Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration
The 6th Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration is to be held January 25 & 26, 2008 in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Noted wine writer Jancis Robinson has described the event as “Surely the most relaxed pinotfest ever.” The
aim of the two day program of events is to educate, invoke debate, and above all, to highlight Pinot Noir regionally,
domestically and internationally. It is called a Celebration as winemakers and consumers meet in a relaxed,
In 2006, the Celebration’s Formal Tasting and Historical Presentation featured Le Clos
de Vougeot Vineyard. In 2008, Allen Meadows (aka Burghound) and Jean-Pierre de
Smet of Domaine de l’Arlot will be presenting a formal tasting of five definitive examples
of Romanee-Saint-Vivant 2004 including: Domaine de l’Arlot, Domaine Robert
Arnoux, Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron, Domaine Follin-Arbelet, and Domaine de la
In addition, the Celebration will feature two major tastings of Central Otago Pinot Noir, showcasing over 35
Central Otago producers.
To register, express your interest now at www.pinotcelebration.co.nz. Further information can also be obtained
by contacting Catherine Badrak at Catherine@rockburn.co.nz.