three days, New Zealand’s entire wine industry gathered alongside a host of international sommeliers, buyers and writers to debate all things Pinot, letting their hair down in the process, in true Kiwi fashion. It was the sixth time that the Pinot Noir NZ event had been held, hosted every four years, with 115 New Zealand wineries showcased this year representing seven regions.

Actor and winemaker Sam Neill was among the attendees, as was James Maynard Keenan, the frontman of US rock band Tool and now Arizona-based winemaker, Jancis Robinson MW, Australian wine writer Mike Bennie and Professor Dame Anne Salmond, who in 2013 was named New Zealander of the year.

the drinks business was in attendance for the three-day celebration, with this pictorial snapshot highlighting the thrills and spills of a typically Kiwi celebration of New Zealand’s most revered red grape – Pinot Noir.

Click through for a pictorial snapshot of the three-day event…

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