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What happens during the 3 days?

  • You’ll meet the people who brought New Zealand Pinot to the world stage and you’ll encounter a new generation of winemaker stars.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to learn about our land, and importantly, about our evolving attitudes towards it.
  • You’ll be informed and entertained by speakers with global perspectives, who will provide thought and provoke discussion.
  • You’ll be able to connect with those who occupy every link on the supply chain, from vineyard to bottlestore, along with media personalities.
  • You’ll be exposed to delights from the localpatanga (food house) – with a total of six vibrant culinary events that showcase the best of New Zealand wine and food.
  • You’ll taste Pinot – both through formal tastings and a series of free flow tasting sessions. You’ll taste Pinot Noirs that will tell you their own, distinctive stories of Aotearoa New Zealand.


Click here programme to see the preliminary programme

When and where is it taking place?

It’s being held in the heart of Christchurch city from 23-25 February 2021. We’ll be using multiple venues to deliver the programme, including the city’s brand new design statement – the convention centre Te Paē and the equally stunning Te Puna O Waiwhetu, the Christchurch City Art Gallery.

Click here to find out more about Christchurch – a city of innovation, art and culture.

Why come to Pinot Noir NZ 2021?

Time is money.  Maximise your time by seeing the best of the New Zealand wine community in the one place. You’ll spend time with people you want to meet, make the connections you need to make, and sample the wines you need to taste.

  • You’ll get to network with some of the greatest wine minds from around the globe
  • You’ll rub shoulders with 120 of New Zealand’s top Pinot Noir producers – from the largest to the most boutique
  • You’ll hear from a host of incredible speakers
  • You’ll get unparalleled access into the New Zealand wine scene
  • You’ll meet the makers behind the labels you know and love, and discover something new
  • You’ll get to sample our wineries finest, through a series of free flow tasting sessions, including the best pinot they’ve produced to date
  • You’ll get an insight into the future of NZ Pinot Noir

How do I book my ticket, and how much does it cost?

Tickets cost $1890 NZD + GST (Goods and Services Tax 15%)

Registrations open in February 2020, and there are only 600 tickets available. Click here to register your interest now, and stay in the loop.


What do I get for my money?

Your ticket will give you a passport to explore what we think is the world’s most dynamic, committed and curious Pinot Noir producing culture.

  • Access to all speaking sessions
  • Access to two bespoke formal tastings – The International Pinot Noir Tasting, and The New Zealand Pinot Noir Tasting
  • Access to a series of afternoon free-flow regional tastings, where all the 120 participating wineries will be showing their wines
  • Three nights of high-octane social interaction, from the opening night party at the Christchurch Art Gallery to an outdoor gathering on the second night, finishing with a very special wind-up banquet at Te Pāe on night three.
  • Great local cuisine – three morning tea’s, lunches, and dinners accompanied by excellent New Zealand wines – orchestrated by Pinot Noir NZ 2021 Culinary Director and much-loved Christchurch chef Katie Duncan.
  • Morning tea, lunch and dinner across each of the three days, matched to outstanding wine, beer and other delicious beverages.

What extras do I need to pay for?

  • Your flights to Christchurch, and transfers to and from your hotel
  • Your accommodation.
  • Your breakfasts

If you select one of our partner hotels, there needn’t be any additional transport costs once you arrive. Christchurch City is extremely compact, and all of our suggested options are within a 2-10 minute walk to our venues.

What if I buy a ticket but can’t make it?

If you’re unable to attend, your registration (including your function tickets) may be assigned to another person. All cancellations and substitutions must be notified in writing to Pinot Noir NZ 2021’s event organisers, Conference Innovators. You can email the team at: info@pinotnz.co.nz

Registration cancellations received in writing before 1 December 2020 will receive a full refund less $200 + gst (NZD) administration charge. No refunds will be made from 1 December 2020, however substitutions are welcome.

Accommodation cancellation charges will be at the discretion of the hotel concerned.

If the Pinot Noir NZ 2021 event is cancelled for reasons beyond the control of the Pinot Noir NZ 2021 Board, registration fees will be refunded after the deduction of expenses already incurred.