After a 2-year hiatus SOUL is excited to bring back the celebration of their favourite fruit over a number of super wine showcases this September.

The evening will start with a tribute to wonderful women winemakers from around the world, then visit NZ's oldest wine producing region to discover a fully organic vineyard that flies under the radar. You'll finish with a journey down the road-less-travelled with some unusual varieties you may not have heard of (much less tasted!), and to top it off, you’ll be invited to experience a very special wine event in collaboration with one of the only two 2-hat winery restaurants in New Zealand.


Wine is cool | Wednesday, 13 September 

Grillo, cremant, frappato – no, not European football players but grape varieties that you possibly haven’t heard of before (let alone tasted). Well, here’s your chance! You'll compare a deliciously light white with expressions from Spain and New Zealand – who does it better? SOUL will pop the cork on a cheeky little French bubbly that’s high-quality but low price, and you'll debate the chilled red question – do we, or don’t we? Presented by John Meehan from Red & White Cellars who will astound you with his vast vinous knowledge and his wicked sense of humour. 

Craggy Range X SOUL | Wednesday, 20 September 

The Winery of the Year 2023 x the Viaduct icon. Two chefs, two award-winning hatted restaurants, one fabulous dinner.

Paritua - new wine, old country | Wednesday, 27 September 

Hawke's Bay is the oldest wine producing region in New Zealand and is one of the great wine capitals of the world. you may have tasted wines from one of the many vineyards that are based in this area, but here’s one you may have missed. Crafting complex chardonnays and bold Bordeaux blends this organic vineyard is quietly making waves in the wine world, here and overseas. Meet winemaker Jason Stent who will guide you through the history, philosophy, and of course the wine, from this exceptional winery.

Price: $49pp, includes arrival canapés and 5 wine tastings presented by SOUL's wine experts

Limited tickets available, call SOUL's friendly team on 09 356 7249 or email here to secure your place.

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Last updated: 06 September 2023