Immerse yourself in an exclusive experience that’s usually reserved for those who venture to the vineyards of Hawke’s Bay at Somm’s latest “Guest in Residence” series.

Church Road, the internationally acclaimed Kiwi winery, will host the month-long series at Somm Cellar Door from May 1st with a lineup of exclusive offers including a meticulously curated wine flight, a tantalising set menu and an intimate winemaker's tasting event led by Church Road's Chief Winemaker and five-time New Zealand Winemaker of the Year, Chris Scott.

Bespoke wine flights

Experience the essence of Hawke's Bay with Somm's bespoke Church Road wine flights, priced at just $42 per person. Each flight features four pours (a great way to discover a variety of wines without committing to a full glass) and guides guests on a journey through the vineyard’s finest vintages, carefully selected to capture the region's unique terroir.

Special set menu

Somm's Executive Chef Gavin Doyle has created a new set menu for the month, crafted to complement a glass of 2019 Church Road TOM Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. Indulge in the flavours of Carrara Wagyu sirloin with Hawke’s Bay jus, chimichurri, and shoestring fries seasoned with rosemary salt, paired with a glass of this renowned red wine for only $75. This exceptional offer allows guests to enjoy a rare culinary experience at exceptional value, with TOM usually priced at $77 per glass.

Winemaker's tasting event

The highlight of the month is an exclusive tasting event with Chris Scott, Church Road’s award-winning winemaker. Providing a rare chance for guests to interact directly with Chris, attendees will hear the captivating stories behind some of Church Road’s most beloved wines while sampling a diverse selection of varietals. Each ticket includes four pours, including the 1 Single Vineyard Collection and TOM wines, and is accompanied by an individual charcuterie and cheese plate. Tickets are $45 per person and with only four sessions on Thursday 23rd May, availability is limited. See more info and book your spot, here.

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Last updated: 08 May 2024