WORLD CLASS PINOT EXPERIENCE FOR WORLD CUP VISITORS
All Black great and Sky Sports Rugby World Cup commentator Justin
Marshall is taking time out from his busy broadcasting schedule to cohost
“The Pinot Central Experience” being held in Gibbston, Central
Otago on September 22nd 2011.
Twenty-four Central Otago wine producers have collaborated to
showcase their wines to visitors during the Rugby World Cup. Buses will
leave from Queenstown and rotate guests between Coal Pit, Mount
Edward and Gibbston Valley wineries throughout the day, where they
will be introduced to the history, viticulture and wines of the region.
Justin Marshall, like George Gregan, Anton Oliver and many other
international rugby players, all share a love of good food and wine. In
addition to the showcase wine tastings and Master-classes a gourmet
lunch will follow at the Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant with Justin
Marshall as guest speaker.
Over a relaxed lunch guests will be able to meet and talk to the
vignerons of Central Otago, learning more about their individual stories
and winemaking philosophies.
“We know many rugby supporters will take the opportunity while they
are in New Zealand to experience as much as they can. With Central
Otago’s world class reputation for the production of fine pinot noir this
event offers a very special experience between the matches in
Invercargill and Dunedin.” said Rudi Bauer, Chairman, Central Otago
Pinot Noir Ltd.
“No doubt some visitors will find their way to the many cellar doors, but
this event provides an opportunity for wineries to show the region in a
structured and focused way. “ he said.
For bookings and tickets to The Pinot Central Experience go to
For more event information go to: www.centralotagopinot.co.nz
Contact: Vikki Horne COPNL Ltd: 021 056 7336